Cody Durden was supposed to fight Kleydson Rodrigues at UFC Vegas 63 on Saturday, but Brazil’s Rodrigues withdrew. Now stepping in for a short time is another Brazilian opponent Carlos Mota. Mota has won his last two titles and is on the verge of winning the vacant LFA flyweight title.
Carlos “Tizil” Mota
Standing at 5’6″
Fight at 125 pounds (flyweight)
27 years old
The battle outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Workout from Pr1mera Gym
Professional record of 8-1
What will Mota look like in the UFC:
It’s great to see Mota finally in the UFC. The flyweight division outside of the UFC is simple and Mota is one of the best until it’s signed. His only loss was a classic back-to-back fight with Charles Johnson, who is now in the UFC. Last August, he won the LFA title by defeating prospective Rizvan Abuev. russians
Over the past few years, Mota has shown outstanding work. earlier in his career, and even sometimes remains Sometimes he would use his wrestling/fighting. It’s easy to forget that Mota is BJJ’s black belt when he taps the guys’ feet. Mota’s dominant play is pretty wild and he likes to throw hooks in a loop. But he’s still good at technique.
Mota’s interest in physical attacks is very well done. It’s a physical stab, a hook, and a kick against the body. which he also stopped fighting twice. He is very powerful for 125’er. Mota’s right hand is his main weapon. But he has power in both hands. His rights come in the form of counters, check hooks, or lead hooks. Mota throws a lightning bolt of his attack combination.
Mota is there to attack and thrive when attacked. because it made him come back harder. Being attacked is not a good thing. Because it eventually increased, and a prime example was the loss of Charles. His Johnson, to be honest, there weren’t many to take the shot and the pace from Mota that Johnson did that night. The defensive Mota had a foot gap and a defensive takedown. He does a really good job of persuading men to fight that he’s better. Mota probably has more holes than he shows. But I’m sure there’s nothing he can’t fix. Mota is only 27 years old, reaching his peak in the division you do great quickly. I look for Mota to break the top 15 at some point.
How he paired up with Durden:
Durden doesn’t really get much credit. but a good fighter His losses in the UFC were to Muhammad Mokaev and Jimmy Flick, victories over Aoriqileng, JP Buys and John Sweeney were three strong victories. Although Durden likes to attack, he is better on the mat and that should have been his plan to take on. fight this time There was no chance that Durden was able to stand and trade with Mota and was able to heal the damage. Mota fired a lot stronger and Durden lost by knockout. It’s not certain that Durden was able to win this fight on the mat. He might knock Mota down, but Mota is a good black belt BJJ and a smooth fighter in my opinion. I predict that the Mota is better in all areas and will eventually catch Durden on its feet.