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TRAINING: I wake up early, head to MMA Masters in Miami for training and do a couple rounds on the bag or some pad work, then train specific drills for my opponent. It's the same thing with Brazilian jiu-jitsu. We also do live rolling and sparring every day.
Thoughts on opponent, Cat Zingano? Cat is a tough opponent, but I'm ready for her -- I've been waiting for this fight for a while. I plan on finishing the fight.
When and why did you start training for fighting? She started karate at 7 years old. Then she started boxing and training jiu-jitsu as a teenager. She made her pro MMA debut at 19. Her mother put her in karate because she was always full of energy and she wanted to do something useful with it.
What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in jiu-jitsu, brown belt in judo. Naga World Champ in her weight and Absolute, Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship Gold, Mundials Jiu-Jitsu Gold, Brazilian State Jiu-Jitsu Champion
Do you have any heroes? Cain Velasquez and her uncle, Jose Alvis