Jair Rozenstruik pines for career like Andrei Arlovski’s after knocking him out at UFC 244

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NEW YORK – Jair Rozenstruik beat Andrei Arlovski with a first-round konckout Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Take a look inside the fight with Rozenstruik, who stayed unbeaten and has all three of his UFC wins by knockout.

Result: Jair Rozenstruik def. Andrei Arlovski via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0: 29

Updated records: Rozenstruik (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC), Arlovski (28-19 MMA, 17-13 UFC)

Key stat: Rozenstruik has three of his past four wins in the first round – in a combined total of 48 seconds. The outlier in that group was a second-round TKO.

Rozenstruik on the fight’s key moment

“It was my biggest fight and definitely the biggest win of my career. It means a lot to me. Of course, if you have a win over Arlovski, who is a legend, it’s huge. I showed that I am at that level and I hope to one day accomplish all of the things he has done in his career.”

Rozenstruik on fighting in Madison Square Garden

“Fighting here at Madison Square Garden is my dream. I’m finally here. It feels like I’m in a movie. I saw all of these things when I was a child, and now I’m in here – I’m doing it, and I did it. It was a moment for me, even when I was done and standing in there. I made it already. Now I got the win and I feel even better.”

Rozenstruik on what he wants next

“Now on to the next one. For sure, I want another one for this year. If it’s open for me, I’ll go in right away.”

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

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