Video: Sam Hibberd Talks Training, Weight Cutting And More Ahead Of Title Defence Against Etchell

‘Slammin’ Sam Hibberd speaks to Dan Meehan of Fight News Australia ahead of his bantamweight title defence at Eternal MMA 59 against Shaun ‘The Buzzsaw’ Etchell.

Hibberd speaks of finding his home at bantamweight, making the leap to the big time, his fight with Etchell, and more.

The bout will serve as the main event at Eternal 59 which takes place on Friday, May 7 at Melbourne Pavilion. Tickets are available via the Eternal MMA website, or you can catch it live on UFC Fight Pass.

ETERNAL MMA 59 Tickets, Fri 07/05/2021 at 6:00 pm | Eventbrite

MMA writer from Melbourne, Australia. I fell in love with combat sports watching boxing with my dad in the late 90s. Discovered MMA at some stage during the Ortiz-Shamrock rivalry and was instantly intrigued. I've trained in Muay Thai on-and-off over the years, but used the prolonged Victorian COVID lockdowns to complete a diploma in sports journalism as a way to channel my passion for the sport