Carlos Felipe will lastly get his probability to place palms on Andrei Arlovski once they meet in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 195 co-main occasion.
Felipe (11-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has repeatedly known as out former UFC heavyweight champion Arlovski (31-20 MMA, 20-14 UFC) for an octagon conflict. He will get his want with the matchup on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, which streams on ESPN+.
With a three-fight profitable streak, Felipe is eager to make waves within the division. He sees Arlovski as the right springboard to additional momentum, as it will signify a signature win.
“Me and my team think he is like a gatekeeper of the division, so it’s time to improve the challenge for me,” Felipe advised MMA Junkie and different reporters at Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 195 media day. “I think step-by-step, now is the correct step. … I respect him because of his career, but Saturday I will not respect. I will show no respect in the octagon.”
If he secures the win, Felipe stated he intends to name out Blagoy Ivanov (18-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) for his subsequent bout.
To hear extra from Felipe, watch his full UFC Fight Night 195 media day interview above.