Billy Quarantillo is on the lookout to continue on racking up finishes Saturday.
Quarantillo (14-2 MMA, 2- UFC) faces Kyle Nelson at UFC on ESPN+ 35 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, in a matchup that pits two featherweights who seldom go the distance.
Given that obtaining his second stint in the UFC, Quarantillo has shined, selecting up two finishes then outlasting Spike Carlyle in his past visual appearance in May possibly.
Nelson (13-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is 1-2 in his UFC tenure, but the sizable beloved Quarantillo is not underestimating him. He is aware of Nelson’s kill or be killed battling fashion makes for a dangerous opponent as effectively as a exciting scrap.
“He’s an entertaining fighter, he’s really equivalent to me in that he’s a excellent striker, a fantastic grappler,” Quarantillo advised MMA Junkie. “He’s really effectively-rounded and he’s been completed two times in the UFC, but he also experienced a vicious knockout, so I believe most of his fights are finishes just like mine so he’s not one which is gonna test and just take me down and lay and pray or he’s not gonna attempt and level fight, he’s looking to consider and knock my head off, and I’m on the lookout to do the similar detail so I assume which is gonna make for an enjoyable matchup for the supporters.”
Quarantillo feels a bit snubbed for not finding the “Fight of the Night” reward in his back-and-forth battle with Carlyle, but was more involved that he didn’t get the complete. It wasn’t for a lack of trying, but Quarantillo is aware that if he continues to notch finishes, his increase up the 145-pound rankings will be a good deal quicker.
“Not only did I not get ‘Fight of the Evening,’ which portion of me didn’t treatment about it at the time, now on the lookout back again I’m like yeah, that 50K reward would have been sweet, but a lot more importantly, I was on a five-battle finish streak and Spike was capable to survive that previous round.
“I was on a six-fight successful streak with 5 finishes in a row and he stopped that complete streak, so I definitely wanna look back at my occupation and go Billy Q employed to go out there and finish everybody, he hardly ever fought to a conclusion so yeah unquestionably, I’m a finisher. I glimpse to conclude the battle and make a statement just about every battle so I’m absolutely searching for that complete.”