This past Saturday, Cristian Quinonez (17-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) defeated Khalid Taha via first-round technical knockout at Accor Arena. This graduate of Dana White’s Contender Series gave a nearly faultless performance, and his key takeaway from the fight was straightforward.
“An obvious one is to close my fist better, because I broke it,” Quinonez said.
“After that I need to see the fight and of course I will learn and make adjustments.”
Quinonez added, “I feel very complete, because it was my goal. I knew when I first stepped in the cage, I’m going to start being a problem in the division.”
“Me personally, I can fight short notice or on three months’ notice,” Quinonez said.
“But that decision I make with my team and to make a smart one, but I can fight both.”