Joachim Christensen (14-5) will now be facing Dominick Reyes (6-0) on the upcoming UFC Oklahoma card going down on June 25th at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The new opponent steps in after Azamat Murzakanov (7-0) withdrew due to injury.
The Arte Suave fighter makes a quick return back to action after losing at UFC 211 in May. “My last fight did not go the way I wanted. In fact, I was thinking too much about what the other guy (Gadzhimurad Antigulov) was good at instead of thinking about myself. Normally I don’t focus so much on the other one, but for one strange reason I did this time. I was so angry, I mad my manager call the UFC and tell me I wanted to fight as fast as possible. And then Oklahoma came up.” says the light heavyweight to MMAViking.com.
“I know it’s fast right after. But I’m in shape, I have no injuries. So why not. Let’s go man.”
“I am a person who goes home from every fight, and train all over again. Back to basics. But because this fight was so fast and I did not show anything at all. I feel like it’s okay to fight fast. So what did I learn from the fight. DO NOT FORGET yourself. Fight like you want NOT like your opponent.” says the Dane.
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Christensen will face another undefeated fighter in Reyes, who fights out of Cage Combat Academy in California. At LFA 13 he had a brutal headkick KO that made its rounds around the internet in highlight fashion. He has finished 5 out of his 6 pro MMA bouts by stoppage.
The bout is expected to be on the main card.