Does Ankalaev put Poatan's belt at risk? Brazilian shows confidence: 'Everyone talks, but…'

Light heavyweight champion, Poatan cites different preparation for grappling in case of fight with Russian

Alex Poatan is UFC champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Alex Poatán He is UFC champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Owner of the light heavyweight belt (up to 93kg.) UFC, Alex Poatán is at a crucial moment in his career. With his sights set, the Brazilian fighter is preparing for a future confrontation against one of the main candidates for the division title: Magomed Ankalayev.

Famous for his dominant grappling style, Ankalaev is seen by many as a real danger to Poatan's reign. However, the Brazilian appears confident and guarantees that he is not afraid of the Russian's ground game.

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“Everyone talks about Ankalaev and his ground game. I understand, but people don't know my grappling game either,” said the Brazilian in an interview with Sportsnet.

With a record of 18 wins, one loss, one draw and one unsuccessful fight, Ankalaev is a strong opponent for Alex, who has a record of ten positive results and two negative results.

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The Brazilian, however, does not let himself get discouraged and remains focused on defending his belt. In his career, there are ten positive results and two negative results in his trajectory in the MMA professional. He has already beaten names like Israel adesanya, Jiri Prochazka, Jan Blachowicz e Sean Strickland.

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