UFC Fight Night 238’s Vitor Petrino forsees potential Fight of the Night battle vs. Tyson Pedro

LAS VEGAS – After a very successful debut year in the UFC, Vitor Petrino has his sights set on continuing what he started.

Brazil’s undefeated light heavyweight rattled off three victories in 2023 after being signed to the promotion following his appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series in September 2022. He also picked up a pair of bonuses; a Fight of the Night vs. Anton Turkalj and a Performance of the Night vs. Modestas Bukauskas.

Petrino (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will look to keep the momentum going in his first fight of 2024 against Tyson Pedro on the main card of UFC Fight Night 238 at the UFC Apex.

“I think it’s been a very productive year,” Petrino said through an interpreter at Wednesday’s media day. “We’ve been able to submit, we’ve been able to knock out, we’ve been able to get Fight of the Night. We’ve been able to show our work, and I think we’ve been able to show the world what we came here for.”

Petrino’s first test of the calendar year will be against Pedro (10-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC), who only has four more professional bouts total, but over twice the experience under the bright lights of the UFC.

“Tyson Pedro’s an experienced guy, a guy I used to watch before coming into the UFC,” Petrino said. “I like the style, he goes for it. He does a good job on the ground as well. I think this was good matchmaking, and I think it has all of the potential to be Fight of the Night.”

Check out the full media day interview with Petrino in the video above.

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