LAS VEGAS – Kyle Nelson beat Fernando Padilla with a unanimous resolution Saturday to open up the principle card at Noche UFC at T-Cell Area in Las Vegas.
Have a look contained in the battle with Nelson, who’s unbeaten in his previous three fights after a 1-4 begin to his UFC profession.
Kyle Nelson vs. Fernando Padilla
Consequence: Kyle Nelson def. Fernando Padilla via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Up to date data: Nelson (15-5-1 MMA, 3-4-1 UFC), Padilla (15-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC)
Key stats: Nelson was the one underdog to win at Noche UFC. Padilla was a -250 favourite.
Nelson on the battle’s key second
“I felt like I knew (I did sufficient to win). I used to be capable of defend plenty of his pictures and land plenty of my very own, however you by no means know what the judges are seeing. Typically, if he’s punching my guard, they could not see if it’s touchdown or not. It’s exhausting to inform with the judges. However I used to be pretty assured. I knew I wobbled him fairly good a pair instances, landed some head kicks. I shot a few takedowns, bought him to the touch his butt on the mat. I felt like I did extra total, for certain.”
Nelson on Padilla
“Doing my analysis for this one, Fernando’s an amazing prospect, an amazing up-and-comer, in addition to my earlier opponent, Blake Bilder. He was 8-0. Fernando’s coming in with plenty of good fights. He beat an excellent robust man in Juliano Rosa. The sky’s the restrict for him. He’s nonetheless younger. He’s tremendous tall and lanky – nice ability set for the UFC. Sadly, he bumped into me tonight.”
Nelson on what he needs subsequent
“I’ve appeared as much as Cub Swanson for a very long time. I’ve been preventing plenty of these form of up-and-comers with plenty of hype behind them. I’d wish to get a battle in opposition to a UFC veteran now. He’s coming off of his win in opposition to Hakeem Dawodu, one other Canadian, that I believed was just a little bit iffy. I’d like to get that one again for Canada. Cub involves battle and and I come to battle. It’d be nothing I’d love greater than to placed on an amazing present and have it find yourself within the UFC Corridor of Fame.”
To listen to extra from Nelson, take a look at the video of the total post-fight interview above.
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