Carlos Felipe will lastly get his probability to place fingers on Andrei Arlovski after they meet in Saturday’s UFC Battle Evening 195 co-main occasion.
Felipe (11-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has repeatedly referred to as out former UFC heavyweight champion Arlovski (31-20 MMA, 20-14 UFC) for an octagon conflict. He will get his want with the matchup on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, which streams on ESPN+.
With a three-fight profitable streak, Felipe is eager to make waves within the division. He sees Arlovski as the right springboard to additional momentum, as it might characterize a signature win.
“Me and my staff assume he is sort of a gatekeeper of the division, so it’s time to enhance the problem for me,” Felipe informed MMA Junkie and different reporters at Wednesday’s UFC Battle Evening 195 media day. “I feel step-by-step, now’s the proper step. … I respect him due to his profession, however Saturday I can’t respect. I’ll present no respect within the octagon.”
If he secures the win, Felipe mentioned he intends to name out Blagoy Ivanov (18-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) for his subsequent bout.
To listen to extra from Felipe, watch his full UFC Battle Evening 195 media day interview above.