Lance Palmer didn’t need to join the hordes of people who sat down recently and filled out a list of resolutions.
The MMA fighter will be just fine if 2019 goes as smoothly as the previous year.
“The last year in general has been crazy because I got married in November of 2017 and 2018 has been a whirlwind,” Palmer said during a phone interview Thursday. “I can’t believe it’s over, honestly, but a lot happened during 2018 … so it’s been awesome.”
The Columbia Station native ended the year with a dominating victory that earned him the Professional Fighters League inaugural featherweight world championship and a $1 million paycheck.
Palmer dominated top-seeded Steven Siler from start to finish — using punishing leg kicks, slick takedowns and brutal ground-and-pound to easily win a unanimous decision.
“I feel like I brought one of my best packages together, it was one of my better fights,” Palmer said. “And I felt like I got one of the best Steven Silers I could have gotten from every fight I’ve studied of him during his career. I’m glad I got to fight him at his best on New Year’s Eve. Everything went exactly how I wanted to end the year, so I’m happy with that.”