09:00AM, Friday 08 February 2019
Windsor’s Terry ‘The Dominator’ Brazier will make his debut for MMA promotion Bellator at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Saturday night. The mixed martial artist will join the undercard for the Pitbull vs Scope event.
The former two-division BAMMA champion will take on Chris Bungard in an all British lightweight clash.
He’s currently enjoying a rich vein of form, riding a nine-fight winning streak. He’s won four of his last five bouts by a judges’ decision, but Brazier will be looking for a return to the form which saw him knock out his first five professional MMA opponents.
Standing between Brazier and a 10th consecutive victory will be a fighter who’s also making his first appearance at Bellator. Hailing from the Scottish Hit Squad, Bungard has enjoyed wins in four of his last five bouts – and has a reputation as an exciting lightweight with nine of his 11 professional wins coming via TKO or submission.
“He’s a jiu-jitsu guy but it’s not something I haven’t come across before to be honest,” said Brazier. “I’m not going to put added pressure on myself by saying when I’ll finish it. It would be nice to get a quick TKO, but I’ll do whatever I need to do. I can’t underestimate anyone though.”
Originally from Denham, South Bucks, Brazier was in the Band of the Irish Guards, barracked in Windsor. Having signed up to the Bellator family he’s now got his sights set on reaching the very top.
“If you’re not aiming for titles then you’re in the wrong game,” he said. “To be honest I’d back myself now to take on the guys fighting in the main event. Bellator is one of the biggest shows in the world but I’ll deal with the pressure.”
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