The clash between Charles Jourdain and Shane Burgos at the UFC gala presented at the UBS Arena on Long Island this Saturday.
Both fighters have similar records (14-3 for Burgos, 13-4-1 for Jourdain), and both love to put on a show.
“He laughed when he got the big shots from Josh Emmett (#3 featherweight). There are not many fighters who can take blows like this,” says the athlete from Beloeil.
“I’m going to have to find his chin quickly. I will have 15 minutes to do it, and Burgos will have the same time to try to break me mentally.
Jourdain knows the best moments of his career. His last two wins against Andre Ewell and Lando Vannata have been impressive. But as with each of his outings, the Quebecer approaches the fight philosophically.
“My confidence comes from the fact that I am ready for anything. It can be the best or worst day of my life. I accept all eventualities. But, I know I have the tools to beat Shane Burgos.
A victory on Saturday will allow Charles Jourdain to debut among the top 15 featherweight fighters in the UFC.
Against Burgos is ranked 14th in the world. Charles will try to cement his place among the elite within the most prestigious mixed martial arts organization. This brings together the best fighters worldwide.
And yet, the name of Charles Jourdain does not resonate so strongly with us.
“It was eating away at me for a long time, but I’m trying to let go.”
But Jourdain immediately continues: “No, the media doesn’t talk enough about us. Mixed martial arts are not respected enough. Daily articles or reports on boxing exist, even if Quebec boxers do not always face the world’s elite.
We feel it. Jordan wants recognition. For him and his sport. This was discussed at length in his generous interview. Insiders know he will fight the biggest fight of his career this Saturday.
For others, we invite you to discover Charles and witness his official entry among the UFC featherweight elite.