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Brendan Schaub Made Some Serious Changes Heading Into UFC 174

Andrew Ravens

Brendan Schaub

UFC Heavyweight Brendan Schaub had to make some changes after he dropped two straight fights, so he moved from Colorado to California. He also made some other changes as well. He then went on a two fight winning streak. Check how and why he did it.

“I’m a super passionate guy about my career, and I always wake up in the morning with energy and excited about things,” Schaub told MMAjunkie. “That kind of just stopped for me when I was in Denver. I was coming off two losses, and I just knew I needed to make a change.”

Brendan Schaub (10-3) Has seven knockouts, one submission and two decision victories, he has been knocked out three times. He made his UFC debut against Roy Nelson which he lost by first round knockout at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale on Dec / 05 / 2009.

“I would always go out to California, and I really didn’t know anyone out there,” Schaub said. “I really only knew Mark Munoz, but I knew I had to do something. I just sold everything in Denver and moved out there, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life.”

In his last two fights, he is a perfect 2-0. He beat Lavar Johnson via unanimous decision at UFC 165 – Jones vs. Gustafsson on Sep / 21 / 2013 and then Matt Mitrione via submission at UFC 157 – Rousey vs. Carmouche on Feb / 23 / 2013.

“I had good things in Colorado, but I just needed to switch things up,” Schaub said. “I just needed to grow as a fighter and as a person. Out in Los Angeles, I’ve assembled a team to become a champion. I have the best in all aspects of the game out there. I’m just happier out there. I’m at the beach every day and stuff like that, so things are really good.”

He meets the returning Andrei Arlovski this Saturday night.

UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov goes down this Saturday night on UFC Fight Pass, FX and pay-per-view. MMA Frenzy will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card on Fight Pass and FX all the way to the main event fight on PPV. Keep it locked on MMA Frenzy. The headlining fight is Demetrious Johnson vs. Ali Bagautinov, the co-main event is Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley. The event airs from Vancouver, Canada at the Rogers Arena. The show starts with Jason Saggo vs. Josh Shockley on Fight Pass at 7:00.PM.ET. Then switching to FX with Elizabeth Phillips vs. Valerie Letourneau at 8:00.PM.ET and then starting the real fights with the main card on PPV with Ryan Jimmo vs. Ovince St. Preux at 10:00.PM.ET.

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