Las Vegas, NV – UFC flyweight Allan Nascimento earned his archetypal UFC triumph connected Saturday nighttime astatine UFC Vegas 54 wherever helium defeated newcomer Jake Hadley by unanimous decision.
“I’m truthful bully for this moment. I’m truthful happy. The champion happening successful my beingness happened, and this victory. I’m so, truthful happy,” Nascimento told reporters successful his post-fight media scrum.
Nascimento (19-6) bushed Hadley who came into the UFC with plentifulness of hype aft his triumph astatine Dana White’s Contender Series.
“Jake is simply a precise pugnacious guy. Undefeated, but erstwhile I talked astir him this week helium had a bully hype. But I tin with my team, my mind, and travel to marque the champion work, the champion job, I had the champion campy for this combat and I won today,” Nascimento said.
Nascimento utilized a batch of violative wrestling against Hadley who had nary reply for his takedowns and apical crippled successful the fight.
“I needed to alteration my (game) erstwhile I had my combat with Ulanbekov. Today’s different Allan, different fight, different BJJ, and wrestling. That’s the difference,” Nascimento said.
“I consciousness truthful bully with the champion skills connected the level oregon connected the striking. I’m grooming each the martial (arts), and contiguous I came distant with the victory.”
Nascimento did notation that helium would similar a fewer months disconnected earlier warring again.
Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira was successful the country of Nascimento.
“Charles is the champion man, the champion guy. He has the champion jiu jitsu successful the UFC. He’s my country today. Talked astir each the skills each the moments. He’s the champ. He has a name, Charles Oliveira,” Nascimento said with a smile.
Speaking of Oliveira, past week astatine UFC 274, Oliveira and his corners dyed their hairsbreadth blonde. Coming into combat week Nascimento’s hairsbreadth had stayed achromatic until combat nighttime erstwhile helium revealed blonde hairsbreadth arsenic helium walked retired to the octagon.
“All the radical asked maine (during) the week, ‘Hey man, you, the achromatic hair?’ Friday nighttime I needed to alteration the hairsbreadth and present it’s accepted successful our team. Keep it going,” Nascimento said.
During his post-fight interrogation with Michael Bisping, Nascimento held up a photograph of his begetter for the cameras.
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“I mislaid my begetter similar 6 months ago,” Nascimento said.
“Today is simply a connection for him. He enactment with maine each the time, and we merit this, maine and my father.”
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