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[PHOTOS] Mouner Lazzez: Eldar Eldarov is an elite wrestler, not an elite fighter

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High-level striker Mounir “The Sniper” Lazzez, 31, of Tunisia will look to make history by becoming the first-ever world Super Lightweight champion at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” set for Amman, Jordan on April 19, 2019. He takes on Eldar “Khan” Eldarov, 27, of Bahrain for the inaugural divisional belt in the co-main event of Brave Combat Federation’s return to Jordanian soil.

Lazzez seems relaxed about his chances even though he faces one of the best wrestlers in MMA today. He is confident that he will be able to put on a good performance as he feels Eldarov is not well-rounded enough to take him out.

“I know Eldar is a strong wrestler,” Lazzez stated. “My game plan is to hit, not get hit, win the fight, collect the cash and go back home. We train smart here at Team Nogueira Dubai and it takes more than elite wrestling to make an elite MMA fighter. I believe he’s an elite wrestler but not an elite MMA fighter.”

The fight will be a landmark for MMA as Brave CF will crown its first ever champion in the super lightweight division, a new weight class designed to give fighters more options to fight at their optimal weight. A direct beneficiary of this introduction, Lazzez is grateful for Brave CF’s vision and he promises to put on a show to kickstart the division in the best way possible.

“I’m very excited about super lightweight being introduced at Brave,” Lazzez said. “I was always one of the smallest guys at welterweight and I had to have a huge cut in order to compete at lightweight so this is the best news for me to have a super lightweight division it’s a blessing for me. I’m very excited and very happy to have the chance of being the first world champion in this division and I want to put on a show on April 19th.”

“Brave 23: Pride and Honor” will be headlined by a welterweight title fight between reigning champion Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, of Jordan and his challenger Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23, of France. Also, reigning Brave CF Lightweight Champion Abdul-Kareem “Pride of Palestine” Al-Selwady, 23, will be in action as he defends his belt against Luan “Miau” Santiago, 24, of Brazil.


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