The 14th-ranked bantamweight contender Chris Gutierrez claimed a dominating unanimous decision win against Alatengheili. After the recent win, he has updated his professional MMA record to 20-5-2. The climb to the top is going to be a little lengthy for Gutierrez as he has to fight a few more well-known opponents before he can get an opportunity to fight for the precious Bantamweight belt.
Chris Gutierrez ambitiously wants to fight the winner of Rob Font vs Deivson Figueiredo. His wish most likely may not get fulfilled, but it’s great to see Gutierrez have high aims; sooner or later, he is bound to fight higher-ranked opponents.
Chris Gutierrez on his recent performance
In a recent interview, Chris Gutierrez reflected on his recent performance and revealed what he would like to do next. “It wasn’t the prettiest, but I got the job done,” Gutierrez said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “Ultimately, that’s my job.
It’s exactly what we expected: There’s going to be some punching and kicking and there’s going to be a little wrestling. But I was able to do different things in this camp. I was able to grow mentally a lot in this camp.
I’ve got a broken toe. I think that hurts really bad right now. But I don’t know. … I just felt it get like – it started stinging and get cold, and I was like, ‘Ahh, damn it.’ But whatever – it’s a toe.
Gutierrez on what he wants next: I don’t think I need it. So that’s what I was telling myself: ‘It’s a toe. You don’t need it. Just keep kicking with it. I like to take things one day at a time. I had to battle a lot of things mentally for this fight.
… Rob Font (vs. Deiveson Figueiredo, I’d fight) the winner out of them – I don’t know. That’d be definitely a fun fight. I’m just a fighter. I don’t get to call ****, to be honest. I just want to celebrate with my team”.