Jasmine Jasudavicius saw her hard work pay off when she earned her UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series. Now, the Ontario native wants to prove that she’s cut out to be a world champion.
In this interview with Jasudavicius, she details what it feels like officially being a UFC flyweight, breaking through for Niagara Top Team, what she wants to prove, and more.
Jasudavicius secured her UFC contract by defeating Julia Polastri via unanimous decision on week three of this year’s Contender Series. Dana White proclaimed that he liked how she could “dish it and take it” before awarding her the contract.
Jasmine Jasudavicius Interview
“It’s actually nuts,” she began, “Every day it kind of like takes my breath away a little bit just because it was so much hard work and now we’re here. So now it’s like reassessing and making new goals and just moving forward. I’m just really taking it in and taking advantage of the opportunities that I have.”
The 32-year-old is resetting her goals now that she’s reached this point in her career. Jasudavicius is looking to prove she has what it takes to one day compete for UFC gold.
“I want to prove that I can become a world champion,” she asserted. “We had our first goal which was getting into the UFC. Now, the next goal is staying in the UFC and get to the pinnacle of the sport.”
Leading the Charge for Niagara Top Team
Niagara Top Team is an MMA gym located in Ontario, Canada. It’s home to several rapidly rising prospects like Anthony Romero, Zackery Powell, and also Aaron Jeffery before he recently moved to Syndicate MMA. Jasudavicius is the first of the group to break through into the UFC.
“Back at home we have such a tight crew,” she confirmed. “I miss them all so much and I hope it’s kind of like inspiring for them to see me get a contract. So they can see like oh we’re doing the right work. We’re all kinda like on that same grind and I just hope that this opens the door up for them as well.”
Jeffery is set for his second go-around on DWCS next week when he takes on Caio Borralho. Jasudavicius is very confident that her teammate will earn his contract as well.
“Nothing is booked yet,” she replied. “I know my manager and Mick (Maynard) have been in contact and they’ve been trying to figure something out. But nothing is booked up yet. I’m happy to fight right away, but it’s up to my coaches. They’re the ones who decide, they have my best interest at heart.”
Jasmine Jasudavicius has proven to be a very well-rounded fighter and she’ll definitely be a tough out for anyone standing in front of her.
Rapid Rise of Jasmine Jasudavicius
“Yeah I didn’t really start everything until I was 26-years-old,” she revealed. “That’s kinda when I jumped into everything. Yeah, I jumped in headfirst and never looked back. I put all my eggs in one basket. It was straight into MMA, but I did have a lot of wrestling experience.”
“Like my coach/boyfriend was a wrestling coach for Brock University,” Jasudavicius said. “Like normally a person just off the streets wouldn’t be allowed to just come into the room, but because I had him I was allowed to join in. It was huge for me because it forced me to learn quickly. Trying to keep up with these girls made me learn everything as fast as possible.”
Make sure to be on the lookout for the anticipated UFC debut of Jasmine Jasudavicius as fight news should be right around the corner.
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