Serghei Spivac on his big-time motivation to get an impressive win at UFC 243

MELBOURNE, Australia – Serghei Spivac beat Tai Tuivasa with a technical submission Saturday (Sunday locally) on the main card at UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Take a look inside the fight with Spivac, who picked up his first win in the UFC and one of the two biggest upsets at the event.

Result: Serghei Spivac def. Tai Tuivasa via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:14

Updated records: Spivac (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Tuivasa (10-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC)

Key stat: Spivac landed six takedowns on his way to his sixth career submission.

Spivac on the fight’s key moment

“It was a very fun fight for me. God bless Tai Tuivasa, his family and team. There is a lot of pressure on you when you fight someone in their territory. But these are the types of fights that are worth more than anywhere else.”

Spivac on getting his first win in the UFC

“I was highly motivated to come back and earn an impressive victory. It’s happened now. Nothing is better than this.”

Spivac on what he wants next

“I don’t care who I fight next. I just want to take a rest. I can’t make any decisions right now. I don’t really choose opponents.”

To hear more from Spivac, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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