LAS VEGAS – UFC featherweight mainstay Andre Fili has a easy, repeatable plan for the rest of the yr.
Forward of his second look of the calendar yr contained in the UFC Apex for a predominant card bout in opposition to Invoice Algeo at UFC Struggle Night time 210, Fili (21-9 MMA, 9-8 UFC) defined his easy-to-follow three-step strategy to his profession.
“My complete plan this yr is to win fights, get tattooed, journey, and repeat,” Fili instructed reporters together with MMA Junkie at Wednesday’s media day. “Like, I’m gonna win a combat, I’m gonna go get tattooed, and I’m gonna journey someplace new, after which I’m gonna get my ass again to coaching. Then repeat the method. That’s my purpose, and the timing was excellent.
“I’m gonna win this combat this week right here in September, after which I’ll win once more in December, and I’ll simply maintain the practice rolling. I actually need to be energetic. … I’m excited, I’m glad. Simply attempting to maintain issues rolling.”
Fili will look to choose up his first win since June 2020. After dropping two and a no contest resulting from an unintentional eye poke, Fili’s confidence in his talents is unwavering as he enters his nineteenth UFC bout.
“Senor Perfecto” Algeo (16-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) stepped in to fill the matchmaking void when “Sensitive” Fili’s unique opponent Lando Vannata was pressured to withdraw resulting from damage. Each opponents convey an analogous unorthodox hanging recreation, which meant there weren’t many changes to make in preparation, in line with Fili.
“I’m at a spot the place I do know I can beat anybody,” Fili stated. “I fought the perfect guys on the earth and I actually imagine that I’m the perfect 45 on the earth, and I haven’t proven that. I haven’t constantly confirmed that. For my part, after I return and watch my fights, I’ve these flashes of brilliance. I’ve had moments the place I actually present, in my view, that I’m actually nice at preventing. I’ve additionally had performances that don’t present that. My job now’s to constantly present these issues, and I can try this in opposition to anybody on the earth.
“Invoice Algeo is a good opponent to do this in opposition to. I don’t know him. He looks as if a cool man. He’s acquired a fantastic nickname. As a man with an alright nickname, he’s acquired a fairly alright nickname, and his type is enjoyable. It was a fairly straightforward alternative when he stepped up.”
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