LAS VEGAS – Laureano Staropoli sees similarities between his style and that of Roman Dolidze.

Staropoli (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will attempt to break a two-fight losing skid when he returns to middleweight to face Dolidze (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 189.

“I feel spectacular,” Staropoli told MMA Junkie during a pre-fight media session on Wednesday. “I think Roman and I have very similar fighting styles, and it will be a war once we get into the Octagon.”

UFC Fight Night 189 takes place on Saturday at UFC Apex. The event is broadcast on ESPN +. Check out Staropoli’s full pre-fight press conference in the video above.