Jessica-Rose Clark made her UFC debut this past weekend at UFC Fight Night Sydney, defeating Bec Rawlings by decision.
The female fighting star in competing in the newly created UFC Women’s Flyweight Division and the fighter believes a shot at the gold isn’t far off.
“One hundred percent, I’m supposed to be in flyweight,” Clark told MMA Junkie. “I’ve felt like that for a long time, and it’s just taken me a while to get my weight in check and make sure my preparation is key. It’s wide open. I feel like I’m a couple fights away from being able to fight for the belt anyway after they crown it Dec. 1. I feel I stack up well with anybody they give me.”
It is just a few weeks until the promotion crowns their first ever UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion, which will take place at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale on December 1.
While Clark is happy to have gotten the win, the fighter also says she could’ve gotten the finish against Rawlings.
“I honestly thought I could have finished that fight,” Clark said. “Obviously I took it on pretty short notice and had a tough weight cut. I feel like with a bit of better preparation I could have finished it in the second. I almost finished it anyway. I’m sure happy with that. As each fight goes by, they get better and better.”
Clark has already held gold before in her professional MMA career because the competitor is a former Roshambo MMA Women’s Bantamweight Champion.