UFC 208 had a total of nine fights on the card, eight of those fights ended by decision and the first one to do so was Ryan LaFlare’s victory over Roan Carneiro.
LaFlare got emotional for one major reason, which is that a certain family member was in the building live to watch him fight for the first time.
“My bad dad knows how much that I dedicate my life to (MMA),” said LaFlare to MMA Junkie. “He knows this is how I support my family, and he was like, ‘I’ve got to be there.'”
LaFlare has earned a total of five victories under the UFC banner, with all of them coming by way of decision. LaFlare, a New York native, says that while he fought a little tentative, he was still able to secure the victory.
“It was a very emotional night for me,” said LaFlare. “As you can see, I fought a little tentatively. I wanted to make sure I secured the victory. And everyone says ‘the Decisionator Ryan LaFlare’ and I can’t finish fights. Trust me: I wanted to finish the fight, and I let my emotions get a ahold of me. As you can see, after the fight, I almost broke down a little bit. But I’m just happy I got the win.”
LaFlare has only suffered a single defeat under the UFC banner, that lone loss came to Demian Maia, that loss came by decision.