Benoit Saint-Denis calls for BMF title fight after STUNNING knockout
French lightweight contender Benoit Saint-Denis honors veterans and calls for BMF title fight after STUNNING knockout over Matt Frevola at UFC 295: ‘I am coming for everybody’
- Saint-Denis landed a head kick to knock out Frevola in less than two minutes
- Saint Denis called out Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier who both sat cage-side
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Surging lightweight contender Benoit Saint-Denis shocked the New York City crowd by knocking out No 14-ranked Matt Frevola in the first round of their UFC 295 showdown. After one minute and 31 seconds, the Frenchman landed a head kick to score the knockout.
Saint-Denis, who served in the French Army’s special forces, began his post-fight interview by honoring fellow veterans.
‘This night is all about fighting, not just in the cage,’ Saint Denis said. ‘It is Veterans Day. I am very happy to be here in Madison Square Garden.’
Saint-Denis then called out the top fighters in a talent-filled lightweight division. He mentioned Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, who were both sitting cage-side. He also called out lightweight champion Islam Makhachev.
‘I better get that BMF Title,’ Saint Denis added, refering to the ‘baddest motherf*****’ belt. ‘I am coming for everybody.’
Benoit Saint-Denis knocked Matt Frevola out in the first round of their fight at UFC 295
Saint-Denis called out lightweight star and BMF Title holder Justin Gaethje following his win
Saint-Denis was booed in his walkout and introduction as the Madison Square Garden crowd favored Long Island native Frevola.
However, after scoring the impressive knockout, the New York City audience showed their appreciation, applauding the Frenchman.
Now a winner of his last five fights, Saint-Denis improves his MMA record to 14-1 and 5-1 in the UFC.
Saint-Denis reiterated his desire for a fight with Gaethje for the BMF Title after the big screen showed The Human Highlight during his post-fight interview.
‘(Gaethje) I’m a big fan, but I’m gonna give you more,’ he said.
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