The only Brazilian on the card for UFC on Fox 7, Hugo Wolverine is already on weight since last night. The fighter passed by the scale this Friday, April 19, and tomorrow the bantamweight athlete seeks his third win in the UFC to stay undefeated.
Accompanied by trainer Leonardo Chamusca, and Jiu-Jitsu coach Bruno Menezes, Hugo cut weight since Monday when he arrived in California, but calmly hit the 61kg limit of his fight category.
In UFC on Fox 7, Wolverine faces TJ Dillashaw, a wrestler who accepts striking well. And that is exactly what the Brazilian wants. He idealized how the duel will be to GracieMag.com:
“I expect a tough fight, full of movement, and intelligent striking. Both me and him will try to decide the fight quickly.”
Purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu and black belt in Tae Kwon Do, the fighter from Bahia sharpened his boxing with Master Luiz Dorea and worked specifically in his physical strength and conditioning in São Paulo. Very confident, Hugo Wolverine can’t wait to enter the octagon.
Asked what else has crossed his mind besides the challenge of Saturday, the fighter joked:
“Right now my thought flies from Mediterranean to Chinese cuisine in minutes.”
Check out the UFC on Fox 7 card:
UFC on Fox 7
HP Pavillion, San Jose, California
April 20, 2013
Ben Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez
Frank Mir vs. Daniel Cormier
Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson
Matt Brown vs. Jordan Mein
Chad Mendes vs. Darren Elkins
Francis Carmont vs. Lorenz Larkin
Ramsey Nijem vs. Myles Jury
Joseph Benavidez vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Jorge Masvidal vs. Tim Means
TJ Dillashaw vs. Hugo Wolverine
Roger Bowling vs. Anthony Njokuani
Clifford Starks vs. Yoel Romero