Yousef Wehbe was handed the Desert Force lightweight championship belt after his convincing victory on Monday at Desert Force 24. Wehbe faced the division’s former champion, Mohamed Triki, and earned a unanimous decision win to become the new lightweight champion.
Early in the first round, Triki managed to knockdown Wehbe, but the latter recovered to grind his way to the title. Triki was visibly frustrated as Wehbe was taking him down willingly at his will on more than one occasion in the fight, almost fully shutting down his striking game.
This was Wehbe’s fourth consecutive win under the Desert Force banner, but it was bitter sweet to the Lebanese as he openly admits that didn’t put on the performance that he wanted.
“Thank God I got the title. I promised to win the shield by the end of this year, and here I am. There are a lot of things that I should work on, this was not the performance that I wanted, but mission accomplished, I got the job done.”
Check out what he had to say in the post-fight video interview above.