DENVER, COLORADO — Dodge Sports activities shopper and LFA bantamweight prospect Justin Wetzell (6-1) will face UFC signee Askar Askar (11-1) at LFA 109 on June 4 as he seems to be to increase his present profitable streak to 6 straight victories.
Wetzell, 29, has wished to face the gifted Askar for a while. A win over Askar following his signing by the UFC, the Elevation Battle Crew product believes, can be the most important of his profession.
“I used to be simply staying prepared, then the identify Askar Askar got here up, an 11-1 opponent. I’ve seen him struggle many occasions,” stated Wetzell. “He received signed to the UFC after his final LFA struggle. He’s a tricky man, however I really requested for that struggle like 4 or 5 months in the past. As quickly as I noticed it, I used to be like, ‘Sure. Let’s take that man.’ It provides me an opportunity to steal his momentum.”
Wetzell debuted for the LFA in 2019 with a sensational 27-second TKO victory, which he adopted up with a unanimous resolution over Teshay Gouthro (3-1) at LFA 93. Figuring out that the UFC might be tuning in to observe one in all their signees in motion, Wetzell will look to seize their consideration.
“I believe [a win’s] gonna put a highlight on me and undoubtedly get my identify on the market,” stated Wetzell. “I do know the UFC is conscious of Askar — he received signed by them — in order that they’re going to observe his subsequent struggle, and which means they’re going to be watching me. If I come out and dominate, impress, and carry out, I believe that places me proper in line for a shot within the UFC.”
Wetzell is aware of he has a stiff check forward of him in Askar however believes that his well-roundedness and the seems to be he will get in coaching camp from teammates like his cornerman and UFC title challenger Cory Sandhagen will propel him to victory.
“Askar’s actually powerful, man. He’s a man that’s just like me. He’s going to return in there — he’s dreaming of this. He desires to be within the UFC. He’s gonna struggle, and he’s gonna be a tough struggle to complete. So, I believe it’s going to be a first-round knockout or a call.”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Govt Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and in addition a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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