Two of Canada’s top welterweight prospects are set to collide.
Thunder Bay, Ont.’s Bobby Poulter (3-0) tests skills with Saeid Mirzaei (2-0-1) in the co-main event of BFL 71 on March 10. This welterweight bout emanates from Harbour Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C. and broadcasts on UFC Fight Pass.
Poulter is coming off a highlight-reel knockout win in his BFL debut at BFL 68 in which he finished Keanan Kellar in violent fashion early in the first round.
“It was crazy, man. The amount of adrenaline that I got from that finish was more than I’ve ever had in my entire life,” said Poulter in an interview with MMA Empire.
“It was amazing to see all the hard work pay off because that was a particularly challenging camp for me. It was very, very hard on my body and on my system, and I was sick constantly, so I was very, very worried that I wasn’t able to perform the way that I did. But I continued grinding through it all and good things come to those who just put in the work, regardless of the scenario.”
Only managing to complete one time each year since 2019, Poulter said he’s looking to have a big 2022 and put himself in position for a big fight down the line.
“If I can get three to four fights this year, I would be so ecstatic and I can be on the verge of Contender Series, right,” said Poulter.
“This next fight I’m focused on, but after that I could see at least talks to start happening about potential 170 challenges or whoever the champs might be because there really aren’t a lot of 170 current belt holders in Canada. The only one that I can think of is that BFL right, so who knows what Unified will have at welterweight, who knows what BTC will have at welterweight.”
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