Abu Dhabi: Mounir Lazzez claimed a slice of history when he became the first Dubai-based fighter to win a contest on the UFC Main Card at YAS Island's Flash Forum on thursday morning.
The Tunisian, who has lived and trained in the UAE for close to 10 years, looked convincing when recording a unanimous decision victory over Ghanas Razak Alhassan.All three judges scored the welterweight contest 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 in favour of Lazzez.
Lazzez, who moved to 10-1 in his mixed martial arts career, said: “It’s been a long journey. Abdul was coming to fight and that’s exactly what I want. It’s just the beginning.”
UFCFight Night 172
Flash Forum, YAS Island, Abu Dhabi
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