36-Year-Old UFC strawweight 19-6-0
March 25, 2018 Jessica Aguilar News
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Aguilar will fight Jodia Esquibel at UFC Utica on June 1, Danny Segura of MMAfighting.com reports.
After riding a 10-fight win streak, Aguilar has now lost her last two in a row, with Cortney Casey-Sanchez and Claudia Gadelha both securing unanimous decision wins over her. The 35-year-old veteran, who owns a career record of 19-6, will look to get back on track against Jodia Esquibel, who's coming off a loss of her own to Karolina Kowalkiewicz back in October.
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Fantasy AnalysisAguilar was originally set to fight Livinha Souza at the event this weekend, but Souza was forced off the card after suffering a hand injury. With the UFC unable to find an opponent for Souza, they've elected to schedule the strawweight bout for a later date, and they will reportedly be looking at either UFC Orlando later this month or UFC 222 in Las Vegas in early March.
Fantasy AnalysisAguilar is still looking for her first victory inside the Octagon, having lost decision defeats to Claudia Gadelha and Cortney Casey since joining the promotion in June of 2015. Souza enters with a career 11-1 record as a professional, but will be making her UFC debut during this bout. She is a former 115-pound champion in Invicta FC, with her only loss coming to Angela Hill.
Fantasy AnalysisAguilar entered the UFC with quite a bit of fanfare on August 2015, but her brief run with the company has been an unmitigated disaster. She dropped her debut to Claudia Gadelhia at UFC 190, and after nearly two years on the sidelines, she struggled mightily on Saturday against Casey. Her constant issues haven't allowed Aguilar to get into a position to use her submission skills. She will probably get another chance with the company, but her stock has cratered.
Fantasy AnalysisThe bout will mark Aguilar's first fight since suffering a unanimous decision loss to Claudia Gadelha in 2015. Aguilar's opponent, Casey, is riding high after winning her last two fights.
Fantasy AnalysisAguilar's UFC debut didn't go as expected, as she lost a unanimous decision at the hands of now No. 1 strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha. She took her fair share of shots in the bout, and at least one of those played a role in what appeared to be a broken nose. Aguilar will now be unable to fight for 180 days, unless she is medically cleared before then (a likely possibility).
Fantasy AnalysisAguilar looked stiff and uncomfortable in her UFC debut. She was a bit better in the third round, but not by much. Aguilar, the former WSOF strawweight champion, had the look of a fighter who had been fighting inferior competition for the last four-plus years. Most people expected Gadelha to win, but most also felt that Aguilar would be far more competitive than she was. Aguilar is easily a top-10 strawweight, but her effort on Saturday showed that she's not on the level of the elite fighters in the division. It was Aguilar's first loss since September 2010. She had won ten-straight prior to this one.
Fantasy AnalysisIt will be Aguilar's UFC debut. Aguilar is the former WSOF stawweight champion, but she hasn't fought anyone of note in almost four years. She certainly should be the underdog here, but the current line of +360 is kind of ridiculous. Aguilar is easily a top-five strawweight. It wouldn't be a shock if she pulled the upset on Saturday.
Fantasy AnalysisWidely considered as one of the top female strawweight fighters in the world, Aguilar is quite a get for the UFC. She was previously the World Series of Fighting champion and she has won 10 fights in her row. Aguilar draws a tough test in Gadelha in her first UFC bout.