Tonight, on the main card of UFC 216, Italy’s Mara Romero Borella locked horns with Brazil’s Kalindra Faria in a feature flyweight bout. Check out our play-by-play breakdown below!
Fun Fact: This is the second women’s flyweight fight to ever take place in the octagon!
Round 1: Faria and Borella meet in the center of the octagon. Faria throws a right hand but Borella ducks and gets double underhooks. Mara takes the fight to the ground and works to mount. Faria’s trying to wall-walk against the octagon but Borella shifts her away from the octagon. Really solid top pressure from Borella. Faria is fighting position but gives up her back. Mara is looking to lock in her hooks on Faria. She’s working for a rear-naked choke. Borella gets the tap! Borella submits Faria with a rear naked choke!
— UFC (@ufc) October 8, 2017
Mara Romero Borella defeats Kalindra Faria via rear-naked choke submission at 2:54 of the first round.
Are you surprised by the result?