Having won an early victory over Maheshate Haysaer at UFC Fight Night 223 in Las Vegas, Russian lightweight Vyacheslav Borshchev not only received a tournament bonus and returned his career to a successful track after two defeats in a row, but also secured the signing of a new contract with the strongest league in the world.
“After the fight, they took me straight to Dana White’s office and I talked to him one-on-one,” Borshchev said in an interview with Sport24. “And he said that I would receive a bonus and a hundred percent contract, and that in general I was handsome. He says, ‘Only you understand, because of such fights with you no one will fight – everyone will fight. Gotta go fight. In general, he was very pleased with my performance, he said that he really liked it, they say, I’m doing a great job, but if I want to continue to fight with tough guys, I need to feel more confident in the fight. ”
The lightweight fight, which closed the preliminary card of the event, ended at 2:37 of the second round with the victory of the Russian by technical knockout. Prior to this, a native of Volgograd had three fights under the UFC banner, knocking out Dakota Bush, and losing decisions to Mark Diakezi and Mike Davis.