Kay Hansen Reveals She Petitioned Dana White to Move Fight to UFC 270

Burbank, CA — Kay Hansen’s fight with Jasmine Jasudavicius was recently moved to UFC 270 in Anaheim, and there’s a reason for that.

Noting that Anaheim is “basically my home town,” Hansen (7-4) recently told Cageside Press that she went straight to the boss to get her fight booked on the first PPV card of 2022.

“I went directly to Dana [White, UFC President] for this one,” Hansen revealed. “My fight was originally supposed to be in Vegas at the Apex a week before this, but when I saw the Anaheim card, I was like ‘okay, come on, you gotta put me on this.’ So I texted him a couple times, and they moved it pretty quick for me.”

Opponent Jasmine Jasudavicius will be entering the fight off a win on Dana White’s Contender Series, and Hansen is expecting a tough scrap. “I feel like in the UFC or in general, whoever you fight you have to expect them to be tough,” she observed. “So I’m expecting a good fight, I’m expecting a tough fight. I love intensity, so I’m expecting all the intensity.”

It’s rare that she gets to fight at home, Hansen noted. And she’s hoping friends and family take advantage of that. “It’s very rare, especially now that COVID has kind of passed but is still happening— I don’t know when the next time we’ll be back in Anaheim and I’ll be back on the card [is]. So it’s kind of perfect, everything is aligning perfectly so I’m super-excited.”

Hansen has upped her social media game of late, and also gave us some advice on how to make your presence felt online.

“You just gotta be genuine. That’s what I try to do best. When it comes to social media, I’m not perfect. I’m a fighter, but I’m a person, and sh*t happens. I try to be as raw and real as possible, and I feel like that’s something that’s a little rare these days.”

Watch our full interview with UFC 270 strawweight Kay Hansen above. Hansen takes on Jasmine Jasudavicius on January 22, 2022 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.