Jasmine Jasudavicius will fight in front of her hometown fans for the first time as a professional fighter when she faces Christina Ricker at BTC 8 on November 30. Jasudavicius has made herself a top prospect to look out for very quickly, in her last fight, she topped highly regarded American prospect Kylie O’Hearn at Cage Titans Combat Night 2. The Canadian flyweight has remained undefeated including her amateur career but will face a tough opponent in Ricker who is an Invicta FC veteran.
Jasmine Jasudavicius took time out of her day to answer a few questions ahead of her fight and explain the joys of fighting at home, her current fight and what is next for her should she win:
You’re fighting close to home for the first time, how excited are you for that and how does it change the experience for you? Have you had any distractions because of it and are there more nerves because of fighting in front of fans/family/friends?
“I’m greatly looking forward to fighting at home. I am excited to put on a show for all of my friends, family and supporters. I have actually fought at the same venue before for a boxing event so I am familiar with the nerves that come with fighting at home. The expletive is only being enriched by being able to fight at home.”
You fought a very tough fight in your last fight against Kylie O’Hearn what did you learn about yourself in that fight and how does it improve you going forward?
“The fight with Kylie was crazy! I feel like I learned how to dig deep and be more comfortable in the uncomfortable. I feel as though other people would have crumbled under Kylie’s pressure. I was able to keep my head on straight and think through tough situations when the heat was on. That fight has been my favourite fight up until this point.”
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With each fight you’re getting a bit more attention and inching closer towards the big-time, how are you adjusting to the attention and are you enjoying it?
“I am grateful for all the attention coming to me after each fight. I hope to keep putting on shows and having exciting fights for the fans. I love mixed martial arts and I am blessed every time I get to compete in it.”
You’re facing a tough opponent in Christina Ricker, what are your keys to victory and how do you win?
“I’m looking forward to fighting Christina. I think we are going to put on a good performance. I go into each fight knowing that I put all of the work possible to be the best I can be on that night and I believe my hard work outside of the cage is what will make me victorious within the cage.”
What do you see next for yourself should you be victorious after this fight?
“My ultimate goal is to be in the UFC but until then I’m taking each goal 1 by 1. My only focus at this time is the Nov 30th fight. We will see what offers come available after that.”