SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Flyweight Yazmin Jauregui will make his UFC debut Saturday night against Iasmin Lucindo in UFC San Diego.
“I’m very happy, very happy to have the opportunity to make my debut in San Diego where there are a lot of Mexican fans. We’re going to have a great fight. It’s a very happy moment as the fight gets closer,” Jauregui told Cageside Press and other media through an interpreter .
If fans were expecting a firefight Jauregui’s opponent called it earlier in the day. Jauregui herself said she prefers the first round.
“I prepared myself for three 5-minute rounds. I trained very, very hard. I trained the fights, my strikes. I would love to get through the knockout in the first round and then go home to rest and enjoy the game,” Jauregui Say.
Jauregui mentioned that she is excited to be in San Diego, close to Mexico, fighting the Mexican fans who will be there. Many believe this is what made her popular.
“Yes of course. I know there are a lot of Mexicans here. We’re close to the border, so I know it’s possible,” she said.
Jauregui is considered by many to be one of the top players at 125 pounds, if not the top player.
“I’m just doing my job. That’s what I like. That’s what I want to do. Of course, I think I’m the best. I’ve done it for a long time in my professional fighting career,” Jauregui Say.
“I believe in myself, I believe in my team. If this is meant to happen, things will go smoothly and fall into place.”
*Cageside Press helped with some translations.
Watch Yazmin Jauregui’s full UFC San Diego Media Day Scrum above. The event will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California.