UFC 232: Siyar Bahadurzada Says Fans Might Not Know His Name, But They Will Know His KOs…
By FCF Staff
As Siyar Bahadurzada gets set to fight in the Octagon for the seventh time, the welterweight says fans may not remember his last name, but they will recall his penchant for finishing fights.
Bahadurzada (24-6-1) is getting set to face fellow noted striker, Curtis Millender (16-3) this Saturday, at UFC 232 in Los Angeles. The bout is taking place as Bahadurzada is riding a three-fight winning streak, which includes a submission win over Brandon Thatch, and stoppage victories over Rob Wilkinson and Luan Chagas.
Recently the 34-year-old spoke with MMA Junkie, and while doing so, Bahadurzada said this:
“I absolutely prefer (fighting) strikers, for just one reason: People who come to watch us, like most people, they want to see blood and knockouts,” Bahadurzada said. “And I want to give them their money worth. I want to excite them. I want them to stand up and clap for me when I knock somebody out. I want them to be excited. I want them to walk out the arena and my fight will be on their mind. ‘Hey, do you remember that guy?’
“They might not know my name, because it’s difficult, they will know my knockout. They will talk about my knockout. That’s what I want to leave people behind when I’m fighting. When they leave, they have to talk about my fight.”
Millender, meanwhile, has won eight straight bouts and has gone 2-0 since joining the UFC earlier this year.