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Jessica Aguilar of ATT for UFC 211 on The Roman Show

Veteran mixed marital artist Jessica Aguilar (19-5) isn’t thinking retirement anytime soon as she gets ready to return to the octagon after suffering an injury.

Aguilar faces Cortney Casey (6-4) at the upcoming UFC 211 fight card at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday, May 13 live on pay-per-view.

The Mexican-American made her professional debut in 2006 in (South Florida) Hollywood against Lisa Ellis.

Aguilar recently joined The Roman Show with Rodolfo Roman, and she says she feels like there’s a lot of gas left in her tank.

“I have six more fights in me,” she said. “I will reach for my 30th fight, and I am done. The goal is to get the title.”

The American Top Team fighter is a former World Series of Fighting champion. She is coming off an ACL injury she suffered, while training for a fight. Her last fight was a loss against Claudia Gadelha in 2015.

“This has been the longest time I have been off,” said Aguilar, who trains at American Top Team in (South Florida) Coconut Creek. “I’ve been occupied with other things. I opened up my own business, and I’ve been rehabilitation. I’ve been busy. It’s the longest I’ve gone without fighting. It’s a new experience. I am happy to be back.”

She expects a competitive fight against Casey.

“She’s a tough girl,” she said. “It’s a great fight to come back after two years. She is always up for fighting.”

Hear more from Aguilar, who talks about her business venture, women’s MMA evolution and more.

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- UFC 211

UFC 211: MIOCIC vs. DOS SANTOS is Saturday, May 13 on pay-per-view from American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Main Card (on PPV)

Heavyweight: Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Junior dos Santos

Women’s Strawweight: Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) vs. Jéssica Andrade

Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal

Featherweight: Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodríguez

Flyweight: Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis

Preliminary Card (on FX)

Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Eddie Alvarez

Featherweight: Chas Skelly vs. Jason Knight

Middleweight: Krzysztof Jotko vs. David Branch

Lightweight: Marco Polo Reyes vs. James Vick

Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass)

Women’s Strawweight: Jessica Aguilar vs. Cortney Casey

Featherweight: Jared Gordon vs. Michel Quinones

Featherweight: Gabriel Benítez vs. Enrique Barzola

Heavyweight: Chase Sherman vs. Dmitry Poberezhets

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Rodolfo Roman is a freelance writer, TV producer, reporter





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