June 2, 2023

UFC Charlotte Results: Tainara Lisboa Impresses in UFC Debut, Submits Jessica-Rose Clark with Rear-Naked Choke

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In a highly anticipated matchup at UFC Fight Night Charlotte, Tainara Lisboa made a statement in her UFC debut with a dominant performance over veteran fighter Jessica-Rose Clark. Lisboa, a Muay Thai standout from Brazil, showed her striking prowess throughout the fight, landing big shots and dictating the pace.

Clark, an Australian UFC veteran, attempted to close the distance and engage in the clinch, but Lisboa proved to be too strong and too technical for her opponent. Despite Clark’s efforts to take control in round three with some top control time, Lisboa quickly scrambled to her feet, took Clark down, and secured the rear-naked choke submission victory with just 40 seconds left in the round.

The win marked a successful start to Lisboa’s UFC career. The Brazilian showed tremendous potential, and her performance against Clark has raised expectations for her future in the division. With a strong striking game and solid grappling skills, Lisboa could become a force to be reckoned with in the UFC bantamweight division.

It’s worth noting that this is the third consecutive submission defeat for Jessica-Rose Clark, a tough setback for the UFC veteran. Clark has struggled to find success in her recent fights, with her last victory coming in October 2021 against Joselyne Edwards.

With this defeat, Clark will need to take a hard look at her game plan and training regimen to address this vulnerability and make adjustments for future fights. However, with her experience and determination, there is no doubt that Clark will be back in the Octagon soon, ready to prove herself and bounce back from this string of losses.

Overall, this was an exciting matchup between two talented fighters, and Lisboa’s victory serves as a reminder of the depth of talent in the women’s MMA scene. As the sport continues to grow and evolve, fans can look forward to more thrilling matchups and breakout performances from rising stars like Tainara Lisboa.

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