Fighter looks for sixth career win
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FIGHT: AJ trains at the Dinky Ninja gym in Dumbarton
MMA fighter ALAN 'AJ' Johnston is aiming to keep his unbeaten professional record intact when he steps into the cage to face slick German Jessin Ayari next month.<.b>
The 21-year-old mixed martial artist from Balloch has won five and drawn one of his six pro fights and has dominated just about every opponent he has faced so far.
He faces Ayari at On Top 5 at Glasgow's Kelvin Hall on Saturday June 2.
Submission specialist Ayari's seven MMA wins have all come in the opening round, but Johnston is preparing for a three round war.
AJ said: "My training camp has been really good. Everything is coming to a peak now and I feel ready to fight.
"I know Jessin is more of a grappler but also an aggressive striker so he looks as if he can do it all.
"I expect him to be up for a war. He hasn't been outside the first round so this fight probably won't see the third round, but I'm well prepared to go the distance."
Johnston fights out of the D-Unit gym - the Dinky Ninja Fight Team's Dumbarton base which has produced some of the best mixed martial artist's in Scotland
A win for Johnston at the Kelvin Hall would move him one step closer to a title shot.
He added: "It's very important to me having a new challenge and an experienced opponent who is a winner.
"A shot at the title would be awesome, but I'll take it one fight at a time."
"It means a lot to me to put on a show on home ground.
"I like everyone there watching me and supporting because it gives me the motivation to not give up and not let them down."
This article appeared in Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter 23 May 12
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