Exclusive Post-Fight Interview: Trevor Gudde
Deep inside the walls of Plymouth Memorial Hall in the historic town of Plymouth, MA, 15 bouts and five title fights graced fans of the New England mixed martial arts. One of the five title fights featured on last weekend’s Cage Titans 40, included amateur welterweight champion, Trevor Gudde, as he took on Neil Von Flatern in the first defense of his amateur title.
Quick Fight Breakdown
Of the five title bouts, Gudde vs. Von Flatern ran the least amount of clock. Gudde earned the submission finish by way of rear-naked choke at 2:10 of the opening round. It was the only title bout of the night which ended by stoppage. The size and strength of Gudde proved too much for Von Flatern as he surrendered close to seven inches in height and numerous more in reach.
With the victory, the Florian Martial Arts product improved his undefeated record to 6-0 as an amateur. The finish was the second of his amateur career and the first since his cage debut back at Cage Titans 28. It also marked his first submission in the sport of mixed martial arts.
First Title Defense
Following the successful title defense, Gudde spoke with MMASucka in an exclusive post-fight interview. The first sentiment he expressed was a joyous attitude, a subtly different tone to his previous bout in which he earned the title. In interviews past, Gudde told MMASucka that his Cage Titans 38 victory left him dissatisfied and hungry for a greater challenge. While the fighter believes he is far from done improving, he took solace in his dominant performance.
Gudde outlined the next steps for his career. First, he will compete at an upcoming Muay Thai event in September. Once the dust settles from his upcoming jump in sports, he will assess the situation in the amateur ranks. Yet all signs point towards turning pro. The only exception which could bring him back for an amateur bout was, “some crazy fight presents itself.”