Former Bellator fighter Jessica Aguilar signed with the World Series of Fighting recently and she will make her debut with the promotion at WSOF 8 in Florida against Alida Gray for the inaugural WSOF strawweight title.
World Series of Fighting officials confirmed the fight booking and the title fight will be one of the four fights on the main card broadcast on NBCSN.
“We’re excited to host the first-ever women’s bout in the World Series of Fighting decagon, and there’s no better way to do it than with a title on the line,” World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo said. “Jessica Aguilar is currently the absolute best 115-pounder on the planet, but Alida Gray is a lifelong martial artist who has been on an absolute tear since turning her attention to MMA. I can’t wait to see these two clash.”
Aguilar (16-4) has won seven fights in a row and one of those victories came against Carla Esparza, who was recently signed by the UFC after being the Invicta FC strawweight champion. Aguilar is coming off a majority decision victory over Megumi Fujii at Vale Tudeo Japan 3rd and two of her last three wins have come against Fujii.
“My training is going awesome over here with the best team in the world at ATT,” Aguilar said. “It’s nice to be recognized as the top strawweight in the world, but I’m looking forward to finally receiving a belt and continuing to show the world why I’m the best. I’m honored and grateful for the opportunity to continue doing what I love to do.”
Gray (4-0) will also be making her WSOF debut in this bout and all of her wins have come by knockout or submission. Her last three wins have come by knockout, with her most recent win coming in November against Katie Klimansky-Casimir.
“I’m excited to get in the decagon,” Gray exclaimed. “This all came very unexpectedly, but I knew it was a great opportunity for me to prove that I belong at the top. This is going to be my first time on national television, but I’m no stranger to big fights. I’m not going to put too much thought into it. I’m confident in my skills, and when I get in there I will shut everyone else out and go home with the belt.”
World Series of Fighting 8 takes place on January 18th from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida and will be headlined by Justin Gaethje meeting Lewis Gonzalez for the inaugural WSOF lightweight title.
The current WSOF 8: Gaethje vs. Gonzalez is below and stay tuned for updates on this upcoming fight card.
Justin Gaethje (10-0) vs. Lewis Gonzalez (9-0)
Anthony Johnson (15-4) vs. Mike Kyle (20-9-1)
Jessica Aguilar (16-4) vs. Alida Gray (4-0)
Cody Bollinger (14-2) vs. Tyson Nam (12-5)