Andreas Michailidis earned his shot at the €1million Gamechanger prize fund on Saturday night at Oktagon 49 with a 33-second knockout of Louis Glismann at the iconic Fesshalle Messe Frankfurt.
The ‘Spartan’, who is a three-year veteran of the UFC, has faced some of the very best fighters in the world across welterweight, middleweight and light-heavyweight, and will now face Bojan Velickovic at the final in Prague on December 29, 2023.
Speaking immediately after his statement win to the Oktagon press, the Greek superstar outlined what the ‘life-changing’ money would mean to him and previewed his rival for the money as well.
On his stunning KO of Glismann in just 33 seconds
It was amazing, of course I really wanted the finish because I always want to impress the fans and I especially wanted to prove I was ready for the final. I haven’t been able to get a KO earlier in the tournament, so it was rewarding for me to get it this time and send myself through to the final.
Gamechanger prize money is ‘life-changing’
This prize money is going to change my life, but more importantly it is going to change the life of my family and I want that so much.
On facing Bojan Velikcovic in Prague in December
He is a real warrior and a really good fighter, which means that it will be really difficult for me to deal with. But I deal with every situation and every fight like a man; when I say I am going to do something, I do it.
Before the fight, I wished for Bojan Velickovic to go to the final because I thought he was a little bit better than David Kozma on the night, but in general as well – so a big test for me in Prague.
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