UFC on FOX 22 results: Michelle Waterson swarms, submits Paige VanZant in first:
Sacramento, Calif. – Michelle Waterson danced right together with Paige Vanzant inside the buildup to their Ufc on Fox 22 headliners. But while the former Invicta FC champ got down to it, she changed into all commercial enterprise.
UFC on FOX 22 results: Michelle Waterson swarms, submits Paige VanZant in first
Waterson (14-4 mma, 2-zero ufc) bullied Vanzant (7-3 mma, four-2 UTC) on the mat before locking her in a rear-bare choke that compelled referee intervention on the 3:21 mark of the first spherical.
The strawweight bout headlined nowadays’s ufc on Fox 22 event at Golden 1 center in Sacramento, Calif. It aired on Fox following prelims on fs1 and ufc combat bypass.
“I’m certainly excited,” Waterson said. “I recognize that they’re popping it up that I used to be calling her green. However, she’s going locations, and I simply desired to thank her for giving me the possibility to return right here.”
Waterson opened the combat using her front kick to maintain Vanzant at a distance. However, that wasn’t lots of trouble, with Vanzant spending most of her time transferring laterally across the octagon, only to break the sample with quick prices.
Whilst Vanzant was given near, waterson become prepared, stinging the “dancing with the celebs” vet together with her proper hand. After you have stuck a few instances, vanzant got here in competitive and attempted to hip toss her opponent to the mat. The method speedy backfired.
Waterson blocked the strive and driven Vanzant to the cage, where she used her opponent’s weapon towards her, executing a head-and-arm throw to place the fight on the mat.
“She’s recognized for that head and arm, so I desired to see if I could throw it on her,” Waterson, an honorable point out in the United States of America nowadays sports activities/MMA junkie Emma ladies’s strawweight ratings, said.
Vanzant tried to scramble to opposite the location. Alternatively, she uncovered her again, permitting waterson to take manipulate and installation a choke.
After numerous minutes of struggle, waterson finally secured the submission underneath vanzant’s neck. As she struggled to unfastened herself, Vanzant slowly went to sleep, forcing referee John mccarthy to intrude.
Waterson, a former atomweight champ inside the all-girl Invicta fc, had dealt with severa injuries before her combat with the popular Vanzant and hadn’t competed on account that July 2015, while she made a success octagon debut through rear-naked choke against Angela mangana.
With a excessive-profile win below her belt, she receives a head start on constructing momentum in the direction of a title shot within the ufc and selections up her 2d immediately contest. Vanzant is going again to the drafting board after a knockout win in opposition to bec Rawlings in her preceding outing.