Anaheim, CA – Most fighters go into a fight looking to get their hand raised and walk away with a win. Sometimes they get a little something extra as was the case with UFC lightweight Matt Frevola who tied the record for most knockdowns in a fight with four.
“That’s pretty awesome. That’s great. That’s what I’m here to do is to do things that no one’s done before and put on great fights. Get big wins and hopefully that was a bonus performance victory,” Frevola said in his post-fight media scrum on Saturday night.
Frevola (9-3) defeated formerly undefeated Genaro Valdez (10-1) via TKO in the first round of their prelim bout at UFC 270.
“I feel great I was coming in here for the finish and he made me earn that finish but we got it.”
Many in the media and some fans wondered why it took referee Mike Beltran so long to stop the fight ultimately resulting in Frevola tying the record for knockdowns in a fight.
“I’ve got to rewatch the fight but I knew that Valdez was like a tough Mexican fighter with a lot of heart and he just had that patented Mexican fighter heart. He wasn’t going to quit and he fought until the end. I earned that finish,” Frevola said.
Frevola was on a two-fight losing streak coming into UFC 270 and likely needed a win in order to keep his roster spot.
“Every fight’s a big fight. The next fight is always the biggest fight specially at this level. I just looked at it as another big UFC fight on a big UFC 270 PPV card and every time I step into this octagon I’m looking to put on a show. I’m looking to get a big win and we did that tonight.”
Watch the full UFC 270 post-fight press conference with Matt Frevola above. More coverage from the event can be found below.