With Georges St-Pierre retired and Johny Hendricks as the new champ, UFC welterweights believe the guard has changed – making things really interesting in the division.
Count Seth Baczynski among the fighters at 170 pounds who believe now is the time to make a run.
“Right now, the division is wide open. Welterweight is wide open,” Baczynski told MMAjunkie. “I’m 32 years old. I feel like I’m getting better every day and I haven’t hit my ceiling yet. Everything’s lining up the way I want it to. I’ve obviously got a very tough fight ahead of me, but I’ve finally got enough experience.
“I’ve had some questionable losses, but I feel like I can compete with anyone in this weight class at any given time. It’s time to get a couple wins and get right in the mix.”
Baczynski (19-10 MMA, 5-3 UFC) later this month meets UFC veteran Thiago Alves (19-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC) at UFC on FOX 11. Alves will be fighting for the first time in more than two years.
In the video above, hear Baczynski talk about his fight against Alves, the pressure to perform in the UFC and how he thinks the bout will go down.
Then don’t miss UFC on FOX 11, which takes place April 19 at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., with a main card on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.view original article >>
The UFC’s debut event on Long Island this summer has another fight featuring a local – and it’ll be a rematch.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Jimmie Rivera will go after his 20th straight win this summer, and he’ll get to do it not far from home. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
After two fights at 145 pounds, Anthony Pettis is headed back to the weight class he used to rule.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Chris Weidman’s admirable commitment to only fighting the best competition available will continue at UFC on FOX 25 in July.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Amanda Nunes’ next challenge will come at 135 pounds. After that, though? The UFC women’s bantamweight champion wants to move up to 145 pounds.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
A heavyweight matchup between newcomer Junior Albini and veteran Timothy Johnson is headed to UFC on FOX 25.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Former middleweight champ Chris Weidman takes on Kelvin Gastelum in the UFC on FOX 25 main event in New York. read news >>
The UFC’s return to New York and its debut on Long Island continues to build with a new featherweight fight. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
A featherweight bout featuring an unbeaten New Yorker is the latest addition to the UFC’s debut show on Long Island.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman has three straight losses, and two of them are in his home state of New York. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>