Thiago Moises calls out ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Alexander Hernandez after upset win

LAS VEGAS – Thiago Moises beat Bobby Green with a unanimous decision Saturday to open up the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 39 in Las Vegas.

Take a look inside the fight with Moises, who was the only betting underdog to pick up a win in 11 fights at the event.

Moises on the fight’s key moment

“I was confident I won. I wasn’t surprised (he went to the canvas) in the third round because I saw he was very tired – it was a high-paced fight. (The ankle lock in the second round) was very close. I saw he was in a lot of pain. … He had good defense. I could see he came prepared for the leg attacks.”

Moises on turning a page in his career

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: (R-L) Bobby Green punches Thiago Moises of Brazil in a lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

“I want to fight as soon as possible, as soon as I recover from this fight. In 2021, I want to stay active. I want to do at least four fights a year. I have more confidence now. I still have a lot to improve. I’m going to get back to the gym and keep getting better. I proved that I’m here to stay and that (beating) Michael Johnson wasn’t just luck. I think that I proved that I’m going to be a contender soon.”

Moises on what he wants next

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: (L-R) Thiago Moises of Brazil punches Bobby Green in a lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

“I feel great after such a big win. I beat Michael Johnson and now Bobby Green, so I’m ready for the top 15 in the division. (Donald) Cerrone is No. 15, and I’d like to fight him. He’s a legend. It would be an honor for me. He’s coming from some losses and I have momentum, so I think it would be a good fight. Alexander Hernandez just won today and that would be a good fight.”

To hear more from Moises, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

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