Vying for a featherweight title at Oktagon 50 this Saturday is Losene Keita, returning for the first time since a leg injury suffered back in July.
During his time away, Keita vacated his lightweight title, though it remains on his mind.
“I want to get that belt back,” Keita told Cageside Press in a recent interview. “The only way I get that belt back, because next year will be Gamechangers, it will be like one year nobody’s fighting for that belt again, because they’re doing a tournament for one million. That’s the only way I get that belt.”
Twelve of the sixteen names competing in the Tipsports Gamechanger 2024 tournament have already been announced. With a win on Saturday, Losene Keita could be one of the remaining competitors.
Coming back from a leg injury, Keita told us that “I feel great. The training went very well, the sparring went very well. I can’t wait to show them who is Keita again, in case they forget about it.”
Like Keita, opponent Niko Samsonidse returned from a severe injury himself earlier this year. “Niko is a great fighter. Great striking, great distance movement,” stated Keita. Of course, there’s a “but” to add to that. “At this stage of my career, I don’t think he can beat me,” added Keita. “I’m not ready to lose yet. I’m not ready to lose.”
Watch our full interview with Oktagon 50 headliner Losene Keita above.