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Jasmine Jasudavicius Shares Why Casey O’Neill is a Major Target for Her

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While not typically one for making public challenges, Jasmine Jasudavicius has shared that following her triumph over Miranda Maverick at UFC 289 in her native Canada, she has a few potential competitors in mind.

With a current UFC record of 3-1, the 34-year-old flyweight views her win over Maverick as a pinnacle in her career and is focused on future growth. Jasudavicius reveals that her coaching team has highlighted potential opponents that align with her progression in the 125-pound class, one of which has an interesting backstory.

“My coaches have been eyeing Maycee Barber or Casey O’Neill,” shared Jasudavicius on The MMA Hour. “Casey O’Neill criticized my debut, which is why she’s always been a target of mine.

“She reacted with a yawn emoji to a post about my fight. I think, ‘Well, she initiated it.’ And now I’m hooked.”

O’Neill is largely seen as a prospective contender in the flyweight division, despite recently enduring her first career defeat in a unanimous decision to former UFC title contender Jennifer Maia.

O’Neill is currently set to face Viviane Araujo at the upcoming UFC 293 event on Sept. 9 in her home country of Australia, which might mean she isn’t immediately available.

As for Barber, she is on a winning streak with four consecutive victories, the latest being a split decision win over Andrea Lee this past March. Barber is now slated to face Amanda Ribas at the UFC Jacksonville event on June 24.

Regardless of who she faces next, Jasudavicius is eager to capitalize on her recent win, her second in a row in the UFC.

“I plan to take a few days off to recuperate and then it’s back to the gym,” she said. “I want to maintain momentum, so ideally, I’ll schedule something within the next 10 weeks.”

With her latest bout taking place in Vancouver, Jasudavicius has a keen interest in the UFC’s return to Canada as she hopes to participate in those events.

This past weekend, Canadian fighters maintained a flawless 5-0 record at UFC 289, and Jasudavicius would be thrilled to see this success repeated at another event later this year.

“Canadian MMA is back and stronger than ever,” she declared. “It seems like Toronto could be next. That’s the word on the street.

“The UFC had intended to come here this time, but due to the NHL playoffs and other sports events, it didn’t pan out. But I’m optimistic about Toronto being the next destination.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Jasmine Jasudavicius

Who did Jasmine Jasudavicius target as potential opponents after her win at UFC 289?

Jasmine Jasudavicius targeted Maycee Barber and Casey O’Neill as potential opponents after her victory at UFC 289.

Why is Casey O’Neill on Jasmine Jasudavicius’ hit list?

Casey O’Neill is on Jasmine Jasudavicius’ hit list because she talked negatively about Jasudavicius’ debut and posted a yawn emoji in response to a post about her fight.

What is Casey O’Neill’s current status in the flyweight division?

Casey O’Neill is considered a future contender in the flyweight division, despite suffering her first career loss in a recent fight against Jennifer Maia.

Is Jasmine Jasudavicius planning to take some time off after her win?

No, Jasmine Jasudavicius plans to take only three days off to rest before returning to the gym. She wants to stay active and ideally book another fight within 10 weeks.

Is there a possibility of the UFC returning to Canada?

Yes, Jasmine Jasudavicius believes the UFC might return to Canada, particularly mentioning the possibility of an event in Toronto. She wants to participate in Canadian cards and is excited about the resurgence of Canadian MMA.

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