LAS VEGAS – Decorated grappling world champion Rodolfo Vieira had a feeling he used to be going to receive by submission in his return to the octagon.
Vieira (10-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) bought his hand raised Saturday on the principle card of UFC Fight Night 236 on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas after he submitted Armen Petrosyan (8-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) with an arm-triangle choke in the principle round of their middleweight contest – one thing he saw coming.
“I’m feeling sizable with this victory, with yet any other execute,” Vieira suggested journalists on the UFC Fight Night 236 publish-combat press convention. “I knew that he used to be a high-stage striker, nevertheless he had plenty of (holes) in his ground game. I knew if I put him down, I would execute him.”
No longer great shocked Vieira when it came the total blueprint down to face Petrosyan. Alternatively, the calf kicks Petrosyan threw did throw a puny wrench into the combat.
“I wasn’t staring at for the calf kicks,” Vieira said. “He afflict me. I contemplate he hit me cherish three or four times. On the time, after I was struggling with, I didn’t feel one thing else, nevertheless now I’m hurting. But it indubitably doesn’t matter. After the kicks, I took him down, and I accomplished him, and that’s what issues to me.”
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