Scottish UFC star Jojo Calderwood says she is at her peak level ahead of her fight in Arizona at the weekend.
The 34-year-old, from Irvine in Ayrshire, will take on Lauren Murphy at UFC 263 in Phoenix on Saturday night.
She is hopeful a victory over Murphy will propel her into title contention and a shot at flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.
Shevchenko has held the title since 2016 and is currently ranked as the second best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC’s rankings.
Speaking to STV Sport ahead of her big fight, she said: “I am at the best Jojo there could be. I feel mentally and physically awesome.
“Today is my last hard week before the fight, so I am excited and feeling strong, feeling good and just ready for the fight to come.
“I am fighting a really hard opponent. She is tough and is on a four-fight winning streak.
“She was actually very vocal on being next for Valentina, so for me I am like ok, I didn’t think I would get this fight with her. For me, I feel awesome to be in this position and I am just going and give the best I can.”
Fellow MMA Scot Paul Craig will also be fighting on the night.
The 33-year-old from Airdrie will take on undefeated Jamahal Hill in the lightweight division.
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