Emotional Chris Gutierrez kept his promise with a win over Felipe Colares

LAS VEGAS – Chris Gutierrez beat Felipe Colares with a split decision Saturday to open up the main card at UFC Fight Night 194 in Las Vegas.

Take a look inside the fight with Gutierrez, who ran his unbeaten streak to six fights.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 09: (R-L) Chris Gutierrez punches Felipe Colares of Brazil in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

“We prepared for him – we knew he was going to be tough. You’ve seen all his fights, and they’re gritty. … I said (leading up to this) I will keep my promise. The promise was kept.”

A WILD FINISH to 3️⃣ rounds! 🤯💥#UFCVegas39 main card is underway! pic.twitter.com/ZczYuZaPCJ

— UFC (@ufc) October 9, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 09: (L-R) Felipe Colares of Brazil punches Chris Gutierrez in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

“Coach says the culture we have, it’s not a gym – it’s a family. Fighters get this bad reputation that we’re just these barbaric animals and just mean people. Some of the fighters you meet are just the nicest people. The truth is, some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met are fighters. We’re all human.”

Unpredictable and entertaining! 🍿🧐 #UFCVegas39 continues LIVE on @ESPNPlus! pic.twitter.com/mitPCD9Ycn

— UFC (@ufc) October 9, 2021

“Hopefully December … after I get back from visiting the family, I’d like to get back in December. My job is to say yes to anyone. It’s up to my coaches and management team to see what’s next.”

To hear more from Gutierrez, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

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