Stipe Miocic (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) meets Mark Hunt (10-9-1 MMA, 5-3-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 65, but recently spoke about how his loss to Junior Dos Santos at UFC on FOX 13 has helped him in the upcoming fight.
“I definitely showed that I do belong in the division at the top tier. I proved that I can hang with anyone. My confidence went up a lot more. That was the first time I actually went five full rounds. I definitely know how that feels like now and know what to expect next time. There were a lot of things to work on, and I’m going to and have been. It’s a part of the game. Everyone’s evolving so you’ve got to keep evolving.”
UFC Fight Night 65 takes place on Saturday, May 16, in Manila and will air on Fight Pass as well as Fox Sports 1.
The main event will be Mark Hunt vs. Stipe Miocic.