This Saturday, Dean Garnett will head to Grozny, Russia for ACB 67 and the fight of his life when he takes on former ACB bantamweight world champion, Magomed Magomedov.
Garnett is unbeaten as a professional (9-0-1) and heads into the bout brimming with confidence following a big win over Aussie Michael Tobin in his last fight back at ACB 54 in March.
Speaking exclusively to MMAUNO.com earlier this week, Garnett said that Magomedov was his stepping stone for a ACB title fight and that he was feeling in great shape ahead of their main event fight this weekend.
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“For me now, I think I’m at a high level in every aspect of my game,” Garnett said. “I don’t feel like I have any weaknesses now. For me, it’s all about getting cracking, taking out Magomedov and then moving on to fighting for the title later this year.”
Fighting in Magomedov’s backyard would be cause for concern for some fighters, but not Garnett. The Brit believes that the result will be so convincing come fight that there won’t be a chance for any referee or judges to deny him the win.
“I’m not thinking about that to be honest with you,” Garnett said. “I looked at some of the overturned decision in the past and heard about all the politics that happened and I don’t think it was as bad as it was all made out to be. I’m just going to go over there give the performance that I know I can.
“Trust me, there’s going to be no arguments about who’s won when I’ve finished with him.”
Sure there’s a chance we go the full 15-minutes, but this is going to be all me from the start. I’m going to be a step ahead of him at all times. He’s a good fighter, but his fight IQ is well off mine.”
Garnett says he’s coming for the finish on Saturday night, but he’s more than prepared to go the three rounds to get the job done. With $10,000 up for grabs in bonus money, Garnett says he’s got a few things planned in an attempt to be the one leaving Grozny with the cash.
“I’ve got a sneaky move up my sleeve that I can’t divulge,” Garnett said. “If it goes this way then there’s going to be absolutely no question as to who gets the 10K this time. There’s potentially a sneaky submission coming for Mago’, but if not, trust me he better watch out for me clipping him with my right hand or a even a knee.
“I’m coming for the finish, but if we go the three then I’m more than prepared for this. I got all the respect in the world for him, but at the end of the day he’s not going to be able to cope with me.”