On Friday the two fighters took part in their weigh in and both managed to make the 118lb limit with no problems, with Nuki coming in around 1lb under the limit, whilst looking in great shape and very confident. The usually relaxed Juarez seemed to be playing up for the cameras with her smile whilst the challenger looked a little bit more tense and tried to appear more serious than the champion.
The challenger spoke to the press and stated she wanted to show "Yamato Soul" and she had worked on a game plan that was less based on trying to land single big shots and more focused on putting punches together in combinations to try and out work and break down the champion.
Although the game plan of making Juarez fight at Nuki's pace is one that could work, it is worth noting that Juarez is no slouch and she often controls the tempo and range of the fight. She has a wealth of experience, knows how to control the ring and is very highly skilled.
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(Image courtesy of Hiroki Ioka Gym)