Saturday, April 18, 2009

"Professor X" looks to continue the party in UFC 97 bout with Denis Kang

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Much has been made of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva's impressive win streak heading into Saturday night's UFC 97 event in Montreal.

But Silva won't be the only dangerous striker carrying an impressive win streak into the event – Xavier Foupa-Pokam (20-9 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stopped each of his past seven opponents.

And while Foupa-Pokam will face an always-tough Denis Kang (31-11-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in his octagon debut, the Frenchmen believes he's more than ready.

"Maybe because of their smaller media exposure, people often seem to under-estimate European fighters," Foupa-Pokam today told ( "Some of the guys I've fought were really tough guys, even if their reputations were not as big in the world as their talent. And I haven't only fought European fighters, I've nearly fought around the world.

"Fighting Denis Kang will be a tough one, but I'm feeling very ready for this right now."

With 11 knockout or TKO wins counted among his 20 career victories, "Professor X" has utilized his striking background to its maximum potential in his near seven-year career.

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