Timmy Cuamba: UFC on ESPN 58 matchup with Lucas Almeida ‘favors me a lot’

LAS VEGAS – The circumstances around Timmy Cuamba’s octagon debut were far from ideal, and he plans to show a truer version of himself when he meets Lucas Almeida on Saturday at UFC on ESPN 58

“I’m going to show my full form because my UFC debut, I went up a weight, it was on four days’ notice following a fight seven days before,” Cuamba told MMA Junkie and other reporters at Thursday’s media day. “So this time you guys are going to see the real ‘Twilight Timmy.'”

Cuamba (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) takes on Almeida (14-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) in a featherweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas (ESPN2, ESPN+). The American thinks he has a major stylistic edge over his Brazilian foe, and intends to prove it inside the octagon.

“I love the matchup – I know it favors me a lot, so I’m honestly really excited for it. I just know he’s an opponent that I’m going to get through, and that’s it.”

To hear more from Cuamba, check out his complete UFC on ESPN 58 media day interview above.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC on ESPN 58.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie