An unbeaten prospect with his eyes on the big leagues, Jason Soares is looking to make his case for a UFC contract at the upcoming Titan FC 52.
Undefeated featherweight champ Jason Soares will defend his title against Caio Uruguai at Titan FC 52 on January 25 at the Xtreme Action Park venue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A win would elevate Soares’ record to 12-0, which should be more than enough to land “The Specimen” a UFC contract.
Cageside Press caught up with Soares before the fight. “Yea, I would think it would be enough,” Soares said when asked if a victory next weekend should earn him the call-up.
Soares does have some history with the UFC. He competed in an exhibition bout to earn his spot in the house on The Ultimate Fighter Season 22. However, it didn’t work out for Soares who lost to Julian Erosa in the fight.
“I did that exhibition fight at 155 [pounds] on TUF and it just didn’t work out for me. But I’m looking to put on a good show and a good performance and hopefully get that call.”
He continued, “The UFC is tough to get in at 145 [pounds], it’s a packed division. Whether it’s there, ONE [Championship], Bellator, whatever, I am looking to fight on a bigger stage soon but I really do like Titan and I appreciate them a lot.”
The unbeaten Soares would seemingly have no trouble finding a fighting home. The MMA landscape today is rife with competition which is always good for the fighters. But make no mistake about it, the UFC is where Soares wants to end up.
“The UFC is where I want to go,” Soares told Cageside Press. “It’s where the best guys are especially here in the US. That’s where I want to fight and showcase my skills.”
As for “The Specimen’s” opponent, Caio Uruguai. Well, Soares isn’t exactly overlooking the young Brazilan fighter but he doesn’t sound too concerned by Uruguai either.
“I don’t know if this is going to be the toughest fight of my career,” Soares explained. “We will find out obviously. The last fight I had was really tough, the fight before that was tough.”
“I’m going to go in there and do what I always do and that’s come out with a win. And then after that, we will see how tough it is.”
Soares added, “I don’t think it’s going to be the toughest fight that I’ve had. I’m looking to make it a short night but at the same time, don’t get me wrong, I’m not looking past him at all and I’m ready to go to war”
Titan FC 52: Soares vs. Uruguai takes place Friday, January 25. The entire night of fights will stream live on UFC Fight Pass.