Dana White’s Contender Series 13 is on Tuesday night at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas, and one of the most anticipated matchups of the show’s second season will take place.
The 28-year-old Vanderford (4-0), who trains with fiancee VanZant in Oregon, is perfect so far in his career. He made his professional debut in 2017 and racked up four wins in nine months, including a decision over WSOF veteran Ben Fodor to win the CageSport welterweight title this past October. Two months later, he finished Kenny Licea with a second-round choke at Victory FC 59.
Now Vanderford meets Trevino (7-2), a Team Alpha Male product, who enters the UFC tryout fight with four consecutive wins. Vanderford knows it’s easy to say he’s only getting this opportunity because he’s engaged to VanZant, and he’s got a message for those people.
“I’ve gotten to where I’ve gotten by doing the work,” Vanderford said, “and people are going to see that.”
Watch the video above to hear more from Vanderford ahead of his fight.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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