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Muhammad Mokaev Calls for Title Shot After Decision Win Over Alex Perez


Mokaev believes he is deserving of a title shot following his
decision win over Alex Perez at

UFC Fight Night 238.

Mokaev landed three out of a total of 20 attempted takedowns in a
grueling affair but was ultimately able to get the nod on the
scorecards. “The Punisher” later revealed that he was sick in the
morning but was able to make the walk to the Octagon with support
from his team.

“To be honest, I was very sick this morning,” Mokaev said. “But I
have the best team in the world, KHK MMA.”

While he maintained his unbeaten record, Mokaev arguably faced the
toughest test of his career against the flyweight veteran. While he
struggled with his grappling, the Dagestan-born British contender
was glad to have used some of his striking.

“Of course they all wait for wrestling,” he said. “At least I show
more than six strikes tonight. [In] my other fights six, seven
strikes I throw. But it’s okay… Hey, 6-0 in the UFC, four finishes.
Listen, [at UFC] 301, 10 weeks from today, I’m ready to fight for
the belt. Hey Dana, Hunter, Mick give me this chance.”

Mokaev’s chances of a title shot could depend on which other
flyweight contenders are available for UFC 301
in May, when Alexandre
Pantoja is expected to defend his strap in his hometown of Rio
de Janeiro.

Mokaev lastly fired a shot at British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak,
whose strong comments about Gaza protests in the U.K. recently made

“Also, love to all my brothers around the world,” Mokaev said.
“Free genocide. Rishi Sunak stop genocide. The prime minister from
United Kingdom stop this. At least in Ramadan stop killing our

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