Serena DeJesus tests skills with Olga Rubin at Invicta FC 51 on January 18th. This 135-pound clash goes down on a night of fights that transpires at Reelworks Denver in Denver, Colorado.
DeJesus appeared on Bowks Talking Bouts and discussed the bantamweight title bout on this card with Taneisha Tennant vs Talita Bernardo, her Rubin fight possibly being a title eliminator, and more.
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW WITH SERENA DEJESUS BELOW:
Excerpts from our chat are below.
Thoughts on if this fight is one DeJesus is looking at as a number one contender’s bout at 135 lbs
“I’m looking at it as a title eliminator and you know what, if I don’t get a title belt, I’m hoping Mick Maynard will call me. Hoping that something nice will happen. I mean my number one lesson from last year is like just because you’re nice doesn’t mean the world will be nice to you. But I can only hope. Can only pray that I get something out of my troubles.”
“I really hope to test myself against Olga. I know it’s a classic striker versus wrestler. I’ve seen her striking. It’s ok but I know that’s not her strong suit. Her strong suit is her grappling which is everything I’ve been preparing for. So that’s the deal, that’s the thing. I’m hoping that I get this fight. Hoping after this fight when I win, that I get the title shot.”
Invicta FC 51
If there’s a peripheral awareness of the bantamweight title fight headlining Invicta FC 51
“Slightly in the peripheral but the focus is on getting there first. I don’t feel that I should be looking at the title yet until I go past Olga. Otherwise, it’s just a distraction. It’s like whoever wins that title belt when I win this fight against Olga, I’m coming after their head. I’m going to kick that shit in the stands Mortal Kombat style.”