Yousef Ghrairi had little problem capturing the EFC Evolution lightweight title with a first-round TKO of Sami Amin in the main event of EFC Evolution 24 which took place on Saturday, March 19 in Egypt.
Kattameya Gardens Club, Cairo, played host to Ghrairi’s (4-0) triumph, as he needed 24 seconds to overwhelm Amin (5-4-1) with strikes to win the belt in impressive and record breaking fashion at EFC headliner.
It was short and violent – the fastest finish in EFC championship fight as Ghraire landed a vicious over right hand, dropping and blasting Amin with a relentless onslaught of strikes until the referee decided to bring an end to the contest. Amin dropped and his body looked starched but the referee knows best right? This 24 second KO in the first round , ties and reminds us of Desert Force’s featherweight title fight between Aziz Julaidan’s and Abdulkareem Al Selwady which ended in similar fashion.
Back at that time, I remember thinking to myself "is this guy for real? MMA!!!"…half a lap around the mats was your limit then 😀 and now you're a light-weight undefeated champion throwing over a dozen 5-minute rounds in training. That was your hard work, your sweat, your tenacity and will to achieve and I'm proud of you champ, of what you've accomplished and of what more you are going to accomplish. I'll always be at your corner pushing you harder, whether you like it or not…be it the nice way or the yellow cane :p
Posted by Tiger Muay Thai Gym on Sunday, March 20, 2016
Fighting out of Tiger Muay Thai Lebanon, Yousef Ghrairi made his professional debut at EFC Evolution “War Against Terrorism”, winning the fight via Unanimous Decision. He then moved on to compete in a 4-man tournament at EFC Fight Night 19 & 20, where he fought and won 2 consecutive fights via knockout on the same day.
His much experienced opponent, Sami Amin, had ruled as the EFC lightweight champion before being dethroned by Ghrairi. Amin boasts a loaded record of 10 professional fights, 2 of which were under ONE Fighting Championship (now ONE Championship), Asia’s largest mixed martial arts promotion.
With this win, Ghrairi extends his professional winning streak to four and now holds the EFC Evolution lightweight title. The Lebanese prospect hasn’t suffered a loss since his pro debut in March 2015, surely someone to look out for this year!