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Jakob Nedoh vows to ‘shock the world’ as Slovenian battles Simeon Powell for PFL Europe supremacy

Jakob Nedoh is determined to stamp his name in history books as he looks to become the inaugural PFL Europe light-heavyweight champion this Friday night in Dublin.

The Slovenian has been one of the most exciting fighters throughout this first edition of PFL’s continental tournament.

Nedoh won both of his fights with first round knockouts, taking out Riccardo Nosiglia and Anthony Salamone on his way to the final.

When asked about his journey to the showpiece bout, the 27-year-old told Planet Sport: “I expected it will be a real tough deal for me but I took this chance very seriously. I began to train even harder than before. I trained for a very long period of time for this moment.”

The Gorilla will now square off against one of Britian’s most exciting upcoming new light-heavyweights, Simeon Powell.

The championship belt is not the only thing at stake for both men. The organisation will hand a $100k cheque to the winner and will also consider a potential spot on the global PFL $1m roster.

Nedoh believes no one has seen his best version. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering all of his seven wins have come inside the opening round.

Nevertheless, the Slovenian is confident ahead of his meeting with Powell.

“Once my first fight in the tournament was announced, I saw immediately that Simeon Powell is built around this tournament.

“My first objective was to come to the final and defeat him. I will do this on Friday because I’m so ready. Nobody has seen even 5% of my skills and my ability. I’m really hyped.”

He added: “This is the biggest stage and the biggest organisation. I’m really proud and happy to be here.

“I perform better under more pressure. In front of the crowd. I can’t wait. It will be two times bigger and big stakes are on the line. I can’t wait to put on a show. I’m really thrilled.”

A win for Nedoh this Friday night in Dublin could open the door to bigger and better things in 2024.

When asked how far he can go in his MMA career, the Slovenian said: “I think with this work and this mindset, I can be at the top of the world.

“I really have the ability which nobody has. I’m a really dangerous guy. Like Dan Hardy said, a terrifying individual. I will shock the world, but I will go step by step. I’m young and I’m very happy to be here.”

As well as representing himself, Nedoh will also fly the flag for his nation of Slovenia.

“In my country, which is a small country, everybody is talking about it,” he said. “I’m the best MMA guy in my country at the moment. It feels really good to have the support of your country behind your back. This is it.”

Fans can watch PFL Europe 4 from Dublin live on DAZN on Friday, December 8.

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