Diego Lopes Calls for Rematch Against Movsar Evloev After UFC 300 Victory

UFC
April 15, 2024
Diego Lopes wants to avenge the lone Ultimate Fighting Championship loss of his career after an impressive finish over Sodiq Yusuff.

Lopes knocked out Yusuff in under 90 seconds to score his third consecutive first-round stoppage win at UFC 300 on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Lopes jumped over the Octagon immediately after his victory and could be seen having a conversation with Dana White. Lopes subsequently revealed that he was asking the UFC CEO for a rematch against Movsar Evloev, who spoiled the Brazilian’s UFC debut in May 2023. Lopes came close to submitting Evloev on short notice at UFC 288, but he ultimately went on to lose via unanimous decision.

“Movsar is next in the International Fight Week, give me the rematch… I think the first fight speaks for itself,” Lopes said during a post-fight media scrum. “I think whatever fights came after that, they say I deserve a rematch.”

While Lopes has since racked up three first-round stoppage wins, Evloev earned a decision win over Arnold Allen at UFC 297 in January, which was openly criticized by White. Lopes labeled Evloev “Mr. Decision,” whose only fight liked by White was with him, according to the Brazilian.

“I think it’s really actually funny that he went on social media and said that my greatest feat was to have a fight against him,” Lopes said. “And I went back on social media and told him, ‘Well, your greatest feat is to make Dana White like a fight that you’re involved [in], which is the one I was involved [in]. So I like to call him decision man. I even coined the term ‘Mr. Decision.’ I think his work speaks for it, and my work speaks for myself.”

Reference: https://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Diego-Lopes-Calls-for-Rematch-Against-Movsar-Evloev-After-UFC-300-Victory-193335

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