Tiffany "Rainbow Renegade" Masters had no problem making a bold prediction on how her Invicta Fighting Championships debut will play out.
The surging 115-pound talent told AXS she's expecting a brutal battle on the mat, along with a fast finish. She's set to collide with fellow promotional newcomer Mallory Martin on July 15 at Invicta FC 24, in Kansas City, Mo. It's a fight between two of the fastest-rising prospects in Invicta FC's strawweight division, and there's likely to be some serious fireworks.
Masters and Martin are both highly-skilled submission expects who also happen to have explosive striking. Even though the bout kicks off the Invicta FC 24 main card, it's sure to be a "Fight of the Night" contender and a must-watch attraction. "As far as predictions go, if we're going off previous fights, it's going to end fast and on the ground," Masters said.
Will the fight play out as she expects? Time will tell the answer to that question, but it certainly appears she's on to something. Masters (2-0) heads into the promotion with a pro resume that includes back-to-back first round finishes. "Rainbow Renegade" transitions into Invicta from King of the Cage, where she turned in spectacular victories over Laken Jowers and Miki Rogers in her first two pro starts.
Her Invicta FC 24 opponent has a similar background, with several quick finishes while storming through the amateur ranks in 2014. Martin trains at Zingano BJJ, a world-class facility for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Are the ladies primed and ready for war? It appears that way.
Masters says training has been going well. She kept a low profile during fight camp to avoid distractions. "I try to be the least interesting person during fight camps so that I don't get tempted," she told AXS. "I went down to Milwaukee a few times this camp to train with Kali Robbins and got to go camping with my family. That was relaxing."
But now with rest and relaxation time completed, she's ready to go to work inside the cage. The collision between Masters and Martin airs live on UFC Fight Pass on July 15.