01 Jan Video: What the Heck, Episode 17: Calvin Kattar, Brandon Moreno, Alex Perez and Modestas Bukauskas
On this week’s episode of What the Heck, UFC featherweight Calvin Kattar (3:48) recaps his UFC on ESPN 13 main event victory over Dan Ige, gives his thoughts on the title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway at UFC 251, why he believes he can give Volkanovski problems right now, a potential fight with Holloway, and why he’s not a fan of the rankings.
UFC flyweight contender Alex Perez (22:29) discusses Deiveson Figueiredo’s win over Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Island 2, the state of the 125-pound division, why he believes he’s the top contender to challenge for the belt, and being in Abu Dhabi to corner Carla Esparza in her UFC on ESPN 14 fight with Marina Rodriguez.
No. 2-ranked UFC flyweight Brandon Moreno (48:26) gives his reaction to Figueiredo’s championship win, explains why it was bittersweet to watch being close to Benavidez, why he should be the guy to fight for the title over Perez and Askar Askarov, what it would mean to bring a championship home to Mexico, and his thoughts on some of the big fights booked over the next several weeks for the UFC.
Finally, UFC light heavyweight Modestas Bukauskas (1:10:27) talks his first-round TKO win over Andreas Michailidis at UFC on ESPN 13, the finish of the fight and the controversy that surrounded it, why he scoffs at the idea of the cage door being the reason the fight was stopped, having an injury heading into the bout, and what he wants next.
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