“I’m a naturally competitive person,” Mazo said. “I feel like training guides me to that fire. Training is different from fighting, for sure, but we have sparring, we have training, and it just feels like I feel that desire and that competitive part of me for one day, the day of the fight.”

At just 23 years old, Mazo is one of the brighter, yet under the radar, prospects in the sport. A definitive win over Alexis Davis certainly puts her into another level of conversation, and given the improvements she has shown each time she steps into the Octagon, it’s understandable to hear her plainly talk about how she is imagining this fight going.

“My goal is to finish her,” Mazo said. “I really imagine myself getting the victory, so at any point of the fight, I want to finish her.”