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A pair of debutants duke it out in the Strawweight division, as Yazmin Jauregui takes on Iasmin Lucindo. Undefeated and coming off a victory over the well-traveled Stephanie Frausto, Jauregui appears ready to make the jump to the big leagues. With six knockouts among her eight victories, five of which came in round one, Jauregui brings a rare element of stopping power to the octagon. Meanwhile, Lucindo comes into this fight on a seven-fight win streak. Starting her professional career at 15 years old, Lucindo has amassed seventeen fights in a little over five years. With a rare blend of experience and youth, Lucindo is someone to keep an eye on.

This is a tough fight to call, as you have two young and talented fighters who have an entire career ahead of them. However, a prediction needs to made, and I’m siding with Jauregui. A technical boxer with heavy hands and an excellent clinch, Jauregui is a force to be reckon with on the feet. Armed with good takedown defense too, Jauregui has done a good job keeping the fight upright and getting off her offense. As evident by the fact that she has won 75% of her fights via knockout. The other reason why I favor Jauregui in this fight, is that Lucindo seems to be a better grappler than striker. Which is interesting given her background is in Muay Thai. Yet her striking isn’t as clean or crisp, which could be in part due to that fact that she is an evolving mixed martial arts at only twenty-years old. Regardless, I predict that Jauregui wins this fight via TKO.

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