Iasmin Lucindo, according to MMA scouts, this name will be ringing in the ears of MMA fans for a long time. The 20-year-old Brazilian flyweight made her debut at UFC San Diego and has a lot of hype behind her. Why is that? What is so special about Iasmin that separates her from the rest of the pack?
UFC Fight Night returned to live crowds again this year with UFC San Diego which was held at the Pechanga Arena in California. The card was a complete entertainer with amazing finishes, dog fights, and huge upsets. The fight was headlined by Chito Vera and Dominick Cruz but one particular fight that put a lot of interest in many of the fans was on the main card. Iasmin Lucindo, women’s flyweight/strawweight made her debut for the biggest promotion in mixed martial arts at the very young age of 20 years.
Iasmin was born in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil and is fighting out of Feira de Santana, Bahia. The fighter is one of the biggest prospects in UFC right now. She has been fighting since the tender age of 14 and heading into her UFC debut she already had 17 professional fights. Iasmin was 13-4 heading into her fight with wins against some amazing opponents. These are absolutely incredible numbers for a fighter.
What happened at Iasmin Lucindo’s UFC debut?
Iasmin was matched against 23-year-old fighter Yazmin Jauregui from Mexico in her UFC debut. The Brazilian and the Mexican possibly fought the best fight of the night and had the entire arena on the edge of their seats. Yazmin headed into this fight with a pro-record of 8-0 in her career and was training at JacksonWink Academy. Iasmin was definitely the star of the fight given she is one of the youngest to ever fight in the UFC.
The fight ended in a close decision that favored the 23-year-old. Iasmin wouldn’t be too disappointed with her performance as she put on an absolute war inside the octagon. Prior to her UFC debut, Iasmin had a win over former UFC fighter Sarah Frota. Iasmin is only 20-year-old and the future is bright for her in mixed martial arts.
After the loss, Lucindo now has a record of 13-5. In her professional career, the Brazilian youngster has 8 KO/TKO wins and 2 Submission wins. Before her loss to Yazmin, Lucindo’s last loss was three years ago in 2019. She was on a 7-fight winning streak and it is safe to say the UFC made the right call of making her fight on the main card of Fight Night.