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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Julio Arce beat Julian Erosa with a highlight-reel head-kick knockout Saturday night to open the prelims at UFC on ESPN+ 10 in Rochester, N.Y.
Take a look inside the fight with Arce, who got back in the win column after a tough split-decision loss at UFC 230 in New York this past November.
Result: Julio Arce def. Julian Erosa via knockout (head kick) – Round 3, 1:49
Updated records: Arce (16-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Erosa (22-8 MMA, 0-3 UFC)
Key stat: Arce got his first knockout win in the UFC, and first career win by head kick.
On the fight’s key moment
“He has a very interesting style – he’s kind of like Dominick Cruz, moving a lot. I had to be very patient and also find my range for a longer fighter.”
On his first UFC knockout
“Sometimes I do it in practice, and it just happened. I noticed he took two of my head kicks before. He was coming in tough as nails. So I was like, ‘This time, let’s hit it and land it.’”
On what he wants next
“I’m not that kind of guy. Whoever wants to fight, they can come to fight. I don’t really call people out. It’s whoever’s going to be available. I’m working my way up the ranks, but I’m not in a position to call anybody out.”
To hear more from Arce, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.
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