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Loopy Godinez Eyes UFC Title Shot in 2024 against Zhang Weili

LockerRoom Team
27 March 2024

Loopy Godinez, a rising force in the UFC women's strawweight division, is setting her sights on championship gold in the upcoming calendar year. With an impressive run in 2023, Godinez (12-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) aims to continue her momentum into 2024, firmly believing that she will earn a shot at the UFC title and ultimately claim the championship.

In an interview with MMA Junkie conducted in Spanish, Godinez expressed her confidence in her prospects, stating, “I have a good feeling it’s going to happen at the end of the year...I see myself becoming champion. I expect an incredible future.” While acknowledging the unpredictable nature of the sport, she remains steadfast in her belief that her opportunity for a title fight is on the horizon.

Godinez's journey towards the title begins this Saturday as she faces top-ranked contender Virna Jandiroba (19-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) at UFC on ESPN 54, set to take place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Viewing this matchup as a crucial stepping stone, Godinez sees a dominant victory as pivotal in her quest for the championship.

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With her sights set on the title, Godinez envisions a showdown with current champion Zang Weili. Anticipating Weili's successful defense against Yan Xiaonan at UFC 300 next month, Godinez envisions a highly competitive bout between herself and Weili.

Reflecting on a potential matchup, Godinez remarked, “I think it will be incredible fight, an unforgettable fight, Fight of the Year.” Embracing the challenge, Godinez is eager to prove herself against the best in the division and stake her claim to UFC gold.

As she prepares for her upcoming bout and sets her sights on championship glory, Godinez remains determined and focused on her path to UFC greatness.


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