Dauntless CF welterweight champion Jarrah Al-Silawi is gay to proceed proving that he can compete with the handiest.
Al-Silawi (15-3) meets ragged UFC fighter Ismail Naurdiev (20-4) within the major match of Dauntless CF 50, which takes residing Thursday at The Nationwide Stadium in Riffa, Bahrain.
“The Jordanian Lion” is accustomed to facing elite-degree opponents. Having won 10 of his previous 11 bouts, Al-Silawi holds finishes over the likes of newly signed UFC welterweight Carlston Harris, Cage Warriors’ David Contain and ragged Dauntless CF champ Abdoul Abdouraguimov.
In facing somebody like Naurdiev, who went 2-2 in his UFC tenure with wins over Michel Prazeres and Siyar Bahadurzada, Al-Silawi is angry for one other stern take a look at.
“I’ve beaten guys that believe gone onto the UFC,” Al-Silawi told MMA Junkie. “The truth that he’s an ex-UFC fighter affords me a possibility to prove that I will beat any fighter that comes from any organization. Ismail has a perfect story and develop to be once within the UFC and that appropriate affords me motivation and reason to beat him.”
He continued, “Honestly, I didn’t know who he develop to be once. But I regarded him up and I seen that he has a perfect story, he’s had fights within the UFC, each person knows who he’s, in sigh that’s why I cherished this battle.”
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Al-Silawi has spent the 2nd half of his camp in Dubai as a consequence of the COVID-19 restrictions in his dwelling country of Jordan. He got the opportunity to practice with the likes of Gokhan Saki and ONE Championship title challenger Timofey Nastyukhin and is assured in his preparation ahead of his first title protection. With a form of knockouts, submissions and decision wins on his resume, Al-Silawi said he’s gay wherever the battle goes.
“He (Naurdiev) has a extremely nice style, he’s a extremely right fighter, however we studied him truly successfully,” Al-Silawi said. “I do know straightforward the correct approach to create him sad within the cage. The battle shall be truly tricky for him, and I’ve got a large surprise in store for him. I’m outmoded to prevailing against some of the handiest opponents, I continuously compete against the handiest, and I’m continuously corpulent of surprises. I continuously beat the odds. I prepared truly successfully for this battle, I’m truly amped up, and I’m anticipating it to be a extremely enormous battle.”
He continued, “I will put up him or knock him out. That’s what separates me from the relaxation. I don’t appropriate believe one style. I even believe the full equipment so it would possibly per chance per chance discontinuance by knockout or submission.”
Sooner than the coronavirus outbreak, Al-Silawi develop to be once scheduled to defend his title against Khamzat Chimaev in April, however the pandemic compelled the match in Sweden to be canceled. Chimaev then went on to value with the UFC and therefore took the octagon by storm. Al-Silawi admits that he develop to be once a slight disappointed that the battle slipped away.
“The battle fell by plot of like 15, 20 days earlier than,” Al-Silawi said. “The camp develop to be once there, I prepared for Khamzat, and I develop to be once truly taking a observe forward to the battle, however the battle didn’t happen. Finally, this develop to be once one of the most fights I develop to be once most pumped up for. I had a perfect game thought, however it completely didn’t happen.”
With the UFC making a range of trips to “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, we’ve considered the likes of Heart East-based opponents Mounir Lazzez and Ali Al-Qaisi gain signed, which raised eyebrows as to why Al-Silawi hasn’t adopted swimsuit. But the 2-time Dauntless CF welterweight champ, who’s broadly belief to be 1 of the handiest opponents to ever near out of the Arab residing, has no longer too long within the past re-signed a multi-battle deal with the Bahrain-based promotion and said he’s gay with his present residing with the corporate.
“I’ve competed against some of the handiest opponents,” Al-Silawi said. “I even outmoded to welcome any newly signed prospect to the organization. I develop to be once the Arab fighter that outmoded to welcome the handiest opponents, however factual now I’m below a contract with Dauntless CF. I’m very gay with Dauntless, which is why I’m no longer currently fascinated about the UFC. I love the message Dauntless is inserting within the market, which is giving the Arab opponents a possibility to prove that they’re the handiest and that they’ll compete against the highest degree, so I’m gay where I’m at.”