Brazilian fighter Michel Prazeres will be taking on longtime UFC veteran Josh Burkman at UFC Fight Night 106. Prazeres plans on getting a finish over Burkman on Saturday Night.
“I’ve been following Josh’s career for some time,” Prazeres said to MMA Junkie. “He’s an excellent fighter and very tough. But I’m going to chase after him. I always look to win by knockout or submission. A lot of my previous opponents were tough, like Burkman. We’ll give it a try. If a finish happens, cool. I guarantee that my game is much better than Jake Shields’ or Jon Fitch’s. I’m much more eclectic.”
Burkman has a 6-9-0 record (28-14-0 overall) in his two UFC runs. Even though his opponent has a poor record, that hasn’t stopped Prazeres from taking his opponent seriously.
“Every fight is its own thing,” Prazeres said. “I always get ready for the worst. It was cool that I defeated ‘Durinho,’ but I always prepare as if a belt was on the line. Josh Burkman may be coming off a couple of losses, but every fight is different. I’m sure he’ll bring his best game, as will I. We’ll see what happens when we face each other.”
UFC Fight Night 106 takes place on Saturday, March 11 from the Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil with Kelvin Gastelum and Vitor Belfort headlining, the main card airs live on Fox Sports 1. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow the next day.