Saffiedine Has Plan for Larson’s Experience
By: Joe Myers
Tarec Saffiedine file photo: Dave Mandel | Sherdog.com
Saffiedine looks to take the next step in his mixed martial
arts career Saturday when he faces UFC and WEC veteran Brock Larson
on the main card of the Shark
Fights 13 pay-per-view event in Amarillo, Texas.
"The first word I think of when I think about (Larson) is
said Saffiedine on the Sherdog Radio Network's Jordan Breen Show
Thursday. "He's fought a lot of good guys and was in the UFC
for a while. I've worked hard and am really prepared for a good
fight. I have a good game plan and I just have to stick to it and
that way I can win the fight."
Shark Fights 13 will be headlined by a non-title light heavyweight
bout between promotional champion Trevor
Prangley and former UFC staple Keith
Jardine. 2001 U.S. judo champion Rameau
Thierry Sokoudjou will meet Nebraskan striker Houston
Alexander in the main supporting fight.
Larson, who trains at the Minnesota Mixed Martial Arts Academy, has
23 submissions and six knockouts among his 32 wins. Saffiedine said
he's comfortable if he gets taken down, though.