Trevin Jones is splitting camps for his upcoming UFC Vegas 61 bout against Raoni Barcelos. He returned to Thailand to train with Tiger Muay Thai on the heels of a knockout performance against Jae Hyun So, which was his last camp with the gym.
“I came to [Tiger Muay Thai] about five years ago. I ended up getting a knockout win. So, when I saw Thailand had opened up it was always going to be on my bucket list to come back here – So yeah man, you get over here (and) you try something new man. You got a lot of bodies, good coaching, good sparring, just (a) good atmosphere and all – Plus just Thailand, we get to enjoy ourselves and get away and do fun things. So, I’m happy to be here in multiple ways.”
“This is my spot,” said Jones who also mentioned the “superfood” coconuts in Thailand have been helping him as well, especially with shedding some extra pounds.
While in Thailand it’s safe to say that “5 Star” is making the most of his stay. Not only is he training at Tiger Muay Thai, but also with Bangtao Muay Thai & MMA. Jones sees a great benefit in training at the two fabled gyms as he went on to detail:
“I’m doing my pad work and stuff at Tiger – When I was here last time I ended up getting a knockout so, why would I come here and not work with (Kru) Kunchan – So, I’m here, (Kunchan is) holding my pads and I’m giving Kunchan and myself a chance to get another knockout. On top of that, I get amazing sparring, amazing teaching, amazing wrestling, (and an) amazing push at Bangtao. It should be cool to do that and I’m completely myself, you know? So, that’s just a part of completing myself”
This preparation is done for a reason. According to Jones, he didn’t get to focus on his training in the build-up to his previous fight. A knee injury forced him to rehabilitate and not drill for that bout.
“For the last fight, I did pretty much rehab just to make it to the fight I couldn’t run, I couldn’t work out correctly, but I felt ready. My mind was ready, I just wanted to do it so bad for Kyle [Reyes] I just wanted to go out there and perform.”
In his eyes, Jones holds the element of surprise. He believes that since he fought compromised most recently that he will be underestimated when the cage door closes.
“I haven’t been the full Trev Jones I’ve been. So, they’re going to be looking for that guy to be out there, that is not going to be the guy that’s out there.”
Trevin “5 Star” Jones is a 32-year-old male fighter from Guam with 13 pro wins and 8 losses. Jones is scheduled to fight Raoni Barcelos at UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
Trevin Jones’s recent form coming into this matchup
Trevin Jones has gone 2-2 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.
- Loss vs Javid Basharat • Decision R3 5:00 • 2022-03-12
- Loss vs Saidyokub Kakhramonov • Submission R3 4:39 • 2021-08-21
- Win vs Mario Bautista • KO/TKO R2 0:40 • 2021-03-06
- No Contest vs Timur Valiev • KO/TKO R2 1:59 • 2020-08-22
- Win vs Takafumi Otsuka • Submission R2 1:40 • 2019-05-12
Trevin Jones’s next opponent: Raoni Barcelos
Raoni Barcelos’s recent form coming into this matchup
Raoni Barcelos is a 35-year-old male fighter from Brazil with 16 pro wins and 3 losses. Barcelos is scheduled to fight Trevin Jones at UFC Fight Night: Dern vs. Yan on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
Raoni Barcelos has gone 3-2 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.
- Loss vs Victor Henry • Decision R3 5:00 • 2022-01-22
- Loss vs Timur Valiev • Decision R3 5:00 • 2021-06-26
- Win vs Khalid Taha • Decision R3 5:00 • 2020-11-07
- Win vs Said Nurmagomedov • Decision R3 5:00 • 2019-12-21
- Win vs Carlos Huachin • KO/TKO R2 4:49 • 2019-05-11
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