BRAVE CF Lightweight World Champion Amin “Fierceness” Ayoub is determined to put on a spectacular show for the live global audience watching this Thursday, April 1st—no matter who the foe he is up against.
The 25-year-old Frenchman was originally penciled to defend his intricately-crafted belt for the first time versus Ahmed “The Butcher” Amir in a grudge match at the highly-anticipated BRAVE CF 50, but an injury to the Egyptian means that he will now meet Mashrabjon Ruziboev in a 74-kilogram, non-title catchweight contest.
Although the sudden change in opponents was made three days ago, Ayoub is not daunted by the task at hand.
“I am ready for whoever they put in front of me,” he said. “I have trained hard and prepared well for my original opponent Ahmed Amir, so I am confident that I can take on anyone who stands in my way.”
This is arguably a more challenging assignment for Ayoub as Nursulton Ruziboev’s younger brother is riding high on a seven-bout winning streak with three victories coming by way of knockout and two via submission.
Aside from his 11-2-1 standing in the sport, Ruziboev hasn’t tasted defeat in two years, taking the lessons of his last recorded loss to heart and evolving into a much more well-rounded competitor in the process.
On other hand, Ayoub is coming off a spectacular 2020 that saw him dethrone Cleiton “The Predator” Silva as the division kingpin by fourth-round stoppage at BRAVE CF 44 in November of last year.
Despite the impressive credentials that Ruziboev brings into the match, Ayoub is confident that he will tear through the Uzbek prospect and will walk away with his hand raised in triumph.
“I have faith in my capabilities and my skills. I believe that I can win impressively against a talented fighter like him,” he declared.
BRAVE CF 50 will be broadcast globally LIVE and FREE on www.bravecftv.com – the historic show takes place in the beautiful Arad Fort, and begins at 5.30 PM – GMT+3.