UFC 238: Blagoy Ivanov wants Derrick Lewis next after win over Tai Tuivasa
Take a look inside the fight with Ivanov, a former WSOF champion who got his second win in the UFC.
Result: Blagoy Ivanov def. Tai Tuivasa via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Updated records: Ivanov (18-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), Tuivasa (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC)
Key stat: Ivanov won for the second straight time after dropping his UFC debut.
Ivanov on the fight’s key moment
“I dropped him in the second round … he just kept attacking me in the same place, and it didn’t help (him).”
Ivanov on Tuivasa surprising him
“I think his elbows are good in the clinch. … I’m surprised I couldn’t finish him, but it didn’t happen. But it’s better I won, so it’s still good.”
Ivanov on what he wants next
“I just want to take a break for a little bit, and then we’ll see. But I’m good to fight with Derrick Lewis. I think that’s a good fight for me. … He’s a southpaw, and I like to fight with southpaws. He’s big and he can take some punches.”
To hear more from Ivanov, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.