Former UFC double champion Henry Cejudo believes flyweight contender Tracy Cortez has all the makings of a future world champion.
Tracy Cortez (10-1-0) returns to the cage at the UFC Fight Night Orlando event on December 3 when she takes on Amanda Ribas. The 28-year-old has gone 4-0 since signing with the UFC and now looks to make it five straight.
During a recent Q&A on his YouTube channel, Henry Cejudo was asked for his predictions for the upcoming fight between Cortez and Ribas.
“I gotta go with my girl Tracy Cortez. I like Amanda Ribas, too, she’s cool as hell. But Tracy trains at my gym. She’s under the guidance of myself and my brother. And I think she will get the victory, I really do.” he said.
Cejudo has been training Cortez and sees major potential in her abilities. He believes his pupil can become a champion whenever she “decides”.
“I think once Tracy really decides that she wants to be a world champ, she’ll be a world champ. But until she decides that, it’s gonna be different.” he explained.
Cortez earnt her UFC contract back in 2019 after defeating Mariya Agapova on an episode of Dana White’s Contender Series. She has since gone on to pick up decision victories over Vanessa Melo, Stephanie Egger, Justine Kish & Melissa Gatto.
The UFC Fight Night Orlando event takes place on December 3, 2022, from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.