Kennedy Nzechukwu “African Savage” Fights Darko Stosic at UFC Newark

Kennedy Nzechukwu lost to Paul Craig in his UFC debut after winning a UFC contract on the Dana White Contender Series. Kennedy looking for his first win in the UFC by beating Light Heavyweight prospect Darko Stosic.

Nzechukwu didn’t look like himself in his last fight against Paul Craig but he’ll become the “African Savage” against Stosic.

Fortis MMA product Nzechukwu was told by his team to rewatch the fight, but he left that to his coaches. He has no desire to look back at the loss, and he hopes to show what he’s capable of come Saturday.

“I haven’t even watched that fight – I’m terrified of watching that fight, Nzechukwu said. “It’s not me, man. It’s definitely not me. They keep telling me to watch it, I was like, ‘Nah, I can’t watch it,’ because I might have nightmares thinking of that fight. It was just a horrific, horrifying performance, and I’m just ready to go.”

Nzechukwu is the part of the new crop of Light Heavyweight talent, One of the talented Light Heavyweights that has the potential to be a Light Heavyweight Champion. Bringing the UFC Title back to Nigeria.

“It’s awesome. We always knew eventually we’re going to get an African champ. I’m happy for Kamaru Usman for opening that door and shedding that light on Africa. We never had African stars until he came around. Now, there is him, [Francis] Ngannou, Sodiq Yusuff, Israel Adesanya, and Mark Diakiese and myself. I’m not in the limelight yet so I have to perform. I don’t consider myself a UFC fighter or a prospect so I have to perform like I know I can.”

Nzechukwu should consider himself a UFC Light Heavyweight Prospect and a NIGERIAN UFC Light Heavyweight champion. Nzechukwu capable of doing that by being coached by Sayif Saud, Head Coach of Fortis MMA. Sayif Saud top ten MMA head coach will have Kennedy well prepared against Darko Stosic.

“We have a lot of prospects. I’ve been working on speed, conditioning, and cardio. These guys can’t carry their body around for these five rounds or three rounds.” Five rounds. Nzechukwu already has title fights on his mind.

“I’ve watched tapes and tapes and tapes on these guys’ fights. I know cardio and conditioning is a huge, huge factor in the fights. I was a long-distance runner as well as playing soccer. So my lungs are ready to go for days. I’m ready to capitalize on these guys’ mistakes. I’m ready for this division. And I’m ready to make a run for that belt.”

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