Four fights, two records, and his first UFC bonus. Lupita Godínez did not come to the UFC to be just another Mexican. The one born in Aguascalientes does not plan to waste time in 2022 and is sure that she will face the best in her category before the end of the year.
Godínez, 28, is 7-2 as a professional, her only two defeats came in 2021, a year in which the former LFA champion reached the top level of MMA on short notice and from there began asking you fight at every opportunity.
He set two records, fighting seven days apart and then fighting three times in 41 days.
“As I’ve always said, these are steps to get to where we want to go. The truth is, I can’t complain and I’m ready for the new year and fight as much as possible,” said ‘Loopy’ in an interview with ESPN Deportes.
After four fights on short notice, he wants time to do a full camp and then all the possible calls come: “There is something that if I would like to do, I want to have a full camp and if I can get three or four fights from there “he added.
Godínez is one of the two Mexicans who today fight at the 115 pounds of the UFC with Montserrat Conejo and considers that in the short term she will face someone from the top 10 in her category.
“Soon I will be fighting higher level rivals, fighting less to make the preparations longer. But for now I want to fight as much as possible. When we enter the competition with the ranked, I leave that to management and the UFC. . What yes, is that I am going to be ready “, sentenced.
The call for her debut against Jessica Penne changed her life and since then she has added two victories, against Silvana Gómez Juárez, by submission and Loma Lookbonmee by unanimous decision.
“It gave me a lot of experience in the UFC. It’s different, Fight Week and things you have to do as a fighter, a lot of memories and I feel lucky. At the same time, it doesn’t surprise me because the truth is I have worked super hard. The truth is that I don’t. I fight for money. That is going to come and it is received with open arms, I am happy, but I try not to get away from where I am going. “
Godínez has lived in Vancouver, Canada since 2010 and it was until a few months ago that he was able to fulfill his intention to return to train in Mexico, specifically in Guadalajara, with Francisco Grasso, Irene Aldana’s coach, Alexa Grasso and Invicta FC champion, Karina Rodríguez and predicts that more fighters will come in the future.
“It’s very intense. I had the opportunity to train there at Lobo Gym. A lot of talent will come from there and a lot of women who are tough. Not only are they training, they are giving it everything,” explained Lupita.
After his impressive debut year, Godínez hopes to fight in the first quarter of 2022 and surpass what he has achieved so far, a complicated task, but within reach if he maintains the willingness to enter the cage whenever the call arrives.