Ailín “Fiona” Pérez, second MMA fighter to make his UFC debut. Instagram photo.
Many times dreams come true. This is a difficult truth to refute, especially if there is sacrifice, effort and optimism behind pursuing one. Such was the case with the fighter’s mmm, Ailin “Fiona” Perezwhich will debut in UFC Saturday 3 September. He will do it on a historic night, as he will be inside the company’s first evening in Paris, France. At first I was about to face the club Zarah Fairnin a 145-pound featherweight duel, but they reported that she was excluded and the Swiss entered instead Stefania Egger.Ailín will thus become the second Argentine to fight in the UFC, as did Silvana “La Malvada” Gómez Juárez.
He arrives at his debut with pure sacrifice, since last year in Brazil it was seven months away from his son, Hades, to seek international contacts, increase his record and be closer to his goal. And it succeeds.
Fiona he had won the corporate belt in the middle of last year Samurai Fight League with a brutal kick, but later lost it to a rival by disqualification, after applying an illegal knee. He had to face and win two more games in our country to stay with a 7-1 record for the UFC to finish convincing.
From dreaming of having an opportunity, what came was even better: on May 26 he signed a contract with at least four matches and will make its debut on a historic evening for MMA in Europe.
Since that return to the countryside, where she confessed that she ended up resenting being away from her son for so long, she didn’t stop and went looking for where to perfect and with whom to train to make the leap.
In dialogue with Clarione Before the trip, Ailín asked to save two things. On the one hand, a greeting to her son’s grandmother whom she thanked for taking care of him and for always supporting her. And he was also proud to go to France with his first Concordia teacher, William Tese. “I will represent my first MMA academy, Kaeshi“, he highlighted.