LAS VEGAS – Despite the abrupt ending to his struggle with Diego Lopes, Joanderson Brito wasn’t afraid of getting disqualified.
Brito’s struggle with Lopes at Dana White’s Contender Series 37 on Tuesday was dominated a technical choice in his favor after he dedicated an eye fixed poke within the third spherical, which rendered Lopes unable to proceed. Some extent was taken from Brito, however he gained the struggle 29-28 on all three judges’ scorecards.
Though Brito (9-0) would have preferred to see your entire struggle via, he was happy along with his efficiency main as much as that time.
“Surely disappointed at the way it ended,” Brito stated on the post-fight information convention. “But when push comes to shove, I feel that I won the first round and that I would have won the second round.”
He continued, “I didn’t think it was in jeopardy because they came back to talk to me and talked to us back in the locker room, explained the rules in saying that if you are winning the fight and we’re talking first and second rounds here, and the outcome is because of an accidental infraction, that you shouldn’t be in jeopardy. Obviously it wasn’t ideal, but I didn’t think I was going to be disqualified because of that understanding.”
Brito was one in every of 5 fighters to earn a UFC deal on the evening after extending his successful streak to 11.
“I wanted the fight to be very active, and I think it was,” Brito stated. “It was a lot of movement and people want to see combat, people want to see fights, and I do feel that we were able to put that show on, so I’m very confident about that.”