NEWARK, N.J. – After a 3-0 start to his UFC career against fellow veterans of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series, Clint Hester is ready to move on.
Hester (10-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) edged Andy Enz (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) by unanimous decision in a middleweight clash on the UFC Fight Pass-streamed preliminary card of Saturday’s UFC 169 event to keep his UFC record perfect.
It was a back-and-forth fight between the two “TUF 17” castmates inside Newark, N.J.’s Prudential Center, and after going the distance for the first time in his UFC career, Hester said he was surprised he couldn’t stop Enz before the final bell.
“I knew he was tough, but I thought I could just come out there and put him away better than what I showed out there,” Hester told MMAjunkie after the fight. “He took a licking and kept on coming.”
The 27-year-old was introduced to UFC fans through “TUF,” and after defeating three opponents who followed a similar road, Hester is prepared for a different crop of opposition, as he discusses in the video above.
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