Alessio Di Chirico aims to continue proving he’s one of Europe’s best fighters at UFC on ESPN 30
Alessio Di Chirico has actually had ups and downs over the period of his UFC period to date, however he believes he’s relocating the ideal instructions.
At UFC on ESPN 30, Di Chirico (13-5 Mixed Martial Arts, 3-5 UFC) will seek to turn a standalone win into a winning streak when he deals with Abdul Razak Alhassan (10-4 Mixed Martial Arts, 4-4 UFC).
“He is a very dangerous opponent,” Di Chirico just recently informed Mixed Martial Arts Addict through a translator. “Don’t think I’ll sleep on him. I am well prepared for everything and I’ll tell you a secret: every fighter in the UFC can knock you down with a single shot. So there’s no joke, I’ll be wide awake.”
In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Di Chirico, like lots of fighters, needed to make modifications on the fly. He feels fortunate to be able to complete in Las Vegas throughout a time when lots of global fighters are being required to withdraw due to take a trip constraints.
“Yes the situation, as I said, is crazy,” Di Chirico stated. “Year-and-a-half of this sh*t, it’s unbelievable. To be honest, the situation it’s worse than you can even imagine and that’s why I told you before I’m so grateful to be here in Vegas for a UFC fight. I was lucky enough during this camp to have all the help I needed.
“My Friend Nikola Dipchikov, a very solid fighter, and ACA finalist came to give me a lot of help during the last weeks of the camp. Everything happened under the vision of my mystic head coach Michele Verginelli and all the people in my team, It’s hard to express how grateful I am to every one of them, I really can’t wait to express that into the octagon.”
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Di Chirico, 31, reentered the win column in effective style in January when he stopped the momentum of Joaquin Buckley with a vicious head kick knockout. He believes the win is the very first of lots of – as he marches towards showing a point that he is among the world’s finest.
“I will take back what belongs to me not only in 2021 but also in the years to come,” Di Chirico stated. “I’ve been discontinuous and I made some mistakes but I know for sure and I will demonstrate that I am one of the best European fighters.”
UFC on ESPN 30 happens Saturday at the UFC Peak in Las Vegas. The primary card airs on ESPN/ESPN+ after prelims on ESPN+.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.