Manama, Sept. 14 (BUS): Having redeemed himself with a surprise victory over Abdulmanab Magomedov five months ago, Ireland’s Glenn McPhee is ready to once again remind the MMA world why he was once considered one of the best amateurs. Distinguished out of Europe.
McVeigh returns to play on September 25, facing off against Sweden’s Bilal “Borse” Tipsaev in a three-round bantamweight competition on the backing card of the BRAVE CF 54 – Bahrain’s premier promotional project based in Konin, Poland.
The Belfast, Northern Ireland native, 24, had a tough patch early in his career, losing consecutive losses – including a 70-second delivery setback to Frieh Harahsheh at BRAVE CF 49: Super Fights last March.
Fortunately for him, he had the opportunity to get rid of the bitter taste of defeat. Maksim Trokhimchuk withdrew from the match against Magomedov due to injury. As a result, the matchmakers offered the place to McVeigh who did not think twice about accepting it.
At BRAVE CF 50 in April, McVeigh pulled off the impossible, defeating Magomedov by unanimous decision in a three-round thriller.
A representative of Fight Academy Ireland stated, “Everyone calls me chicken. I don’t get it. I accept all these fights with all these guys willingly, no matter where they fight. So I’m not a chicken.”
Now, McVeigh wants to build on his first win under the organization’s banner by defeating Tipsaev, who is exiting the third round by stopping against Matisse Zaharovs in Latvia in his first promotional appearance at the Brave CF 36 in July 2020.
While he is fully aware that Tipsyev will bring about the same amount of desire to walk away with his hand up, McVeigh is confident he has the tools to beat anyone in the department.
“I respect him (Tipsev), he is a beast. His wrestling is really high level, but that wouldn’t be enough. It’s very hard to visualize this fight without finishing. If we fight together, it will be a really tough fight.”
“He is average in MMA, but his wrestling is very good. If it was a wrestling match, he would definitely win. But we are fighting an MMA fight. I really think I’m going to finish him off. I want the best and toughest fighters in the squad. Give me some tough fights after this fight.”