“I’m going to bring the heat” Modestas Bukauskas’ warning to Tyson Pedro turns out to be true following unanimous decision win at UFC 284

In the light heavyweight fight that took place at UFC 284, Modestas Bukauskas prevailed over Tyson Pedro by living up to his promise to bring the heat inside the octagon.

The RAC Arena in Perth, Australia hosts the UFC 284, which features Makhachev vs. Volkanovski as the main event. Earlier in the morning, on the event’s preliminary card, the light heavyweight bout between Modestas and Tyson Pedro took place.

It was not simply a fight for Bukauskas; instead, it was his way to regain his reputation as an MMA fighter. The Lithuanian-British fighter won his first bout in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2020, and it was against Andreas Michailidis. However, the light heavyweight fighter eventually suffered three defeats in a row.

After an absence of fifteen months, “The Baltic Gladiator” has finally returned to the octagon, and he had only one goal in mind for this bout: victory. The 29-year-old warned his opponent Tyson before entering the octagon, stating, ”I’m going into enemy territory. I know what I’m up against. But I’m going to bring the heat.”


The fact that the battle was taking place in Pedro’s home country of Australia gave him an advantage going into the bout against Bukauskas. The crowd, the atmosphere, and everything else was all in his favor. The 31-year-old fighter put in a lot of work at the City Kickboxing facility in Auckland, where he was able to train alongside other great MMA fighters such as Israel Adesanya, Dan Hooker, Tai Tuivasa, Carlos Ulberg, and Kai Kara-France.

Bukauskas kept his belief that he would prevail over Tyson despite the fact that the latter trained with a good team and at a more convenient facility than Bukauskas did. According to the Buckinghamshire-based fighter, earlier he trained at Jackson Wink with Jon Jones and still lost so he believes that at the end of the day, it’s up to what a fighter does and how they perform on the day.

“But the fighter is the fighter at the end of the day, the person that goes into the cage, and the person who has got to do the job. It’s a fist fight so, no matter what the training is or what the environment is like, you’re the one getting punched in the face,” said Modestas.

Modestas Bukauskas is currently again on the path to victory because of his unwavering confidence and his strict adherence to training. 

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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