UFC FN 77: Abel Trujillo Says His Defense Will be “Greatest Offense” vs. Gleison Tibau
By FCF Staff
Abel Trujillo is heading to Brazil this week to face Gleison Tibau at UFC Fight Night 77, and the American believes his wrestling is going to play a pivotal role in the bout.
Trujillo will be competing for the first time in 2015, after breaking his arm earlier this year and having to pull out of a bout with John Makdessi in April. Recently “Killa” spoke to UFC.com about this Saturday’s match-up, and here is some of what Trujillo had to say about Tibau:
“He (Tibau) is a little bit slower than me, and I feel like he’s gonna wrestle me, for sure, so I’ve been focusing on my defense, and I think my defense is gonna be my greatest offense in this fight,” Trujillo said. “I want to just keep him forcing the shot and getting tired. Man, I’m fighting a Brazilian in Brazil; I don’t want to go to a decision. (Laughs) I’m trying to finish this guy.”
The 32 year-old Trujillo (12-6) is coming off a submission loss to Tony Ferguson last December, and is 2-2, with 1 no contest, in his last 5 bouts.
Tibau (33-11) was also tapped out by Ferguson in his last outing, and the veteran is 3-2 in his last 5 contests.
UFC FN 77 will be headlined by a middleweight bout between Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort.