Berchelt also moved his training camp from Mexico to Las Vegas to work with a new head coach, Jorge Capetillo. Nakathila’s fight will be his first since his reign ended by brutal knockout at the hands of Oscar Valdez in February 2021. Berchelt (38-2, 34 KOs) has made six successful defenses of the title he won in January 2017, and he hopes the Nakathila fight is the start of a successful lightweight campaign.
Berchelt spent training at camp alongside UFC star Brandon Moreno, the first Mexican-born champion in the organization’s history. He roamed the roads of Mount Charleston and had access to more world-class combat than ever before. That’s what Berchelt had to say as he prepares to take on the elite lightweights.
“It will be a great comeback. I am very happy and excited to be the first athlete to host a sporting event at Resorts World Las Vegas. I am ready to debut at 135 pounds against a great opponent like Jeremiah Nakathila. I will put on a spectacular show for my people and send a message to the lightweight division, they must fight with me!
“My goal is to become the lightweight world champion. It won’t be easy because I know at 135 pounds there are a lot of great fighters. More importantly, I have the desire and the potential to be crowned world champion again.
About training alongside the first Mexican champion in UFC history
“It motivated me to train with Brandon Moreno. The truth is that he is a great person and he has done incredible things to raise the Mexican flag very high. Right now we are training together and I am very happy to be his training partner. We are both working hard to continue to represent Mexico with great pride.
About moving his training camp to Las Vegas to train with Jorge Capetillo
“The experience of changing my training camp to Las Vegas with coach Jorge Capetillo was very good. In this city there are a lot of champions, and I think God brought me here for a reason. There are many styles of training partners, which I couldn’t find in Mexico. Climbing Mount Charleston was also a great experience. I think all these changes are for the best, and we are ready back in the ring with a big win!”
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