ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Michel Pereira beat Danny Roberts with a highlight-reel knockout Saturday night on the prelims at UFC on ESPN+ 10 in Rochester, N.Y.
Take a look inside the fight with Pereira, who landed a flying knee in the first round, then a perfect straight right for the KO.
Result: Michel Pereira def. Danny Roberts via knockout (flying knee, punch) – Round 1, 1:47
Updated records: Pereira (23-9 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Roberts (16-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC)
Key stat: Pereira was fighting in the United States for the first time.
On the fight’s key moment
“For a long time, I’ve had those moves and I’ve been mocked for it. Today I shut people’s mouths.”
On a big performance in his UFC debut
“I’m very happy. I trained a lot to be here and I went through many struggles. Right now, I’m very, very happy and glad I won.”
On what he wants next
“I don’t choose opponents. I only like to fight the best. I’m getting ready to fight with them. I’m training a lot and putting a lot of work into my game. It’s been my biggest dream since childhood (to be in the UFC).”
To hear more from Pereira, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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