Kielholtz then again, wasn’t completely satisfied within the determination and referred to as for a rematch. Velasquez doesn’t see the necessity for a rematch towards Kielholtz. Velasquez informed MMA Junkie: “If I used to be going to rematch somebody I believe deserved it, it could be Ilima-Lei (Macfarlane). She had many title defenses. After this combat, I’ll simply transfer ahead. … I believe that the combat that is sensible probably the most will probably be preventing Ilima-Lei once more or Liz Carmouche. These are the combat that I want to (be subsequent).”
“I believe I’d be clinching a bit extra, her hanging didn’t shock me, however I felt that I did sufficient to retain the title.”
“I beat her with my jab, in the event you take a look at her face, it’s tousled, in the event you take a look at mine, my face is ok. I believe folks within the viewers favor her as a result of she has a kickboxing type and I counter, however I believe it was my boxing that was the distinction tonight.”
“Once I are available right here, I don’t consider myself as a champion, I consider myself as somebody who must earn the belt and tonight I felt that I did that.”
“I really feel nice popping out of the combat. He stepped ahead so I went for the shot as an alternative of throwing the punch and I suppose I made contact with my head. In addition to that I used to be working by him for the takedown. As you noticed, I completed on prime, and the combat went from there.
“I didn’t really feel it (the conflict of heads), I can solely go off of what he was saying on the time. Like I stated, I used to be simply seeking to get on prime and proceed to combat so I didn’t actually know what else to do. I believed if there was a contact that the ref would have noticed and we might have stopped that’s why I paused for a second on prime of him. I didn’t go proper to punching. As soon as the ref stated to proceed, I used to be persevering with to combat.
“I would like Tim Johnson. I don’t need a title shot. I’d quite have Tim Johnson first. That’s actually the one combat I’ve been coaching for since that loss. To me, with him taking that loss (towards Valentin Moldavsky) and me getting this win, it ought to line us proper up… I’m gonna’ attempt to knock his a– out identical to he did me.”
“He’s a wrestler. So, he may have carried out the boring sport and brought me down. However he selected to go for the hanging. Fortuitously, he did it as a result of it was a lovely knockout. If Bellator may ship extra strikers to me, then they might be welcomed.”
“I really feel nice, completely robust. However I felt my knee go ‘thwack.’ And I ended shifting so much. I didn’t do a lot footwork. I knew this was going to be on my arms, as a result of my leg was painful. Hopefully, every thing went nicely.
“My two losses had been to 2 of the most effective on the planet. So, I’ve been preventing at a excessive stage a very long time and I’m ready for everybody. They will see that this combat welcomed me to Bellator, and now they know me. They know Matheus Mattos is a striker and he’s coming for us.
“I’m in my prime now so I’m ready for everybody.”
“I really feel nice. I need to give a shout out to my children at house. I’ve been away from house for 9 weeks and it’s the longest I’ve ever been with out my children. So, this win is for you.”
“I used to be simply making an attempt to gauge my distance. It was beginning to be just a little little bit of a gradual combat, so sorry about that followers. I may hear you yelling. However I used to be decided to maintain my tempo and never rush into something. We knew that she swung with energy and that the overhand proper and the left hook got here fairly fast. We’ve been working so much on kicks, and I’m going to have a number of bruises tomorrow. And hopefully her calves will probably be sore too.”
“My coaches after I got here again to the nook informed me to not brawl. So, I took their recommendation and I believed I wrestled good.”
“He was speaking s— saying, ‘Hey, let’s brawl within the nook.’ I’m like, ‘Bro, that’s silly.’ That’s why you’re not the place I’m at. Since you don’t combat good. You’re making an attempt to return out right here and brawl. You are able to do that each one you need, however you’re not going to be a world champion like me.”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Govt Author, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a ardour for Fight Sports activities and in addition a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s additionally a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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