The dream had come true, even if the first two chapters of this dream were not as she had imagined. “Monster” dropped its debut to Ariane Lipski and follow-up to Victoria Leonardo, both by unanimous decision.
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Losing inside the Octagon was as new as being in the UFC. In the eight pro fights before her time here, she had never lost and, in fact, had five wins, three of them in the first round. She’s determined to get back to winning ways this Saturday when she meets Ji Yeon Kim in the UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivac prelims.
“I feel good. I feel confident. I feel well prepared and ready to rock on Saturday night.
She didn’t have these good feelings overnight. Wholesale changes, including relocating to Las Vegas to work with a new team in Xtreme Couture, and availing himself of the UFC Performance Institute were part of his recipe.
“I’ve come all the way from Germany to Las Vegas because I know it’s one of the best places for combat athletes. I have a new team, new coaches. The process takes time and I’m happy to have found my way and my rhythm. Yes, you are alone in this cage at the time of the fight, but it remains a team sport.