Yuri Alcantara Discusses His MMA Skill
Posted on 20 Jun 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Yuri Alcantara recently spoke about his UFC 147 fight and more, here are the highlights…
On His Ability in a Scramble: "It's different, so people may not know how to defend my takedowns. In a scramble, I may be taken down, but I end up on top. It's part of our culture," he said. "Since I moved to (the Brazilian municipality of) Belem as a teenager, I started to practice muay Thai and jiu-jitsu."
On Training: "I train hard, and I'm in a great team with true friends," he said. "I also have great support from my family. That's what allowed me to be successful until this day."
On His UFC 147 Fight: "But I think I'm coming in very focused, and no one can beat me. It should be 'Fight of the Night.' It will be a very active fight. I wish him good luck. I know I'll put on a show this Saturday," Alcantara said. "Everyone will see my talent and my work."