Las Vegas, NV – After scoring the first round TKO of Sam Alvey at UFC Vegas 59 on Saturday night middleweight Michal Oleksiejczuk knows what he wants next.
“I would like to fight this year (again) for sure. I would like to be against Uriah Hall. That would be a nice fight to watch,” Oleksiejczuk told Cageside Press among other media through a translator at his post-fight media scrum.
“I want to fight him because I want to fight standing, and he will be fighting standing. I want to have my fights exciting and good and fun to watch for the people. That’s what it’s all about. That’s what people are looking for. So that’ll be a very nice matchup for a striking fight.”
On Saturday night he defeated Alvey who has been on a losing skid having not won a fight since 2018. “Smile’n” Sam is still a fan favorite regardless of his record.
“I was ready for a very tough battle. Sam Alvey is veteran of the UFC, veteran of the sport. He had many battles inside the octagon so I was prepared for the same today,” Oleksiejczuk said.
“I’m very glad the finish was kind of flashy so I’m very happy about that. Most of all I’m happy that the finish came so quickly because it’s not easy to do.”
Having been in the UFC since 2017 Oleksiejczuk has had an up-and-down tenure in the promotion, but has shown vast improvement in his game.
“I made huge progress going into this fight. I’m a well-rounded fighter now. I used to be a striker only now I can rely on my striking abilities, but I showed today also that I’m good in wrestling defense, I don’t panic when I’m on the ground, I can fight in every area every aspect of the game,” said Oleksiejczuk.
Watch the full UFC Vegas 59 post-fight press scrum with Michal Oleksiejczuk above.