UFC heavyweight fighter Soa Palelei is set to face Jared Rosholt at UFC Fight Night 43 and he spoke about what he expects in this fight:
“He’s going to be probably weary of me, and I’m going to be weary of him. In saying that, we will go in there and throw down. Jared’s going to try to take me into deep water, but I’ve been swimming. I’ll try to keep afloat and see what happens. Every fight, I’ve made sure I can go five, six rounds. If the game plan A doesn’t work, I’ll just go to plan B. If plan B doesn’t work, I’ll just poke him in the eyes or hit him in the nuts.”
Soa Palelei made his UFC debut against at Nikita Krylov UFC 164 – Henderson vs. Pettis 2 on Aug / 31 / 2013 which he won that fight via 3rd Rd TKO. In his last fight he beat Pat Barry via 1st Rd KO at UFC Fight Night – Hunt vs. Bigfoot on Dec / 07 / 2013. The most amazing stat is that he is coming into this fight with ten straight knockout victories and now has eleven straight knockout victories.
“If it stays standing, Jared is not going to hit harder than Mark Hunt, so it’s going to be an interesting fight, and it’s going to be an explosive one. Either I’m getting knocked out, or Jared’s getting knocked out. That’s just one of those things with MMA. You just don’t know what’s going to happen. I don’t like going to the judges; a lot of my fights don’t go to the judges. Even my last fight, I thought Ruan Potts was a tough guy. I just put my game plan on and execute it very well.”
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