“Russian Ronda” Irina Alekseeva explained the failure of the weight race


Having successfully made her debut in the strongest league in the world at UFC Fight Night 223 in Las Vegas, Irina Alekseeva explained why she did not make weight before the fight with Stephanie Egger, and also shared her future plans.

“I feel great, despite the fact that I didn’t make weight,” the Russian woman said at a press conference after the event. “This was the main idea in order not to die in the weight race and go out – to give any money, so as not to disrupt the fight, not to let the audience and the league down. It would have been much worse if I had made weight and not entered the fight. Therefore, we decided not to drive weight and go to the fight “

His next fight in the Russian Ronda organization is scheduled for October 21 at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi.

“It motivates me a lot to be in the strongest league and I’m here for a reason – I don’t have a big professional record, but a big amateur base and I know this is my place and I should be here. More serious opponents will follow, I understand this, but I’m not a mistake – I’m going to work even harder, plow even more. Regarding the next fight – October, Abu Dhabi, it would be nice, since my visa expires in July.”

Recall that the fight between Alekseeva and Egger, which became part of the preliminary card of the event, ended at around 2:11 of the first round with the victory of the Russian woman with a knee lever.