Las Vegas, NV – UFC lightweight Trevor Peek made his promotional debut on Saturday night at UFC Vegas 70 with a bang when he defeated Erick Gonzalez via KO.
“On fire. I feel great. I’m alive right now and I’m just super grateful and blessed. I’m on fire,” Peek told reporters including Cageside Press at his post-fight scrum.
Peek (8-0) wasn’t surprised at how the fight ended and neither should anyone else given that every victory he has had in his professional career has come by way of KO or TKO.
“I knew I could get the job done and I knew I could get it done in the first round. Yeah it’s exactly how I thought it would go,” he said.
Peek made an impression on Dana White’s Contender Series back in Sept. 2022 when he took home a TKO victory over Malik Lewis.
“This is on the big stage. I felt more at home this time compared to the Contender Series fight. Nerves got the best of me in the last one and I just didn’t really feel like myself til maybe the second round in my Contender Series fight,” he said.
“I felt a lot more home this one. Just more comfortable. I’m just in my element.”
Now that he’s made his debut at the UFC APEX Peek mentioned being ready to fight in front of a sold-out crowd at an arena one closer to home preferably.
“I’m ready to get in front of the crowd. I miss my fans terribly. I’m an entertainer and a performer. I love the roar. I’m used to a pretty big fan base. God’s blessed me with a real big support system. I’m so ready to get in the arena. I just want to feel that roar of the crowd,” said Peek.
“The Miami card would be pretty cool coming up. Really any arena but specially somewhere you know kind of close to the southeast region where my fans can afford to come. I’m not picky.”
And the opponent?
“It don’t matter. I ain’t got nobody in mind really just whoever they put in front of me, you know, I’ll get the job done.”
Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Trevor Peek above.