LAS VEGAS — Gloria de Paula could not have a ton of expertise underneath her belt, but her Contender Series functionality showed her likely.
De Paula scored a one-sided unanimous selection get over Pauline Macias at Dana White’s Contender Collection 36 at the UFC Apex, strengthening to just 5-2 as a professional.
Her general performance acquired her a UFC deal and, immediately after a dominant showing, the Chute Boxe Diego Lima prospect reported she’s all set for the significant leagues.
“I consider I’m ready for this,” de Paula informed reporters, including MMA Junkie, at the article-battle press meeting. “I’m improving upon my game and my abilities, and I believe I’m gonna do pretty good.”
With UFC president Dana White commonly in search of finishes on the exhibit, de Paula admits she was a minimal concerned about her odds when her fight went the distance. It wasn’t for the deficiency of hoping, but de Paula was not ready to put away a incredibly resilient Macias.
“She’s truly challenging, but I threw some incredibly powerful knees, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, she’s not falling,’” stated de Paula. “But I hold heading and I was striving to complete the battle, but I could not, but I was genuinely delighted.”
She continued, “I was a tiny anxious simply because I couldn’t complete her, but I think it was a extremely potent functionality, and I was content and just ready.”
Luckily for de Paula, that effectiveness, and that persistence, compensated off.