The impressive victory of Roman Kopylov over Punahily Soriano brought the Russian fighter not only a tournament bonus for the “Performance of the Night”, but also retained his place in the organization’s roster.
Saying in a post-match interview that this was the last fight under his current contract with the UFC, Kopylov was immediately invited to a personal conversation with the head of the organization, Dana White, who made it clear that the Russian did not need to worry about renewing the agreement.
“Dana said that he was delighted with the fight, I am very glad that I did so,” Kopylov said in an interview with Sport24. “I also thanked him, said that I would continue to please”
Recall that the middleweight fight between Roman Kopylov and Punahili Soriano, which became the third most important event of the UFC Fight Night 217 tournament, ended at around 3:19 of the second round with the victory of the Russian by technical knockout.
Finishing the American, Kopylov scored a second consecutive stoppage victory after a poor start of two losses under the UFC banner.