Roman Dolidze made the most of his featured preliminary spot at UFC Fight Island 2.
The Georgian light heavyweight was in his promotional debut, and made short work of Khadis Ibragimov. Dolidze wound up securing the win via a knee towards the end of the first round, although it started out as a kick.
“I’m not such a good striker, that’s why I don’t feel [it] when I KO people,” Dolidze admitted post fight, speaking to Cageside Press and other media outlets. “But it was a good kick.”
Not only does Dolidze not consider himself a great striker, he also tries not to envision his fights ahead of time. “I never plan my fights, because every time I plan one thing, and I’m doing another thing. It was the same thing today,” he stated. “My last three fights, I was thinking to grapple people, and I KO’d [them].”
Still, it’s hard to find fault in the outcome. And overall, outside of having to endure four COVID-19 tests, Doldize’s Fight Island outing was a positive one.
“The experience was really good, I’m really happy to be part of this, I made history thanks to the organization, and thanks to Dana [White],” he said.
As to when he’ll be back, while he’s not ready to call out any names, “I’m ready to fight any time in the UFC,” Dolidze said.
Watch the full UFC Fight Island 2 virtual post-fight press scrum with Roman Dolidze above.