Stewart will be entering the bout with a record of 5-2, and will be squaring off against Matt “The Riotmaker” Baker for the Fivestar Fight League’s middleweight title. It won’t be the first time these two have met, as Stewart previously dropped a split decision to Baker in 2010.
Stewart says that this time around he’ll be better prepared for Baker.
“I’ve been working on my cardio. My first fight, I didn’t have as much time to train as this fight,” he says. “I wasn’t in good enough shape for it, so I got gassed right away so I think that will make the difference. My striking is a lot better, and I have another two years of training in.”
Baker meanwhile enters the contest with a record of 8-3 and was victorious in his last fight in July of last year.
Stewart says that Baker is a fighter who likes to take things to the ground.
“He does a lot of jiu-jitsu, from what I’ve seen, a lot of ground and pound. He does a lot of take downs as well.”
The middleweight title fight is one of five title bouts on the card for the evening, and tickets for the event can be purchased at the Encana Events Centre Box Office, or the Fivestar Training Facility.