‘I Will Have to Pick Myself Up’- UFC Heavyweight Yorgan De Castro Breaks His Silence After Suffering First-Round KO Defeat at UFC Fight Night

Published 04/11/2021, 6:30 AM EDT


Yorgan De Castro took to social media and released a statement after suffering a brutal KO loss to Jarjis Danho. The aforementioned heavyweight scrap took place on the preliminary card for UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs Holland and delivered spectacularly. The fights before it came as decision wins and Danho’s sensational KO sent a jolt through the Apex Facility.

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De Castro chased Danho around the 25-foot canvas for a large majority of the fight to enter into range. However, the table was soon turned on him as ‘Man Mountain’ found the perfect opportunity to explode. Furthermore, no follow-up shots were required as Yorgan De Castro was stiff as a board when he hit the canvas.

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Yorgan De Castro: Back to the drawing board

‘The Mad Titan’ has had a rough go in the UFC as of late, and his recent setback is the most devastating one yet. He came in as the favorite to topple over a fighter who hadn’t fought for nearly five years in the UFC. However, being overzealous cost him dearly, and De Castro’s post-fight statement relayed an understanding about the same.

Yorgan De Castro is now on a three-fight skid in the UFC after dropping two unanimous decision losses previously. At one point, following his KO win over Justin Tafa, De Castro was looked at as the next heavyweight hitter.

However, he has some clear defensive holes in his game that have compromised his growth. Suffering a one-punch KO defeat is never a net positive, especially when it is at the hands of a heavyweight.

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What’s more, Jarjis Danho is now back on the map thanks to De Castro and will want to continue his elevation. The heavyweight ranks of the UFC are now more competitive than ever, and it’s hard to reach a position of relevance.

All eyes are now on the UFC heavyweights ever since Francis Ngannou picked up the championship belt from Stipe Miocic. It will take some continued effort on De Castro’s part to ensure he reaches the peak of the title picture.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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