In a poignant and emotional moment at the recent Noche event, Tracy Cortez paid heartfelt tribute to her "big sister" and beloved friend, Gloria Cejudo, who tragically lost her battle with cancer just the day before. Gloria is also the sister of former UFC champion Henry Cejudo.
Tracy Cortez, known for her outstanding performances inside the Octagon, demonstrated exceptional resilience both inside and outside the cage as she competed on the night following the heartbreaking loss of her dear friend. The UFC community, along with fans worldwide, joined Cortez in mourning the passing of Gloria Cejudo, who had been courageously battling cancer.
Despite the profound grief and challenges she faced, Cortez's fighting spirit remained unwavering. In a remarkable display of determination, she returned after a lengthy layoff to compete at Noche UFC, where she faced off against the formidable Jasmine Jasudavicius. Cortez exhibited her trademark crisp and powerful boxing skills, earning a unanimous decision victory in a bout that showcased her incredible dedication to the sport.
Cortez's dedication and resilience both in and out of the cage have earned her admiration and respect from the MMA community. Her poignant dedication of the victory to Gloria Cejudo serves as a touching reminder of the strength and unity that exists within the world of mixed martial arts.
Tracy Cortez's triumphant win at Noche UFC, dedicated to her "big sister" Gloria Cejudo, will forever be etched in the hearts of fans as a testament to her indomitable spirit and her ability to find strength in the face of adversity.