Maged Hammo

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Maged Hammo Looks to Keep 100% Finishing Rate at Unified MMA 52

Maged Hammo defends his featherweight belt against John Nguyen at Unified MMA 52 on September 8th.

This top-of-the-marquee 145 title clash goes down at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta, and broadcasts on UFC Fight Pass.

Hammo once again appeared on Bowks Talking Bouts to discuss the compounding confidence that comes from multiple title defenses at featherweight in Canada’s top MMA show today, the machinations of this matchup, and so much more. Excerpts from our chat are below.

Maged Hammo

I feel like there would be a certain amount of confidence imparted by continuing to log successful title defenses one after the other.
Heading into the third title defense here, is it a great deal different mindset-wise than maybe what it was like when you were pursuing the vacant 145-pound belt for Unified MMA initially? 

Unified MMA 52

Nguyen’s pro record belies his overall experience with a bit over 20 MMA fights across amateur as well.

Do you think your localized edge in professional experience will be a discernible advantage in this one?

“I knew one day I’d have to fight him… couple more fights before fighting someone my level. But I guess he’s got some good hookups (laughs)… I fight the feeling that most people do. I don’t know if he knows my fights. I’m just kind of like all over the place. So you can’t really read what I’m gonna do. So we’ll see how he does with my style of fighting I guess.”

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