A former amateur champion in his native Massachusetts, Campos transitions to the pro game after an impressive 3-0 amateur career.
The Worcester, Mass., product is a firefighter during the day in Framingham, Mass., and he’s excited to bring a little heat to the cage in his pro debut.
“This is a big moment and a big opportunity for me. I’m looking to prove that I not only belong at the pro level, but that I can do some serious damage here too, now that I have my foot in the door,” says Campos, 25.
“I have a lot of respect for anyone who steps into that cage, but my opponent has never fought anyone like me.”
Allen, meanwhile, can’t help but chuckle when asked about his opponent’s comments. The heavy-handed heavyweight already came into hostile territory to take out another highly touted New England prospect, Dan Randall, in 2016.
Allen has been eagerly awaiting another assignment in the CES MMA cage. Now that Campos is standing in his way, he’s hungry to rise to the occasion once again in Rhode Island.
“I’m not coming all the way to New England to lose, man — that’s all I’m saying,” Allen says. “I don’t care who my opponent is or where we’re fighting; my job is take you out with a knockout or submission, and that’s exactly what I’m gunning for August 11.”