Ian Machado Garry: ‘I’m going to finish Vicente Luque whatever way I want’ at UFC 296

Ian Machado Garry’s confidence is sky high ahead of UFC 296.

Garry (13-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) takes on teammate Vicente Luque (22-9-1 MMA, 15-5 UFC) Dec. 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims expected on ESPN and ESPN+

Luque is expected to mark Garry’s sternest test to date, but the undefeated Irish star predicts a flawless win.

“Dec. 16, stay tuned, be ready, because I’m going to go out there and I’m going to finish Vicente Luque whatever way I want,” Garry said on “The Energized Show.”

Some may deem it a bold prediction from Garry, who has lived up to the hype in the octagon so far. The 26-year-old is coming off a first-round TKO of Daniel Rodriguez, followed by a lopsided beating of Neil Magny at UFC 292.

Garry says there’s a reason Irish fans are excited about his rise.

“They should be, they f*cking should be,” Garry said. “I’m unbelievable. I’ve been telling you this since I was a teenager, I am unbelievable. The way my brain works, and the way I look at fights, and the way I calculate stuff is just different to people on the planet. I have a different wavelength, a different understanding of the way fighting works.

‘And I can go in there and manipulate and manhandle people in any way, shape, or form that I want to because I’m that much better than them. This fight with Luque, the fight with Magny, the fight with D-Rod, it’s all the same stuff, just repeated in different ways. I will find a way to have success, and I will win every single time because I am that much better than everyone. So, everyone should be excited.”

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