Undefeated UFC lightweight Andrew Holbrook is a full-time fighter and a full-time father. Following a close split decision debut victory over Ramsey Nijem at UFC on FOX 16, Holbrook is looking to make a name or himself in the lightweight division as he takes on fellow undefeated prospect Joaquim Silva. Bloody Elbow's Eddie Mercado caught up with Holbrook to discuss his debut performance, preparation for his upcoming TUF 23 Finale bout, Sage Northcutt, and training with former UFC mainstay Chris Lytle.
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UFC lightweight Andrew Holbrook (11-0) reflected upon his UFC debut:
"I'm happy with the victory, being an old wrestler... I was a little upset about getting taken down... other than that, I'll take the win 100%. I feel like I tried to finish the fight. I talked to a couple judges around here and they look at stuff like that. Who's trying to finish the fight and I was going for finishes."
The 11-0 Holbrook speaks on fighting Sage Northcutt:
"I was supposed to fight Sage Northcutt in January but had broke my foot a week before the fight so I had to pull out... I'm not big on the calling out stuff but he still wants to do the fight that's fine with me. I'm more than happy to do it."
Andrew Holbrook will be taking on Joaquim Silva at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale on July 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for full event coverage including including the MMA Vivisection, results, highlights, live tweets and more! Video of this interview can be seen at the top of the page.