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After back-to-back head kick KO wins, Sabina Mazo is now embracing prospect label


Sabina Mazo is quickly becoming one of the hottest prospects at 125 pounds.

Last month, the Colombian fighter picked up another impressive head kick knockout victory. Mazo stopped Linsey Williams in the first round of their women’s flyweight contest, which took place in the main card of LFA 23.

The brutal stoppage over Williams wasn’t an entirely new experience for Mazo, as she had scored a first-round head kick knockout in her previous fight earlier this year at LFA 9. And with a similar finish came a familiar feeling.

“I felt great,” Mazo told MMA Fighting. “It wasn’t something that I was solely planning on doing again, but the space opened up and I made it happen. I feel great, very happy because all the months of hard work and dedication I put into it are being reflected in the fight and that’s very nice.”

Mazo, who is 4-0 in her professional fighting career, hopes to one day compete in the UFC women’s flyweight division. But before making the jump to the big leagues of MMA, Mazo would like to get more experience under her belt. Yet, with back-to-back-first-round finishes, Mazo’s experience inside the cage might not be lengthy, but that doesn’t faze “The Colombian Queen.”

“I’m always trying to finish the fight,” Mazo explained. “And it’s not like I’m rushing, trying to finish it as fast as I can, but obviously, if I can, I try to finish fast because you have to give it your all when the moment presents itself. I don’t like to leave fight in the hands of the judges, that’s not something I like to do. I always try to give it my all so that I come out victorious. But I want to keep getting more experience before going to the UFC, not only training wise, but also cage time.”

Undefeated in MMA and with big knockout victories, the 20-year-old Kings MMA product has established herself as a prospect to watch outside the UFC. Mazo is aware of the attention she’s garnered in the world of MMA, and takes that as a sign that she’s on the right track to big things.

“Yeah, I feel like I’m building a path and I know that I have the talent and the dedication so that’s the idea – make a difference,” Mazo said. “A lot of people think I’m a prospect in MMA and that just reassures me that I have to keep demonstrating that I can be one of the best in the world. So yeah, I like being on the map of women’s MMA. I don’t take it as pressure, I take it as an opportunity to show my work.”

Mazo is currently back to training and says she’s 100 percent healthy following her bout with Williams. The Colombian fighter hopes to squeeze another fight before the year ends, aiming for a return in December.