Louis Gaudinot knows he won't be in for an easy ride when he takes on John Lineker at UFC on FOX 3 this weekend.
Gaudinot returns to flyweight to take on the former Jungle Fight bantamweight champion on May 5th, and will be hoping his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing background will be enough to combat the heavy hitter.
â€śThe guy likes to throw hard. Â Every punch he throws heâ€™s trying to kill you,â€ť he told Fox News
New Yorker Guadinot made his official UFC debut back in December, competing in The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale in a losing effort against Johnny Bedford. He says it was the chance to build a reputation as a solid fighter that drew him to the promotion.
â€śIt was an opportunity to fight in the UFC, [to] make a name for yourself,â€ť said Gaudinot. Â â€śI took the opportunity.â€ť
Gaudinot, who takes an MMA record of 5-2 into Saturday's bout, also revealed that he'd like to put on a performance that gets fans talking about the UFC flyweight division. â€śIâ€™m trying to go out there and show the fans why they should want to watch 125,â€ť he said.
Other fights on the card this Saturday include Nate Diaz against Jim Miller; Josh Koscheck takes on Johnny Hendricks; Rousimar Palhares fights Alan Belcher, and Pat Barry meets Lavar Johnson.
The preliminary card, to be shown on Fuel TV, includes Tony Ferguson versus Michael Johnson; John Dodson competes against Tim Elliott; Danny Castillo fights John Cholish, Dennis Bermudez contests Pablo Garza, and England's John Hathaway goes up against Pascal Krauss.
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