NEWARK, N.J. – Claudio Ribeiro beat Joseph Holmes with a second-round TKO Saturday to open up the preliminary card at UFC 288 at Prudential Middle in Newark, N.J.
Have a look contained in the struggle with Ribeiro, who rebounded from a loss in his UFC debut to place Holmes away.
Ribeiro on the struggle’s key second
“That is one thing that we prepare so much, and that is one thing we plan for. I had 5 minutes to knock him out within the first spherical. Sadly, I couldn’t do it, however we stored working at it and second spherical, the knockout got here.”
Ribeiro on taking the struggle regardless of Holmes’ missed weight
“I got here all the way in which from Brazil. I got here right here to struggle. I imply, if he doesn’t make weight, that’s lack of professionalism on this half. However I’m right here to work and I’m right here to struggle. He’s going to overlook a bit of little bit of his cash that’s going to return to me. However hey, I got here right here to struggle, and I’m going to struggle.”
Ribeiro on what he needs subsequent
“Whoever the UFC places in entrance of me, I’m right here. Simply allow them to know that Claudio’s right here, and I’m up for it. Dana (White), ship me some individuals.”
To listen to extra from Ribeiro, try the video of the complete post-fight interview above.
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