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Vinny Magalhaes On Anthony Perosh Fight: Win Or Get Cut

Vinny Magalhaes On Anthony Perosh Fight: Win Or Get Cut

Vinny Magalhaes knows the kind of pressure he will be facing when he steps inside the Octagon at UFC 163 to take on Anthony Perosh.

With just a 1-1 mark since his return to the promotion, the former Ultimate Fighter runner-up feels like a loss could mean his second dismissal from the UFC.

“The way I performed in my last fight, I could be cut right now,” said Magalhaes, in a recent interview with Fight! Magazine. “They didn’t have to give me this chance against Anthony. But, the UFC gave me this chance and I want to prove I can be much better than I did last time.”

Magalhaes, a former M-1 Global champion, lost to Phil Davis earlier this year, dropping him to 1-3 all-time in the UFC. The Brazilian will be competing on his home spoil when he faces Perosh, as the bout takes place August 3 from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

Competing in the UFC gives Magalhaes the chance to prove himself, he feels, against the best of the best – regardless of ranking.

“I just want to fight in the UFC period. I don’t care if I’m fighting Top-10, Top-5 opponents,” he said. “If you’re in the UFC, you’re fighting top fighters.”

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