ABU DHABI – Fares Ziam beat Jamie Mullarkey with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 38 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Ziam, who picked up his first UFC victory after a loss to Don Madge in his promotional debut in September 2019.
Ziam on the fight’s key moment
“Jamie is really strong, but I’m better. My technique is better. Thank you UFC, thank you (UFC matchmaker) Sean Shelby for this fight in ‘Fight Island.’ I love Abu Dhabi.”
Ziam on bonus hopes (he didn’t get one)
“I’m very happy: my first UFC win, but I want more. (It was a) really hard opponent, Jamie Mullarkey. Hey Dana (White), give me $50,000 – this was ‘Fight of the Night.’”
Ziam on what he wants next
“Hey, Bobby Green: Take the fight. I’m angry. I’m young. I’m a lion. The ‘Smile Killer’ is here. Thank you to my family. Thank you to my team, I won because I train really hard and that’s it.”
To hear more from Ziam, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.