Alexis Dufresne: 'Being in the UFC means I can punch b**ches in the face and not go to jail'

Ricardo Feliciano

Sarah Moras will make her UFC debut on July 6 in Las Vegas, Nev,, at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale card, but the unbeaten Team Quest product Alexis Dufresne won’t let the TUF star get away with the win.

Dufresne enters the UFC for the first time with a perfect MMA record with five stoppage victories, including a 45-second knockout over Strikeforce veteran Kim Couture. Dufresne, who was forced out of a UFC bout with Amanda Nunes due to a rib injury, feels ready to shine.

"I'm 100 percent and ready to fight," she told MMAFighting.com. "Good luck to her, she will need it.

"Being nervous makes stupid mistakes happen. Being in the UFC means I can punch b**ches in the face and not go to jail."

Moras lost to TUF 18 winner Julianna Pena on the reality show, but Dufresne admits she hasn’t watched her fights. And she doesn’t plan to do it.

"I don't watch videos of my opponents," she said. "My coaches do that, I don't care. I feel like it’s a good game plan just fighting her. Wherever she wants to take the fight, she will be outmatched.

"It’s always good to train with the top athletes (at Team Quest). Getting beat up every day is good."

Ricardo "Pantcho" Feliciano, Dufresne’s jiu-jitsu coach at Team Quest, watched Moras’ fights and is confident that the unbeaten bantamweight will make some noise in the Octagon.

"She has been training hard for this opportunity," he said. "She will be 100 percent ready and focused to do a great UFC debut. She’s here to stay. She hasn’t fought in the UFC so she’s not very known yet, but with her aggressive and technical style she won’t be forgotten.

"She’s training everything here at Team Quest," he continued. "She’s working on her wrestling, MMA and stand up game, but her ground game is her best weapon, no doubt about it."

Dufresne doesn’t think Alexis Davis has what it takes to dethrone Ronda Rousey at UFC 175, but she won’t think about the champion yet.

"I focus on the fight in front of me and move on from there," she said.

Dufresne won gold medals at multiple jiu-jitsu tournaments as a blue, purple and brown belt, including IBBJF World and Pan-American Championships. She says that "nobody has a perfect weapon" to beat anyone in this sport, but believes she "can be the UFC champion."

"Pantcho" admits she has work to do before thinking about beating a grappling wizard like Rousey, but is confident that a UFC title will go to Team Quest in the future.

"That’s the reason why I’ve been working hard to get her in the UFC," he said. "She’s really tough and has a lot to learn, and with patience and training, she will be the UFC champion."

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