One to Watch at UFC Vegas 39: Lupita Godinez

Lupita Godinez (5-1) took a debut UFC fight on short notice and the decision didn’t go her way. Her championship pedigree has her in the right frame of mind to bounce back at UFC Vegas 39. “Loopy” lines up a second bout in the octagon against fellow Sophomore Sam Hughes (5-3) on the prelims.

Lupita was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico in 1993. It’s a city of about 1 million people located Northwest of Mexico City, around a 7-hour drive up. She relocated way up north to British Columbia, Canada, and started training MMA after seeing the action on TV. She ventured to Langley, BC where she found a small camp called Titan MMA and it must’ve felt like home because she’s still there today.

The self-starter began training in 2015 and one year later she was in an amateur fight. After fighting to a 4-4-1 amateur record, including a draw and win over Sam Hughes who stands opposite her Saturday, “Loopy” made the jump to pro in 2018. The lengthy amateur career paid off in the form of five straight wins and two Strawweight belts before the UFC came calling.

Godinez took a short notice octagon debut against Jessica Penne (14-5) who has been fighting in the UFC since 2014 before Lupita began training at all. The veteran ground Godinez to a decision win, however, Lupita says she learned a whole lot in those fifteen minutes. On Saturday, October 9, she’s set for an interesting trilogy bout going back to amateur with Sam Hughes and it goes down at 1 PM ET.

Lupita “Loopy” Godinez | 5-1 | 5’1 115 lbs. | Age 28 | Reach 61” | Orthodox Stance | Fighting Out of Langley, British Columbia, Canada

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