Nick Hein moved over the train with Roger Huerta, showing off his new skills at UFC Fight Night 69 in earning a victory over Lukasz Sajewski in Germany.
The German-born fighter greeted his fans after with an emotion-filled interview.
“People always count you out and never believe, but you have to stand up for yourself,” he said.
Hein, a former Sergeant in the police force, got back on track after a loss last year to James Vick via decision. He handed Sajewski his first career loss in the process, and mentioned a possible bout in Japan for his next contest.
After debuting in the UFC with a win over Drew Dober in his first fight at lightweight, Hein (12-2) was able to do more of the same vs. Sajewski. He was the more aggressive fighter, landing 54 of 126 significant strikes and 64 of 137 overall, including a takedown.
Sajewski landed on just 30-percent of his significant strikes and was 37-for-97 overall.