UFC Fight Island: David Zawada’s thoughts on upcoming bout
David Zawada returns to the octagon against Ramazan Emeev for the Jan. 16 event. The German welterweight will look to move up the rankings, after a dominant win over Abubakar Nurmagomedov. Without a doubt, Zawada (17-5) capitalized after a couple of setbacks in the UFC. Finishing his last fight with a quick triangle-choke, the German prospect showed why he belongs in the division. Apart from this performance, Zawada struggled to get going in the UFC as he had with KSW. Prior to dropping losses to Danny Roberts and Jingliang Li, the welterweight was on a roll with a five-fight winning streak. Before he gets the chance to on UFC Fight Island, we had a brief discussion about his expectations for the new year. In addition, Zawada spoke about his camp, training partners, and what he is currently working on.
UFC Fight Island – Zawada’s thoughts on training
When asked about his commitment to his camp, he reiterated his loyalty, responding with, “yes of course for 7 years I am with UFD gym and looking for some more great years.” Not only is Zawada getting in work with big names, but he’s also training alongside his brother. Consequently, Zawada’s brother, Martin Zawada has been integral to the camp considering they both have scheduled fights. In addition, the welterweight was very pleased to mention he was training with UFC veteran, Gleison Tibau.
@GleisonTibauMMA 💪😎#sparring #mmasparring #UFCHonors pic.twitter.com/vGI4W2sQlL
— David Zawada (@DavidZawada) December 9, 2020
What’s to come in 2021
Slated to compete on fight island, when asked about a game plan, Zawada responded with, “That we will see in the cage, what I can say now I will be stronger, faster and smarter as in my fights before. Dangerous in the stand-up and dangerous on the ground. Emeev is a strong opponent and I think it’s gonna be a war.” Zawada enters this bout with eleven knockouts. Unquestionably, the German prospect has a well-rounded game with four submissions on his record to boot. One thing is certain, Zawada will look to steal the show at UFC Fight Island when he takes on Emeev (19-4).
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