Vieira (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) was on the receiving finish of one of many biggest upsets of the year thus far in February when he was submitted by Anthony Hernandez. It was a stunning consequence due to Vieira’s grappling credentials, however he stated he’s made the fixes.
“I used to be not anticipating to be submitted like that, however I used to be so exhausted,” Vieira informed MMA Junkie and different reporters at Wednesday’s UFC on ESPN 26 media day. “So drained that anyone may have submitted me in that state of affairs.”
Vieira will try and bounce again at UFC on ESPN 26 when he meets Dustin Stoltzfus (13-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) in a middleweight bout. The occasion takes place on the UFC Apex and airs on ESPN.
The Brazilian thinks he can rebound in a giant manner in opposition to Stoltzfus, and stated that’s his plan.
Watch the video above to listen to Vieira’s full UFC on ESPN 26 media day interview, the place he discusses the loss to Hernandez, his concern when preventing, and extra.