Dusko Todorovic sends message to anyone who thinks he’s not a middleweight

ABU DHABI – Dusko Todorovic beat Dequan Townsend with a second-round TKO Saturday to open up the main card at UFC on ESPN 16 in Abu Dhabi.

Take a look inside the fight with Todorovic, who won his promotional debut, stayed unbeaten, and handed Townsend his fourth straight loss to start his UFC career.

Todorovic on the fight’s key moment

“I knew that Dequan could endure a lot of punishment. Rarely in his career has he gotten knocked out or had losses by stoppage. I knew he was going to be tough to knock out on the feet. Even though I had success, I didn’t want to go into his rhythm and risk exhausting myself. So my coaches told me to wrestle and take him down. That’s my stronger side, the jiu-jitsu. I finished the fight there.”

Todorovic on staying at 185 pounds

“I think I’ve shown I’m versatile. Lots of people say I’m too small for middleweight. Dequan is 6-foot-4 and an ex-light heavyweight. I think I’ve shown everyone that my body is well fit for middleweight and that I belong here. I belong in the UFC.”

Todorovic on what he wants next

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