ABU DHABI – Phil Hawes beat Jacob Malkoun with a first-round knockout Saturday on the main card at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Hawes, who won for the fifth straight time – all by stoppage.
Hawes on the fight’s key moment
“I know since a lot of people watch my footage, they’re afraid of my right hand, I finish a lot of people with my right hand, and soon as I (saw) him go backward I knew exactly what he was afraid of.”
Hawes on the team around him
“I’m pretty happy with it right now. It’s just a testament to hard work and God, believing in God and believing in myself and believing in my team. I’m surrounded by great guys at Sanford MMA and my boxing coach, so just a testament to those guys.”
Hawes on what he wants next
“It feels great, of course, but we can’t get too excited because we have bigger things in line. We’ve got the bigger picture, which is to be a world champion, and that’s what we’re here for.”
To hear more from Hawes, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.