The UFC press conference for the upcoming fight between Mackenzie Dern and Yan Xiaonan will probably be a casual one, as there is no bad blood between the two. Plus, Randy Brown has nothing personal against Francisco Trinaldo, but if you’re a diehard MMA fan, you should take a look.
In an interview with MMA Underground, Yan Xiaonan said that she expects Mackenzie Dern to strike only to create some space for the submission attempt.
She also expects she’ll have the advantage on the feet, and keeping the fight standing will probably be her route to securing a victory against Mackenzie Dern.
Reta final de treinos para Xiaonan Yan 🇨🇳 antes de enfrentar Mackenzie Dern 🇧🇷 na luta principal do #UFCVegas61! 💪
— UFC Brasil (@UFCBrasil) September 27, 2022
On the other hand, the Brazilian submission expert had an interview with LowKickMMA, where she predicted a submission finish over the dangerous Chinese competitor.
When asked how she sees her hand raised, Mackenzie Dern had no dilemma.
NOTE: ALL THE TRANSCRIPTS ARE TAKEN FROM THE VIDEOS.
“Oh, a submission”, Dern said. “For sure, hopefully, with like Performance of the Night, that’s the goal. I am trying to like, make that record for the strawweight division, like the most bonuses, you know, I’ve got a long way to catch up to like Charlie de Bronx, but I definitively am trying to get the Performance of the Night, but yeah, I see a submission coming.”
Where To Watch UFC Fight Night Press Conference?
Full Mckenzie Dern Vs Yan Xiaonan’s press conference is available on the MMA Junkie’s official channel. You can check it out at the link below. It aired live on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022.
UFC Vegas 61 Press Conference Highlights
Check the highlights from the press conference by clicking on the playlist below:
And now it is time to take a look at the most entertaining statement of UFC Vegas 61 presser. Some fighters didn't focus much on their upcoming bouts and rather chose to talk about some other things. But that's MMA, journalist sometimes ask all kinds of different questions. Plus some fighters rather choose not to respond to them. It's not a big deal, it happens!
Main Event Statements
For example, Mackenzie Dern, the first half of the main event, didn't talk much about the fight. She said that the Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg would rent UFC Apex on Saturday. Does it speak something about the popularity of the fastest-growing sport in the world? Well, maybe… but the second half of the main event, Yan Xiaonan, is adamant that Mckenzie Dern has only one way to win the event – by dragging the combat to the ground.
Randy Brown believes that “uncle Trinaldo” gets slower with his age, but still believes that the Brazilian is “a scary opponent”. And guess what? The 44-year-old, and second half of the co-main event, Francisco Trinaldo, has no plans to retire from the mixed martial arts in the near future. How does that sound? What a legend, we might see him competing in his 50s!
Raoni Barcelos is on a cold streak right now, with back-to-back losses. Yet, the Brazilian didn't look too worried about his losing skid, and promised a rebound in the battle against Trevin Jones. On the other hand, Jones didn't speak much about Barcelos fight, and announced how badly “he wants a rematch with Saidyokub Kakhramonov”. Let's remember, it was a close fight, but Saidyokub won via third-round standing guillotine choke.
Sodiq Yusuff was unlucky, as Giga Chikadze pulled out of the fight, so he just wanted to fight anybody after an unlucky piece of news. On the other hand, brave Don Shainis hoped in on a short notice to replace the Georgian kickboxer. And Shainis offered an interesting kind of threat. He says that he's gonna make Sodiq Yusuff fight “ugly” in his short-notice UFC debut. Does he plan to stall, create more angles, and take part in a technical warfare with one of the most powerful punchers in the division? We're about to see!
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