Erik Carlsson has made a statement about Ahmed Amir who is set to fight at Brave 11 held at Belo Horizonte on 13th April. Carlsson and Amir gave one of the most exciting bouts at Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions hosted at Bahrain, a fight that will be remembered for a long time. (Watch it below)
In a fight that showcased the heart of both warriors, Amir edged Carlsson by split decision after a back and forth battle. The fight was appreciated by the legends of the sport including John Kavanagh, Kirik Jenness, Frankie Edgar and Wanderlei Silva instantly making it a classic for ages yet to come. As Amir is training at Straight Blast Gym Ireland preparing to face Cleiton Silva at Brazil, none other than Erik Carlsson from Sweden came forward with comments about his previous opponent.
Currently training at the Tiger Muay Thai Thailand, Carlsson talked about his previous fight with Amir,
“It was a fight that I learned a lot from, and a very exiting fight according to many people in the arena, I met John Kavanagh the day after, he told me that he really enjoyed the fight which was nice, but the result was still the same though. Ahmed did a great job staying close to me in the clinch and landed in a good dominant position in the second round, scoring well with the judges. I thought I would be able to land more cleaner shoots and create space better in those clinch situations, but he is strong in the body locks positions, and he held on for dear life there, because in the open field I was far superior as we saw dropping him twice. He listened to his corner well, that told him to stay away and recover until Mark Goddard warned him. He won the contest but I believe I won the fight. But we both won the audience unlike no other fight in the card.”
Carlsson is currently undergoing training and is set to make an impact at the Bahraini MMA promotion in the month of May. In the current roaster, he is the first and only fighter representing Sweden. When asked regarding the upcoming fight for Ahmed Amir, Carlsson responded, “It will be a tough fight. I hope he will showcase outstanding performance and will prove the heart he has put into the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. As a person he struggled a lot to reach where he is right now and is an ambassador of mixed martial arts in Egypt. I wish him the best in his upcoming fight.