New UFC signed Muhammad Mokaev hopes to make a splash in the world’s main MMA promotion by becoming the youngest champion in history.
Mokaev became the youngest fighter in the UFC when he wrote about the deal earlier this week. Before diving into the professional side of mixed martial arts in 2020, the Englishman of Dagestan descent made a name for himself at the amateur level.
Setting a flawless 23-0 record, which is one of the longest undefeated streak in amateur MMA, Mokaev became a two-time IMMAF Junior World Champion and took gold at the 2019 ADCC UK Championship and the 2020 IMMAF WMMAA Open. …
Since signing his first professional contract with the Brave Fighting Federation in June last year, Mokaev has continued to gain momentum in his amateur success, playing 5-0-1 in six matches. Of all their victories, “The Punisher” has provided two rear rear naked chokes. He will look to continue his undefeated record in the sport as he enters the promotion under the direction of Dana-White, where he predicted he would reach back in 2018.
Despite being the youngest fighter in the UFC at the age of 21, Mokaev hasn’t held back his lofty ambitions. Despite moving up to flyweight, one of the most exciting weight classes in the promotion, the Briton is looking to outflank the likes of Brandon Moreno, Daveson Figueiredo, Cody Garbrandt, Askar Askarov and Alexander Pantoja. becoming the youngest champion in UFC history.
“I’m very excited, but this is not my last destination,” Mokaev told MMA Junkie when signing with the UFC. “This is part of my journey to becoming the greatest, which is why I dream of becoming the youngest UFC champion. I’m thrilled, but at the same time, this is not my final destination. “
The current title belongs to John Jones. The former two-time light heavyweight champion gained recognition when he ousted Mauricio Rua at the age of 23 in 2011. With only two years to achieve their goal of wrapping gold around their younger “Bones” waist, Mokaev doesn’t want to waste any time.
When asked what his goals are for 2022 when he first appears in the Octagon, The Punisher replied that he is aiming for competition and is ranked # 1 at £ 125.
“Get into the top five and be a contender for a title fight.”
Only recently signed to the UFC, Mokaev’s first opponent has yet to be determined. However, the 21-year-old has declared his desire to fight Cody Durden. Durden recently made headlines for a comment he made after defeating Aorikileng at UFC Vegas 43. He told Daniel Cormier that he would like to send his lightweight counterpart “back to China.”
Immediately calling the American on Twitter, Mokaev confirmed his readiness to “beat” Durden during his speech at the “MMA Hour”.
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