Javid Basharat excited to draw Victor Henry: ‘As far as I’m concerned, this is a top 15 fight’

ABU DHABI – Javid Basharat thinks Victor Henry is a top 15-caliber fight.

Rising contenders Basharat (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Henry (23-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) square off in a bantamweight bout at UFC 294 on Saturday.

Basharat sees Henry as a worthy opponent, and thinks both their skillsets are better than a lot of the UFC’s ranked bantamweights. The undefeated 28-year-old is ready to test himself against the experienced Henry.

Basharat talked about that and more at Wednesday’s UFC 294 media day in Abu Dhabi.

Check out the full interview in the video above.

UFC 294 takes place Saturday at Etihad Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view at a special time of 2 p.m. ET following prelims on ESPN+.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 294.


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