Article by Kristian Lexell
Right now me, Alex (Gustafsson), Papy (Abedi) and Andreas (Michael) is waiting for the first training for today. We arrived here late this Sunday and weâ€™re staying here for 3 weeks. Alex and Papy is in camp for their fights at UFC On Fuel TV2 in Stockholm.
Iâ€™m getting an early start on my camp or my next fight to, which is probably gonna be in about 8 weeks.
First training today is gonna be at Wanderlei Silvaâ€™s Gym with some of the guys from Alliance.
The training was wrestling class held by Shanon (grey shirt). Iâ€™ve never seen such a accomplished wrestler live before. Heâ€™s technique and understanding is brilliant and he was a really great instructor to us. The techniquesâ€™ he showed was pretty basic but with a masters touch Iâ€™d say.
Right now weâ€™re making a move to get some food when trying not get blown away in the Vegas-winds.. I was expecting it to be nice and shiny outside everyday here in the desert but I guess theyâ€™ve got some weathers here to.
First i want to take the opportunity to give some extra cred to my friend and training partner Nico Musoke for his fight this weekend. He won in a impressive manner. Congrats bro!!
Iâ€™ll soon get back to you with more details, footage etc. so stay tuned! /Lex
About Kristian Lexell
Kristian Lexell will be blogging for MMA Viking during his trip to Las Vegas. He is a veteran of fight sports, with MMA bouts going back to 2001, plus boxing and Muay thai experience. The Swede returned to the cage in 2011 after a four year absence, and has since collected two wins with one loss. Known as â€œLexâ€, the powerful middleweight trains at Stockholmâ€™s Nexus Fight Center. The Gothenburg native won MMA Vikingâ€™s KO of the Year in 2011 with his KO of Allan Love at Battle of Botnia 4. Lex most recently won a Muay Thai match at SÃ¶derslaget in December at Nexus Fightcenter, and will be announcing his next MMA bout soon.