KAY HANSEN: Impressive at Invicta FC 26
“I want to be a controlled chaos.” – Kay Hansen
By: Thomas Vickers (MMA – Journalist)
QUEEN MMA MEDIA
(QUEEN MMA MEDIA) – Kay Hansen describes herself as being a very aggressive fighter. “I’m not a point fighter nor am I crazy technical. I want to be a controlled chaos,” explained Hansen.
Hansen entered the cage at Invicta FC 26 with an amateur record of 1 – 0. Her amateur win having come in September of 2017 by way of first round KO/TKO of Cecillia Pedilla in a flyweight bout at Gladiator MMA Championships Series 3. Most mixed martial arts athletes generally acquire a greater amount of amateur experience before seeking a go at the pros. Kay carries a noticeable intensity and is far from the average MMA athlete.
“I train in all fields. Not only do I practice all fields I also try and watch video of all fields as well,” she explained. “I am a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, although I don’t really like putting emphasis on belts. I try to do what’s best for my overall MMA game.” Kay felt she was ready to go pro. “I train with the best and I’m always confident in my abilities,” she explained. Hansen trains with ‘Team Punishment’ out of Huntington, California under former UFC light heavyweight champion and hall of fame inductee Tito Ortiz and alongside the current UFC Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg.
“I always like to press the action. I wasn’t surprised because I am always stepping in the cage looking for the fastest finish possible,” answered Hansen to Queen MMA Media’s question of if she was surprised with her quick finish victory in her professional debut. Kay gained her pro debut win December 8, 2017 at Invicta FC 26 in Kansas City, Missouri with an impressive first round submission via armbar of Emilee Prince. “Whether it was Emilee Prince or not, it would have been a finish,” continued a confident Hansen. Not only did Kay achieve her first win as a professional, at eighteen years of age she also became the youngest fighter to ever compete under the Invicta Fighting Championships banner.
“I had a path planned ever since I started fighting and Invicta has always been a part of it,” replied Hansen when asked by Queen MMA Media if she had been surprised by the Invicta FC opportunity.
Kay Hansen is an extremely determined competitor who has clearly made a big splash in the Invicta FC promotion. She plans to continue competing at strawweight and from what she has demonstrated so far will most likely be a dynamic addition. Kay looks to be an exciting fighter to watch in the Invicta FC strawweight division.
“I want to be at the top. Whatever it takes to get there,” stated Hansen.
(QUEEN MMA MEDIA)
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