Mario Bautista

Mario Bautista discusses his UFC Vegas 64 win over Benito Lopez

Mario Bautista looked absolutely fantastic in his win over Benito Lopez at UFC Vegas 64.

On Friday during fight week, Lopez missed weight and Bautista knew right there that Lopez didn’t push himself hard enough to him.

Bautista spent his whole camp working with featherweights and one of his main training partners Sean O’Malley.

Throughout camp he was working everyday to make a statement on fight night and that’s exactly what he did.

As soon as the referee started the fight, Bautista came right out and landed a huge punch in which he caught Lopez right at the end of it.

After that, Bautista continued his flawless stand up performance. Every punch he threw seemed to land and make an impact. No matter if he went upstairs to the head or worked in body shots, Bautista was crisp and on point.

As the opening round was beginning to wind down, Bautista would secure a takedown and just seconds before the horn sounded, he was able to get Lopez’s arm straightened out forcing him to tap out.

The win was statement to the division that Bautista is an up and coming contender. It also earned him some extra cash as well.

Bautista already came into the fight with extra money since Lopez missed weight, but after his dominate win, the UFC awarded Bautista with a performance of the night bonus.

Following the win, Bautista once again spoke with MyMMANews to discuss his victory, earning a performance bonus and his future plans in which he hopes to fight 3-4 times next year.

You can watch his full interview in the video above.

A full list of results from UFC Vegas 64 are listed below:

Amanda Lemos defeated Marina Rodriguez via TKO – Round 3, 0:54

Neil Magny defeated Daniel Rodriguez via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 3, 3:33

Shayilan Nuerdanbieke defeated Darrick Minner via TKO (elbows) – Round 1, 1:07

Tagir Ulanbekov defeated Nate Maness via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:11

Grant Dawson defeated Mark Madsen via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 2:05

Miranda Maverick defeated Shanna Young via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Mario Bautista defeated Benito Lopez via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:54

Polyana Viana defeated Jinh Yu Frey via TKO – Round 1, 0:47

Johnny Munoz defeated Liudvik Sholinian via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Jake Hadley defeated Carlos Candelario via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:39

Tamires Vidal defeated Ramona Pascual via TKO (knees) – Round 1, 3:06

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John Eric Poli