Kelowna MMA Fighter Ready

Kelowna MMA fighter Matt Dwyer is back in the octagon July 21st at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre when he faces Dominique Steele.

The 28 year-old is hoping this fight is a step towards getting back into UFC, after earning four fights before receiving his walking papers in February, 2016.        

Having not fought since January, Dwyer is anxious to impress in front of the hometown crowd.

"It is scary, but anytime you do anything in life that you want, generally there is fear involved. To get to the other side and get through that, you feel great once you make it through it".    

The 6 foot 4, 185 pound Dwyer has a professional record of 10 and 4 heading into his tilt with Steele. 

"You want to fight with emotion. If you go out there angry you are going to get tired. You have given yourself an adrenoline dump and you haven't even fought yet", Dwyer added.  

Born in New Westminister before moving to Rutland at a young age, Dwyer has trained in the past with renowed Kelowna coach David Lea, who has also worked with the likes welterweight world champion Rory MacDonald.