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Loopy Godinez books record third UFC fight in 43-day span

Loopy Godinez is the busiest woman in the UFC.

One month after fighting twice in the span of two weeks -- a modern UFC record -- Godinez will step in on short notice to fight Loma Lookboonmee at UFC Fight Night on Nov. 20 in Las Vegas, UFC officials confirmed Wednesday with ESPN. Lookboonmee's original opponent, Cheyanne Buys, withdrew this week after testing positive for COVID-19, Buys wrote on Instagram. Godinez vs. Lookboonmee will be contested at strawweight.

MMA DNA was the first to report the news of the change.

When she steps into the Octagon next week, Godinez will set a modern UFC record with three fights in the span of 43 days, per ESPN Stats & Information research. The previous record was 65 days set by Dustin Pague in 2012. Top UFC prospect Khamzat Chimaev fought three times in 67 days last year.

Godinez's activity would be the shortest span between three fights since Tank Abbott and Don Frye fought three times in one night at UFC: Ultimate Ultimate 96 on Dec. 7, 1996.

Godinez (6-2) beat Silvana Gomez Juarez via first-round submission in her second UFC bout Oct. 9. A week later, the Mexican fighter, who lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, fell to Luana Carolina via unanimous decision Oct. 16 in a flyweight fight. Godinez, 28, is 1-2 in the UFC.

Lookboonmee (6-2), a 25-year-old prospect out of Thailand, has won two straight in the UFC.