Youssef Zalal is hoping to present an additional side to his placing Oct. 10.
The younger Moroccan prospect will enter his fourth struggle of the year when he faces Seung Woo Choi at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Zalal (10-2 MMA, 3- UFC) has amazed due to the fact becoming a member of the UFC roster, selecting up wins above Austin Lingo, Jordan Griffin and Peter Barrett in the span of 6 months.
He’s riding a great deal of momentum with his lively 2020, and regardless of using on an opponent who’s missing two of his previous three, he sees Choi as his sternest examination to day.
“I really feel like he’s a more durable matchup than all the fellas that I’ve fought just before, to be honest,” Zalal told MMA Junkie. “I feel like he’s way higher level than the guys I’ve fought, even while he misplaced his fights. But for me, I come to feel like he provides a large amount of risk to the video game, so I do not care. No matter what the UFC gives me, I just want to continue to be all set and genuinely just remain active. Which is all I treatment about.”
In Choi (8-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC), Zalal is going through a fellow striker. But in this individual matchup, he desires to method issues a minor in another way. Morocco has a rich record of kickboxing, and Zalal needs to display off that side of his game by going again to his roots.
“I haven’t gotten my Moroccan side out yet,” Zalal mentioned. “All they’ve seen is my technical side – my head motion, my movement. They haven’t witnessed the true Dutch kickboxing, just sitting there and getting a crazy Moroccan. I feel this combat, it could possibly have a opportunity of bringing that out of me, so I’m fairly enthusiastic about that.”