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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 27: (L-R) Kay Hansen attempts to secure an arm bar submission against Jinh Yu Frey in their strawweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

From signing a UFC contract to making the ever-so-important debut, Kay Hansen didn’t really have time to take it all in when she made her first walk to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Hooker in June. Once things slowed down, though, the 21-year-old had plenty to celebrate: a third-round submission win and a Performance of the Night bonus.

“Everything was like go, go, go from the time that I got the call to getting my medicals to coming out here,” she told “So that whole experience was awesome. Kind of trying to take it all in at the end was like, ‘Whoa.