Vinicius Queiroz Plans To Win By KO At Bellator 102
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.03.2013
He wants to make it to the finals...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Vinicius Queiroz (6-3 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) said he plans to defeat Lavar Johnson (17-7 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) by knockout when they meet at Bellator 102 on Friday. The event airs on Spike TV from the Visalia Convention Center in California. The winner meets either Cheick Kongo or Mark Godbeer in the season 9 heavyweight tournament finals.
On the remaining fighters: "All four fighters in this heavyweight tournament are excellent, and all are strong strikers. Lavar Johnson and Cheick Kongo are good fighters with bigger hips, but in Bellator, things are not so simple, and everyone will see many surprises in these fights."
On fighting Lavar Johnson: "Lavar Johnson is a big monster. He punches very hard and has good technique of blows. It's the kind of fight that I really like because [it'll be a] struggle, and that's what I want. I respect him, and winning will be a great achievement for my career. I consider him, without a doubt, a top fighter. However, I believe he does not have good defense of punches and fighting on the ground. I think he does not appreciate those aspects. I think I'm a better boxer. The fight will be decided when one of us is able to connect the first punch clean."
On his prediction for the fight: "I'm (feeling) very well for this fight. It's my chance to finally win the tournament and then get my revenge against the champion, Alexander Volkov. My [plan is to] win by knockout."