The American Tim Elliott returns to the Octagon this Saturday, after two years of inactivity. The flyweight will face Deiverson Figueiredo, third in the ranking of the division and that is in a great phase. Elliott shows confidence before the fight. Elliott made his comments about the fight in an interview with Sherdog.com
“It’s a fight that I look for. He fought with Pantoja, I sent a message to my manager. This is the first time that UFC gives me a fight that I ask. It will undoubtedly be a very good fight, ” said Tim.
Tim says his team prepared him a lot to face the Brazilian. According to the fighter, the strategy will be essential to winning the victory against the Brazilian who only lost once in his career.
“We know what I have to do. We have to get in, my strategy is not to be hit. He is very slow and will not be able to touch me. All I have to do is win this fight and pass the first round. If I can drag him into deep water, he will be tired and slow. I know how to fight, I can do three difficult rounds and beat him, ” said the flyweight.
If it were from Elliott, the fight would end by completion. The American reported that he has a good grappling game and can finish the fight before the campaign is played.
“I will take it to deep water. I want to show my conditioning, I finished many classmates in my workouts. I will win in the second or third round,” shot.
Currently, in a sixth position in the ranking, the American believes that a victory against Deiveson will place him in the chance to face Joseph Benavidez, the number one challenger in the belt that Henry Cejudo holds.
“I think a victory places me after Joe. Joe is the man, who beat Cejudo. He is the person who deserves the opportunity to the belt, ” Tim concluded.
Without seeing action from UFC 219, Elliott has a record of 15-8, on the other hand, his rival is 16-1.
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