PFL 4: Rob Wilkinson Explains Move To Factory X

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Atlanta, GA — Two fights, 2 first-round finishes for Rob Wilkinson, and helium credits Factory X.

On Friday, “Razor” knocked retired Viktor Pesta to beforehand into the playoffs. Since Wilkinson made a determination to Factory X successful Englewood, Colorado, helium has finished archetypal successful the 2022 PFL airy heavyweight regular play with 11 points, and is the apical effect going into the playoffs starting successful August.

He explained the determination to spell to the apical MMA gym pursuing his latest victory.

“For one, with traveling backmost and distant from Australia every, you know, 5 to 7 weeks, it’s a batch of question successful that abbreviated clip particularly getting implicit pitchy lag,” Wilkinson told Cageside Press successful his PFL 4 post-fight interview. “[Second reason] is everything with COVID and worldly going on. It’s cleared up a small spot now, but I didn’t privation to get stuck determination and not beryllium capable to combat due to the fact that of that. And past I got recommended the gym by person Richard Welsh, and I talked to Marc [Montoya] and thought it would beryllium a bully acceptable arsenic well. I emotion my gym backmost home, but I don’t person anyone that’s my size, truly anyone connected my level. You know, it’s a overmuch smaller gym. So, I benignant of wanted to spell to a gym wherever I besides get immoderate bully enactment with immoderate high-level guys.”

If it is large guys that Wilkinson is looking for, Factory X has them. Anthony Smith, Josh Fremd, and Dustin Jacoby are conscionable a fewer of the bigger fighters astatine the acclaimed gym.

“So I’ve been determination for 7 oregon 8 weeks present grooming with immoderate truly high-level guys similar Dustin Jacoby and Cody [Brundage] and everyone there, truthful immoderate truly bully USA guys. “It’s bully to beryllium capable to enactment with those guys,” Wilkinson said.

With 2 first-round knockouts successful the PFL and riding a four-fight triumph streak with 2 much first-round knockouts, the Australian believes each of the fans who retrieve his UFC tally should beryllium impressed by the improvements helium has made.

“It does [feel good]. The 2 fights successful the UFC weren’t my champion fights, and I decidedly person improved a batch since then. So it’s bully to beryllium capable to amusement the satellite however bully I truly americium and what I’m susceptible of,” Wilkinson said.

Watch the remainder of Rob Wilkinson’s PFL 4 post-fight interrogation above.