Exclusive Jasmine Jasudavicius talks Tracy Cortez, Vancouver and India ahead of UFC Vegas 79

Exclusive Jasmine Jasudavicius talks Tracy Cortez, Vancouver and India ahead of UFC Vegas 79

Jasmine Jasudavicius is up against Tracy Cortez this week and here is all you need to know as she talks about her upcoming fight as she spoke to us prior to her impending fight

The following battle features two athletes on the cusp of the rankings in the Women’s Flyweight (125 lb) Division. Tracy Cortez, ranked No. 14, will compete for Mexico against Jasmine Jasudavicius, ranked No. 15 for Canada.

Tracy Cortez (10-1) enters this contest with a flawless 4-0 record in the UFC. She has defeated Justine Kish, Stephanie Egger, Vanessa Melo, and most recently Mellisa Gatto. Due to personal reasons, she had to withdraw from her most recent fight against Amanda Ribas, but she is now back and eager as ever to put on a show for her Mexican fans. Cortez has a 65.5-inch reach and is 5’5″ tall.

Jasmine Jasudavicius vs Tracy Cortez at UFC Vegas 79 2023


On the other hand, since signing a contract on Dana White’s Contender Series, Jasmine Jasudavicius (9-2) has gone 3-1 in the UFC. Her lone defeat occurred at the hands of Natalia Silva, who was on the rise, but since then, she has been successful in winning back-to-back battles over Gabriella Fernandes and Miranda Maverick.

It’s clear that Jasmine Jasudavicius can stick to a game plan when there is a clear road to victory because she has displayed a great deal of consistency throughout her UFC battles. Meanwhile, ahead of her fight, she talks about her fixture against Tracy.

You’re up against Tracy Cortez next week who is currently on a 10 match winning streak and one her last fight via unanimous decision. Given her indomitable form at the moment, is there any change in your approach going into the fight? Jasmine, as per The SportsGrail, responds:

Not really. While the focus is on her, I’m keeping things more on my training and gameplan and will approach this as I typically do with any fight.”


Tracy hasn’t competed in the UFC since May. Do you expect her to be laggard due to the extended break between this fight and will this see you come out more aggressively from the start?

She fights once in a year mostly so she’s used to this and I don’t see any of us changing our approaches going into the fight.”

Your win against Miranda Maverick back in June was especially impressive. Are there any takeaways from that you’ll be carrying forward this week?

The win was a massive confidence booster for me and helped further assert the innate belief I have in my skill set.”


With a win against Tracy potentially taking you above her in the rankings, is that something which is playing on your mind at the moment?

It is something which has been on the back of my mind but I haven’t let it cloud my approach towards the fight. Need to get things done inside the cage first.”

You go to Vegas next. What’s the atmosphere like there and which is the best venue you’ve competed at till now?

It’s been awesome. I went for a small walk by the beach and allowed my feet to sink into the sand to just cool off after a gruelling sparring session.”

She further continued:

In terms of my favorite venue, it’s got to be Vancouver but I’m really looking forward to the UFC coming to Toronto one day so that I can fight infront of my home crowd. I would love to come to India and it would be a great experience fighting there and trying the local food.”


Jasmine Jasudavicius and Tracy Cortez will be meeting each other tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. ET/ 4:00 p.m. PT and 4:30 a.m IST.

Watch the LIVE coverage of UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs Shevchenko 2 on 17th September 2023 on Sports Ten 1, Sony Sports Ten 3 (Hindi) & Sony Sports Ten 4 (Tamil & Telugu) channels at 07.30 AM IST.