With a deep fight card set for RFO: Big Guns 25 this weekend in Mansfield, Ohio, there are sure to be fighters and fights under the radar that entertain fans.
One fighter who has already found a knack for stealing the show is Cameron McIntosh (4-0), who will take on Edwin Taylor (5-3) for the vacant middleweight title in the night’s amateur main event. His second amateur fight against Triston Herron at Big Guns 20 last year was nominated for the 2016 BluegrassMMA Amateur Fight of the Year.
“I love to put on a show for the crowd and I love crackin’ skulls,” McIntosh told BluegrassMMA. “I’m always out for blood, so memorable fight or quick knock out I’ll be sure the crowd and my opponent remembers my name.”
Despite a perfect record thus far in his career, McIntosh, who is already ranked as the No. 5 amateur middleweight in Ohio by Tapology, will face perhaps the toughest opponent of his career in the former collegiate wrestler Taylor.
“All I really know is he is a wrestler and that he stands in the way of my dreams,” McIntosh said. “I’m not quite sure how it will all go down, but you can put me on the ground or stand with me. I don’t care; Im still gonna walk away with the victory.”
One of the keys to McIntosh’s success thus far is his affiliation with Victory MMA. There, he trains under the tutelage of veteran fighter Terry Blackwell, and alongside experienced pros like Andrew Law and Dru Schottenheimer.
“I have changed a couple things, there’s always room for improvement and I look to show what I’ve worked on September 30th,” McIntosh said. “My coaches and teammates are always there to correct me and give me the work I need. I’m thankful for the family I have at Victory MMA always keeping me sharp and ready to fight.”
Despite working a full-time job, McIntosh still finds time to put in a full training camp and is known in the gym as one of the hardest workers.
With a win in his fifth fight, “Tarzan” would be eligible to turn pro in Ohio, but he’s not in a rush to jump ranks just yet.
“I’m not sure just yet,” McIntos said of turning pro. “I’m young; I think I might defend my belt a couple times, maybe get another strap in a different division or a different promotion. “Time will tell.”