HomeUFCJennifer Maia thinks win at UFC 264 is enough to stay in title picture
Jennifer Maia thinks win at UFC 264 is enough to stay in title picture
July 11, 2021
Jennifer Maia nonetheless has an eye fixed on UFC girls’s flyweight gold after win at UFC 264.
Jennifer Maia says she wasn’t shocked by the toughness of Jessica Eye, after her choice victory over Eye at UFC 264.
“I do know her very nicely, I knew she would maintain coming,” Maia stated.
The story of the combat was a minimize on Eye’s brow that was attributable to a conflict of heads between the 2 fighters late within the second spherical. When requested, Maia stated she wasn’t shocked about how aggressive Eye continued to be, even after struggling the ugly minimize.
“I knew the minimize wouldn’t trouble her,” Maia stated.
Eye’s nook managed to cease the bleeding quickly in-between rounds. When requested if she felt the combat could possibly be stopped, Maia stated it might have been a mistake.
“I believed possibly the combat could be over, but it surely’s a physician’s choice,” Maia stated. “It’s a great choice, trigger she may combat very nicely within the third spherical, and the minimize was bleeding simply on the finish of the spherical.”
Jennifer Maia needs one other shot at Valentina Shevchenko
With the win at UFC 264, Maia improves to 4-3 within the UFC and has gained eight of her final 13 skilled fights, courting again to her Invicta FC debut in 2013.
The win will doubtlessly propel her up the ladies’s flyweight rankings. When requested, Maia stated she could be prepared and keen to combat each time wanted.
“I didn’t harm myself in any respect,” she stated. “At any time when the UFC needs, I’m going to have the ability to combat. I’ve no names in thoughts, however I need to combat somebody on the high of the ranks.”
When requested if Maia has improved since her UFC title combat with Valentina Shevchenko, Maia stated with certainty “100%.”
“After the Valentina combat, I used to be a brand new athlete. I knew. I used to be extra assured and I knew the place I may go after this combat.” Maia stated.
UFC 264 passed off on July 10, 2021, reside from the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas, NV. Observe together with FanSided who was cageside for all of your reside information and highlights.