Interview with Bassil Hafez above
In just a matter of days, CFFC’s welterweight champion, Bassil Hafez is set to defend his title for the first time since capturing it last November with an impressive win over Christian Savoie. This Thursday, April 1, Hafez is scheduled to take on Evan “The Butcher” Cutts in the main event of CFFC 94.
“When I see Evan Cutts, I see another test,” Hafez says about his upcoming opponent. “I see another guy I’m going to try to finish,” he says with authority. “Evan is a good, tough fighter,” He continues. “I feel that if it goes to the ground, I can submit him and I can ground and pound and I can finish him,” Hafez emphasizes. “And if it’s on the feet, I feel like I’m going to hit him with punches and he won’t be able to take my power. I know I have power,” Hafez scrupulously reiterates.
Since winning the title, the welterweight standout has continued to evolve by transitioning his training to Factory X in the high altitude of Colorado. During his minimal time with his new outfit, Hafez seems to have found a similar home to his previous one.
“Once I came out to Factory X, I vibed right away,” Hafez professes. “It’s a great gym. Great training partners. Beasts,” he says. “And coach Montoya is a genius when it comes to striking! (He) “Reminds me a lot of my coach Andy Russel in Philly,” Hafez says about the crossover correlations. “I like Marc’s (Montoya) style a lot! I like how he emphasizes the technical points and the parts that help me improve. And it’s different for every guy,” Hafez points out.
With another camp winding down for the CFFC welterweight champion, Hafez lays it all on the line as readies himself to step into the cage, once again with a finish on his mind
“I will be the first one to finish him,” Hafez insists.
Tune in above to hear from the CFFC champ as he joins MyMMANews once again before he gets ready for battle. Hafez plans to be the first to finish Evan Cutts and it all goes down Thursday, April 1st. Live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.
Currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Wilmington University, Adam’s passion for the sport only grows stronger when a fighter’s voice can be heard. He thrives on asking detailed questions to inspire the thoughts behind the punches in hopes that each fighter can find their proper justice. Specializing in pre and post fight interviews for MyMMANews, Adam strives to keep the fight fans up to speed with the most recent and authentic MMA news possible.
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