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.
“The guy likes to throw hard. Every punch he throws he’s trying to kill you,” 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.
“It was an opportunity to fight in the UFC, [to] make a name for yourself,” said Gaudinot. “I took the opportunity.”
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. “I’m trying to go out there and show the fans why they should want to watch 125,” 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.