SAN DIEGO, Calif. — UFC San Diego featherweight Yazmin Jauregui won her first UFC victory over Iasmin Lucindo on Saturday night after a very close shootout.
“Obviously it’s nice to have the opportunity, thank you so much, thank you so much for my team for always being there. They pushed me, they prepared me, my family was always there for me. People were always behind me,” Jauregui Speaking to the Cageside Press and other media through an interpreter at her postgame rally.
“I still have a little engine in my life, my son is watching and all I can say is it’s great, it’s for you.”
Jauregui is sure her son saw the fight.
“I’m pretty sure he saw it and he said, ‘Mom! That’s my mom! Where’s my present?’,” she said.
After an intense fight with Lucindo UFC President Dana White, he was impressed that he met Jauregui when she was out of the cage.
“It was exactly what I expected, a war. She was such a young athlete, so hungry, and she came out to kill. So that’s what we expected,” Jauregui said.
Jauregui got louder applause as she walked to the cage than anyone else that night.
“I really feel it. I mean I can feel it. There’s a lot of people following me. There’s a lot of people supporting me. There are people who look at my journey and the hard work I put in and they know when I get into that cage , it was a battle. It was for a war,” she said.
“Everyone was yelling and it was amazing. Yes, I felt it!”
White talked to Jauregui outside the cage, hugged and said something for the flyweight.
“He was very happy with the performance. He was very happy with the fight and how it ended. He was very excited to see me fighting in the future, and he looked forward to me doing even more in the future,” Jauregui said.
Jauregui mentioned that she wanted to go back to the Octagon in November to set up a tough camp for her next fight, and she didn’t care where the fight took place.
“Wherever they put me, we’re going to fight!”
Watch Yazmin Jauregui’s entire post-match media brawl above.