UFC Women’s strawweight Yazmin Jauregui proved her worth in her debut in what could be the Fight of the Night against Iasmin Lucindo at UFC San Diego. The pace didn’t slow down for a bit between both the ladies who are very much in their early twenties. Yazmin managed to stay undefeated with her stacked kickboxing skillset against Lucindo’s powerful strikes. She is now 9-0, with 6 of her wins by the way of knockouts. Go through the play-by-play below to see how Yazmin Jauregui made the most of her UFC debut.
Round 1: A clash of hands for the beginning. Both the ladies are trying to find their way to land a power shot. Yazmin attempts a head kick. Iasmin returns with some looping punches. Iasmin attempts for a takedown. Both the ladies start back and forth again. Yazmin has the speed whereas Iasmin has the power.
Yazmin is far too willing to stay and bang rather than land and get out of her opponent’s offence range. A low kick from Yazmin and big hooks in return by Iasmin. Push kick by Iasmin. Yazmin is however finding difficulty in landing her jab. Iasmin is leading in head strikes. Yazmin leads the leg strikes. The round ends in a clinch position. Knees to the body from both sides. FirstSportz has it 10-9 for Iasmin.
Yazmin Jauregui managed to find her moments in the wildest exchanges against Iasmin Lucindo
Round 2: Lead kick from Yazmin and Iasmin immediately returns with a one-two. Iasmin catches Yazmin in a wild exchange. Yazmin lands a beautiful left hook and Iasmin starts clinching to avoid getting further damage. Yazmin tries to control the cage side clinch. The ladies break and the fight goes back to the centre. Very effective low kicks from Yazmin throughout the fight.
Another wild exchange and the crowd is as entertained as it could be. Yazmin is changing levels with her kicks- from legs to the body. Yazmin leads the significant strikes in round 2. Huge shots in another exchange from both sides. Round ends. 10-9 for Yazmin.
Round 3: Low kicks from both sides. The crowds are cheering. Iasmin lands a powerful looping shot but Yazmin stays composed. Spinning back kick from Iasmin. Lead kick from Iasmin. Another hook by Iasmin. A good set of combinations from Iasmin. A good hook from Yazmin. Another right hand from Yazmin.
Yazmin is now making her distance to avoid wild exchanges as very opposed to the first round. Yazmin lands another shot and blocks one of Iasmin’s attacks. Another left hook by Yazmin. Lucindo has a close margin in significant strikes count. Incredibly close fight. Another one-two from Yazmin. The fight ends with the crowd roaring in support of these young stars on the rise. A close 10-9 for Yazmin.
Results: Yazmin Jauregui defeated Iasmin Lucindo via unanimous decision [30-27, 29-28 x 2]