After a unanimous decision win over Kyle Bochniak at UFC Boston, Sean Woodson wants exciting opponents, and Steven Peterson fits the bill.
Boston, MA — UFC Boston saw a number of fighters making their UFC debut, but perhaps none drew an opponent as tough was Sean Woodson. Kyle Bochniak is no easy out, and fans will no doubt recall his Fight of the Night effort against Zabit Magomedsharipov.
But Woodson (7-0) was up to the task, going the distance and capturing a unanimous decision win.
After the fight, speaking to reporters including Cageside Press, Woodson called it “the best night of my life.”
“It’s been a dream come true,” he said, asked about his 2019 as a whole. “It all happened so fast. 2019 in the UFC. Got my first UFC win, looking forward to the next one.”
The usually serene fighter admitted that ahead of his debut, “I was more nervous than usual. I’m notoriously not nervous for my fights. I deal with the nerves, and I can stay calm. I feel like I stayed pretty calm, but not as usual.”
“Out there in the octagon I was pretty calm,” he clarified, “but in the back I was a little more nervous than usual.”
Opponent Bochniak got high praise from Woodson, who won his way into the UFC on the Contender Series. “That dude is tough. He has a hard head. I banged my hand up early in the first round.”
“I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t get the finish, because it was there. I seen him wobble a few times,” he continued. “I said before, in my interviews prior to this day, that was my goal, to be the first guy to finish him. And I was so close to doing that.”
“I’m just ecstatic I got the win. I’m looking forward to putting on an even better performance next time,” he added.
Woodson spent most of his pro career prior to the UFC in Shamrock FC. But asked how fighting there helped him, Woodson gave a surprise answer that had his team rolling on the floor (really, watch the video above! 1:43 minute mark).
“Shamrock didn’t help me at all. I’ve been fighting all my life,” he exclaimed. “When I was eight years old, I had my first boxing match. I’m accustomed to fighting. I’m a fighter through and through. Even though this is my UFC debut, I’ve been in there a million times over and over again in my head. It felt just like home out there.”
With his first win under his belt, who does Woodson want next? He knew the question was coming, and had done his homework.
“Stephen ‘Ocho’ Peterson, I just recently watched him get that spinning knockout, he’s an exciting guy, comes forward just like Kyle does,” answered Woodson. “Those are the guys I want to fight, I want to fight exciting guys who come to fight.”
Watch the full UFC Boston post-fight press scrum with Sean Woodson above!