Watson confident ahead of UFC debut

Tom 'Kong' Watson

Tom 'Kong' Watson

First published in Sport

TOM ‘Kong’ Watson says he feels “100 per cent confident” of starting his UFC journey with a win.

The Southampton Mixed Martial Arts specialist will fight for the first time under the umbrella of the UFC, which attracts a massive global audience.

Watson knows that if he becomes a hit in UFC then fame and fortune beckon.

But before he can even consider any of that he needs to make his mark with the organisation, starting with a tough test against Bradley Tavares at Nottingham Arena on Saturday.

Tavares has eight wins from nine contests and the 24-year-old is a real danger for middleweight Watson.

However, after months of careful preparation in America, Watson is optimistic over his chances.

“I can guarantee that I will go in to this fight and give everything I have as I do in all of my fights, and I feel 100 per cent confident in coming away with the victory,” said Watson, who has been writing an exclusive blog on dailyecho.co.uk in the build-up to the contest.

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