Las Vegas, NV – The UFC welterweight division acquired a different wake-up get in touch with as newcomer Rinat Fakhretdinov dominated Andreas Michailidis at UFC Vegas 56 on Saturday at the UFC APEX.
“First of all it could be a great deal greater, but I was anxious it’s my first battle. I was waiting around for this fight for a 12 months-and-a-50 %. Like I claimed it could be considerably, much better, but what transpired which is what occurred. I’m pretty grateful to Dana White who signed me up. It was magic. I know I’m heading to development in the potential. Every combat will be improved than this just one. I’m completely ready,” Fakhretdinov instructed reporters by a translator at his put up-struggle scrum.
Fakhretdinov pointed out the wait around for his UFC debut and he discussed why it took so extended to get him into the octagon.
“There was 1st visa situations. We couldn’t get visa even from the 1st try out. Then there was COVID. So it was truly hard to get in right here, but the moment we received in The usa I start instruction. (I) put in all (my) teaching days, months, in Miami becoming very focused. Now (I’m) unstoppable,” Fakhretdinov explained.
Fakhretdinov utilized a wrestling-significant activity prepare from Michailidis who prefers to strike with opponents scoring 5 of 10 takedowns int he combat.
“Plan A was an early complete. Prepare B was of class going as a result of all 3 rounds, but I think it is even improved for my first struggle to go as a result of, to experience it. Now I’m likely to progress,” reported Fakhretdinov.
“Next time I assure I’m likely to complete early.”
Following such a dominating debut and displaying incredibly minor damage subsequent the battle Fakhretdinov continue to expressed the require to go house and see his household who he’s been absent from for quite a while.
“I have to have just a pair of months to commit time with my family. I didn’t see my household for all the schooling days though remaining listed here, but I can fight each and every thirty day period. Critically I can struggle each month. I combat with all my coronary heart, I give all I have, all the best just about every time. I will progress and you will some unseeable in advance of from me, belief me,” Fakhretdinov explained.
View the full UFC Vegas 56 article-fight media scrum with Rinat Fakhretdinov above.