American MMA fighter Alex Nicholson and his opponent, Russian boxer Vagab Vagabov assessed the chances of winning the upcoming fight as part of the Fight Club on REN TV super series.
Nicholson expressed confidence that Vagabov had never met such rivals before.
“I am sure that Vagab has never faced such an opponent as me – my technique, my physical form, my ability to “explode”. I am a unique opponent and I am determined to show it all on Friday during the fight, ”he emphasized at a press conference at the Izvestia Information Center.
However, Vagabov took this statement of his opponent with irony.
“It’s harder to fight in Russia than anywhere else. He doesn’t understand what opponents I fought. In Russia, there is a different level, he apparently does not catch up, where he got, what they will face, they themselves do not know, ”the Russian fighter warned.
Earlier that day, Nicholson flew to Moscow to fight Vagabov. The American athlete considers his opponent a good fighter, noting his excellent performance and high-profile victories.
At the same time, Vagabov previously emphasized that he “has something to beat” Nicholson for. According to him, the American fighter is too “sweeping and talkative.”
The meeting between Nicholson and Vagabov will take place on September 30 at the 19/30 Moscow club in the capital. In addition to their duel in the upcoming event, Petr Romankevich will face Islam Karimov and Artem Tarasov will face Svyatoslav Kovalenko in the ring. Also, the fight will be held by pop MMA star Daniyal Elbaev and mixed martial arts fighter Khadis Ibragimov.
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