MMA on Tap was able to catch up with Pete “The Secret Weapon” Spratt who discussed his win over fellow welterweight Tristan Yunker at HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon this past weekend.
When asked about the direction that the fight went in, Spratt said that he expected it to go the way it did.
“It went the way I thought it would,” said Spratt. “I knew exactly what he wanted to do from the start. He was looking to back me up against the cage with punches and then take me down, it’s kind of his signature move I think. I know that I’m the better striker so I was glad to exchange with him.”
After the two hit the ground, Spratt was able to reverse position and ended up on top of Yunker. He then moved to side control where he landed a series of punches and elbows that cut Yunker and ultimately ended up stopping the fight.
“The cut was in a real bad spot,” said Spratt. “It was right above his eye and it started leaking down right away. We kept on going and then I stood up but he told the referee that he couldn’t see and the fight was called.”
The win was the second in as many fights for Spratt. So what’s next for the UFC veteran? It’s looking like a continuation of his revamped training.
“I want to do things that will lengthen my career,” stated Spratt. “For the longest time I was always getting submitted buy I’ve started working my jiu-jitsu and wrestling and it’s really paid off. I still want to keep my striking sharp but the ground game is my main priority now.”
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