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UFC Debut in Dublin for Ivan 'The Terrible' Serati

Ivan 'The Terrible' Serati to make his UFC debut in Dublin on January 17th at sellout show.

The Milan based Italian Light-heavyweight will make his UFC debut at UFC 93 at the O2 Arena Dublin, Ireland against UFC veteran Drwal where he will have his 4 fight winning streak tested.

Serati is currently the only Italian 205lb in the UFC and is known for his devastating early knockouts and ground and pound, with 8 of his current 10 wins coming by TKO. With only 2 losses to his record Serati is on good form as he prepares to make his UFC debut in January 2009.

The show is already being reported as totally sold out of the 10,000 seats as the UFC make their first foray into the Emerald Isle. The event will be available on PPV and broadcast live on Setanta Sports TV.

The suave Italian has earned his nickname as 'Ivan the Terrible' due to his relentless work ethic inside and outside of the arena and intends to launch his UFC career with a bang. Serati is intending to train for his major fight at the Team Supergrip HQ in Southend, Essex which is owned and operated by the famed trainer / promoter duo of Daniel and Alex Burzotta of the UWC (Ultimate Warrior Challenge). Daniel is a former undefeated British Heavyweight Champion, who acts as the head coach at team Supergrip. Whilst brother Alex manages the Italian Powerhouse and has guided him to the UFC after big wins at UWC, Cage Rage and Cage Warriors.

To facilitate Ivan's UFC debut, Alex and Daniel Burzotta have enlisted Warrior Promotions, the U.K's leading MMA agents, to handle all the media and sponsorship enquiries for the rising Italian star.

A two year exponent of the sport, Serati was a late convert to MMA having previously been a pro boxer. However, the 35 year old powerhouse made an immediate impression on the Burzotta's who have managed his MMA career to date and been instrumental in securing his exposure on UWC and the now defunct Cage Rage.

Serati signed terms with the UFC in September 2008 and promises to make his debut fight a heavy hitting war. The main event features an equally explosive bout as UFC superstars, Rich Franklin and Dab Henderson go head to head.

Report: 27 Nov 2008

Photo by: Dave Roberts

 

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