Despite losing his last fight in Desert Force in dramatic fashion (in the dying seconds of the 1st round), Polvo is still a formidable opponent and retains a strong following in the MMA community. Known for being a very fair and humble adversary, he will be looking to bounce back into the “W” column as fast as possible to better his current 3-1-0 professional record.
Prior to his championship fight, Yousef had previously beaten the Jordanian Mallick Quraan(Fight), Ali al Hady(Fight) and Daniel Hilal all within the opening five minutes of their respective fights. A match-up against Ahmad Ansari sounds promising and would also give Ansari the opportunity to bounce back against a top rated opponent. The more suitable and juicier match up though would be against the Shooto fighter Aziz Julaidan from Saudi Arabia.
Although his record is 1-1 in Desert Force, he shows a lot of promise anytime he steps into the octagon and was unfortunate to have the decision go against him in his loss against Mohammad Arti. Juleidan would also bring solid jiu jitsu skills with him and decent striking skills which would be unlike any other fighter Polvo has faced thus far. For Julaidan it would give him the opportunity to be put his name up there as one of the top contenders for Abdulkareem Al Selwady’s belt. With a win against Polvo, he would be 1 or maximum 2 fights away from a title fight.
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