By Caoilite de Barra
Some highly talented individuals have represented the US flag across a host of IMMAF competitions. No member of the USA team has more IMMAF campaigns than the up and coming David Evans (2-0), who has competed at three sets of World Championships and one European Championship.
The ATT Evolution fighter has recently broken into the pro scene in style picking up two wins in as many fights. His success is not unexpected following a spectacular amateur career that saw him clock over 20 bouts.
Across his multiple IMMAF bouts, he has met some impressive competition and produced results to match. His accolades include a Silver Medal at the 2016 World Championships and a Bronze medal the following year. The 27-year-old values the experience from these competitions highly as it set him up for a smooth entry to pro.
“I think my time spent competing on the IMMAF platform has set me up well for the pro ranks, having had experience with many different styles and aspects of the sport at a high level consistently while still learning and growing in the sport was priceless.”
Evans is currently enjoying life at Featherweight in the pro ranks. His most recent bout took place at Titan FC 68 where he dominated Jason Cortez to take home a unanimous decision victory. A performance that made him dig deep and work hard for the win.
“I feel my last performance was valuable in a way that was unique to any of my fights before. Coming off a long layoff is one battle that I faced internally, however, the durability and never die mindset of my opponent caused me to dig deep in ways I haven’t felt necessary before. Dealing with that level of heart and resistance elevated me in ways I feel I’ll pull from for years to come as I continue my career. It was bloody and brutal at times and though I was on the right side of it the experience was priceless.”
Following a lengthy layoff, Evans is hoping to remain active now and has his eyes locked on becoming a world champion in the future.
“My goal right now is to just stay actively competing and growing in the sport with my team. I of course want to be the best. I want to be a world champion, I understand that If I stay consistent with my activity, with my training, and growth as a fighter and personally. The titles and everything that comes along with it will follow suit.”