Tony Lopez’s 2012 wasn’t perfect, but was bearable. That was until he took part in his final fight of the calendar year, which saw him drop a technical decision to Trevor Prangley due to an illegal knee. The loss caused Lopez from winning the KOTC light heavyweight championship.
“This year I’ve got to be better than I was before,” said Lopez to MMA Weekly. “Last year I had a couple losses, and while I had a couple wins, I went to decisions a couple times and I’ve got to fix all that.”
For his future fights, Lopez plans to use more defense since at 39-years-old he knows his career his widening down.
Lopez started last year off as KOTC heavyweight champion and was already on a four fight win streak when 2012 began. He went 4-2 last year, with all the wins having him maintain his heavyweight title. The two losses came when he fought as light heavyweight.