By Nolan King |
February 20, 2021 10: 44 pm
Yana Kunitskaya made potentially the most of her modify at UFC Fight Night 185.
When she fought Ketlen Vieira on Saturday, Kunitskaya (14-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) obtained a unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), despite having practically four minutes less modify time than her opponent. Vieira (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) managed unprecedented of the fight, but Kunitskaya landed the damage that swayed the judges in her desire.
The ladies folks’s bantamweight bout modified into as soon as the UFC Fight Night 185 co-significant event on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It streamed on ESPN+.
The opening spherical snappy noticed the opponents enter the clinch. Vieira initiated in opposition to the fence. After a Kunitskaya reversal, Vieira dragged her to the ground. From there, Vieira slowly worked in opposition to a extra dominant build, which she below no circumstances bought forward of the spherical ended.
For the whole lot of Spherical 2, Kunitskaya modified into as soon as as a lot as walk. In the opening minute, Kunitskaya secured a takedown. Vieira would fetch up snappy, but Kunitskaya dragged her drag into reverse to the mat and landed ground-and-pound.
Despite the truth that she entered Spherical 3 with momentum, Kunitskaya modified into as soon as planted to the mat by a Vieira takedown. From half guard, Vieira sooner or later shifted into mount with three minutes last. Vieira worked to Kunitskaya’s again.
As Vieira worked for submissions, Kunitskaya landed a chain of blind punches forward of she reversed build. On top, Kunitskaya landed heavy elbows, which sliced Vieira’s head initiate.
Kunitskaya entered the fight as an underdog and proved the oddsmakers atrocious. The victory turns a standalone bewitch into a winning breeze for Kunitskaya. She has obtained four of her most most modern 5 outings. The stretch additionally involves wins over Lina Lansberg, Marion Reneau, and Julija Stoliarenko.
As for Vieira, the loss sets her again for the second time in three fights. Earlier than a unanimous decision bewitch over Sijara Eubanks, Vieira modified into as soon as knocked out by Irene Aldana.
Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 185 outcomes consist of:
- Yana Kunitskaya def. Ketlen Vieira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Darrick Minner def. Charles Rosa by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
- Chris Daukaus def. Aleksei Oleinik by TKO (punches) – Spherical 1, 1: 55
- Phil Hawes def. Nassourdine Imavov by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Tom Aspinall def. Andrei Arlovski by submission (rear-naked choke) – Spherical 2, 1: 09
- Jared Gordon def. Danny Chavez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- John Castaneda def. Eddie Wineland by TKO (punches) – Spherical 1, 4: 44
- Julian Erosa def. Nate Landwehr by TKO (flying knee) – Spherical 1, 0: 56
- Casey O’Neill def. Shana Dobson by TKO (punches) – Spherical 2, 3: 41
- Aiemann Zahabi def. Drako Rodriguez by knockout (punches) – Spherical 1, 3: 05
- Serghei Spivac def. Jared Vanderaa by TKO (punches) – Spherical 2, 4: 32