UFC interim flyweight champ Brandon Moreno shares a warm embrace with his former teammate Yazmin Jauregui following her UFC debut. The undefeated Mexican fighter just took Iasmin Lucindo at UFC San Diego. She won the bout via unanimous decision.
Both fighters made their debut in this contest and it was certainly a memorable one. The strawweight fight between Jauregui and Lucindo was an absolute barnburner and combined, they landed a total of 153 strikes. Yazmin was much more active as she landed 87 strikes out of an attempted 219. Iasmin, on the other hand, landed 66 strikes out of an attempted 181.
What a debut performance🔥— UFC (@ufc) August 14, 2022
Yazmin Jauregui secures the victory tonight!
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However, Lucindo landed the more powerful strikes in the fight. Her punches seemed to have significantly more pop than Yazmin’s. But the judges rewarded the volume punching more than Lucindo’s power punches. While two judges had the fight 29-28, one judge scored the fight 30-27, all in favour of the 23-year-old.
El campeón Brandon Moreno se encuentra con Yazmin Jauregui celebrando su victoria🇲🇽🔥 #UFCSanDiego pic.twitter.com/uFmh3Em7km— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) August 14, 2022
Brandon Moreno, who was in attendance for the fight, celebrated with Yazmin after the fight. Moreno was a training partner with Jauregui at Entram gym before his exit to train at Glory MMA & Fitness.
Brandon Moreno thinks Yazmin Jauregui will be a future UFC champion
Brandon Moreno stated in an interview with MMA Junkie that Yazmin Jauregui will definitely be a champion in the UFC. Although Moreno did not claim that she will become a champ right away, The Assassin Baby does see her winning the UFC belt at some point in her career.
“I don’t say this about many fighters, and I love all my training partners, and I know how hard they work and how far they can go, but I promise you that Yazmin has what it takes to be a champion… I see it. Like I once said, ‘Maybe not today, maybe not in the near future,’ but I see her as champion.” (h/t via MMA Junkie)
From what she showed at UFC San Diego, Moreno’s claims do not seem that far-fetched. Much like the elite fighters in the 115lbs division in the UFC, Yazmin is extremely durable with a rock-solid chin. On top of that, she is extremely mobile inside the Octagon, which will help her immensely as she proceeds with her UFC career.
Hats off to these two 👏 👏 👏— UFC (@ufc) August 14, 2022
What a fight!!! #UFCSanDiego pic.twitter.com/ZGbzEeBEnv
Mexico already had a UFC champ in Brandon Moreno. Similar to Moreno, Yazmin also possesses the same grit and passion for the sport. If she can win the UFC championship in future, then Mexico surely has found another breakout star.