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Ricardo Tirloni Looking For a Quick Finish at Bellator 87

January 31, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Ricardo Tirloni recently spoke about his upcoming bout at Bellator 87. Here are the highlights…

On His Controversial Split Decision to Dave Jansen: “My opinion remains the same: I won that fight. My main learning was not to leave it to the judges, to be more aggressive, look more for the knockout, strike harder and sooner, and to finish the fight as soon as possible.”

On Losing a Round Late Against Jansen: “I have to be smart and keep this from happening again,” he said. “That suplex he landed was close to 10 seconds before the end of the round. I won four minutes and 50 seconds, and I lost 10 seconds. I think it’s a mistake of the judges to give him that round. This time around, I am taking no such chances, and I’m fighting to finish my opponent.”

On Fighting Will Brooks: “I watched Brooks against Satoru Kitaoka, but Kitaoka kept insisting on grabbing a leg for the entire fight, until he lost by TKO,” Tirloni said. “And his other fights were very short. It looks like he likes to box, get a takedown, and then go for ground and pound. I think my greater MMA experience will make the difference. I am a complete fighter who’s experienced several situations he’s never faced. I think there’s little chance of him surprising me.”

Credit: mmajunkie.com

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