Brad Katona offers himself 'very OK' passing grade at UFC Louisville, however is aware of you desire a end

by Christina S. Brown
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Brad Katona beat Jesse Butler with a unanimous resolution Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 57 at KFC Yum! Heart in Louisville, Ky.

Have a look contained in the struggle with Katona, who received again within the win column after a January loss snapped a five-fight profitable streak.

End result: Brad Katona def. Jesse Butler by way of unanimous resolution (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Up to date information: Katona (16-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC), Butler (12-6 MMA, 0-2 UFC)
Key stats: Katona had practically 11 minutes of management time from his three takedowns and outstruck Butler 148-32.

Katona on the struggle’s key second

“A pair instances within the struggle, I believed I harm him. I had him curled on his sided, hammered in some pictures – I feel I harm my hand doing that as a result of he’s received a thick, laborious head. My elbow is harm from elbowing him, which is form of good soreness, however I used to be actually wanting that end. I do know the criticism towards me. I do know that. I hear you. I ought to be capable of (end). … We’ll name that (efficiency) ‘very OK.’”

Katona on Butler’s measurement

“There was one thing about his body measurement – he’s freaking giant, man. I used to be in there with a featherweight, it felt like. All I needed to do was take that one step ahead. … It’s working within the health club, however you’ve received to fly it. We received a passing grade, however we’re not able to put it out for business use.”

Katona on what he needs subsequent

“It’s the little issues in struggle camp that we miss. I’m going to soak it in, attempt to be optimistic about it. I do know John (Kavanagh) will give me a tough time about being laborious on myself. However we’re chasing greatness. You possibly can’t relaxation on this.”

To listen to extra from Katona, take a look at the video of the total post-fight interview above.

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