UFC Wichita: Blagoy Ivanov Says he Faced Junior dos Santos in UFC Debut Injured
By FCF Staff
Blagoy Ivanov dropped his UFC debut to Junior dos Santos in July, 2018, and the former WSOF heavyweight champ says he did so with pre-fight injuries.
Ivanov faced dos Santos at UFC FN 133 and lost the fight via unanimous decision. The loss snapped the Bulgarian fighter’s five-fight winning streak.
In advance of his bout tonight with Ben Rothwell, Ivanov (16-2) reported that he faced dos Santos with injuries in both knees (quote via MMA Junkie):
“I took the fight like that, and after the fight, I had two torn meniscus in my left knee”
“To put more pressure on him, what I missed in the last fight,” Ivanov added, while discussing his plan for Rothwell.
Ivanov – Rothwell will be part of UFC Wichita, which will feature dos Santos taking on Derrick Lewis in the main event.