LAS VEGAS – Tresean Gore is feeling confident after notching his first octagon win at UFC Fight Night 213.
Gore (4-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) earned a Performance of the Night bonus for his vicious second-round guillotine choke of Josh Fremd this past Saturday at the UFC Apex.
The Season 29 Ultimate Fighter runner-up didn’t quite live up to his potential since coming off the show, but is now ready to prove that he’s a top-level fighter.
“It feels really good to officially call myself a UFC fighter,” Gore told reporters at the UFC Fight Night 213 post-fight press conference. “Against a tough 9-3 opponent, against a guy that sat down and watched film on me to beat me, but it feels good. It feels really good.”
He continued, “My ground game is solid. People don’t know about it because I just would prefer to knock people out on the feet sometimes. But it doesn’t mean I’m not a well-rounded fighter, and tonight I showed that I was well-rounded.”
Gore spent his training camp at Fortis MMA under the guidance of coach Sayif Saud, and plans on going there again for his next fight.
“I just want to improve,” Gore said. “I feel like I belong in the top. I feel like I’m elite in certain areas, but I just gotta improve. I gotta get better. I feel like Fortis is the place to do that.”
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