Lupita ‘Loopy’ Godínez to her third fight in 43 days, modern UFC record


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Lupita 'Loopy' Godínez to her third fight in 43 days, modern UFC record

Lupita ‘Loopy’ Godínez is the busiest woman in the UFC. A month after fighting twice in a span of two weeks, a modern UFC record, the Mexican will step in on short notice to fight Loma Lookboonmee at UFC Fight Night on November 20 in Las Vegas (3 p.m. ET, ESPN +), UFC officials confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday.

Lookboonmee’s original opponent, Cheyanne Buys, withdrew this week after testing positive for COVID-19, Buys wrote on Instagram. Godínez vs. Lookboonmee will be contested at strawweight.

MMA DNA was the first to report the news.

When he enters the Octagon next week, Godínez will set a modern UFC record with three fights in a 43-day span, according to research from ESPN Stats & Information. The previous record was 65 days set by Dustin Pague in 2012. High-value UFC prospect Khamzat Chimaev fought three times in 67 days last year.

Godinez’s activity would be the shortest span of three fights since Tank Abbott and Don Frye fought three times in one night at UFC: Ultimate Ultimate 96 on December 7, 1996.

Godínez (6-2) defeated Silvana Gómez Juárez via submission in the first round in their second UFC fight on October 9. A week later, the Aztec fighter who lives in Vancouver, fell to Luana Carolina by unanimous decision in a flyweight fight on October 16.

Godinez, 28, is 1-2 in the UFC.

Lookboonmee (6-2), a 25-year-old prospect from Thailand, has won two bouts in a row in the UFC.


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