‘The Crank’ continues to train for fight with Silva Alves

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DESPITE the Ultimate Fighting Championship pulling the plug on three upcoming events, Frank “The Crank” Camacho will continue to train for his fight against Alan Patrick Silva Alves which is set for April 25 at the UFN 173 in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Camacho, who lost to Beneil Dariush via rear-naked choke at UFC Fight Night 162 on Oct. 26, 2019, plans to change the pace this time around, and to be more aggressive against the 15-2-0 Silva Alves.

“I gotta pull the trigger right off the bat. When you’re attacking you’re winning. When you’re defending you’re losing. Keeping that in mind, I have to be smart and methodical about my aggressiveness. I need to have defense within my offensive techniques,” Camacho said in an interview with Variety.

Camacho has 17 wins via TKO while Silva Alves is known to stand his ground and fight through. He has nine wins via decision, four by knockouts and two by submission.

After Camacho first heard about his opponent, he quickly went to the study board. “Of course first thing is research and watch footage. He has notable wins against tough guys, and he’s super athletic with great skills. I definitely have a tough fight ahead,” the island warrior said.

With Covid-19 spreading across the world, Camacho has been training at home. “Currently training like Rocky in ‘Rocky IV’! I’m so happy my dad helped me set up my training at home: bags, weights etc. I have a treadmill to run and Custom Fitness loaned an air bike for me to use. Super lucky.”

It’s harder to train alone for sure, he added. “Lots of things I’m not able to do. But it’s a great way for me to develop the mental side of training. Focus, discipline and self-training. I’m working on the different aspects of what it is to be a martial artist.”

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