NEVADA MAteusz Rebeckireally wants to test his mat skills against top-tier grapplers in the UFC.
Rebecki (16-1)needed just one single round to submit Brazilian striker Rodrigo Lidio (12-3) with a rear-naked choke to earn a UFC contract at Dana Whites Contender Series 52 on Tuesday.
Rebecki had to walk by way of a huge head kick from Lidio before obtaining a takedown, but once he could keep him down, it had been hanging around for the Polish fighter. Rebecki doesnt care whom he fights next, but hed rather face a grappler over another striker.
It doesnt matter for me personally, Rebecki told reporters, including MMA Junkie. Im a standard fighter. I would like to soon get some good fight with anybody its no problem. Maybe just opponent who tries takedowns, another style. All of my opponents is really a striker. Maybe change my design of opponent.
Rebecki earned high praise from UFC president Dana White for his performance and hes pleased to see his work getting recognized on the big stage.
Its essential for me personally that Dana White watches my fight and I simply desire to show my best performance, and I really do this, Rebecki said. Its best for me.
He continued, Its good because Ive been training very difficult and someone sees this and understands how Ive been doing everything to be here and show what I really do.