Daniel Zellhuber excited to fight in front of family, home fans at UFC Mexico

MEXICO CITY – He’s not alone this week, but the last time the UFC was in Mexico, Daniel Zellhuber was watching from the stands.

Like Edgar Chairez on the prelims, Zellhuber (14-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) on Wednesday at the media day for UFC Fight Night 237 said his fight against Francisco Prado (12-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will be a full-circle moment for him after buying a ticket as a paying fan in 2019 only to find himself on the main card in 2024.

“I’m excited for having the opportunity to fight in front of my home country,” Zellhuber told MMA Junkie. “Five years ago was the last time the UFC was in Mexico and I was in the crowd. Now, not only being part of this (event), but being part of the main (card) is something exciting for me. I’m happy for the opportunity.”

Zellhuber said there’s no stress or nerves fighting in front of his home fans and family. Instead, he said he’s looking at it as a motivation.

“Right now, my mother is probably crying. She gets pretty nervous (when I fight), but she’ll be finee,” Zellhuber said.

UFC Fight Night 237 (ESPN+) takes place Saturday at Mexico City Arena.

Check out Zellhuber’s full media day interview in the video above.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 237.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie