Philipe Lins Wants To Fight In Brazil For The First Time Since 2011

Miami, FL – UFC light heavyweight Philipe Lins may have kicked Ion Cutelaba so many times he injured his foot at UFC 299, but should he be healthy for it, he’d like onto the next UFC card in Brazil.

“I (asked) to fight again in UFC Rio. Since 2011 I (haven’t fought) in my country. I love to fight there,” Lins told reporters including Cageside Press at his post-fight scrum.

“Let’s see what’s going to happen with my foot, and my next opponent…I don’t have a name right here, but I want to fight one ranked guy. I will be ready for the big challenges.”

Lins (18-5) employed a heavy calf-kick game plan destroying Cutelaba’s lead leg early, but the Moldovian fighter still came after him during the fight.

“He’s very tough, Cutelaba, very tough opponent. I catch him with a very good calf kicks. Oh my gosh and he’s still coming, but he surprised me with this bro,” Lins said.

Later in the fight Lins switched to a heavy grappling approach. Many assumed that it was due to his foot being hurt, but he had thought of grappling when planning for the fight.

“That was strategy. I’m a complete fighter. I throw punches, I love boxing, like wrestling. I’m a guy coming from Jiu Jitsu,” he said.

“It’s a MMA fight. I’m always want to show my work at all martial arts.”

Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Philipe Lins above.