LONDON – Soren Bak’s Bellator debut comes Saturday, where he’ll face 13-fight veteran Terry Brazier.
Highly regarded as one of Europe’s best featherweight prospects, Cage Warriors champion Bak (13-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) signed with Bellator in September.
At the time, there was some speculation the Danish fighter had two offers on the table and chose Bellator over the UFC. At a media day Thursday, Bak admitted there is some truth to the rumors.
“Yeah, there is some truth to that,” Bak told MMA Junkie. “But the real truth is we were looking for the best deal we could find anywhere. Not just financially or looking at long at the term, but all the way around. Bellator had the best deal on the table – the best opportunity.”
As for his matchup with Brazier (11-2 MMA, 1-1 BMMA), “The True Viking” Bak said he expects a physically strong opponent. A 33-year-old Englishman, Brazier has split his two promotional appearances and comes off an Americana submission victory over Alessandro Botti in June.
“I see Terry has some size on people and he uses it to bully people,” Bak said. “So if you don’t have the technique on point, you’re going to be spending a lot of energy. That’s kind of what I’ve been seeing from him. He’s a good overall mixed martial artist, but he has big holes everywhere. I’m going to be able to exploit some of those.”
Bellator Europe 6 takes place Saturday at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London. The card streams on MMA Junkie.
Check out MMA Junkie’s full Bellator Europe 6 pre-fight interview with Soren Bak in the video above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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