Francimar Barroso earned a decision win over Darren Stewart in their rematch at UFC Fight Night 107.
Having now earned a total of four wins in the UFC, the Brazilian competitor wants ranked opposition for his future fights.
“I dream about that every day to fight those tops guys,” Barroso said to MMA Junkie. “That’s what I’ve trained for. No matter who comes, I will be ready to fight anyone. That’s my dream. I always think about the belt, it’s always a dream, and I will always be ready. It’s a big motivation to me to be able to one day fight those guys. That’s what my coaches want for me, as well – to fight the best.”
Barroso and Stewart fought each other to a no contest in their first meeting at UFC Fight Night 100.
Even though they have fought before, the victorious Barroso was surprised by what Stewart brought to the Octagon the second time around.
“The first fight, he surprised me; he came like crazy,” Barroso said. “So of course that helped me prepare for this fight. I was already expecting everything. Everything I trained for was exactly how it happened in the fight. I’m much better prepared now.”
The Brazilian also handed Stewart his first professional MMA defeat at UFC Fight Night 107.