Take a look inside Brok Weaver's disqualification win over Kazula Vargas at UFC on ESPN+ 25 in Rio Rancho, N.M.
RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Brok Weaver beat Kazula Vargas with a first-round disqualification Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 25 in Rio Rancho, N.M.
Take a look inside the fight with Weaver, who got a win in his promotional debut – albeit not in the way he wanted to get his hand raise.
Result: Brok Weaver def. Kazula Vargas via disqualification (illegal knee) – Round 1, 4:02
Updated records: Weaver (15-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Vargas (11-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC)
Key stat: Vargas outstruck Weaver 50-6 for the time they were in the cage before the DQ.
Weaver on the fight’s key moment
“I wanted to come out calculated, keep the altitude in mind, get his timing and speed down, and take it from there. He got a good takedown in. I figured he would try to wrestle and push the pace. I went for my guillotine, thought it was close, but he peeled it off. I was getting up and he kneed me in the face. It was in the heat of the moment. Things happen.”
Weaver on the disqualification
“Illegal knee: I don’t care. Where I’m from, nothing is illegal. It’s a loss in my book. He came in swinging. I knew he would come in trying to rush me because I usually rush everyone. If I was him, I would have done the same thing – get a fast start on the fast guy.”
Weaver on what he wants next
“We can run it back. I told him that. I don’t know him, but he’s a Christ follower, so I figure he didn’t do that with intent. I hate to get a victory like this, especially for my debut. I felt comfortable. (My) weight cut was perfect. I felt great. I had fun tonight. I can’t wait to be back. Anything can happen in this sport.”
To hear more from Weaver, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.