On August 5, 2017, Hector ‘Kid Alex’ Sandoval (14-3) will cross the southern border of ‘The Golden State’ and erode the wall between his current lot on the UFC’s flyweight roster and the promotion’s top fifteen.
Since entering professional prizefighting in 2008, Sandoval’s head has never left the clouds about wrapping UFC gold around his waist. A silver-lining in his unwavering determination toward such a lofty goal would reveal itself in the form of a victory over the UFC’s twelfth ranked 125-pounder: Dustin Ortiz (16-7) at UFC Fight Night 114.
As Sandoval continues his climb up the ladder of his respective weight class, he’ll be forced to scale the side of a mountain and meet Ortiz at 7,382 feet. By implementing his ‘monkey style’ attack, the fans filling the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, or watching on FOX Sports 1, should expect to go bananas. In fact, when faced with ‘Danger,’ otherwise known as Matt Schnell, at UFC Nashville, Sandoval flattened the threatening terrain in front of him with an uncanny ability.
As of late, Ortiz has ridden a rough patch, dropping three out of his last four contests. Though the product of Roufusport MMA Academy may perceive his place is amongst the top of the heap, Sandoval’s Team Alpha Male mindset plays second fiddle to none.
Born in Urupan, Michoacan, Mexico, UFC Fight Night 114 will be a homecoming, of sorts, for Sandoval, and a solid performance will prime a global celebration within the MMA community that the UFC’s flyweight division possesses viable contenders.