Qileng Aori Says Performance Against Jeff Molina Was So-So, Plans KO of Cody Durden

Qileng Aori plans to knock out his next opponent in November.

Fighters tend to be their own harshest critics. In Qileng Aori‘s UFC debut at UFC 261, he went to war with Jeff Molina, winning 50k for Fight of the Night and ending up on the shortlist of candidates for Fight of the Year. Unfortunately, he lost a unanimous decision, and “The Mongolian Murderer” thinks his performance was just so-so.

“I think my performance was just so-so because my coach and training partner was not able to come to the USA with me,” Aori said in an exclusive interview with Cageside Press, speaking through a translator. He added that his stamina was not in perfect condition, which made him not 100% ready.

While he was critical of his performance, he was satisfied with winning Fight of the Night and showing the fans that he brings it every time he enters the cage.

“I’m satisfied with Fight of the Night because that is my style, and I showcased it. The 50 [grand] changed a lot of my life, it’s real, so of course, I like that,” Aori said.

In his second UFC appearance, Qileng Aori takes on Cody Durden, who is coming off ACL surgery on November 20 at UFC Fight Night: Vieira vs. Tate.

He expects a knockout in November.

“To be honest, I don’t really care about him because I’m very confident in myself. You can expect a classic knockout,” Aori told us.

Check out the rest of the interview with Aoriqileng above, where he talks about his time in Las Vegas, shooting guns for the first time, Cody Durden, and what’s next.