At one instance of time it seemed as if Tyson Pedro would have his hands raised in his fight against Ovince St. Preux at UFC Singapore, however the tables turned quicker than a lot of people expected. OSP, using his wrestling, secured a kimura from the top position and turned it to an armbar, forcing the 26 year old Australian to tap just 6 secs shy of the 3 minute mark in the very first round.
Despite having had two losses in his last three fights, Pedro is still a very ripe prospect for the organisation in which he has spent the major part of his professional career. The reason is very simple – Pedro is still only 26 years old.
The fact that Pedro still has time ahead of him to improve his skill set is something that he has reminded himself both before and after the fight.
After the loss Pedro, took to Instagram to thank his well wishers for all th messages he had received after his loss.
Just wanted to say quickly how grateful I am for all the kind messages of support and for my team and family. Congratulations to @003_osp Showcasing why he is one of the best. Am I disappointed with the outcome, obviously. Could I have done better? Sure. We executed our game plan and everything we worked on, just got caught. That’s the fight game. Finally, Thankyou for all the people telling me what I should have done to beat him. I’ve jotted it all down and now with your wisdom I’m a much better fighter. 🤦🏽♂️😂 I’ve got plenty more to go but I’ve also got plenty more to give. #straightbacktoit #pedrocartel 📸- @harrystleger
Pedro is still the youngest fighter in the top 15 rankings in what has been a relatively shallow division of the UFC lately.