UFC Vegas 19 received off to a incredibly hot begin with a plethora of magnificent finishes, and it would conclusion the night time on the exact same note. However, specifically prior to the primary occasion, there was some controversy at bantamweight — UFC President Dana White thinks the judges received matters appropriate.
At 135-kilos, best-ranked contenders Ketlen Vieira and Yana Kunitskaya took centerstage. Following a competitive grappling significant contest that noticed round-by-round momentum shifts, “Foxy” would come out on top rated (practically) and get her hand lifted by unanimous choice.
“She didn’t do just about anything,” White claimed of Vieira to Kunitskaya about a FaceTime contact (via Reddit). “You threw all the strikes. To the human body, to the head, held punching, never stopped punching. Outstruck her 178 to like 16 or some thing. You unquestionably, positively gained that battle.”
A late few of weighty elbow strikes that bloodied Vieira wound up sealing the deal for Kunitskaya just after being controlled for four minutes and 14 seconds of round a few for each UFC Stats. As described by Dana White, the in general hanging stats had been not near. Kunitskaya outlanded her opposition 215 to 35 in whole strikes.
The get places the Russian back on a successful streak and will absolutely boost her up the rankings a location or two. Now, Kunitskaya targets a opportunity rematch with the past particular person to defeat her, Aspen Ladd.
“Every combat is significant,” Kunitskaya mentioned following the get. “I was not delighted with my general performance versus Aspen. I feel I can do better than that. If I could get the rematch, that would be my dream fight. I want to verify I can defeat any individual.”
Kunitskaya vs. Ladd took place in December 2019 and noticed Ladd the victor by second-spherical TKO. It was only Kunitskaya’s second decline through strikes and just her next in the UFC right after her 2018 debut.
This write-up appeared initially on BJPENN.COM