Sara McMann reacts to last night’s upset submission loss: “I gave the best of myself and came up short”

Last night in the featured prelim bout of the UFC 215 event, Sara McMann suffered a huge upset loss to undefeated Ketlen Vieira. The finish came at 4:16 of the second-round with Vieira picking up the Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke).

McMann was forced to tap out in the second-round at last night’s UFC 215 event.

The fight was McMann’s first since moving to Team Alpha Male. The 36-year-old was hoping for a title shot with an impressive performance, following a three-fight win streak which included submission stoppages over Alexis Davis and Gina Mazany. The loss is no doubt a major setback in McMann’s campaign for a shot at gold.

This morning, McMann spoke about the loss on her social media pages, take a look at her comments below.

Last night didn’t yield the outcome that I wanted. I gave the best of myself and came up short. I know the strength inside of me and I will get back to work immediately to grow and learn from this setback. Thank you to all of my family, friends, and fans who support my goals and dreams. I believe in myself and that is unwavering“.

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UFC 215 took place on September 9, 2017 from the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. The prelims featuring Sara McMann aired live on Fox Sports 1.



    1. Yeah; it was a major disappointment for those of us hoping that she would again become a contender. That she was finished by “her move” made it even more disappointing. It was like her mind was not in the fight; possibly suffered over-confidence.

      1. McMann has all the tools it takes to be successful but she hasn’t been able to put them together. Similar to the Miesha Tate fight, Sara gets lost when she’s put on her back. I really do like McMann a lot but her bottom game and her fight IQ still need work. I wish her the best!

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