LONDON – Competing right across her opponent’s backyard, Jessica Borga is ready to upset the masses.

Borga (3-3 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) meets Leah McCourt (5-1 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) in the co-main event of Bellator 267, which takes place Friday at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London. The main card streams live on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.

In McCourt, Borga is facing a highly touted prospect who holds a win over rising star Manon Fiorot, but “The Black Widow” finds herself in a familiar situation heading into the biggest spot of her career.

“She’s a game opponent,” Borga told reporters, including MMA Junkie, during media day. “I’m so used to being the underdog and underestimated, and I actually like it. It’s part of my character ever since I’ve been in the amateur (ranks), I’ve gone to them, and so I’m used to being booed, and I’m OK with it.”

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Having finished the vast majority of her fights dating back to her amateur career, Borga has no doubt she puts McCourt away.

“We’re both well rounded,” Borga said. “I think my striking is better, though, if you want to pick something, I guess, but we’re both well rounded, so it’s gonna be a good fight. It’s a good matchup.”

She continued, “I don’t care how I finish, but I’m going to finish. I’m a finisher, that’s just gonna happen.”

To see the full interview with Borga, check out the video below.


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