ABU DHABI – Liliya Shakirova admits that she’ll head into the octagon not entirely well prepared for her UFC debut but will do all she can to spring a shock.
Uzbekistan’s Shakirova (8-1 MMA, – UFC) can take on Lauren Murphy (13-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) in a flyweight matchup at UFC 254, and the in-type debutant spoke to the media, which include MMA Junkie, about the encounter of acquiring a previous-minute phone-up to the UFC to compete on the primary card of just one of the largest activities of the year.
She also spoke of her pride of becoming the 1st feminine fighter from Uzbekistan to set foot inside of the UFC octagon, and how lightweight winner and UFC 254 headliner Khabib Nurmagomedov has helped the development of the activity in her area to open up prospects for fighters like her.
Look at the total job interview in the video above.
UFC 254 usually takes put Saturday at Flash Discussion board at Yas Island. The principal card streams on fork out-for every-watch adhering to prelims on ESPN+ and ESPN2.