All hail, the return of “Your Majesty.”
That’s right, the controversial Angela Magana (11-9( starts her post-UFC career this weekend in Japan, facing Kanako Murata (7-1) at Rizin FF 12. The event takes place at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya and streams live via online pay-per-view at Fite.tv at 2 a.m. ET/11 p.m. PT.
Magana went 0-3 during her official UFC tenure, including a December 2017 loss to Amanda Cooper at UFC 218. That camp proved troublesome for Magana, who currently lives in Puerto Rico and was dealing with life during the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. This time around, the 35-year-old Magana insists she’ll be at 100 percent.
“I had a great fight camp,” Magana said at media day for the event. “I didn’t have to train in bad conditions, like without fresh water and no electricity like my last fight. I love Japanese MMA and am eager to fight with the Rizin rules. Murata is a good wrestler, but everything else is basic. I plan to keep the fight standing and knock her out.”
Magana is probably best known for her confrontation with UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg at the 2017 UFC Athlete Retreat, rather than anything she accomplished inside the octagon. She also remains an outspoken personality on social media, even if it comes with just a wee bit of crazy.
Still, Magana predicts greatness lies on the horizon – and not just in MMA.
“I’m aiming to compete for the Puerto Rico national wrestling team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, so I am happy to be here to check Japan out before that,” Magana said.
But hey, why let us get you caught up? Let Magana do that, herself.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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