Filed under: Featured Videos , News , UFC , Videos SINGAPORE – In the UFC’s game of inches, a winning strategy can start taking effect even before the fighters step onto the octagon. For flyweight Ulka Sasaki (20-4-2 MMA, 3-3 UFC), who finished Justin Scoggins (11-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) in the second round of their UFC Fight Night 111 encounter on Saturday, it started at their heated face-off the day before. “Because I was very aggressive at the weigh-ins, that’s why I think I made Justin very aggressive at the beginning of the fight,” Sasaki said through a translator after their preliminary card affair at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. “So everything worked out for me.” Happy ending aside, it wasn’t smooth sailing for the Japanese fighter, who had to navigate some solid offense by Scoggins’ before the American’s own risk-taking style backfired. Eventually, though, Sasaki was able to sink in the same rear-naked choke that had brought all of his previous UFC wins. While Sasaki was able to weather the storm, and walked away with a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus in the process, he admits to having been surprised by what his opponent brought to the table

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