Coming off first career loss, UFC Fight Night 237’s Yazmin Jauregui vows to knock out Sam Hughes

MEXICO CITY – Yazmin Jauregui is coming off the first loss of her professional career, but is eyeing a triumphant return to action.

At UFC Fight Night 237, Tijuana’s Jauregui (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) takes on fellow strawweight Sam Hughes at Mexico City Arena. It’s a matchup that gets Jauregui pumped because Hughes (8-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) has a resume filled with well-respected names.

Regardless of her opponent’s experience, Jauregui sees herself finishing the fight by knockout.

“I’m really excited about this fight because I know Sam Hughes is a really experienced fighter that has fought girls in the elite of the division,” Jauregui told MMA Junkie and other reporters at Wednesday’s media day. “But I know I’m going to win. I know I’m going to knock her out and it’s going to be in the name of my people.”

Jauregui will be looking to move past her previous outing, which was a disappointing outcome. At UFC 290, she suffered her first professional loss to Denise Gomes in the opening seconds of the fight. With the lessons learned from her defeat, if all goes well for Jauregui, she will return to her winning ways on her home country’s soil.

“I learned a lot because that fight I was really sure I was doing a perfect fighting style but then I learned that it’s not,” Jauregui said. “I improved so much in these past few months, and of course, how much I grew up as a fighter.”

Watch Jauregui’s full media day interview in the video above.

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