UFC Vegas 43: For Loopy Godinez, Breaking Records Just the “Cherry on Top”

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Las Vegas, NV — Loopy Godinez admits she had a bit of a hard time in the opening round of her UFC Vegas 43 fight against Loma Lookboonmee.

“Second round, third round I felt like I saw more openings, I got a little more used to it, her movement and stuff,” she told media outlets including Cageside Press following her win over Lookboonmee at the UFC Apex.

After winning a decision over three rounds, Godinez — who prefers to go by her nickname Loopy rather than given name Lupita — also observed that her opponent was “pretty strong for a little girl. And hard kicks.”

For Loopy, it was her second win in three fights — held over a record-setting span of 42 days. She’d previously picked up the record for shortest turnaround time between fights in UFC history, competing just seven days apart.

So will she be fighting again soon? “It’s up the UFC honestly. I’m just here working,” said Godinez. To her, the record “feels great,” but she added that “as I’ve been saying, that’s just the cherry on top. I love to fight, I love to be here, so that’s just the sprinkles. It’s pretty cool.”

“Honestly I am not fighting to break any records, it’s just happening. So if I keep breaking them, then I’ll be breaking them. I’m okay with that.”

Watch the full UFC Vegas 43 post-fight press scrum with Loopy Godinez above. More coverage from the event can be found below.

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