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Karine Silva explains deceivingly lengthy rise

LAS VEGAS – Karine Silva has heard the reward.

Regardless that the narratives are largely complementary, Silva (17-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) admits her run towards UFC notoriety isn’t as fast and easy as it might appear.

“It wasn’t fast, guys. It wasn’t quick,” Silva informed MMA Junkie and different reporters at a UFC on ESPN 55 pre-fight information convention. “It was truly the work of 12 years. After I say ‘our’ work, what I imply by ‘our,’ is our group. It’s the individuals. We have now taken sooner or later at a time, nevertheless it’s taken a very long time. It was not fast.”

Since a UFC ticket-punching efficiency on Dana White’s Contender Sequence in 2021, Silva has defeated Poliana Botelho, Ketlen Souza, and Maryna Moroz with first-round submissions. The outcomes of a decade-plus of arduous work have felt rewarding.

“It’s been fantastic,” Silva stated. “The one factor that’s modified has been the frequency of coaching has elevated. The depth of coaching has elevated. The routine modified however my life has been the identical.”

At Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 55 (ESPN, ESPN+) on the UFC Apex, Silva battles seasoned veteran Ariane Lipski (17-8 MMA, 6-5 UFC), who’s on a three-fight profitable streak. Nicknamed “The Queen of Violence,” Lipski has ending skills herself. Regardless, Silva is assured Lipski received’t hinder her trajectory.

“I feel the combat goes to occur the best way it’s going to occur whether or not it’s going to be within the first, second, or third spherical,” Silva stated. “What I consider in is my win.”

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