Two fights into his career and Cody East found himself undefeated. Then an injury caused him to miss 15 months of action. When he returned last year, it was out of KOTC going 4-1 under their name.
For 2013, East wants to avenge his loss to current KOTC heavyweight champion Tony Lopez. Before that happens, Lopez has to defend his championship against Nick Rossborough on February 7.
“Since I fought Lopez last time, I’ve put on a lot of strength and my boxing and power is so much better that I can’t wait to show it,” said East to MMA Weekly. “Hopefully Lopez wins his fight so I can fight him again.”
Lopez took a third round TKO over East in his second KOTC appearance. He has finished his last three fights out of the promotion in the first round. The most recent win was over Lolohea Mahe on January 19.