Nate Landwehr: David Onama good, but ‘I’m going to smash his face in’

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SAN DIEGO – Nate Landwehr aims to run right through David Onama.

Landwehr (15-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) faces Onama (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 41 co-main event at Pechanga Arena in San Diego. The card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.

Onama boasts a 100 percent finishing rate, but Landwehr is confident that he takes him out.

“He’s good,” Landwehr said Wednesday at UFC on ESPN 41 media day. “He’s big, he’s tall, he’s young, he’s fast – I feel like I’m going to smash his face in. We’re going to see real quick. We’ve got five minutes to start off. We’ll see if we make it to the second five minutes. We’ll see if we make it to the third five minutes.”

Onama will compete in front of a crowd for the first time in his UFC tenure, as well as in a big co-headliner spot, but Landwehr expects him to bring the fight regardless.

“I don’t think there’s an edge,” Landwehr said. “I think the first time I ever did something cool, it felt natural, too. So it’s like you’ve either got it or you don’t. We’re going to see if he has it. He probably has it, and going to be a fist fight.”

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