Yazmin Jauregui holds her UFC debut foe in the highest regard.
On Saturday, on the main event of UFC on ESPN 41 in San Diego, California, the highly anticipated Mexican prospect made her UFC debut, competing against fellow rookie Iasmin Lucindo in a strawweight bout. Jauregui won the fight by unanimous decision after putting on a nonstop battle that had spectators roaring. She now has a 9-0 record in mixed martial arts and a 1-0 record in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
In any case, it takes two to tango, and Jauregui is more than eager to give Lucindo her due.
“Of course, we’re the future of the division, I add Lucindo in there as well,” Jauregui told MMA Junkie in Spanish. “Lucindo is a young fighter with a lot of heart, gritty, so I don’t have a doubt that we’re going to be fighting the top girls in the future, and we’re going to give the public a show. I agree with the fans and Dana White, who were saying the same thing.”
“I’m happy with the work Lucindo and I did in the cage,” Jaurgi said. “I already analyzed the fight. I began analyzing the fight as soon as it was over.
“I didn’t even have my hand raised, and I knew I had won. I had the better boxing and I connected more. I think maybe I could’ve finished her, but maybe I lacked commitment in the final round. And in the first round, I think it would’ve been better for me to wait for her a bit more and be more cautious rather than come out with everything just to see how she reacts, because hey, Lucindo had a sh*t ton of power in her hands.
“So maybe I would’ve like to be a bit more patient in that area, but regardless, I wasn’t going to let the moment beat me. I was ready for war, and I was taking that win.”