ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 04: (L-R) Carlos Felipe of Brazil punches Yorgan De Castro of Cape Verde in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 04, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

“This mean a lot. A lot of people know my history. About two years ago, I signed with the UFC, but I was cut. It was very frustrating for me. In the same month, I lost my grandmother. It was a hard time for me. I thought about stopping fighting, stopping everything. My coaches and friends didn’t allow this. So this victory is for her and a friend because he committed suicide last year. So this victory is for both of them.”