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UFC on ESPN 55 winner Maheshate felt ‘additional burden’ after two losses

LAS VEGAS – Hayisaer Maheshate had a way of real desperation when he stepped into the octagon with Gabriel Benitez at UFC on ESPN 55.

Maheshate (8-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) thinks that confirmed in his efficiency, as he battled again from a two-fight dropping skid to a take a break up determination over Benitez (23-12 MMA, 7-8 UFC) of their light-weight bout on Saturday on the UFC Apex.

“In fact the 2 losses earlier than this combat was an additional burden or stress on me,” Maheshate advised MMA Junkie and different reporters by an interpreter post-fight at UFC on ESPN 55. “However I needed to switch it to my motivation and get the win this combat. I made it.

“I’m very completely satisfied. I ready for this combat virtually one yr. I stored coaching. I stored upgrading my skillset and I lastly received this win. I wished this win so badly. When you’re so hungry for the victory, and if you lastly get it, that’s why I used to be emotional and simply form of misplaced management of myself.”

After scoring a Efficiency of the Night time-winning knockout of Steve Garcia in his promotional debut at UFC 275 in June 2022, Maheshate struggled. He misplaced a choice to Rafa Garcia in his sophomore look, then was knocked out by Viacheslav Borshchev in his most up-to-date look in Might.

The defeat to Borshchev was adopted by an 11-month layoff. The Chinese language fighter was chomping on the bit to get again and show his price, and he did simply that.

Now with the momentum of victory, Maheshate, 24, stated he received’t let his focus waver.

“For my subsequent step I’m simply going to return to my health club and speak to my teaching group and my administration and see after I shall be able to return,” Maheshate stated. “I feel August or September I shall be able to combat once more.”

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