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Ilian Bouafia training with Khamzat Chimaev ahead of Ares FC debut on June 23

Interview with Ilian Bouafia above

Ilian Bouafia (2-0) discusses his middleweight fight against Carlos Graca (3-1) at Aries FC 16 on June 23. Ilian also spoke about how he got into MMA, seeing fellow French fighters like Ciryl Gane make it to the UFC and getting to train with Khamzat Chimaev.

“When I’m seeing (Khamzat Chimaev) perform at the highest level in the UFC. I’m confident (in my abilities). I know I will never have a better training partner or face someone stronger than him. So I’m confident about that.” 

Ares FC 16 fight card:

B. Chamsoudinov vs. Efrain Escudero – 179 lbs
Daguir Imavov vs. G. de Freitas – 145 lbs
Alioune Nahaye vs. Pedro Colman – 145 lbs
Cesar Arzamendia vs. Axel Sola – 155 lbs
Ilian Bouafia vs. Carlos Graca – 185 lbs
Virgil Augen vs. M. Kondratavičius – 185 lbs
Rijad Jaha vs. Youssouf Binate –
Paulin Begai vs. Tarhan Ibragimov – 205 lbs
Ale Joseph vs. Hugo Guillon – 185 lbs
K. Soares Silva vs. Joffie Houlton – 265 lbs

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