It’s especially dangerous to be overconfident when you’re in a talent rich division like strawweight. From top to bottom, every fighter in the division brings it, but Lookboonmee believes her mentality is what sets her apart come fight night.

“I think the reason for my success is that [being in the UFC] has always been a dream of mine and, for me, when I set my mind to something I really have to see it through to the end,” she said.

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Lookboonmee’s current goal is to extend her win streak to three and set herself up for a crack at the top fifteen in 2022. But the truth is, regardless of the outcome on Saturday, Lookboonmee is thriving while living her dream.

And more importantly, she’s laying the foundation for others to follow in her footsteps.