According to an article Tuesday on ProMMAInsider.com, Saad Awad once again dropped by the Mayweather Boxing Club to get in some work on his standup game. He has become a semi-regular to the gym, dropping by to get in work with fellow fighters King Mo and Roy Nelson whenever he is in Las Vegas.
Last Friday night, Awad opened up the Bellator lightweight tournament in style, getting a submission victory over promotion newcomer Nick Stapleton in the first round of their first round matchup. The victory means he will be moving on to face another first round winner in Will Brooks, a man he defeated recently in less than a minute at Bellator 91.
The ultimate goal for Saad Awad is to once again make it to the finals of the tournament, but this time with a different result. As you may remember, Awad lost a controversial fight to David Rickels when the fight was waived off after he failed to get up off the canvas following the end of the first round. Resting on his back, the referee waived off the fight, declaring Rickels the victor by TKO.
Saad spoke about his win over Stapleton in this exclusive interview, as well as going through his potential opponents throughout the rest of the tournament. No matter who he faces, Awad is confident he will get a chance at redemption and move on to an opportunity to compete for the lightweight title.