UFC 194: Joe Proctor is Looking to Build on “Huge Performance”
By Kelsey Mowatt
Joe Proctor will take on Magomed Mustafaev at UFC 194, and he will do so, having scored one of his most memorable victories to date last time out.
At UFC Fight Night 68 in June, Proctor took on fellow veteran Justin Edwards, and the lightweights battled hard throughout. Then, with just a few seconds left in the bout, Proctor caught Edwards with a guillotine choke. The latter didn’t tap, was choked unconscious and Proctor was declared the winner at the 4:58 mark.
“It was really good you know. The whole dynamic of that whole fight, it just seemed like it was the way it was supposed to be,” Proctor relayed on a recent edition of Full Contact Fighter Radio. “With my Grandfather passing away I really dedicated this whole camp to him, and that fight to him. That last two seconds, choking him unconscious, it felt really good.”
The victory was also a pivotal one for Proctor, as the 30 year-old was coming off a submission loss to Yancy Medeiros heading into his bout with Edwards. With the win, the Team Aggression fighter pushed his UFC record to 4-2.
The late and memorable victory also buzzed the MMA masses, and drew the media’s attention as a result.
“It was definitely a huge performance. Definitely coming off a loss you don’t want to have two losses, back-to-back. That doesn’t a secure a job very well. The performance was great and any media is great. Especially having that; the last two seconds finish like that.”
Saturday’s UFC 194 card will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garde Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
You can see Proctor’s thoughts on the upcoming bout and Mustafaev by heading here.