Niko Price is winless in his past three octagon appearances but hopes to change that against Alex Oliveira at UFC Fight Night 193.

Going into Saturday’s event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, which streams on ESPN+, Price (14-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) admits he’s in a “bumpy part” of his career. He has just one win dating back to March 2019, and despite just receiving a new four-fight UFC contract, knows he has to rebound in the welterweight bout with Oliveira (21-10-1 MMA, 11-8 UFC).

How does he intend on doing that? Price said he doubled down on his training and expects that to produce positive results.

“I looked at my career and I added more training,” Price told MMA Junkie and other reporters at Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 193 media day. “We added more technical days and I feel like I excelled a lot during my camp this time. So I’m ready to go. Cardio is tenfold better. I’m ready to fight.”

Oliveira is also going through a bit of a rough patch as he’s 2-5 in his past eight fights. The Brazilian is in need of a rebound performance, too, so Price said he expects a wild fight that could lead to a “Performance of the Night” or “Fight of the Night” bonus.

To hear more from Price, check out his complete UFC Fight Night 193 media day interview above.


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