After UFC 274 Win, Andre Fialho Says He’s Got a Fight Next Month at UFC 275


Phoenix, AZ — “Is there anyone else?” Andre Fialho inquired after a first-round knockout of Cameron VanCamp at UFC 274 on Saturday.

He already knew the answer.

Fialho has stated a desire to fight six times this year, after joining the UFC on short notice back in January. After losing his debut against Michel Pereira, he’s fought twice more, winning both fights.

“I just want to— I’m grateful for the opportunity. I asked Dana to fight, he gave me the fight,” Fialho (16-4, 1NC) told media outlets including Cageside Press backstage at the Footprint Center in Phoenix on Saturday. “I want another one. I want to stay active.”

He already has one. Fialho let slip that he’d spoken with UFC President Dana White following the win over VanCamp. “Looks like I’m fighting in Singapore, June 11.”

That would be UFC 275. His third numbered UFC event in four fights. His fourth fight in sixth months. Fialho doesn’t have an opponent just yet. He just knows he’ll be fighting.

“I asked for the date, and Dana said yes to the date. I don’t have an opponent yet,” Fialho revealed.

All of this seems to be leading up to Fialho breaking the UFC’s activity record, currently held by Angela Hill, who had six fights in just 337 days. At Fialho’s pace, he could be at six by the end of the summer. He’s also, quite obviously, staying active, and it’s that more than anything that is driving him.

“All of it, but I’m not looking to break records. Only for myself. I want to stay active, I want to feel as comfortable in there as I am on the couch drinking water,” said Fialho. And no, making weight repeatedly in such a short span will not be a problem, he told reporters.

“I’m a professional. I don’t eat sugar, I don’t drink soda. I try to keep my weight 186, 188 [pounds] maximum. I sweat a lot. It’s easy to make weight.”

Watch the full UFC 274 post-fight press scrum with Andre Fialho above.


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