Loopy Godinez’s first career submission victory couldn’t have come at a better moment.

Godinez (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), a strawweight prospect from Mexico who  fights out of Canada, forced Silvana Gomez Juarez (10-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) to tap out in the first round at UFC Fight Night 194 on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

After putting on heavy pressure early in the fight, Godinez got Juarez in a compromising position on the mat. She took the back, but Juarez made critical errors in her defense that allowed Godinez to snatch the arm for the tap at the 4:14 mark of Round 1.

Check out a replay of the finish below (via Twitter):

First UFC victory, & first career submission all in one for @LoopyGodinez

[ #UFCVegas39 | Prelims LIVE on @ESPNPlus ] pic.twitter.com/4iD6ito1Dw

— UFC (@ufc) October 9, 2021

That first UFC victory feeling

[ @LoopyGodinez | #UFCVegas39 | Prelims LIVE on @ESPNPlus ] pic.twitter.com/VLL6olMaex

— UFC (@ufc) October 9, 2021

After the fight reached its conclusion, Godinez could not contain her emotions during the post-fight interview with Paul Felder.

Godinez said one of her primary cornermen is dealing with health issues and wasn’t expected to attend the fight. He ultimately was able to make it, though, and Godinez could not hold back her tears as she thanked him for the support.


UFC Fight Night 194 play-by-play and live results


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