Jessica Aguilar parts ways with the UFC, still hopes for UFC Mexico City fight

Former WSOF strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar is no longer on the UFC roster, she confirmed to MMA Fighting.

Aguilar signed with the promotion after raking up a 19-4 record with key victories over Megumi Fujii (twice), Carla Esparza and Kalindra Faria, but went 1-4 under the UFC banner between 2015 and 2019. “Jag”, who scored her sole UFC win with a decision over Jodie Esquibel, leaves the promotion following back-to-back defeats to 115-pound prospects Weili Zhang and Marina Rodriguez.

”I haven’t received any communications from the UFC,” Aguilar said in a statement to MMA Fighting, “However my last fight against Marina Rodriguez was the last on my contract. I did receive an e-mail last night from USADA stating that I was being removed from the testing pool which I assume means the UFC has decided not to offer me a new contract. This business tough, but well worth it if you love fighting as much as I do. I have dedicated over 13 years of my life to MMA and consider myself a pioneer of WMMA.”

Aguilar is still hoping to get another chance in the UFC, though, as the company has a Fight Night event scheduled for Mexico City’s Arena Ciudad de Mexico on Sept. 21. The American Top Team talent currently holds a 20-8 record with half of those wins coming by way of stoppage.

”With this news, I still hope that I can get a chance to make another one of my dreams a reality in getting the opportunity to fight in Mexico,” Aguilar wrote. “I’ve been blessed to fight at the highest level and for all the largest promotions for so many years. I am grateful for the opportunity the UFC has given me. Thank you to everyone who has shown support, I’m truly grateful. My journey continues and I continue to ‘Smile & Believe.’”

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