Rocky Lee says it’ll be a dream come true when he steps inside the Octagon for the first time at UFC Fight Night: Krakow in Poland, this weekend.

The Taiwanese fighter (3-0) collides with Frenchman Taylor Lapilus (8-1) in a Featherweight contest on April 11, and says that although he’s nervous about making his debut on MMA’s biggest stage, he’s realising his lifelong ambition.

“It feels like a dream, because fighting in the UFC is everybody’s dream. It’s exciting, and I’m nervous for sure, but it’s good,” he said.

When asked about his upcoming opponent, Lee believes he possess similar strengths, but ultimately, his skillset will prove superior.

“I think me and my opponent both have similar strengths, because most of his wins are by submissions, but I think I have better striking, better wrestling than his, better jujitsu, and I think I can beat this guy.”

Prior to his UFC debut this weekend, the AKA Thailand product reached the semifinals of the Ultimate Fighter China series.

His opponent, Lapilus, who is also making his UFC debut, is on a three-fight win streak and has six submission victories on his record.

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