Karl Williams having fun in UFC debut led to big suplex, unanimous decision win over Lukasz Brzeski

LAS VEGAS – Carl Williams defeated Lukasz Brzeski via unanimous decision in his debut on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 221 preliminary card at The Theater at Virgin Hotels.

Get inside the fight with Williams, who won his UFC debut after competing in Dana White’s Contender Series in September.

Lukasz Brzeski vs. Carl Williams

Result: Carl Williams def. Lukasz Brzeski via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Updated entries: Williams (8-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Brzeski (8-3-1 MMA, 0-2 UFC)
Key stats: Williams outpaced Brzeski on his feet and recorded a total of eight takedowns, including a huge belly-to-back suplex.

Williams on lifting Brzeski for a big suplex

“It was just on the fly. Like I said, I just wanted to have fun. I thought that if I kept fighting with him for too long, he would probably break his arms. He was very good at hand-to-hand combat, so I decided to go with him. I don’t really like flirting with people because it burns so much energy. So even in training I can do it if I want to. I know my strength working in PI so I know I’m strong enough to do it, but you want to waste energy on it, that’s the biggest problem. I hope you guys enjoyed it.”

Williams on the experience of his UFC debut

“(It was) everything and more. I sit in front of all these cameras. People won’t see what I see, but it’s amazing. The crowd, the people behind the scenes, everything about the UFC before that was just great.”

Williams plans to return to light heavyweight

“Not at all, not at all. That’s why I said the best thing about the UFC is having a personal trainer. Right after the fight, I stayed here to corner Chris Barnett and I went to the personal inspector for a week and did all these tests and other things. I was at 237 thinking I was fat and out of shape. … Then when I went there and did a dexa scan, they said, “Yes, you have a lot of muscle, so it will be very difficult for you to get down to 205. We can do that if you want, but we can also develop what you’ve already done, and prepare you for the heavy weight.” So, I chose the easy way. I thought, “Yeah, let’s just move up to heavyweight.”

To learn more from Williams, watch the full post-fight interview video above.

To learn more about the card, visit the MMA Junkie event center to UFC Fight Night 221.

The story originally appeared on MMA Junkie.


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