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Video: Lupita Godinez ‘honored’ to fight Jessica Penne in octagon debut at UFC Vegas 24 – MMA Root

Lupita Godines has long dreamed of being challenged by the UFC. She had no idea that she would not like it.

Godines (5-0) will replace Jessica Penn this Saturday at UFC Vegas 24. The light heavyweight fight will take place at APEX and will be the first in nearly four years.

Loopy earned her opportunity after winning the LFA light heavyweight title in a majority win over Contender Series alumnus Vanessa Demopolus at the October LFA 94. The Canadian fighter was forced to leave his home country the day after the call and headed to Denver for training. … with the Elevation Fight Team before the fight.

The 27-year-old spoke to MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck about the hectic road she has gone through since she received the call to meet Penne, says she is confident that such an opportunity will come after the victory over Demopoulos, thoughts of the match with Penne. having nearly her entire career – from amateur to the present – happening since Penn’s last competition as she plans to introduce UFC fans, and very little interest in the upcoming boxing match between Jake Paul and Ben Askren.

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