Gabriel Bonfim Explains Magny Call Out, Wants To Fight In Brazil

Salt Lake City, UT – UFC welterweight Gabriel Bonfim continues to impress as he scored a second consecutive finish this time against Trevin Giles at UFC 291 on Saturday night.

Bonfim (15-0) retained his undefeated record after sinking in a guillotine choke on Giles forcing the tap early in the first round.

“When I put that guillotine on there…you’re only getting out by tapping out,” Bonfim told reporters including Cageside Press through a translator at his post-fight scrum.

Following the victory Bonfim called out Neil Magny who seems to be the gatekeeper at 170-pounds for anyone who wants to make a case for a title shot. With only two fights in the UFC, not counting his win at Dana White’s Contender Series, he’s still early in the game to look for a title shot. It still doesn’t hurt to make a case for it now.

“He’s the guy who’s been there. He’s right there in the top 15. A striker, and I want to fight a striker. I want to prove myself, and I have the opportunity to fight a striker,” he said.

Later this year the UFC will return to Brazil, Bonfim’s home country, on a card he’d like to be on.

“Who knows,” Bonfim said.

“I would love it.”

Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Gabriel Bonfim above.