In his his fourth octagon look, Malott (10-1-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) gets paired up with the particular person that holds the UFC welterweight document for quite loads of fights and wins in Neil Magny (28-11 MMA, 21-10 UFC). The matchup is half of the principle card, which takes situation at Scotiabank Enviornment and airs on pay-per-survey following prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+
A victory would formally set Malott on the plan within the weight class, and that’s his device. He’s now not skittish in regards to the occupation achievements of his upcoming opponent, but somewhat what Magny, who is No. 13 within the most up-to-date UFC rankings, represents by the utilize of a title on his resume involving forward.
“I mediate it’s the most juice for the squeeze within the division,” Malott told MMA Junkie and other journalists at Wednesday’s UFC 297 media day. “I’m getting the extra smartly-identified guy for the diagram I’m in. … I look No. 13. That’s what I look. I look a probability to beat this guy, pause this guy and win a quantity beside my title. And when I win that quantity beside my title, I’m on the ladder, and I will commence up my climb.”
Malott, 32, said it’s been a longtime dream to fight in Toronto. He said this venue is one he’s aspired to compete in since he used to be somewhat of one and dedicated himself to a occupation in MMA.
He’ll be half of a gargantuan Canadian contingent at UFC 297. Nine opponents from the nation are scheduled for the first occasion within the city since December 2018, with Malott being within the most important contest of all.
The UFC’s most point out outing to Canada, UFC 289 in June, saw Canadian opponents pull a clean sweep of 5-0. And if Malott has anything to raise out with it, he thinks there’s a honest correct probability of any other flawless evening.
“We set on a super performance final time,” Malott said. “If we did it sooner than, we can raise out it again.”
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