Uzbek muaythai master Mavlud Tifiev, who is currently showing excellent results in the professional field of this sport, will make his debut in MMA. Uzbek fighter, the champion of Thai Fight, will go up to the octagon for the European championship belt in the lightweight category against Reduan Boukerch of Morocco on November 28 in Germany. The fight is part of the IFC tournament. We contacted the athlete himself to clarify the situation.
- That's right, I'm making my MMA debut. As you know, I am a member of the world-famous Thai club Tiger Muaythai. Many MMA fighters work here. Honestly, I didn’t say I would fight in that direction. My managers suggested it. Because from a young age I was doing well on the parterre. Here I participated in sparring fights with UFC fighters Mayrbek Taysumov, Rafael Fiziev, Arman Tsarukyan and further improved my skills in this area. In fact, I already had to fight in the One Championship promotion. But because of the pandemic, this fight was postponed. However, this promotion itself was of interest to me. I work with German and Kazakh managers. They arranged for me to organize this fight in Germany. I will fight for the title at once. Of course, there is a long way to go. If the quarantines are over and we return to a normal lifestyle, before this fight, I can defend my championship belt in Thai Fight or fight in the One Championship. There is also the UFC option. So it may be news again in the coming days.