After the fight, unified minimum weight champion Seniesa Estrada continues to prove her greatness on the road to undisputed.
In front of a packed crowd at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, CA, 30-year-old minimum weight champion Seniesa Estrada proved once again that she is one of the best female fighters in the sport and earned a unanimous decision victory on her way to unifying the minimum weight titles. Estrada earned the victory over Tina Rupprecht by winning every round, according to the three judges, who all scored it 100-90 in favor of the East L.A. bred champ.
The performance on Saturday was typical for Estrada as she overwhelmed her opponent with speed and power. There is always a question for great fighters like Estrada as they get older while still dominating, whether stamina becomes an issue because of wear and tear or lack of quality opponents to “get up” for. Estrada looked like a fighter that isn’t going to run into that issue anytime soon and has the motivation to see her dreams come true in the form of being an undisputed champion.
Thousands of miles away in Costa Rica, the other unified champion Yokasta Valle, successfully defended her titles against Jessica Basulto Salazar by way of a decision victory. The promoter of record held the main event weigh-in on a luxurious yacht before their fight at the Club y Hotel Condovac La Costa making it a big fight feel. On fight night, Valle dominated every round in two of the three judges' scorecards, with one judge giving a round to her opponent.
Seniesa Estrada becomes the unified minimum weight champion while on the road to undisputed
There is a little rivalry between Estrada and Valle, which brings a ton of interest to a fight between the two unified champions. Estrada was once signed to Golden Boy Promotions, and when a deal could not be reached, Valle was signed instead as a co-promotional deal with MarvNation. From the outside looking in, it seemed as if Valle was the contingency plan all along, and Estrada felt a certain way about it, although she has not cared to comment on the situation. Instead, Estrada wants to take it out on Valle in the ring while also becoming an undisputed champion.
"I want to tell the other champion at 105 pounds [Yokasta Valle] that I’m whooping you next. You can get it next. I am the best in this division, and I know it. I want to prove it by becoming undisputed.”
Estrada is ready to take on the next challenge, and something tells me Valle is too. The question becomes whether a deal can be made for these two champions to get it on for the right to be called undisputed. Let’s hope we can get this fight later this year, as both women have earned the right to showcase their talents on the biggest stage.