South Africa’s Cameron Saaiman Impresses UFC President Dana White With 3rd Round Knockout to Earn Contract

South Africa’s Cameron Saaiman Impresses UFC President Dana White With 3rd Round Knockout to Earn Contract

  • South Africa has another fighter contracted to the UFC, thanks to Cameron Saaiman's performance
  • UFC President Dana White suggested that South Africa's Cameron Saaiman make his nickname The Future
  • Cameron Saaiman produced a beautiful knockout in the third round to win his fight and earn a UFC contract

Cameron Saaiman has made mixed martial arts history.

The South African fighter has officially become the youngest male fighter on the UFC roster.

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Cameron Saaiman has made history by becoming the youngest male fighter on the UFC roster. Image: Chris Unger
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Cameron, who was also the EFC’s Bantamweight champion, competed in Dana White’s Contender Series for a chance to earn the UFC contract.

MSP, as he is also known, knocked out Joshua Waǹg-Kim in the third round of his bout to win his fight and impress UFC President Dana White in the process.

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Speaking after the event, White said he was impressed with Cameron’s composure during the fight, especially considering that he was only 21 years old. White added that if the South African didn’t have a nickname yet, it should be “The Future.”

Cameron faced stiff competition during the bout against an opponent with more fight experience than him but showed his resilience to produce a stunning knockout in the third round.

EFC’s President Cairo Howarth had high praise for Cameron following his fight.

“We’ve always believed that Cameron is a global star for the future and he’s proven us right on the biggest stage in the sport. The path of past EFC champions to Vegas is a well-worn one and we know that many others in the future will continue to follow Camerons’ example for years to come,” he said.

South Africa's Cameron Saaiman to fight for UFC contract at Dana White's Contender Series in Las Vegas

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South Africa's Cameron Saaiman will be looking to fly the flag high for the country when he competes for a UFC contract.

The current Extreme Fighting Championship's (EFC) Bantamweight champion will be looking to earn a spot on the UFC roster when he competes in Dana White's Contender Series (DWCS).

Cameron took to his Instagram account to confirm that he will be fighting on August 23 in Las Vegas.

Source: Sports Brief News