Jessica “JAG” Aguilar Looks To Have A Successful Debut At WSOF 8
With the TKO win over Fujii, Aguilar’s stock began to soar and most MMA news sites had her ranked as the number one strawweight in the world. For Jessica, her hard work was about to pay off.
It was around this time when Jessica was approached by World Series of Fighting. For Jessica, it was a no brainer to sign with WSOF as their first female fighter. WSOF was also having a great 2013 and adding an exciting fighter like Jessica to the promotion would only add more depth to their already talented and growing fight roster. “I am not surprised how big WSOF has become. I knew they were coming strong when I got the call to be the first female to sign,” said Aguilar.
Shortly after signing with WSOF, it was announced that Jessica will be fighting for the strawweight title at WSOF 8. With a promotion debut and a title fight all in one night, Jessica doesn’t feel this as added pressure but just another day in the office. “I am honored to be fighting in my first title fight for the WSOF! I feel it’s my time and all the hard work that’s been put in these last 7 ½ years is now coming to flourish, so yes it’s just another day at the office, but now I have my own fancy office.”
For the WSOF Strawweight title, Jessica Aguilar will meet fast rising Alida Gray who had one of the most vicious KO’s in 2013. Aguilar is aware of this and feels her training with the Florida based camp, American Top Team, will help her in any situation. “My training leading up to January 18th against Gray has been great. I can’t complain, I have the best coaches in the world and they are pushing me hard this week.”
Aguilar not only intends on having a successful debut with WSOF and keeping her place at the top of the women’s straw-weight division but to make her mother proud. “I fight because it’s my passion and to provide a better life for mom who has worked extremely hard to raise my brothers and I. She deserves to be seated in a Queens chair inside a castle!”
Thank you to Fred Vallejo at AVJ events for this.