Shem Rock, Oktagon 42

Shem Rock aiming for a lightweight title shot with OKTAGON 42 victory

Interview with Shem Rock below

Shem Rock (8-1) discusses his lightweight fight against Arthur Lima (10-2-1) at OKTAGON 42 on April 29. Rock was originally slated to fight Jakub Bahník before this interview was done.

“I’m not here to pay my dues in the sport, I’ve done all that, I’m past that point. I’m looking at the champion, I’m looking at (Losene Keita). Keita has to to address this after I finish this guy. He can either welcome me and we’ll get it on. Or he can vacant the belt and I’ll be the next guy, since I know he’s moving down to featherweight. I’m a horrible stylistic matchup for him.”

Oktagon 42 fight card:

Losene Keita vs. Jakub Tichota – 145 lbs
Vlasto Čepo vs. Ion Taburceanu – 185 lbs
Matouš Kohout vs. Karol Ryšavý – 155 lbs
Jeremy Kimball vs. Ruben Wolf – 229 lbs
Shem Rock vs. Arthur Lima – 157 lbs
Roman Paulus vs. Niko Samsonidse – 145 lbs
Ole Magnor vs. Michal Kotalík – 185 lbs
Stuart Austin vs. John Winter – 265 lbs
Václav Holota vs. Liam Etebar – 170 lbs
Katharina Dalisda vs. Isabela de Pádua – 115 lbs
Marek Bartl vs. Selim Topuz – 170 lbs
Jakub Dohnal vs. Callum Mullen – 145 lbs
James Lewis vs. Dominic Schober – 170 lbs

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