Balance Studios blackbelt and welterweight prospect, Bassil Hafez started his MMA journey in 2012 and hasn’t stepped off the gas since.
“This is all I do,” Hafez says. “This is my life,” he confesses.
Following a successful outing earlier this year, Hafez returns to action on Thursday, November 19th. He takes on undefeated Canadian, Christien Savoie for the vacant CFFC welterweight championship live and only on UFC Fight Pass.
“It’s another stepping stone to the UFC,” Hafez claims. “I’ve seen a little footage on him. He seems like a tough guy,” Hafez emphasizes.
“I feel like I’m better in all areas, honestly,” he says. “I feel like my wrestling is better. I feel like my striking is better. And I feel like my Jiu-Jitsu is a lot better, especially being a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Rick and Phil Migliarese,” he convincingly claims. “I’m going to take it wherever it needs to be!”
Discussing his take on fight night, Hafez says, “I’m excited for anywhere the fight goes man! I know it’s gonna be a barn burner! It’s gonna be a scrap. I’m ready to go in there and put it all on the line, man. I want to come home with that belt!” Emphasizing, “my goal is to not go past the first.” Culminating sternly with, I’m gonna try to knock him out. I’m gonna try and submit him. I’m gonna try to dominate him.”
Tune in above as MyMMANews catches up with the always entertaining, Bassil Hafez ahead of his CFFC welterweight title showdown against Christien Savoie. We discuss training through a worldwide pandemic. Bassil’s goals in this fight, the future, and his prediction of how he becomes the new CFFC welterweight king.
Current CFFC 89 card:
Christien Savoie vs. Bassil Hafez – 170 lbs
Sitik Muduev vs. Frank Buenafuente – 145 lbs
Jeffrey Glossner vs. C. Grigoriou – 135 lbs
Mike Gonzalez vs. Vilson Ndregjoni – 145 lbs
Jonathan Piersma vs. Tyler Bunting – 170 lbs
Jerome Macalino vs. Thomas Majeski – 165 lbs
Calogero Torreta vs. Chris Kwiatkowski – 135 lbs