It took Philippe Massoud 2 minutes and 10 seconds to put an end to Toha Abdel Fatah last Friday.
The fight was the main event of EFC Evolution 4: Return of the King and boy did it shock the local crowd.
Both fighters started the testing process on their feet, yet once Massoud successfully took Toha down, it was a downward slope for the Egyptian. Massoud used his improved ground game to control and submit Toha half way through the opening round.
“I fought one of the best fighters that Egypt has to offer. Despite my opponent coming 4Kg overweight and having more experience on paper, I took the fight and got the job done in 2 minutes. That’s how I send my messages, what ever record and who ever you are, I am ready.”
Having fought as an amateur early in his career and recently transitioning to the professional circuit, Massoud has been spending his days honing his skills so that he is ready to face whoever, whenever:
“During the past 2 years, I couldn’t be in action as much as I needed due to personal issues which Thank God are handled now. I had full support from my head coach Michael from day 1 which kept me on track despite not being able to compete. I took this time to work on my weak points, training hard everyday at Knockout Academy. Records and belts mean nothing to me, I am ready to fight anyone who steps in. I am the best bantamweight fighter, and I am proving it, mark my words.”
EFC Evolution 4 took place on the 11th of August in Cairo, Egypt. Founded by Egypt’s own Khaled Abdel Hamid, EFC Evolution is deemed Egypt’s most prestigious mixed martial arts championship. The promotion’s events have been sending ripples across the region with their ever growing fan base and refined fighter caliber.