LAS VEGAS – Marquel Mederos beat Landon Quinones with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night 235 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the fight with Mederos, who won his official UFC debut after punching his ticket through Dana White’s Contender Series.
MarQuel Mederos vs. Landon Quinones
Result: MarQuel Mederos def. Landon Quinones via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Updated records: Mederos (9-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Quinones (7-3-1 MMA, 0-2 UFC)
Key stats: Quinones won the overall striking stats, landed a takedown and stuffed all five of Mederos’ takedown attempts, but Mederos took the second and third rounds from all three judges.
Mederos on the fight’s key moment
“He’s tough, but he talks a lot. All of his interviews, he’s like, ‘I’m gonna walk him down. I’m gonna beat him down.’ So I knew what he was coming with. My game is a little bit more finesse. I think my nerves got high in that first round, but I made adjustments in that second and third and then went out and did what we had to do.”
Mederos on fighting at the UFC Apex
“Man, get me in front of a crowd. Get me in T-Mobile (Arena in Las Vegas). Give me a T-Mobile (fight). Get me in an arena. I don’t care what it is, just don’t bring me back to the Apex. Get me in front of a crowd and then I’ll really show out.”
Mederos on what he wants next
“This is my sixth fight in like 11 months, so I’m taking a little break after this one, getting some training in. That win is always one of the best feelings in the world. It’s like chasing the drug high for sure. I don’t want to get too crazy. I would say another four or five months, something like that. I’m not trying to take a whole year off, but I do want to take a little bit of time spend with the film.”
To hear more from Mederos, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.
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