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I beat Alexa Grasso: Tatiana Suarez planning to go for the title

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Calendar Icon30 June 2024

Undefeated UFC contender Tatiana Suarez believes a title shot is within her grasp if she secures a victory this Saturday. Suarez (9-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) will face former UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade (24-11 MMA, 15-9 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 50 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Suarez is confident that a stoppage win over Andrade would position her for the next title shot at 115 pounds. "I think that I can get that finish," Suarez told MMA Junkie. "I’m trying to get that finish. I think I can get that finish. I think I make an excellent case [to get the title shot] because I’d beat two former world champions."

She highlighted her previous victories over former champions Carla Esparza and Alexa Grasso, who currently holds a title in a higher weight class. "When I do get this victory, it will definitely help plead for that title contention slot," Suarez added.

Andrade, known for her aggressive fighting style, is on a two-fight losing streak and will be eager to turn things around. Despite this, Suarez is focusing on her own strategy and performance. "I’m not exactly sure," Suarez said when asked about her expectations from Andrade. "I just need to put stock into what I’m going to do, executing my game plan, staying calm – staying calm, but also being me, relentless, mixing it up really well and just focusing on myself. I think that’s the way to go."

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A win on Saturday could potentially catapult Suarez into title contention, solidifying her status as a top contender in the strawweight division.

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