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To say that Vladislav Novitskiy will have his hands full in front of a hometown crowd is a massive understatement.
The rising Belarusian star is set to duke it out against French debutant Yanis “The Galactic” Ghemmouri on the supporting card of the highly-anticipated BRAVE CF 51: THE FUTURE IS HERE, which takes place at the state-of-the-art Falcon Club Arena in Novitskiy’s hometown of Minsk this Friday, June 4th.
Armed with the knowledge that Ghemmouri seeks to make a statement at his expense, Novitskiy won’t be rolling the dice when he steps into the cage with the well-rounded Frenchman.
“Let him speak whatever he wants, I will finish him in the second round,” he said. “No, he won’t be able to do it, because I’m at home. Wherever this fight took place, he could not win. And since I’m at home, I will win this fight.”
It somewhat backs up the prediction of Novitskiy, who hasn’t gone the distance in his last five outings, finishing it by either submission or knockout.
Meanwhile, Ghemmouri holds an impressive 9-1 record with four wins by way of submission and one via knockout. In addition, the 26-year-old native of Lyon, France hasn’t tasted defeat since May 2015, riding high on a six-bout winning streak.
Though Ghemmouri poses as a legitimate threat to spoil Novitskiy’s plan to start his run in BRAVE CF on the right foot, the latter believes that he has the tools and a game plan to get his hand raised.
“He will not have a chance, I will not let him do it. Come and watch, there will be a bright knockout in my performance,” Novitskiy boldly stated.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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