Lupita Godinez has found a comfort level in fighting over the last two years and will look to continue her unbeaten streak as a pro this Saturday in Canada.
“Loopy” will take on 11-fight veteran Lindsay Garnatt for the vacant strawweight title at BTC 8: Eliminator. The event — which features three total title fights — takes place at the Scotia Bank Center in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Godinez discusses fighting in her home country for the first time in two years and her excitement in fighting close to home, how she got into the sport, wanting to be a WWE wrestler as a little kid, how she would rather “punch people in the face” than watch pro wrestling today, believing things are starting to click at the right time, using her amateur career to get rid of the amplified nerves, learning to enjoy the fights while she is in the cage, what she has learned about her new opponent for the event, her goals for 2020, eyeing a spot on Dana White’s Contender Series and much more.
To go along with her newfound comfort level while competing in the cage, Godinez believes that she won’t have any idea how the fight will play out until just hours before she makes the walk.
“To be honest, I don’t like to study opponents that much because I’m well-rounded and I will decide when I wake up that morning, ‘OK, do I want to wrestle? Do I want to box? Do I want to kickbox,'” Godinez explained to MyMMANews.com. “It depends how I feel when I wake up is what I’m going to do or how I’m going to react. I wake up, figure out what I want to do, I have naps before my fights. I’m super chill. I’m fine.
“I see myself getting my hand raised every time I fight. Every time I think about the fight, I think about me winning with a finish — whether it’s a submission, a TKO, it doesn’t matter. I just know I’m gonna finish this fight.”
Check out the full interview with Lupita Godinez, one of Canada’s up and coming strawweight prospects, as she prepares to face her most experienced opponent to date in Lindsay Garnatt at BTC 8 in the video above.
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