Now, Vendramini is scheduled to fight on June 12, at UFC 263, against Frenchman Fares Ziam. In conversation with Metropolises, Luigi told about the training on North American soil and about his new fight in the organization:
Luigi goes to his third fight in the UFC. With a defeat and a victory, the Brasiliense opted to move to the United States. Today, he trains on the Factory X team in Denver, Colorado. He talks about the new challenges and the new routine in the preparation of the fights.
“It is a giant life change. There I get temperatures of 5º, 10º degrees. The training load is also very strained. And I changed everything. I changed my diet, I changed my way of training. And I will tell you that it has been a wonderful experience and it is changing my life, I am very happy ”, he says.
Vendramini took a quick break from routine in the United States to visit his family in Brasilia before returning to focus entirely on his next fight.
Six months after his last fight, in the technical knockout victory over Jessin Ayari, in October 2020, the UFC defined the fighter’s new opponent from the Federal District: Luigi faces Frenchman Fares Ziam, at UFC 263 on June 12.
“It will be the first time fighting in a numbered event, other than a Fight Night. Expectation is very high because it is the struggle to win more space in the category. My opponent is a new guy, from striking. But I am very confident, I feel very prepared to give another show to Brazil and represent Brasília well ”, says the Brasiliense, who in his last fight received a bonus of R $ 285 thousand as the best knockout of the night.
Ziam has the same cartel as Luigi in the UFC and also goes for his third fight. “The Smile Killer” has 11 wins and three career losses, at the age of 24. Adept at striking, Luigi’s opponent has a style similar to that of Brasiliense.
In a category that has become so popular, a victory could put Luigi in the UFC ranking and in the sights of fighting towards the top of the organization’s lightweight division.
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