McCann was the first British female fighter to ever fight on a UFC main card. She did not disappoint anyone with her performance.
Molly “Meatball” McCann faced the Brazilian Muay Thai expert Luana Carolina on the main card’s second fight.
Being much shorter than her opponent, McCann had a gameplan of rushing into Carolina to close the distance. During the first round, that strategy worked perfectly. McCann put the Brazilian in all sorts of trouble. McCann dictated a crazy pace with several flurries of punches that nearly put the Brazilian out.
The fight’s biggest moment came in the third round. After a grueling second round, Carolina looked like she was starting to get the better out of the striking exchanges. But all of a sudden, McCann throws a spinning elbow that knocks her opponent out cold.
This knockout is a serious contender for knockout of the year. It is also the first-ever spinning elbow knockout in Women’s UFC history.
SHOCKING SPINNING ELBOW FOR MOLLY McCANN? #ufclondon pic.twitter.com/winqJEtRgG
— Outside The Octagon (@OTO_MMA) March 19, 2022
With that astonishing victory, McCann is now on a 2-fight winning streak and hopes to enter the flyweight divisions ranking.
Molly M̵e̵a̵t̵b̵a̵l̵l̵ Murder McCann#UFCLondon pic.twitter.com/OPh8WK3DPq
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) March 19, 2022
MOLLY MCCANN ELBOW KNOCKOUT.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 19, 2022
The fellow British MMA star Paddy Pimblett was seen celebrating McCann’s victory.
Go INSIDE @TheUFCBaddy's locker room for the reaction to THAT @MeatballMolly knockout! ? #UFCLondon pic.twitter.com/B8hWLRSqz5
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) March 19, 2022
Pimblett is about to make his UFC return as he faces the Brazilian Rodrigo Vargas in a lightweight bout.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.