For UFC flyweight Gina Mazany, TKO’s third-round win over Rachael Ostovich last November at UFC Fight Night was not just a win, but rather a turning point in her career.
Having gone through the race with three losses in its last four races, Mazany has made the choice to uproot almost every aspect of its career and so far the changes have paid off.
“It was a life-changing experience for me. I put in a very tough 15 week battle camp, I moved to a new weight class, I moved to a new situation, I moved to a new gym, I got a new coach and I came out a winner, so it was probably one of the proudest moments of my career until now, “Mazany told MMAWeekly.com.
“After my last 135 pound race (against Julia Avila in June 2020) I thought I was done with the battle. I was going to close them. I was well above that. James Krause wanted to guide me, and now I think things are just beginning. “My new career is expected to flourish.”
For Mazany, making all the changes in her career left her in no doubt and, on the contrary, let the systems she had placed around her do what they had planned.
“It was one of those things that I just had to trust the people around me and really trust the process,” Mazany said. “It simply came to our notice then. I just trusted the process for this and all sorts of things came into place. It took a lot of hard work, but I made it happen. “
On May 15 in Houston, Texas, Mazany (7-4) will try to get its second win in a row when it faces Priscila Cachoeira (9-3) in a preliminary 125-pound season at UFC 262.
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“It comes from a big win, a knockout, it’s big and scary, it drops bombs, but I think I’m a little bit rounder,” Mazani said to face Katsiora. “I have a great fight. I have wonderful soil. I have an amazing impression. I have a gas tank. I think it is a good combination for me.
“I think it makes it come out in the exchanges, and that’s where they really thrive. I see some holes that I can take advantage of in her impressive game. I think it will be a very good, exciting, fun race. “
With the changes she has made and where she is in her career schedule, now must be the time for Mazany, even if she is approaching every race as she comes.
“I definitely get a fight every time,” Mazany said. “Tim (Elliott) and I want to fight as hard as we can. We are getting older, but now we are healthy and injured, so if a fight starts for me, I will take it.
“It’s definitely one fight at a time, but I definitely do not intend to stop rolling this ball.”