UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Matheus Mattos spoke with MMA Junkie on Tuesday ahead of his fight at Bellator 254.

Mattos (12-1-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) discussed what it’s like having former UFC champion Henry Cejudo as a teammate, his history with opponent Magomed Magomedov, the big spot as a co-main event for his Bellator debut, and more.

Watch the full pre-fight interview with Mattos above.

Bellator 254 takes place Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena. The main card airs on CBS Sports Network following prelims streamed on MMA Junkie.