DWCS 54 winner Farid Basharat: ‘If you’re fighting the Basharat brothers, you better pack a second lunch’

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LAS VEGAS – Farid Basharat thinks few will be able to match his or his brother Javid’s pace.

Basharat (9-0) joined his brother, Javid Basharat, on the UFC roster after he defeated Allan Begosso by unanimous decision at Dana White’s Contender Series 54 on Tuesday.

It was a well-rounded performance from Basharat, who swept the judges’ scorecards.

“I haven’t seen the fight yet, but I’m very satisfied,” Basharat told reporters, including MMA Junkie. “It’s just once the fight finished, it was such a fast-paced fight, I just kind of crashed a little bit, energy wise. We do this a lot in training. We simulate these kind of crazy cardio rounds. It reminded me of that. Once the fight finished, I was exhausted because I really left it all on the line.

“It’s tough to keep up with my pace, and I think you’re going to see a lot more of this – this Basharat pace. You’ve seen Javid, who’s got an even more sickening pace than I have, so this is very common with us. So if you’re fighting the Basharat brothers, you better pack a second lunch.”

Javid Basharat (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) fights Saturday against Tony Gravely (23-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 210 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

“Javid’s also fighting this week, and that’s just going to make it such a special week when he goes out there and gets the ‘W,’ as well,” Basharat said.

“As far as I’m concerned, job’s not done. Job’s done when Javid gets his hand raised on Saturday. He’s got a tough opponent, though he is so prepared. And Saturday night when he wins, that’s when we can sit back and just reminisce on the past few months. This is a special fight because it’s a landmark because we’re both in the UFC now.”


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