The most important day of the race Juan Espino -before 'the Trota', now 'the Handsome' has arrived. In the early hours of Friday will play in Las Vegas (Nevada, United States) the match for being 'The Ultimate Figthter' (TUF) of the UFC – the best competition of mixed martial arts in the world -. Espino will face the American Justin Frazier, who accumulates a global balance of 10-2 over the octagon.
To get to the UFC, Juan Espino went through the TUF, a television reality show of the North American company, where several fighters shared house and training, but separated by teams. The Gran Canaria wrestler knocked out Maurice Greene in the semifinals and now has the opportunity to be the fourth Spanish to compete in a UFC event.
"What I see most to Justin Frazier is his motivation, he is a very heartfelt person, fighting for himself and his family," the fighter said in words to the UFC. "I believe that does not have much physical preparation and that is very emotional. That can take its toll on the first and second assaults. My idea is to move it a lot, hit it, keep distance, tire it and then finish it, "Juan Espino confessed before the microphone of the organization.
Of course, 'the Handsome' has more saved. "It's a knockout, a tournament, I keep something else for him, now we have to see if I can or not. very happy to get to this final and now I will do everything possible to win, "he confessed.
"Now I have more confidence in myself, mental work gives me an advantage that I think the rest of my colleagues do not have, not everyone cares about their mind," said Gran Canaria, who at 38 has the opportunity to get a contract in the UFC.
Member of the American Top Team, the match between Juan Espino and Justin Frazier will be the twelfth of the UFC event. Only the confrontation between Rafael Dos Anjos and Kamaru Usman, two classics in the UFC, surpasses that of Gran Canaria in expectation. "I'm quiet, I do not want to think beyond, be as always, visualizing the fight in my head and nothing else, "he said.