“I absolutely think my power and my skills on the ground will make the difference in this fight. He has more Octagon experience than I do, but I have more fighting experience overall. I also have more experience in the ground game and that will be a strength for me in this fight. I believe my jiu-jitsu is very strong and I believe in it very much.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)
The poster for UFC 168 certainly doesn’t feature featherweights Diego Brandao (18-8) and Dustin Poirier (14-3) but you better believe fans will be well-acquainted with both by the time the curtain closes. The two twenty-somethings already have a handful of brilliant performances under their belt, exhibiting the sort of skill earning reputations for each as exciting, aggressive competitors worth watching. Brandao recently spoke to UFC.com about his December 28 tilt with Poirier where he labeled to bout as the biggest of his career and promised a high dose of entertainment.
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