UFC: Lupita Godínez goes for another record in her fight against Lookboonmee


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Although Mexican Lupita Godínez never had it in her mind to set records in the UFC, her desire to stay active has led her to make history and will set a new mark this Saturday when she faces the Thai Loma Lookboonmee, who would face Cheyanne Vlismas (formerly Buys), but it was low for Covid-19 positive.

After beating Khamzat Chimaev, who had fought 10 days apart, Godinez first faced Silvana Gómez Juárez on October 9 at 115 pounds, and a week later, on October 16, he fought Luana Carolina, but at 125 pounds.

Its balance is a victory by submission in the first round and performance bonus against Argentina and defeat by decision with the Brazilian.

Now, he will again overtake Dustin Pague, who entered the Octagon three times 62 days apart between June 8, June 22 and August 12. Godínez will do it only in 43.

As with the previous brand, ‘Loopy’ was not thinking about the brand when it agreed:

“I had just woken up, saw the message and said ‘yes’. I was in Mexico, so I called my coaches and we accepted. I’m very happy with the record, but I’m not paying much attention to it, I try to think about the fight and stay focused, “he explained in an interview with ESPN Deportes.

Godínez was in Guadalajara, very close to his native Aguascalientes, to train with the Lobo team, mainly with Alexa Grasso, who started her camp to fight Vivi Araujo in January at UFC 270.

“I was working with the whole team and the coaches, everything very well. Visiting my family, vacations and training at the same time, but as I am always training we take advantage of this opportunity ”, he added.

As for Loma, his opponent, respects his resistance, because he has a 3-1 record in the UFC and all his fights have gone until the decision, because “she is tough, she has a very good Muay Thai, I like the fight and now I want to be there”.

Recently, her sisters Ana Paula and Karla competed in the world wrestling championship, where Ana Paula was crowned under 23 world champion at 62 kilos and both are on their way to represent Canada, the country where they have resided for 11 years in the next Games. Olympics in Paris 2024.

“Seeing my sisters get ahead charges me with energy, from there I jump. They are super hard-working and they are going to go very far and probably one of them is going to do MMA ”, referring to Karla, who has already shown interest in following in their footsteps when she finishes her cycle as a fighter.

Although just looking for his second victory in the promotion, Godínez González enjoys the attention and the moment that he is passing in his career thanks to his willingness to fight constantly, since he only debuted in April against former challenger Jessica Penne.

This Saturday’s undercard at UFC Apex in Las Vegas will be starred by former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate, who faces Brazilian Ketlen Vieira.


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