Unified 58’s Mohamed Ado unphased by 5-0 milestone

Jun 9, 2024

EDMONTON — Friday night can’t come soon enough for Mohamed Ado.

On Friday, under the bright lights of the River Cree Resort & Casino in Edmonton, AB, Ado looks to improve to 5-0 in his professional MMA career with a fifth straight stoppage victory against Afghanistan’s Abdul Fayzi (6-2, 1 NC), LIVE on UFC Fight Pass.

“I’m feeling amazing,” Ado says on the eve of the biggest fight of his career. “I’ve had a great training camp. Everything has gone really well, and I just can’t wait until Friday night.”

Most fighters would agree that improving to 5-0 is an important milestone in their career. That’s when the UFC really starts paying attention to most prospects, so a life-changing contract could come sooner rather than later.

But the fast-rising Ado says 5-0 is just business as usual.

“I didn’t even really think about that, honestly,” the Niger-born Ottawa product says with a laugh. “I just want to compete as much as possible against tough competition, and work my way to the UFC by doing that.

“I haven’t thought about the significance of 5-0,” he adds. “It’s a big fight, but just another fight in my journey.”

Ado would like to be in the UFC by this time next year. He knows a big win in his Western Canadian debut in Edmonton will go a long way in punching his ticket to the big show.

“I want to show that I’m one of the best young fighters in Canada with this fight,” Ado says. “I’ve got big goals in this sport.”


Unified MMA is Canada’s leading mixed martial arts promotion, showcasing the country’s top-ranked fighters, LIVE on UFC Fight Pass. The organization has successfully promoted 56 events across Canada since it was founded in 2009, and has propelled several athletes to the UFC’s Octagon.