Spotted: UFC Flyweight Contender Tracy Cortez in Crazy Dunk Scenes at Her Hometown NBA Team Phoenix Suns Ahead of UFC 274

Published 04/27/2022, 3:04 PM EDT

Phoenix sensational women’s flyweight UFC fighter, Tracy Cortez, was on hand to support her hometown NBA club, the Phoenix Suns. Cortez is expected to receive wild responses at UFC 274 as it is held in her hometown of Phoenix, United States.

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“Born and raised in Phonix! Now she is back home fighting at UFC 274 next week! But first, @cortezmma is here rootin for the @suns.”

When Cortex first entered the octagon with two country flags, Mexican and American, the spectators were perplexed. It was then revealed that her parents were Mexican immigrants.

 

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She receives unconditional love from both countries for her jaw-dropping performance. Having 9 wins and 1 loss in her overall MMA professional career with a 23 percent finish rate, including 1 by knockout, 1 by submission, and 7 by decision.

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Meanwhile, she stays with an undefeated winning streak in the UFC. While UFC 274 would stand as a crucial path for her rise in the sport.

Tracy Cortez might encounter a potential threat at UFC 274

Cortez is to face Melissa Gatto at UFC 274 on Saturday, May 7, 2022, in a flyweight bout. Gatto has an impressive striking accuracy of fifty-six percent and has 8 wins and 2 losses in her MMA professional career.

 

Gatto is a newbie in UFC with overall two fights. She made her debut fight in UFC 265 against Victoria Leonardo and won via a second-round knockout and her next fight followed a devastating middle kick knockout in the third round to Sijara Eubanks.

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With strong grounds in Jiu-Jitsu, she hopes to be a potential threat to Cortez in UFC 274.

UFC 274 has high expectations in its main event too, with Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje facing each other for the lightweight title.

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Cortez will undoubtedly have a large fan base in the octagon at UFC 274 in Phoenix, Arizona. Her win, though, poses a challenge.

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Vinay Vinod

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Vinay Vinod is a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. As a state-level amateur kickboxer and a national-level karate athlete, he prides himself on his ability to read fighters and make an in-depth analysis into the fight styles of athletes across traditional martial arts and combat sports. Considering Vinay's martial arts background, he is an ardent supporter of Israel Adesanya, Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson, and Lyoto Machida.

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