Brian Ortega shows respect for Diego Lopes but draws differences in fighting style

The former challenger praised the Brazilian but detailed the different styles they both have in grappling.

Brian ortega faces Diego lopes No. UFC 303. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

To stop Diego lopes, the confrontation against Brian ortega It will be the biggest of his career, for the North American, the scenario changes a lot. The former challenger for the featherweight belt (up to 65,7kg) showed respect for the Brazilian prospect, but drew differences between their styles in jiu-jitsu.

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“It’s a good fight. He is someone who is hungry, he is a hungry lion. He is capable of ending fights both on the feet and on the ground. Ultimately, what I have going for me may be experience. I've been in his shoes, I've done that. So let's see which lion is hungrier. We are dangerous in all areas, but our styles are different. We have different styles in jiu-jitsu too. He's more like a machine gun, I'm more like a sniper”, said Ortega in an interview with 'Ag.Fight'.


In the co-main fight of UFC 303, Diego lopes seeks to amend his fourth consecutive victory in the Octagon and continue his meteoric rise. However, the Brazilian's challenge will not be easy: on the other side of the octagon will be the veteran and former title challenger Brian ortega, who is coming off a triumph over the former interim champion Yair Rodriguez.

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