Las Vegas, NV – UFC middleweight Jun Yong Park comes into UFC Vegas 55 against Eryk Anders having won 3 of his 5 UFC bouts. Saturday night he attempts to add one more win on his record.
Last time in the cage did not go Park’s way where he lost via knockout to Gregory Rodrigues in October 2021.
“I learned emotional scarring feels like,” Park joked with reporters through a translator on Wednesday.
Next up for him is Anders who, although inconsistent, has plenty of knockouts on his record.
“I didn’t think much about it. I just kind of felt it’s another fight, and I’m off to Las Vegas again,” Park on hearing who his opponent would be.
“Eryk Anders is a veteran compared to me. He’s got a lot more octagon experience compared to me. I feel like I’m the challenger in this fight and my goal is to challenge his skills and find out where my skills match up. I’m really curious as to see how what I bring to the table will match up with his experience.”
Even with a game plan put together by his team Park did not have a prediction as to how he will win the fight on Saturday night. Just that he will win.
“There’s nothing specific that I have in mind,” Park said. “Korean Top Team, one of our mottos is: ‘Win by any means necessary’ so that’s the mentality I have going into this fight.”
Fighting at the UFC APEX means a limited amount of fans in attendance. While Park prefers to fight into a crowd, as long as he’s in a fight, he doesn’t mind.
“It doesn’t really make a big difference for me,” Park said.
“I love fighting and I’m here to fight. So whether I fight in front of a million people, or I fight in the dark, it’s almost the same to me.”
Watch the full UFC Vegas 55 media day scrum with Jun Yong Park above. More coverage from the event can be found below. UFC Vegas 55 takes place this Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.