LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Brazil’s Thiago Moises played strong in the UFC’s lightweight division before taking on current title challenger Islam Makachev.
Now, American Top Team talent Moises (15-6) will be looking to shake off a back-to-back loss at UFC Vegas 57, where he takes on Christos Giagos.
“I learned a lot from those battles. Especially with Islam,” Moises replied when asked about his loss – the other to Joel Alvarez – during Wednesday’s UFC Vegas 57 Media Day. Especially if you see his fights with Bobby Green and Dan Hooker, he does it easily. I think I have a lot of potential. Keep trying, keep improving, I’m still very young.”
Silver-lined, Moises also believes he strayed from the game plan in his final fight with Alvarez as well. Try to fight me,” he said of the plan. He ran away from it, “because the man was very tall. It’s hard to punch like this. [up]”
return to improve That’s what Moises believes will arrive where he trains. “At ATT it’s impossible not to get better. There are so many good people and everyone teaches you different things. And the coach—you are getting better every day.”
As for his matchup on Saturday against Giagos, “He’s fighting great titles and he’s very knowledgable. He can fight on the ground and he can attack too. I think it’s a tough fight. But I saw that I was winning everywhere.”
“I expected it to be a fierce battle. And I was ready for war for 15 minutes.”
In the corner of Moises this weekend will be Grant Dawson, the latest member of the American Top Team.
“He’s a great addition to the team. He’s a great training partner. And a good friend too,” Moyes told Cageside Press when asked about Dawson. “He was there for me every time I practiced. everything i want He helped me prepare for this battle. It would be great to have him in my corner on Saturday. So we can win, celebrate and get back to training on Monday.”
Watch an appearance on UFC Vegas 57 media day by Thiago Moises above.