rear Get rid of yet another upset Branson (22-7 MMA, 13-5 UFC) is now preparing for a top-ranked match against Kevin Holland’s surge in middleweight at Las Vegas’ UFC Apex on Saturday’s headliner. Is in place.
He felt as much as he deserved after defeating Edmen Shahbazian as a weak man on a previous outing, but leaves no doubt about his desires. Immediately after the victory in a post-match interview with Paul Felder, he said he wanted Costa (14-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) next and explained in detail why at a post-match press conference.
“I can’t say I was too excited about this fight (with the Netherlands),” Branson told reporters, including MMA Junkie. “I was looking for someone like Costa. I was cool in Robert Whittaker’s rematch. I really want one of these top guys to elevate me. So this is what I am It was a fight I had to serve. I really want someone who is really excited and who can really feel this is a fight for me and really elevate me. “
Costa initially planned to fight Robert Whittaker in the UFC Fight Night headliner on April 17, but recently withdrew from the match due to illness and replaced Kelvin Gastelum.
As a result, Brazilians who lost to Israel Adesanya in the title battle at UFC 253 in September will have no obvious next opponent. Branson wants to be that guy and he said he wants it to happen soon.
“I got a little cut (on my face),” Branson said. It will take some time to heal, but I want to come back in a few months. Let’s start the fight. That’s why I’m in that place. “
– MMA Sports
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