Assu Almabayev Looking For Top 10, Top 5 Opponents

Miami, FL – Two fights, two victories in the UFC have flyweight Assu Almabayev feeling ready for a top 10 opponent following his win over CJ Vergara at UFC 299 on Saturday night.

“Top 10 brother. Top 10, top 5, I am ready,” Almabayev told reporters including Cageside Press through a translator at his post-fight scrum.

“Who has zero in their record? I’m ready for anyone. Anyone top 5, top 10.”

The win over Vergara may not be impressive to fans, but Almabayev’s grinding and relentless style may have fighters shying away from fighting him.

“I was ready for such kind of situations. I knew that my opponent has good function. That’s why I was ready for everything,” he said.

Former UFC champ-champ Daniel Cormier was on the call and was very complimentary of Almabayev’s wrestling.

“Kazakh wrestling. I didn’t have a chance to talk to him, but I heard he cried something to me. I didn’t hear,” he said.

Almabayev had a message for his supporters after a successful UFC 299 bout.

“I want to say thank you for all my country for their support. I feel they support me with their heart and I want to say happy Ramadan for all Muslims around the world,” he said.

Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Assu Almabayev above.