Last month on Mexican Independence Day, UFC Noche took place in Las Vegas. Strawweight Loopy Godinez had a match with Elise Reed that she beat well and ended up finishing. Godinez (10-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) is the 13th female fighter in her division, although she has had very good matches.
This victory, as she stated herself, means a lot to her and this will be an incentive to work harder and train because she has now officially entered the UFC ranking. She praised her team and the training camp and said she couldn't do anything without them.
“I didn’t know because she (Reed) wasn’t ranked, and to tell you the truth, I didn’t expect it, but it was something that was coming sooner or later,” Godinez told MMA Junkie in Spanish. “I thought that maybe after the next one then maybe, but I didn’t know that I was going to enter the rankings after this one.
I’m happy. And if things are working out this way, it’s for a reason. The UFC knows I’m ready to be there, and they know I have that level”. “The truth is that this makes me very happy, and I’m very satisfied with the work that we’ve done,” Godinez said.
“Clearly I’ve put in the work, even before Lobo when I was taking all those short-notice fights.
This 30-year-old woman is riding a three-fight winning streak in six UFC
Godinez is riding a three-fight winning streak in six UFC appearances.
She admitted that she was delighted because she entered the UFC ranking, and added that it was a big motivation for her. This 30-year-old woman said that she has not chosen her opponents so far and will continue to do so in the future.
“Yes, I’ve had some bumps along the way, but if you look at the fights I had my falls, the first one was against Jessica Penne, who many saw me winning, and it was on short notice, and I cut a lot of weight. And even then people really liked the fight.
I also had Luana Carolina, which was a week after (my win against Silvana Gomez Juarez) and at 125 pounds. I almost got the armbar, but the time ran out. And the last one, which was against Angela Hill, I took that on short notice, and I wasn’t even training, and I was hurt”.
“The only thing that this changes is that I need to demand more from myself: better diet, better trainings, better strength, and physical conditioning,” Godinez said. “I just need to work harder than before”.
as quoted by MMAJunkie