Abel Trujillo has won five of six fights under the UFC banner in the last few years, with his lone loss coming to #1 ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Trujillo is known for his knockout wins and at UFC Fight Night 104, Trujillo wants another so he can cause a rumbling in the lightweight division.
“I see this fight – it’s going to be brutal,” he said to MMA Junkie. “I’m going out there for a knockout, but I’m not going to be reckless. That’s just my style – I go for the kill. You can always expect for me to hurt this guy as bad as I can.”
James Vick, Trujillo’s opponent on Saturday Night, is replacing an injured Evan Dunham at the event, but Trujillo has been training hard for the fight either way.
“I like the matchup either way – I’ve been training hard, so the opponent doesn’t really matter at this point,” Trujillo said. “Evan Dunham was a southpaw, and a little shorter. Vick is a lot taller – 6-(foot)-3. But at the end of the day, when you’re ready, you’re ready. I was ready to fight and put on a great performance. I’ll still fight him. I wanted to fight someone in the top 15, and he was ranked 14. I think he’s a good opponent, but as long as I get somebody in the rankings, I’m not being picky.”
UFC Fight Night 104 takes place on Saturday, February 4 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas with Dennis Bermudez and Chan Sung Jung headlining.