Time to wrap up the last couple of weeks for you all. I apologize for not keeping all of you updated going into this fight. If you didn’t know already, I fought Jessica Aguilar, at Bellator 94 in Tampa, Fla. this past Thursday night.
I know, as well as everyone else who has watched the fight knows that I BEAT her! Despite the biased judges’ decision, she squeaked away with a split decision. First off, I dieted all the way down to my fight weight, which in turn kept me at 100% for my fight; unlike our previous bout in February of last year.
Last year I was treated horribly by Fight Time Promotions. Everything went down hill from the time we were picked up at the airport until we left.
These are only a few nasty details of my experience with this company. My manager had scheduled a ride to the sauna via their PR guy. When we told Carla (Fight Time boss) this when she picked us up from the airport, she called him and told him that he wasn’t going to be doing that and for me to go run on the beach.
We got a ride to a fitness center from the nice woman who was working the graveyard shift at the front desk of the hotel (at 7 a.m.). Then around noon we were picked up to go to a car dealership where the weigh ins were being held; I was the only fighter there for hours, like at least four hours.
I was so sick, and I could barely walk. The commissioner lady was worried about me, and stated to Fight Time that she wanted me to weigh in first, that’s when Carla decided to change the order of weigh ins, so Jessica and I went last.
Not to mention, I was forced to do a pre weigh-in press conference, really…
I am extremely blessed to be a part of Bellator now. So this time I was both mentally and physically prepared to face Jessica. I only had four week’s notice, and with that I was able to diet all the way down, not step foot in a sauna, and I rode the bike for 30 minutes or so the night before weigh ins, I woke up at 115.4 and weighed in later that night at 115 even!!
I worked my boxing A LOT, and was super strict on my diet, and I have to say, I wont do it any other way!! Here is the fight video. During the fight, I pressed the action, had cage control, and out struck her both standing and on the ground.
She got a takedown in the first and third. She also only was able to attempt one submisson on me (in the second) in that 15 minutes, and she only was able to do that by putting her toes in the cage; you will see it and hear the ref say five times “Jessica, get your toes out of the cage, Jessica, Jessica….etc…”
I was in zero danger, my elbow was past her crotch, I was just waiting to turn the corner to deliver some GnP before the bell rang, which I did. The rest of the time, she was defending, defending and defending. In the first, when she took me down, I kept her in my guard, controlling her, and delivering GnP from the bottom (one of my favorite things to do).
We were down there for more than half the round, so if I wasn’t doing anything, the ref would have stood us up. In the third, I still had cage control, when I went down, she was fighting off subs again…..You can watch it as many times as you want, I beat her, and that’s that.
I hold my head up high knowing that I, hands down worked the #1 ranked fighter in my weight class; I came out injury free and not a mark on my face!! So split decision? Let’s take a look at her damage:
I would like to state that I am not upset with Jessica at all, she is an amazing fighter and I had the time of my life inside that cage with her on Thursday night. I do not agree with the two judges’ decisions, and by the look on her face after the fight, she knows inside of herself that I beat her also.
While we were in Tampa, we got to see Bill and Vicky of course!! I made them both their favorite cookies from scratch, on Monday night before we left. I also made a tub of cookies for Bjorn, and gave them to him at the live weigh ins.
We got to see some pretty awesome people that we hadn’t seen in a couple of years too! Thanks to Gina, Brett and the Krus’, Jr, Kursty and Candessa. I enjoyed all of the time we got to spend with all of you.
I also got to see Heather Jo, we hadn’t seen each other in a few years almost as well; we got to share a locker room at the Sun Dome. For everyone’s info, she was doing an amazing job in her fight that night as well, till the second round when she broke her arm. Kudos to you lady, for toughing it out till the end!
Also, hope you like those green and black socks, lol. Dodson packed them up in your stuff after you went to the hospital, they were brand new, and please enjoy, a little something to remember last week by. You will be back and better than ever!!
My next blog will go back to my training and diet regimen; this has been a long and trying week and weekend. Catching up on sleep, time changes, holidays, the gym, life…..the list goes on, but I would not have it any other way!!
I want start off by thanking Bjorn Rebney for having me back in the Bellator MMA cage, all of the wonderful staff with Bellator, and Jessica for fighting me. All I have to say is that I cannot wait to get back in that wonderful circle cage and represent WMMA, along with Bellator and myself by showcasing my skills as a fighter and person.
I enjoy being an ambassador of this sport, I am proud of my performance, for it was my best yet; and with only four week’s notice!! Let’s see what happens when I have a full training camp….
Thanks so much for taking the time to read, like, share and/or comment on my blog!!
I am very grateful to have my amazing husband/coach in my corner; thanks for everything you do. I would like to thank my striking coach Aaron for all of the time you spent with in the little amount of time I had to prep; it paid off and everyone noticed!! A big thanks to my training partner and good friend “Ferg” aka Ryan Ferguson for being such a great friend and putting in the hours at the gym with me!!!
I want to say thanks to all of my fans, family, and friends for all of your continued love and support! Thanks to Jack and Denny with ProMMAnow.com, as well as my sponsors ~ Polanti Watches , Training Mask , Nutrabio.com , Damage Control Mouthguards and also www.dcathletix.com , GetSome Xtreme Gear, Solo Graphics and Dawgs 4ever 4ever Dawgs.
Thanks again for all of your support!
XOXO Lil P
Little” Patricia Vidonic chronicled her journey to winning the Beatdown MMA women’s 110-pound title in her “Road to the Championship Blog”. Now that Patricia has achieved that goal, readers can follow “The Vidonic Chronicles” each week as she continues her journey toward her goal of becoming the top 115-pound female MMA fighter in the world.