JACK Marshman says his confidence is sky high ahead of tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night 113 clash with Canada’s Ryan Janes.

In fact, the Abertillery mixed martial arts star reckons he has never been so confident going into a fight.

The 27-year-old wants to get his UFC career back on track at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow following a loss to Brazilian Thiago Santos in February.

That setback came three months after Marshman had beaten Swede Magnus Cedenblad on his UFC debut.

In response to that defeat against Santos, the Welshman headed out to the Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque.

Marshman travelled to the USA on his own for the first of two month-long training camps, before he was joined by Tillery Combat stablemate Jack Shore for the second one.

Speaking about his time in New Mexico, and how he feels ahead of tomorrow night, he said: “The first time in Albuquerque was only a couple of weeks after my last fight so I didn’t let losing affect me.

“I went on my own the first time and then Jack Shore (son of Marshman’s coach Richard Shore) came with me the second time.

“They’ve got some high-level guys out there that I trained and sparred with, and I got to work with a couple of different coaches too.”

He added: “I’m massively confident for Glasgow. This is the most confident I’ve been going into any fight and I’m really looking forward to it.

“I’ve watched my opponent and I’m really confident that I have the ability to beat him.

“He is more of a grappler, a ground fighter, but I feel my boxing will be too much for him, and even if we go to the floor I feel I can cope with his grappling.

“Winning this fight should put me back up there.”

Marshman and Janes, 35, have one victory and one defeat to their names in the UFC.

Janes, like his opponent, was also beaten at UFC Fight Night 105 in February, the loss coming on the back of a debut win last December.

But despite being eight years older than the Gwent star, Janes has had 16 fewer bouts as a professional.

UFC Fight Night 113 is headlined by Gunnar Nelson’s showdown with Santiago Ponzinibbio.

Also on the undercard is Swansea’s Brett Johns, who faces Albert Morales.