(Aguilar prepares at ATT for the Bellator tournament. Image courtesy of MAT)
This Thursday night, Jessica ‘Jag’ Aguilar (8-3) will attempt to show the world what she can do when she takes on Lynn Alvarez (5-1) in the Quarter Finals of the Bellator 115lbs Women’s Tournament, arguably the most important and ambitious competition ever in Female MMA. Jessica can’t wait to be involved in such an event.
“It’s an honour to be a part of the biggest event ever seen in the Women’s 115lbs division of MMA,” she enthused. “You have the top ten women from all around the world competing in this tournament, so to say I’m excited would be an understatement.
“Bellator is one of the largest MMA organisations out there so it really has shown me that all of my hard work and dedication has paid off and that no goal is too far out of reach.”
Indeed, ‘Jag’ is confident going into this, and wants to use this to fight the best in the world. She noted, “My goal obviously is to become the number one female in my weight division, and to get there I have a few ladies that I would like to fight in order to earn my badges of honour in that spot but if I had to pick one it would be Megumi [Fujii]. This is my time and tournament.”
For those who haven’t seen her fight, Aguilar described what fans can expect come fight night. “An action packed fight,” she beamed. “Let’s just say for those who know me and know my fighting style, they know that I come from a camp that is notorious for its ground skills.
“ATT [American Top Team] is one of the best training camps in the world with some of the best trainers in the world and best training partners. I could not ask for more from my team.”
In her last outing, Aguilar defeated Catia Victoria by TKO after just 4:17 of round one, making it three straight wins for the Texan. Jessica was thrilled with this showing.
“I was extremely happy,” she enthused. “I was in control for the entire fight, although I do believe there is always room for improvement in this sport.”
Now, Aguilar will get the chance to showcase her skills on a much bigger stage with Bellator, and potentially could fulfil her aim of becoming the top fighter in her weight class. Tune in this Thursday night to see whether she gets one steps closer to achieving her goal.
For more information, check out www.bellator.com.