Ailin Perez is set to face Lucie Pudilová at UFC Fight Night: Allen vs Craig on November 18th. She stirred quite a buzz at the weigh-ins, leaving fans both intrigued and puzzled.
The bantamweight bout initially hit a pause as Perez slightly exceeded the mark, hitting 136.5 on her first attempt. However, she managed to meet the bantamweight limit on her second try and successfully weighed below 136.
Her weight-adjusting ordeal took an unexpected turn when she emitted a resounding scream post-weigh-in. This triggered varied reactions among fans who caught a glimpse of the moment on an Instagram video.
Some viewers lightened the mood by suggesting the scream might impact Perez’s endurance in the upcoming bout.
@richgonz2727 humorously commented, “There goes her cardio 😂.”
However, others questioned the professionalism behind such a display. User @odiebjj remarked, “Imagine if she missed again…… not the same energy for sure🤣💀💀💀. Crazy how “professional” fighters still don’t want to spend some of that cash for a legit nutritionist🤷💀💀💀. #weak”
The vigorous reaction sparked speculation among spectators regarding its potential impact on Perez’s performance, especially in the event of an unfavorable outcome.
@simm06 quipped, “Imagine she gets knocked out.. 😳 LOL”
Criticism also emerged, with @irubirod expressing disapproval. He said: “celebrating like this on a weight in is just …..”
Amidst the varied responses, some users emphasized the inherent challenge combatants face in meeting their weight category limits. @vanillla_spice stated: “Every fighter has 2 opponents. 1 is the scale”
Moving on to her combat sports career, Perez gears up for her third appearance in the octagon. Perez showcased a dominant grappling-focused performance in her last match against Ashlee Evans-Smith at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Bueno Silva in July.
This victory marked her first win in the UFC after an unsuccessful debut. In her first bout, she faced defeat via a second-round rear-naked choke from Stephanie Egger at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa.