Yazmin Jauregui is a 23 year old UFC Strawweight prospect out of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Recently defeating Istela Nunes via TKO, Jauregui currently holds an impressive overall MMA record of 10-0 and is now 2-0 in the UFC. Yazmin’s UFC debut was a victory over Iasmin Lucindo, coming by unanimous decision earlier this year in August.
In a recent interview with MMAJunkie, Yazmin revealed that she is not looking for a fast track into the rankings, and would instead prefer a slow and steady approach.
“I’m young, I’m only 23, I’m in no rush to enter the rankings…Evolution for me is important. Also, for the people to get to know me, my fighting style, and how dominant I can be in that cage. That’s all good.”
Jauregui continued on to outline her vision for the future and how she sees her progress unfolding.
“I think in maybe a year – maybe 2024, 2025 – the opportunity (to enter the rankings) shows up depending on how I do. I’m just ready for my team to guide me… I’m willing to earn my spot like it needs to be done and give myself the opportunity to continue to improve and evolve. That’s what’s most important. I have goals and everything has its time. I just need to keep preparing and be ready for my next fights.”
It seems Yazmin is prepared to put in the time and work it will require to become a contender in the Strawweight division, and we wish her continued success on her journey. Who do you think Yazmin should fight next? Let us know in the comments below!