Las Vegas, NV – After a successful night at Dana White’s Contender Series in Aug. 21 UFC featherweight Joanderson Brito made his official debut in January only to lose via decision. Brito now returns at UFC Vegas 53 to try his luck once again this time against tough veteran Andre Fili.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday Brito spoke on his UFC debut and what he hopes to do this Saturday night in Las Vegas.
“As you guys know that was not the debut that I was planning. I’m always looking for knockouts and submissions I was not able to do it, but for this fight 100% confident I’m going to be better. I’m way more prepared for this fight,” Brito said through a translator.
With only three months since his UFC debut the quick turnaround was important for Brito to get his career going in the right direction.
“Absolutely. I love my job. To be honest I’m ready to fight every single month if it’s possible. I don’t care if it’s two or three months I’m always ready to fight, and that’s it,” Brito said.
He faces Fili (21-8-1) who has taken on some of the biggest names in the featherweight division.
“He’s an amazing fighter. Even before I did start fighting I used to follow him. So I know he’s a great, but now it’s my time. I’m young and I’m ready to put the show that I want to do. He has a great name and for me I like that. Like I used to say when you get in the UFC you’ve got to be ready for everything it doesn’t matter,” said Brito.
“You’ve got to be ready to fight anybody they ask you to so I’m here for that.”
Both Brito and Fili are known to have exciting fights that end in finishes and the former is coming into Saturday night looking to put on another fire fight.
“If you check my record you’re going to see that most of my fights are knockouts or submissions. I don’t like a lot of fights to go to the judges hands so that’s definitely my plan,” Brito said.
“I have a lot of thing to do in the UFC. Keep your eyes on me.”