Tyler “Sugar Free” Scott Eyes 4th Straight Finish at LFA 185

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You may not know the name Tyler “Sugar Free” Scott quite yet, but the 34-year-old Midwesterner plans to change that this Friday night at LFA 185. Scott, who fights out of Dominion MMA, will square off against a surging Joey Hart.

Tyler Scott Seeks Yet Another Finish at LFA 185

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Scott made his professional debut in 2020 after a lengthy amateur career. The 170-lber started his career bouncing between wins and losses, rounding out at 4-2 by the end of 2022. Starting his 2023 bid, Scott defeated Konnor Kuppe at Elite Fight Night: Merrillville. Scott found finishes in his next two fights, stopping Jacob Kindig and Gavin Agnew. On March 22nd, Scott earned his second professional title by putting away Brady Minner at Caged Aggression 37. His four fight win streak caught the eye of LFA and he signed on the dotted line.

Scott spoke with MMASucka about the significance of this fight, keeping in mind LFA is the premier breeding ground for UFC athletes.

“Absolutely, there is no organization that has sent more athletes to the UFC than LFA. It’s not the first time I’ve been in talks with LFA, but the timing and location worked out perfect for everyone this time and they sweetened the deal with a 3 fight contract. ”

With a guaranteed thee fight bid, Scott plans to make waves at 170-lbs. and push his name towards the spotlight.

Preparation for LFA 185

Scott is a proud member of Dominion MMA located in Oswego, Illinois. Among his regular training regimen, Scott has placed an emphasis on his warm ups and his recovery time, utilizing sauna room yoga for his warmups and float tanks for his recovery. His opponent Joey Hart holds a height advantage in their Friday night battle, so this has also been a point of emphasis for the eleven-fight pro.

“As far as training goes I’ve stayed consistent with who and what has got me this far, but pushing everything to that next level. Also, [I’m] utilizing tall training partners. I always try to base camps more around me than my opponent, so I can focus on controllables rather than uncontrollables. I train all aspects of my game but there’s been a few new tools sharpened and added to my stand up game that I expect to work really well against this opponent”

Scott Eyes a Finish on Friday Night

Scott acknowledged that this is his biggest stage thus far and does not plan to squander it. Riding his four-fight win streak and a near 88% finish rate, Scott plans to put away Hart in dominant fashion Friday night.

“. . .every fight is the biggest fight. However, Joey has a great record himself and we’re on a giant stage, so it’s safe to say this really is the biggest fight of both our careers. . .I’ve never been in a boring fight, and with 7/8 wins all being KO it’s safe to say I’ll be looking for another one. If not, you can expect fight of the night for sure.”

Tyler Scott takes on Joey Hart on the main card of LFA 185 on Friday night. The event will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.

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Brian Knight is a contributing writer and active editor for MMASucka since November 2020. He is currently authoring his first book.