LAS VEGAS – Christian Duncan beat Denis Tiuliulin with a second-round TKO Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC Battle Night time 232 on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Have a look contained in the battle with Duncan, who bounced again from the primary lack of his profession in June to win as a few 4-1 favourite.
Duncan on the battle’s key second
“He got here recreation, got here prepared, got here out robust within the first few seconds, which I used to be anticipating, however I wasn’t on the similar time. He woke me up and put me on my recreation. Massive props to Denis – nice fighter. I like my composure on this one in comparison with my final battle. … (I had) much more endurance, composure and taking my time to learn and react to what he was giving me and discover the openings.”
Duncan on bouncing again from his first loss
“I’m feeling good. I lastly obtained to place a efficiency right here on the UFC. My first two fights didn’t go how I might have most well-liked them to, however I lastly obtained to place a very good efficiency on. My final battle with (Armen) Petrosyan confirmed me lots of areas that I must work on in my very own recreation. There have been just a few issues main as much as the battle, as effectively, being out right here in Vegas, that I had to take a look at main as much as the battle – we put it into movement this week. It was only a a number of quantity of issues that we put collectively which led to this efficiency tonight – particularly engaged on issues like my boxing, my grappling, my wrestling. I appeared into these areas much more.”
Duncan on what he desires subsequent
“That is my third battle this 12 months and I signed in March, was my debut. I’m very happy to remain energetic. I discover that’s one of the simplest ways that I can study and continue to grow as a fighter. So similar once more in 2024, however I’m right here. I’m prepared. Something comes up, I’m right here.”
To listen to extra from Duncan, take a look at the video of the total post-fight interview above.
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