Article

"Jason" Seeking First Round Win and TUF Title on Saturday

"I know about the quality of my opponent, but I will make sure to follow every step of my game and finish the fight in the first round." - Rony "Jason" Mariano Bezerra
TUF Brazil finalist Rony "Jason" Mariano BezerraBefore getting to The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, Rony “Jason” Mariano Bezerra had already built part of his story in Brazilian cages.

With 10 wins and three losses, he submitted current UFC fighter Felipe “Sertanejo” Arantes via triangle choke in 2009, and in 2006, he gave a good effort against Renan Barão, who now challenges Urijah Faber for the interim belt of the bantamweight division, but ended up on the short end of a split decision.

Now, “Jason” has a chance to write his name in the history books, and at UFC 147 on June 23 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, he will try to stop Godofredo Pepey. At stake is the chance to become the first winner of the reality show’s Brazilian version and earn the much dreamed about contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

On TUF Brazil, “Jason” first knocked out Dileno Lopes. After that, he quickly submitted Anistavio “Gasparzinho” Medeiros with an armlock before winning a close, but unanimous decision over Hugo “Wolverine” Viana. Now his target is Pepey.

“He has many qualities,” said Rony. “Some people say he is not that much of a good fighter, but he gets his props on getting to the final. I know who he is. Pepey has a great game on the ground, with a strong triangle, and his hands are also very heavy. He may not be an expert standing, but his hands are strong.”

Inside the house of The Ultimate Fighter, “Jason” was the big revelation of Team Wanderlei. In fact, he was the only member of the team to pass to the semifinals of the reality show. But if inside the reality show he was the great pupil of Wanderlei Silva, in his daily routine he swears his loyalty to the Nogueira brothers, Rodrigo Minotauro and Rogerio Minotouro. As he likes to point out, his team is also his family, and to face Pepey, he will not be lacking in help. His goal is to finish everything in the first five minutes of the fight, something he has managed to accomplish nine times.
 
 “My preparation is at Team Nogueira and it will always be. We have great coaches and training partners. I have been working a lot with Bruno Machado, who has the same build as Pepey. He is helping me a lot. I am focused and it will be a great fight. I know about the quality of my opponent, but I will make sure to follow every step of my game and finish the fight in the first round. There will be nowhere for him to run.”
 
During the reality show, “Jason” was involved in a controversial fight against “Gasparzinho,” when Vitor Belfort did not hesitate to match up a battle between two old friends and training partners. Rony did not approve Belfort’s choice once it was known to all that he and “Gasparzinho” trained together for a long time. Although, as life on the reality show goes, Jason also trained with Pepey, his future opponent.
 
“We trained inside the house, but it was at a moment to help him face “Vina”. I was not thinking about facing him. He was on my team and we do not train with the mentality to see what the other does best, we train to help each other out. Pepey is a man who I admire a lot, he is a great guy.”

On June 23rd, Jason will face the biggest challenge of his life, and, in the search for that goal, he promises to try everything. However, he keeps his feet on the ground, which is not always an easy challenge.

“A word that would define Pepey is ‘persistence.’ He truly believes it, and he never thinks about giving up, so perseverance is his high point. I think this fight will be on fire. He does not like to step back and neither do I. I want to show that I can also fight standing up too, that I do not have my jiu-jitsu only. We will see how it is going to be.”



 

미디어

최근
UFC 201 대회의 주요 경기에 출전하는 선수들에 알아보자. 로비 라울러, 타이런 우들리, 카롤리나 코발키비츠, 로즈 나마유나스, 맷 브라운, 제이크 엘렌버거 등의 선수들이 미래는?
2016. 7. 29
로비 라울러와 타이런 우들리가 대면한 후 UFC 201 대회 웰터급 타이틀 전에 대해 이야기한다. 로즈 나마유나스가 자신의 상대 카롤리나 코발키비츠에 대한 생각을 밝힌다.
2016. 7. 29
During the UFC 201 weigh-in at Fox Theatre on July 29, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photos by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
2016. 7. 29
로비 라울러가 CNN의 코이 와이어와 함께 즐거운 시간을 보낸다. 경기대비 훈련 최종 단계에 들어간 타이런 우들리는 특별한 손님을 맞는다. 로즈 나마유나스는 반려견 미쉬카와 함께 자연을 즐긴다.
2016. 7. 28