On Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 210, Pyfer made his promotional debut and promptly knocked out Alen Amedovski with a right hand, ending the fight in the third and final minute of the first round. Pyfer's first formal encounter was a memorable one, and he emerged from it cheerful and relieved that he had escaped injury.
“It went the way we thought it would go,” Pyfer said.
“Not surprised by anything. I’m very well prepared with my team and my coaching.”
“I told (Shelby) I need to talk to him, because I need to thank him, because he gave me a home for a year,” Pyfer said.
“He gave me money on the side of Contender. And, really, that secured me being able to have a place to live for the next year, on the house of Dana. I think the guy gets sh*t on a lot for not being a good dude or, you know, whatever bullsh*t that people say sometimes. I don’t know any of the other stories, but as far as how he’s treated me, he’s treated me gracefully.
“He’s my boss, and I want to like him, I want to respect him, and I have all the respect in the world for him. So, to me, it means something to go shake my boss’ hand after I go to work for him.”