LFA flyweight champion Sabina Mazo is headed to the UFC, joining a wide-open 125lb weight class that recently crowned a new champion in Valentina Shevchenko.
Undefeated Colombian flyweight Sabina Mazo is headed to the UFC. On Tuesday, ESPN was first to report that Mazo, Legacy Fighting Alliance’s 125lb champion, had inked a deal with the world’s leading mixed martial arts promotion. Mazo has long been one to watch, as the ‘Colombian Queen’ shot through the LFA ranks to become champ, and defended her title twice.
In a statement on social media, Mazo thanked everyone for their support, suggesting that this is “just the beginning.”
Mazo (6-0), who is targeting either March or April for her debut, last fought in November at LFA 54. Earning her second successful title defense, she defeated Carol Yariwaki da Cruz via unanimous decision. Mazo, however, really hit the radar of MMA fans thanks to a pair of back-to-back head kick knockouts at LFA 9 and LFA 23 in 2017. Those came against Jamie Thorton and Linsey Williams.
Mazo, who becomes the first Colombian to sign with the UFC, follows in the footsteps of another former LFA champ, Andrea ‘KGB’ Lee. Lee signed with the UFC in 2017, making her debut in May of this year in a Fight of the Night win against Veronica Macedo at UFC Santiago.