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A good fight in the Women’s Strawweight division is upon us, as Luma Lookboonmee takes on Lupita ‘Loopy’ Godinez. Since joining the UFC in 2019, Lookboonmee has fared well, going 3-1 inside the octagon. Currently riding a two-fight win streak, Lookboonmee could be on the precibus of finally cracking the Strawweight division’s top fifteen. But first, she will need to get past Godinez, who once again steps in on short notice to take this fight. Slowly becoming the modern day Donald Cerrone, Godinez clearly doesn’t need much time in preparing for a fight.
When Lupita Godinez steps into the octagon, it will be her third fight in 42 days. Most recently, Godinez lost to Luana Carolina. While she made history in the UFC with the quickest turnaround from a fight, she unsuccessfully set another record with two victories in a seven day span. However, a month later, Godinez returns to the octagon. She will have her hands full though, as she fights the Muay Thai specialist Luka Lookboonmee. A pure striker, Lookboonmee likes to set the tone on the feet with her high output and accuracy. With nearly six significant strikes landed per minute, Lookboonmee is not an easy fighter to go toe-to-toe with.
As for a prediction, I have Godinez winning. While she faltered in her last fight, the size difference and time span in between fights were just too much to overcome. The one positive I did get from that fight, is that Godinez isn’t afraid to commit to a heavy takedown game plan. With excellent size and strength at Strawweight, that same plan should work here. Lookboonmee isn’t the biggest Strawweight and while she has done a fairly good job of fending off takedowns, a strong wrestler like Godinez isn’t something she’s had to deal with. So with that said, I have Godinez winning via decision.