The EFC lightweight champion ” Yousef ‘ The Widow Maker ‘ Ghrairi made quick work of his opponent yesterday ( May 19, 2017 ) in the main event of EFC Evolution 4. Ghrairi who won the title back in march 2016 via KO in 30 seconds, displayed more control and accuracy with his hits and knocked out Mahmoud Hefny in the opening minutes of the first round.
Slow to start the fighters began to pick up the pace half way through the first round. Ghrairi let loose with a superman punch to jump start an exchange of punches and scuffle between the two. A high kick followed by a powerful knee had Ghrairi’s confidence boom. Prompted by his corner, he continued with three knees. The third smacked his opponent straight in the face as he was already on the way down. Turned ground and pound, the fight was brought to an end, with the Lebanese Ghrairi defending his belt and taking the win via KO punches.
With this win, Grairi now rides a 5 win streak, 4 of which coming by way of finish. A big opportunity could be in line for this talented lightweight as new and big promotions scout for the best talents in the region.
” I predicted am going to finish this one in the first round, and that’s what happened! All respect for my opponent who took this fight but at this point in my career am on another level. Bring me the best lightweight on the regional arab mma scene and watch me put on a show and climb the ladder.”
A fun match to watch, check out this video which features Ghrairi pre-fight predicting he will finish the bout in 1 round. Enjoy the amateur footage of the fight also.