UFC Fight Night: Molly McCann vs. Taila Santos Play-by-Play

A flyweight bout on the main card saw “Meatball” Molly McCann face Taila Santos. Here’s how the 125-pound fight went down.

Bout 8: Molly McCann (10-2) vs. Taila Santos (15-1) (Flyweight)

The fight started with a real back-and-forth stand-up battle between the two. Santos was warned by the referee about grabbing hair. McCann landed more strikes in the round. Santos stopped a takedown, landing knees to the body from the clinch. Santos got a takedown in the fourth minute of the fight. They got back up with a minute left in the round.

Clinching in the second round, Santos landed some knees to the body. They went to the ground with half of the round to go. Santos went into full mount on the ground. In somewhat of a half guard position, Santos tried for a d’arce choke. She let the choke go eventually as they went back to the feet. Santos got a takedown from the clinch, getting full mount on top after. After being in full guard for a moment, Santos moved into side control again before the round concluded.

Santos started the third round with good striking, landing body kicks and knees. She got a takedown from a clinch with half of the round to go. She stayed in control on the ground, getting on the back and into full mount in the final minute. They stood up just before the fight ended. In the end, Santos got a clean sweep on the scorecards (30-27, 30-27 & 30-27).

RESULT: Taila Santos def. Molly McCann via Decision, Unanimous

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
McCann 9 9 9 27
Santos 10 10 10 30

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