Lupita Godinez was en route to declaring the LFA strawweight title from Vanessa Demopoulos in a lopsided way on Friday at LFA 94. She ultimately bought the work accomplished, but the winner didn’t give up the strap quickly.
Godinez (5-) dished out some completely brutal electric power-punches, slash her opponent’s facial area in various locations and confirmed a standard placing dominance. Demopoulos (5-3) staged a late rally, nevertheless, and inflicted ample hurt to persuade 1 judge to rating it a draw. The other two saw it in the challenger’s favor, and Godinez earned the vast majority attract by scores of 49-46, 48-47 and 47-47.
“She’s tremendous rough, actually I was incredibly shocked,” Godinez reported submit-fight just after her title gain. “In the initially spherical I was like, ‘What the hell is this woman built of?’ I’m satisfied I could demonstrate I go 5 (rounds), so I can do it all.”
LFA 94 took spot at Hartman Arena in Park Metropolis, Kan. The card streamed on UFC Combat Pass.
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Godinez, a 27-12 months-old out of Canada, confirmed disciplined offense early in picking Demopoulos aside from selection. The battle began to get so 1-sided, in simple fact, that commentator and previous UFC champion Pat Miletich hinted the referee or corner could possibly have to have to consider saving Demopoulos from much more damage.
Demopoulos wasn’t accepting of that, nonetheless, and in the championship rounds, confirmed why she entered with the belt. She linked with some sound blows, bloodying the encounter of Godinez. She even received prime command in the fifth spherical, but was not able to secure a submission or combat-ending punches for a extraordinary comeback.
In the conclude, it was Godinez who acquired her hand raised to remain undefeated. Afterward, she manufactured it distinct she wants to be a part of the UFC’s 115-pound ranks and verify she’s capable of creating waves in opposition to the following degree of competitiveness.
“I am (the most effective strawweight exterior the UFC),” Godinez said. “I feel I are entitled to to be in the UFC. That is where I belong.”
Entire LFA 94 final results incorporated:
- Lupita Godinez def. Vanessa Demopoulos by means of bulk final decision (49-46, 48-47, 47-47) – to win strawweight title
- Aaron McKenzie def. Joe Giannetti by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Chase Gibson def. Thai Clark through complex submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 2, 4:18
- Fernie Garcia def. Ryan Hayes through break up final decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
- Ozzy Diaz def. Logan Woods by using TKO (punches) – Spherical 1, 1:36
- Jalin Fuller def. Miles Amos via submission (entrance choke) – Round 3, 1:59