Each Division's Prospect to Watch for in 2022

Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Each Division's Prospect to Watch for in 2022

UFC/Boxing

Each Division's Prospect to Watch for in 2022

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Strawweight prospect – The up-and-comer I’m most excited for is Lupita Godinez. She came into the UFC undefeated as the LFA champion and lost her debut to a UFC veteran in Jessica Penne, which was a razor-close split decision. She then showed her skills with an armbar win in her next fight once she was comfortable in the Octagon. Her next fight was literally the next week, at a weight class above in which she was beaten by the bigger fighter, but her pace and determination to push forward showed me what I needed to know to believe in ‘Loopy’. She quickly got back in the next month to get the taste of defeat out of her mouth, and if she stays at 115 lbs, I think she won’t have that taste in her mouth very much at all again.

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