03 Dec - 
Kevin Aguilar promises more 'Angel of Death'-worthy performances after TUF 28 Finale

LAS VEGAS – On only a couple weeks’ notice, Kevin Aguilar got the call for his official UFC debut this past month.

Aguilar, a former Legacy FC and LFA featherweight champion, fought at Dana White’s Contender Series 12 in July and picked up a split decision over Joey Gomez – but it wasn’t enough to get him a guaranteed UFC deal. Instead, the call came when the promotion needed someone to step in to face Rick Glenn when Arnold Allen pulled out.

And at the TUF 28 Finale this past Friday night, Aguilar (16-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) delivered with a scorecard sweep over Glenn (21-6 MMA, 3-3 UFC) to close out the prelims.

But when Glenn missed weight by more than two pounds, there was never any hesitation on Aguilar’s part for whether or not he’d accept the bout.

“I was too excited to not take the fight,” Aguilar said after his win over Glenn.

The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale took place Friday at Pearl Theatre at The Palms in Las Vegas. The card aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

The 30-year-old Texan ran his winning streak to eight fights with the victory over Glenn, who was a WSOF featherweight champion in 2014 a couple years before coming to the UFC. So a win over Glenn arguably marks the biggest victory of Aguilar’s career.

“That’s the Kevin Aguilar you’re always going to see – the ‘Angel of Death,’ every time,” Aguilar said, referencing his nickname. “I wanted to perform and stand in front of the greatest crowd, and the greatest organization, and show to the whole world what I’m capable of. I feel like I proved it tonight.

“Even on short notice, even though my opponent missed weight – it doesn’t matter to me as long as I get to step in there and show the world what I have to offer as far as the fight game goes, that’s the Kevin Aguilar you’re always going to see.”

For more from Aguilar, check out the video above.

And for complete coverage of TUF 28 Finale, check out the UFC Events section of the site.