VILA WANTS TO PUT ON A SHOW FOR CFA FANS

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Updated: August 26, 2013
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BY RODOLFO ROMAN

@romandh

Every fight, Cuban American and Olympic gold medalist Alexis Vila (12-3) always has one goal: knock his opponent out.

At the inaugural CFA Fight Night 01 at Bongos Cuban Café in Miami Sept. 11, he promises the same against Wascar Cruz (5-1).

The main event fight will be a chance for Cruz to get a win over a respected pro mixed martial artists, while for Vila a win would get him closer to another title shot.

“What you are going to expect from me is that I am going for the knockout,” he said in an interview.
“I am going to give the show that the people paid for. This is what I expect. I hope he comes to do his best.”

Those new to the fight game tend to be hungry, but Vila says any of Cruz’s plans to win will be put to the test.

“No matter what he brings to the table,” he said. “I’ll be ready for him.”

Vila is a Bellator veteran. He last defeated Czar Sklavos in May after losing three in a row. He also won an Olypmic medal for the Cuban wrestling team in 1996. Cruz has a two-win fight streak.

The American Top Team Kendall standout says with experience he has learned to be a different fighter.

“In the last fight, I fought smart and you get that with experience” he said.

Vila said he is excited to fight at Bongos Cuban Café.

“This is amazing. I am going to fight in front my people,” he said. “I am going to do my best. People are going to enjoy my fight.”

Follow Vila on Twitter @Alexis_Vila135.