Top Canadian prospect Aaron Jeffery looks to make it back-to-back wins on August 13 as he battles Bruno Assis in the main event of SFT 23 in Florida.
The 27-year-old rebounded from his loss to Brendan Allen on DWCS with a first-round finish over Dennis Olson at Combat Zone 71 . Despite the setback, Jeffery learned a lot from his loss to Allen, who has remained undefeated since joining the UFC last year.
“(Allen) and Sean Brady both, like my two losses are killing it right now in the UFC,” Jeffery told The Scrap. “It sounds kind of silly for me to say this (but) I felt like I was doing well in the (Allen) fight which again, it sounds silly because I got like knocked down and then choked out within like three minutes. Like I got my ass kicked pretty bad. But I felt like I could hang in there with him and to watch him do so well in the UFC now, like, it makes me feel like I deserve to be there too.”
Jeffery (7-2) will be facing a fellow DWCS veteran in Assis (9-4), who lost to Andre Muniz on the Brazilian version of the prospect series in 2018. Despite facing a more experienced opponent, Jeffery feels like he’ll earn another finish.
“I think I’m gonna wear him down and get a finish in the second or third round.”
Boasting six stoppage victories in nine career fights, Jeffery knows what’s at stake. With another potential victory on the horizon, the Para Bellum MMA product belives a win here could lead to a UFC contract.
“t’s a big promotion. It’s the main events so like it’s a pretty high profile fight. Let’s hope so man, fingers crossed for me.”