UFC heavyweight Phil DeFries (9-1, 1 NC) picked up his second win inside the Octagon over the weekend with a second round submission of Oli Thompson (9-4) at UFC on FOX 4 in Los Angeles. Out of his nine victories, it was Phil’s eighth win via submission.
ProMMAnow.com’s Dan “The Wolfman” Theodore spoke with Phil after the fight about his growing confidence in his punching power and how he made UFC color commentator Joe Rogan eat his words during the television broadcast. Rogan had made the comment about DeFries not having much power in his punches, and right on cue Phil dropped Oli Thompson with a big shot. Brilliant.
Phil discussed his plans of bulking up a bit for the heavyweight division. He also talked about training with Brandon Vera, and said he is one of his main sparring partners at Alliance MMA in San Diego.
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