RIO DE JANEIRO – Daniel Marcos beat Saimon Oliveira with a second-round knockout Saturday to open up the preliminary card at UFC 283 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
Take a look inside the fight with Marcos, who stayed unbeaten and picked up his first win in the UFC.
Daniel Marcos vs. Saimon Oliveira
Result: Daniel Marcos def. Saimon Oliveira via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 2:18
Updated records: Marcos (14-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Oliveira (18-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC)
Key stat: Marcos outstruck Oliveira 53-25 in the fight.
Marcos on the fight’s key moment
“I can actually enjoy the victory now. I don’t remember a lot of the fight, but this is what I trained for. This is what I came to do. I’m really happy with my performance, and I’m glad I got the win.”
Marcos on a win in hostile territory – with his fans there
“When I walked out, I was completely focused on the octagon, so I didn’t hear or see much. After I got the win, then I was able to hear and see some people and I was quite surprised by the amount of Peruvians.”
Marcos on what he wants next
“I’ll be back in the gym in a couple of weeks. I’ll keep working, keep training, and I’ll be ready to (go again). I don’t have anyone in mind to call out right now. I’m just ready for anything they put against me, and I’ll be ready for anyone that comes along.”
To hear more from Marcos, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 283.