source | MMAFighting.com
Fabio Maldonado, who won his past four light heavyweight bouts in the UFC, most recently a TKO victory over Hans Stringer at UFC 179, is hoping to be the first to get in a cage with “Rampage” in 2015.
“I think this fight is interesting not only for me, but for a lot of people. It’s an exciting match-up,” Maldonado told MMAFighting.com. “He has better wrestling and I have a better jiu-jitsu, and we both like to brawl. It would be a fun fight to watch, and you don’t know what to expect. I think it’s a good fight.”
“I’m sure ‘Rampage’ will stand and trade punches with me,” he continued. “He’s dangerous. He knocked out a guy that I couldn’t finish, a guy that I won a close split decision. I’m sure he’ll stand with me. He won’t shy away from a brawl. His hands can knock anyone out in the UFC.”