LAS VEGAS – It was a successful night at the office for the undefeated Cosce brothers.
But it was a different kind of night for each brother. Orion had to pull through late, but Louis made quick work of his opponent.
After dropping Round 1, Orion rallied by winning Round 2 and made sure to put the stamp on his performance with a late finish over Matt Dixon after an already dominant third round.
“I thought he was really strong in the first round,” Orion told reporters, including MMA Junkie, on Tuesday after his win at the UFC Apex in Las Veags. “Obviously, I knew coming out he was going to be very athletic. I’ve seen his fights previously. I knew he was going to be strong. I knew he was going to be good in the standup. I didn’t expect him to start shooting as soon as he did, so those takedowns – he caught me by surprise. It was perfectly timed, but I capitalized on that.
“In the second round, my corners were telling me it was close. That three-second stuff, it’ll never happen again. I don’t want people to think I quit because in every fight I’ve ever been in – this is my third fight now where it’s a finish in the third round. It goes to show that I’m not a quitter. I’m going to do whatever I can. I don’t trust judges.”
Louis on the other hand, dispatched Victor Reyna in just 82 seconds, continuing his impressive 100 percent finishing rate.
“That’s the whole point of a fight,” Louis said. “You go out there to finish it – don’t leave it to the judges. You never know how it’s going to go down. I remember saying in my interview I was going to try to bomb on him and finish him, and I wanted to stick to my word because I know a lot of people, they win by decision. They don’t always get that contract on this show. So I wanted to go out there and put a stamp on it. I felt like if I finished him in the first, there was no denying me, and I stuck to my word and I did exactly so, or what I said I was going to do.”