The current number 1 ranked strawweight on the planet isn’t in the UFC, and it doesn’t bother Jessica Aguilar one bit.
The World Series of Fighting champion is defending her title Saturday against the #8 ranked Kalindra Faria. Many people have criticized Aguilar’s spot as the top fighter at 115, but with a win over former InvictaFC champions Carla Esparza (who is in the The Ultimate Fighter title tournament) the WSOF champion seems justified.
“I am the best”, Aguilar told us on the WSOF conference call Thursday. “I’ve proven myself… People have seen me beat the best of the best in our sport.”
Many fans may not be familiar with Faria, but the Brazilian is currently ranked in both the flyweight and strawweight divisions and is riding an 11 fight win streak. When we asked about the WSOF bringing in Faria, a top 10 fighter, Aguilar responded:
“I want to fight the best and it goes to show a lot of people don’t know who Kalindra Faria is. She is top ranked. There is still a lot of talent out there that are top ranked that are out there. The WSOF is doing a great job of finding top opponents for me. I’m ready to take another challenge and prove myself.”
The title match will air live on NBC Sports Net Saturday at 6 p.m. pst/9 p.m. est.
Official weigh-ins will be streamed on WSOF.com at 11:30 a.m. pst/ 2:30 p.m. est Friday.