Soon after retaining things standing on his UFC debut, Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Philipe Lins is hoping to clearly show off his ground game when he tends to make his 2nd physical appearance in the octagon.
Lins (14-4 MMA, -1 UFC) faces Tanner Boser this Saturday at UFC on ESPN 12, where he will look to notch his to start with marketing earn.
Lins, a Bellator and PFL veteran, recognized his top intention in 2018 when he won the a person-million-dollar prize by stopping four straight opponents en route to the PFL heavyweight championship.
However his UFC debut did not go his way, Lins is assured heading into his matchup with Boser, and thinks his floor activity will ultimately make the distinction.
“I’ve viewed his fights,” Lins explained to MMA Junkie. “I’ve been viewing video clips each day, to find the most effective method. He’s hazardous. He’s a heavyweight who moves properly. I do see some shortcomings in regard to his ground activity. It is a route I could explore through the combat. Due to the fact I take pleasure in hanging, I’ll almost certainly begin with that. But I wouldn’t go up a likelihood to consider him down and get a submission. I’ll be all set.”
It’ll be a brief turnaround for Lins, who designed his UFC debut very last thirty day period in a unanimous conclusion decline to fellow American Prime Crew fighter, Andrei Arlovski.
Lins thought he gained that fight and is pleased for the chance to be ready to bounce back immediately when he competes just over a month later on.
“It was a quite short period concerning my very last bout, towards Andrei Arlovski, and this one,” Lins mentioned. “I’m honored that I was given the opportunity to struggle in the UFC all over again so soon. I’m extremely happy. I believe that that, because the UFC was on the lookout for an opponent for Tanner, and due to the fact I didn’t get hurt in my previous fight, I was chosen. I consider they also be expecting us to have an excellent combat. He’s a striker. I way too love placing. I imagine people aspects were taken into account for me to be introduced back in this kind of a small time.
“I’ve watched my combat against Arlovski several occasions. I think it was a error on the part of the judges. I think I gained the very first two rounds. Of course, it was a near combat. What I could have completed in another way is to be far more aggressive. I should have pressured him more, and cut him off. He stored walking backward. I just allow it transpire. I must have slash him off. Some takedowns, probably, would have changed the end result. I continue to say I won. But that is what the judges are there to see. When we see 1 matter, they could possibly be centered on something else. It happens. We’re off to the future 1.”
UFC on ESPN 12 normally takes spot Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.