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LAS VEGAS – Luana Carolina beat Loopy Godinez with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night 195 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the fight with Carolina, who spoiled Godinez’s record-setting turnaround just a week after a win at UFC Fight Night 194.
Luana Carolina vs. Loopy Godinez
Result: Luana Carolina def. Loopy Godinez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Updated records: Carolina (8-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), Godinez (6-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC)
Key stat: Carolina stuffed 13 of Godinez’s 15 takedown attempts and outstruck her 86-45.
Carolina on the fight's key moment
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 16: (R-L) Luana Carolina of Brazil punches Loopy Godinez of Mexico in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 16, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
“I felt like it’s a different strength (between Godinez and me). But of all my opponents in my career, she’s definitely the most technical. It was a different challenge. I had an advantage in the strength, but she deserved the first round and showed how good she is with all her takedown variations.”
Almost a 2nd straight 1st RD armbar for @LoopyGodinez 😳
— UFC (@ufc) October 16, 2021
Carolina on Godinez fighting twice in seven days
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 16: (L-R) Loopy Godinez of Mexico battles Luana Carolina of Brazil in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 16, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
“It probably was a big factor, the short notice (for Godinez). I was surprised, but I was also very happy because she stepped up to face me – it was my third opponent change in the same camp. But I definitely feel she felt the short notice even more than she felt the (move up) in the weight class.”
Carolina on what she wants next
“I really want to keep improving my game, to keep developing. I want to be able to now face a top 15 fighter – to get into the rankings. That’s what I want. I’m 2-0 this year. I just got my second UFC win. My first fight of the year, I fought a very tough opponent – Poliana Botelho, and I took that fight on less than 15 days’ (notice). This time, I had three opponent changes (and) I accepted all the names the UFC sent to me. So now what I really want is to have a full camp and face someone being fully prepared.”
To hear more from Carolina, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.