It took a while to get there but Brett Johns now has the double honour of being the first Welshman to compete in the UFC, as well as the first Welshman to have his hand raised inside the Octagon.
Johns earned a hard fought decision victory against South Koream bantamweight Kwan Ho Kwak, with all three judges awarding Johns a unanimous 30-27 victory.
“It’s been an amazing experience”, Johns said to TheMacLife.com in Belfast after his fight. “My whole career has been an amazing experience. Like I said, it’s a privilege to represent Wales.”
Johns’ compatriot Jack Marshman will also compete inside the octagon in Belfast this evening and even though they represent different teams in their native land, there’s solidarity between the two fighters tonight.
“Me and Jack are out here and we’re both separate teams in Wales. We’re a team out here. We’re Team Wales out here.”
Jack Marshman will be looking to make it a clean sweep for the Welsh when he takes on Magnus Cedenblad later on tonight.
You can watch the full interview with Brett Johns below.