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Ludovit Klein calls out Paddy Pimblett after front-kick TKO finish at UFC Fight Night 238

LAS VEGAS – Ludovit Klein beat A.J. Cunningham with a first-round TKO Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night 238 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Take a look inside the fight with Klein, who upped his unbeaten streak to five.

A.J. Cunningham vs. Ludovit Klein

Result: Ludovit Klein def. A.J. Cunningham via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:36
Updated records: Klein (21-4-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC), Cunningham (11-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Key stats: Before he signed with the UFC, Klein had two straight knockouts that stemmed from kicks, then a third in a row in his promotional debut. This was his first finish since then.

Klein on the fight's key moment

“(The front kick to the body) was a tactic (in this fight), yes. I trained this kick with my coach every day.”

Klein on the first-round finish

“I predicted first round with my coaches, with my team – we we all predicted first round. I know he’s tough, but I know that I am better than him”

Klein on what he wants next

Dec 16, 2023; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Paddy Pimblett during UFC 296 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 16, 2023; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Paddy Pimblett during UFC 296 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

“I hope my next opponent will be from the top 15. One name is Paddy Pimblett. He is not in the top 15, but he’s a good challenge for me. He’s more famous. (I want to fight again) soon – very soon – because I am healthy. I don’t have injuries from this fight and I am hungry.

“Paddy’s movement – he is a tough fighter. He is a good jiu-jitsu fighter. He is tough in the standup. But I feel I am the better fighter. I know that I am the better fighter, and he is a good challenge for me. It will be a good fight in England.”

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

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 238.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie