The billboard of UFC Vegas 14 will not have Islam Makhachev, but Paul felder returns from retirement to replace it. The Dagestani was forced not to appear in his stellar contest against Rafael dos Anjos, the former Lightweight champion, but he already has his replacement. One of the fighters of the moment, a partner of Khabib Nurmagomedov, will not be able to be in the cage and precisely a legend of Mixed Martial Arts.
With the news that Islam Makhachev is out of the event next Saturday, Paul felder already closed his agreement to be in front of Rafael dos Anjos. The novelty is not only that, but both were left to keep the five-round fight. In the main event of the UFC Vegas 14, the colorado will come out of his inactivity due to injury and, beyond having affirmed that he would not continue in MMA, will add a new chapter to his great history.
It should be noted that, in recent times, Felder has stood firm in the broadcasts of UFC, being an analyst and commentator of color. In any case, if this Saturday you get a good result and you don’t feel the physical discomfort, you don’t rule out continuing inside the most important cage in the world. This time, he will have to climb the Octagon to face a former Lightweight champion, which will not be easy for him.
Analyzing what’s to come, he commented, “I like five-round fights. If you’re going to do a main event, I want to do it right. That is what it is programmed to do. So yeah, five rounds. I’m excited to do another five rounds, especially with someone like RDA. This is an experiment. We’ll see. My brain is cool, my body is cool. I’m not getting beat up in sparring like I normally do, but I’m still technically strong and very fit, so we’ll see. “
“I know that I will soon approach the end of my career. This, I think, is win-win for me because if I go in there and I can finish and beat RDA, a former champion, then it gives me a lot of selling points to get these bigger fights that they seem to have been avoiding. me in the top five of the lightweight division here at UFC. How can you not give me something big after this if I go in there after uploading? And, if it doesn’t go my way, then I saved the day. I’m going to try to win, so we’ll see, “he closed Paul felder.
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