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Benoit Saint-Denis desires major occasion towards Dustin Poirier or Mateusz Gamrot in France

November 12, 2023 8:30 pm ET NEW YORK – UFC lightweight Benoit Saint-Denis believes he’s ready to enter the top tier of the division, and wants a main event fight in France. Saint-Denis (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) capped off an impressive 2023 campaign with a head kick finish of Matt Frevola (11-4-1 MMA, 5-4-1 UFC)

Benoit Saint-Denis desires major occasion towards Dustin Poirier or Mateusz Gamrot in France

NEW YORK – UFC light-weight Benoit Saint-Denis believes he’s able to enter the highest tier of the division, and needs a major occasion struggle in France.

Saint-Denis (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) capped off a formidable 2023 marketing campaign with a head kick finish of Matt Frevola (11-4-1 MMA, 5-4-1 UFC) within the first spherical of their UFC 295 major card bout. It was the third end of the 12 months for Saint-Denis and his fifth straight total. The 27-year-old Frenchman has been on a tear and needs huge issues going ahead.

“I’m going to struggle everyone they offer me, however actually I would love actually to make a giant major occasion in France,” Saint-Denis informed reporters throughout a post-fight information convention. “… A man like Dustin Poirier or (Mateusz) Gamrot. You understand, it’s unlucky for him, however he bought a victory as a result of a man bought injured with (Rafael) Fiziev with a low kick or a physique kick. So, I’m asking for him once more, or Dustin Poirier. He simply misplaced, he’s ranked, and he has to struggle a man behind him as a result of he’s on the loss. I do know he’s a giant title, however I’m going to be a fair greater title if I’m working like that.”

Saint-Denis suffered his first professional loss in his UFC debut towards Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, however since then has regarded like one of the vital promising rising stars within the division. Not solely has he been a ending machine with a pair of first-round finishes and three second-round stoppages, however he’s additionally taken dwelling three bonuses.

If Saint-Denis may have it his manner, he would problem for the BMF title within the close to future after which shoot for the division’s undisputed championship.

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“I’m going to get that BMF belt as a result of I deserve it, then I’m going to go for Islam Makhachev,” Saint-Denis informed Joe Rogan throughout his in-cage post-fight interview. “He gained’t do three rounds with me, no one goes to do three rounds with me. I’m going to catch everyone. I’m coming for everyone within the light-weight division. It’s not going to final lengthy till I’ve the belt round my waist, consider me.”

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