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My favourite fighter: Itsuki Hirata all praise for Tracy Cortez

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon17 September 2023

In a heartfelt show of admiration and sportsmanship, ONE Championship fighter Itsuki Hirata has publicly praised UFC star Tracy Cortez, going as far as to declare her as her favorite fighter. The tribute came via Hirata's Instagram stories, where she expressed her deep respect for Cortez, and further solidified on Twitter with the message:  

"Strong, cool, and very beautiful. I love the way you fight and the way you are. Congratulations."

Hirata's tribute to Cortez followed the latter's remarkable victory in the UFC, where she returned after a prolonged hiatus to secure a unanimous decision win over the resilient Jasmine Jasudavicius. The Fight Ready MMA representative displayed impeccable boxing skills throughout the bout, consistently landing powerful strikes that left a lasting impression on fans and fellow fighters alike.

The contest against Jasudavicius marked Cortez's fifth consecutive win in the UFC, solidifying her position as a force to be reckoned with in the division. Her remarkable performance has earned her a spot within the Top 15 rankings, and there is growing anticipation regarding her future matchups, as she continues her quest for further success inside the Octagon.

Itsuki Hirata's praise for Tracy Cortez not only highlights the camaraderie and mutual respect within the world of mixed martial arts but also showcases the impact of Cortez's fighting style and character on her peers


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