SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Jonathan Martinez beat Liu Pingyuan with a third-round knockout Saturday night on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 13 in Sacramento, Calif.
Take a look inside the fight with Martinez, who handed Pingyuan his first loss since 2013.
Result: Jonathan Martinez def. Liu Pingyuan via knockout (knee) – Round 3, 3:54
Updated records: Martinez (11-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), Pingyuan (15-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC)
Key stat: Pingyuan had a 10-fight winning streak heading into the fight.
Martinez on the fight’s key moment
“I just throw my knees different. My coach told me to just throw it up towards his chest and it would be there. I heard, ‘Jab-knee,’ and that’s what I did. It was there.”
Martinez on getting his second UFC victory
“I’m excited to get the win in enemy territory. I still don’t believe I’m in the UFC.”
Martinez on what he wants next
“I want Rani Yahya next. That’d be a good fight for me. He’s ranked up there and a real known guy. I think it would be fun.”
To hear more from Martinez, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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