Whereas 2020 was tough for many individuals, each inside and outdoors of MMA, for a number of individuals the 12 months turned out to be one which in the end benefitted them, together with UFC welterweight Christian Aguilera.
Along with making the step as much as the UFC in 2020, Aguilera had loads of monumental issues occur in his private life, making for 2020 to be probably the greatest for him but.
“2020 went unbelievable,” Aguilera advised MMAWeekly.com. “I signed to the UFC, I had two fights, I’m opening up a restaurant, began building, and I had a child final 12 months too, so loads of large issues occurred for me in 2020.
“Actually it was an awesome 12 months for me. Nothing actually slowed down. Numerous issues acquired arrange. I completed loads of issues final 12 months and set myself up for this 12 months.”
Aguilera factors out that his private philosophy of fixed readiness for something that occurs helped make all of the occasions of 2020 simpler to deal with and never overwhelm him.
“I’ve a extremely sturdy perception in at all times be prepared for you,” stated Aguilera. “All the time be prepared for any second, so no matter occurs, roll with the punches, and do the perfect you possibly can with what you’ve acquired.
“There was loads of alternative inside the chaos of the pandemic, and we have been prepared. We have been able to make the most of a brief discover combat. We have been able to make the most of each different alternative that acquired thrown our means.”
This Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada, Aguilera (14-7) will look to select up his second promotional victory when he takes on Carlston Harris (15-4) in a 170-pound preliminary bout at UFC Battle Night time: Rodriguez vs. Waterson.
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“He’s a troublesome man,” Aguilera stated of Harris. “He’s a Courageous champion; he’s fought loads of 5 spherical fights. He’s submitted some excessive degree guys, confirmed he can take out loads of excessive degree guys, so it must be an awesome match-up.
“I feel velocity goes to play an enormous position on this. I feel my capacity to cease his takedowns and my capacity to counter-wrestle will play an enormous position on this. Ideally we end him and have a very good displaying.”
With all the things Aguilera has happening in his life exterior the octagon, in relation to his combat profession he’s going to take issues step-by-step and make his second 12 months within the UFC is healthier than his first.
“We’ve positively been specializing in this combat, getting the victory, after which after that we nonetheless have loads of 12 months left, so we’ll play that because it comes,” stated Aguilera.
“For now we’re engaged on this man. That’s the one factor on my thoughts is profitable this combat, popping out on prime, and no matter occurs after that we’ll roll with that.”