The smiling Algerian Frenchman came out confidently and aggressively, landing some right hands which backed up the American and surprised him as he was forced to fight going backwards. The Algerian delivered right on his promise claiming his biggest win yet against the American veteran.
Team Hurricane Awesome’s Watson arrived in Bahrain at the peak of his fighting career, having already shared a cage with some of the best fighters in the world, and possesses elite MMA skills both standing and on the ground.
Right from the get go, Elias continued to press the action and stalk his opponent, then secured a brilliant takedown and immediately went to work on Walel’s arm. Once he gained top position he was clinical in the finish as he trapped Walel effortlessly in the Kimura lock and forced the tap-out.