Jessica Aguilar Announces Her Bout with Jodie Esquibel Has Been Re-booked

June 6, 2018

Jessica Aguilar had her first fight in a year unceremoniously pulled on the day it was scheduled recently at UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica, N.Y. This week, she found out the fight is back on, re-booked for UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise, Idaho.

“The commission had a concern regarding my lips and my use of chapstick during the physical exam prior to weigh-ins, so they requested that I be cleared by a dermatologist,” Aguilar explained after her June 1 bout with Jodie Esquibel was pulled. “So right after weigh-ins, the commission rush(ed) me to get clearance, which I was granted by the dermatologist. But (Friday night), at the arena, the commission struck again and canceled the fight. You can’t reason with this commission, it kinda felted personal.”

The New York State Athletic Commission later issued a statement that there was a concern that Aguilar might have a contagious condition. 

Now that she is past UFC Fight Night in Utica, Aguilar was pleased to announce that officials moved swiftly and shifted the bout to the July 14 card in Boise.

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“Great news!! My fight has been rebooked for July 14th! I’m so happy and extremely thankful. I’d like to send out a HUGE GRACIAS to my team (my ♥️, coaches, sparring partner, friends and family), for all their help, support, love and for riding with me on this rollercoaster. THANK YOU to my management First Round Management for handling business as always, to Jodi for agreeing to rebook this fight, to everyone who’s sent love my way, to all the media for helping me share my story, and last, but not least THANKS SO MUCH Mick Maynard and UFC for making this a quick turn around.”

UFC officials have yet to confirm the rescheduled bout.

Great news!! My fight has been rebooked for July 14th! I’m so happy and extremely thankful. I’d like to send out a HUGE GRACIAS to my team (my ♥️, coaches, sparring partner, friends and family), for all their help, support, love and for riding with me on this rollercoaster. THANK YOU to my management @firstroundmgmt for handling business as always, to Jodi for agreeing to rebook this fight, to everyone who’s sent love my way, to all the media for helping me share my story and last, but not least THANKS SO MUCH @mickmaynard2 & @ufc for making this a quick turn around. . . . . . . #HappyWednesday #LifeIsGood #Grateful #LetsDoThis #SmileandBelieve ¡¡Una gran noticia!! ¡Mi pelea ha sido reservada para el 14 de julio! Estoy tan feliz y extremadamente agradecido. Me gustaría enviar GRACIAS GRANDES a mi equipo (mis ♥ ️, entrenadores, compañeros de entrenamiento, amigos y familiares), por toda su ayuda, apoyo, amor y por acompañarme en esta montaña rusa. MUCHAS GRACIAS a mi gestión @firstroundmgmt por manejar negocios como siempre, a Jodi por aceptar volver a reservar esta pelea, a todos los que me han enviado el amor, a todos los medios por ayudarme a compartir mi historia y por último, pero no menos GRACIAS TANTO @ mickmaynard2 y @ufc por hacer de esto una vuelta rápida.

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