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Pavel Dailidko Aims for Heavyweight Glory at BRAVE CF 74 in France

LockerRoom Team
07 September 2023

Nantes, France - Lithuania's MMA sensation, Pavel "The Experiment" Dailidko, has risen to prominence since transitioning from basketball, and he is now on the cusp of pursuing Heavyweight championship glory. On Thursday, Dailidko will step into the spotlight when he faces France's Salim El Oussaidi in a colossal showdown at BRAVE CF 74 in Nantes, France.

Over the years, Dailidko has instilled fear in his opponents with an impressive record of five first-round knockout wins in seven professional fights. His most recent showcase of devastating potential silenced the Slovenian crowd as he put the home favorite and undefeated Luka Podkrajsek to sleep in the first round during their BRAVE CF 70 encounter in Ljubljana earlier this year. This victory solidified Dailidko's dominance in the BRAVE CF cage, affirming his decision to pivot to MMA. Now, he seeks to continue collecting scalps and big checks in the rapidly growing sport, backed by the fastest-growing MMA brand.

Dailidko reflected on his journey, stating, "Basketball is huge in Lithuania, and I was the star player in my school, but I was too old to make money from it. I turned to bodybuilding and encountered the same problem. When they offered me money to fight, I knew it was the right sport for me. I’ve been very disciplined with my career and went through the amateur scene, but when the pandemic hit, I knew I had to go pro. I’ve worked my ass off to get here, and I’m ready to work even harder, make more money, and win big fights."

"The Experiment" has made a meteoric rise in the professional scene, attributed to his dedication to addressing weaknesses and sparring with elite Heavyweights worldwide. He has honed his skills alongside global stars like Tom Aspinall and Phil de Fries at Team Kaobon London in England. Despite his recent surge, Dailidko remains humble and views his training partners as valuable mentors.

"I know I’m not at that level yet, but working with these guys brings me closer to achieving what they have achieved. I have learned a lot, and this camp has been very good for me. I’m ready to silence the crowd just as I did in my last fight," said Dailidko.

Known for venturing into "enemy territory," Dailidko thrives in high-pressure situations, where he competes in his opponents' home arenas. Reflecting on his recent experiences, he said, "It seems I’m always fighting the hometown favorite, but to be honest, I love it. It gives me extra energy, and I feed off the crowd, even if they are against me."

As he prepares to face Salim El Oussaidi in France, Dailidko is poised to make a resounding statement in the Heavyweight division at BRAVE CF 74. MMA enthusiasts eagerly await to witness the Lithuanian's pursuit of glory on the grand stage.

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