Russian UFC debutant Victoria Dudakova, whose attempt to transfer to the ground led to a serious injury to her rival Istela Nunes already in the 34th second of the fight, summed up the match and shared her future plans.
“Firstly, I would like to thank my opponent for the fight and wish her a speedy recovery,” Dudakova said in an interview with ESPN after the UFC on ESPN 49 tournament. I leaned on my arm incorrectly and got injured.”
“I also had a very serious injury, I had to fight her at Dana White’s Contender Series, after which I had a very long recovery period. Because of this, I’m a little frustrated with the fight, because I’ve been away for a long time, it’s been ten months since my surgery, and I wanted to come back on a positive note – win, and win confidently. I wanted to finish her in the first round, but not in this way.”
Having won the first victory in the UFC, the Russian woman, who competes in the first flyweight division, would like to fight her next fight on October 21 at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi.
“I am ready to fight any opponent that they give me, because my goal is to reach the belt. But first of all, I would like to fight in Abu Dhabi, because there are a lot of Russian people there, and it will be very interesting both for them and for me.”