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Alan Belcher Feels Changes In Lifestyle Will Result In Continued UFC Success

Alan Belcher will continue his quest up the ladder in the UFC’s middleweight division when he takes on Rousimar Palhares this Saturday night at UFC on FOX 3.

Belcher, in a recent interview with Five Ounces of Pain’s Bryan Levick, discussed why he feels better prepared than ever for this fight.

I feel great; stronger than ever and more athletic. I’ve come a long way over the past three years and I keep getting stronger and stronger. I’ve been eating really well and have changed my lifestyle to become healthier than any other point in my life.

Belcher (17-6) has won his last three fights, including back-to-back submission victories over Jason MacDonald and Patrick Cote. His last loss came against Yoshihiro Akiyama in 2009 via split decision. Despite an ever-improving resume, “The Talent” feels no added pressure in this upcoming match.

I don’t feel any added pressure to be honest with you. Actually, I am grateful for being on such a big card and that Dana White and the UFC believe in me enough to put me i this spot. I feel like it’s a great position, I get to fight in front of more people and being a veteran, I know I can handle it.

In Palhares, Belcher will be facing a submission wizard, as Palhares has won 10 of his 14 fights via submission – six of which came come with a heel-hook finish. Belcher, though, would like nothing more than to score “Submission of the Night” honors this weekend, adding, “It would be so unbelievable (to earn SON).”

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