UFC on ESPN+ 32: Yana Kunitskaya vs. Julija Stoliarenko Play-by-Play

Bantamweights Yana Kunitskaya faced Julija Stoliarenko on the main card of UFC’s show on Saturday. Here’s how the fight went.

Bout 9: Yana Kunitskaya (12-5) vs. Julija Stoliarenko (9-3-1) (Bantamweight)

Stoliarenko clinched with Kunitskaya early in the fight. Kunitskaya took the clinch over to the fence, putting Stoliarenko against the cage. Kunitskaya was able to land some knees and punches from the clinch. Stoliarenko dropped to the ground, holding onto a leg of Kunitskaya from the bottom. She went back up to the feet where Kunitskaya put Stoliarenko against the fence again. Landing knees to the legs and body, Kunitskaya kept Stoliarenko in a clinch until the round ended.

Kunitsakay dumped Stoliarenko to the ground after avoiding a kick to start the round. Stoliarenko got up and was put against the cage in a clinch to start the second round. Kunitskaya took down Stoliarenko but got up right after, allowing Stoliarenko to get back up. Kunitskaya put Stoliarenko in a clinch against after. Stoliarenko pulled guard, bringing the fight to the ground with Kunitskaya on top in full guard. Stoliarenko tried for an armbar from the bottom but wasn’t able to extend the arm of Kunitskaya before she popped out of the hold.

They clinched again immediately in the third round, with Kunitskaya moving Stoliarenko to the cage. Stoliarenko tried to pull guard again, going down after some hesitation. Just like the round before, Kunitskaya had full guard on top. Halfway through the round they were stood up due to inactivity. Kunitskaya was quick to clinch with Stoliarenko again against the cage. Stoliarenko pulled guard again in the fourth minute, although Kunitskaya left the position quickly this time. After a short clinch, they went back to striking for the final 30 seconds. Kunitskaya walked away with the win after three rounds (30-26, 30-27 & 30-27).

RESULT: Yana Kunitskaya def. Julija Stoliarenko via Decision, Unanimous

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Kunitskaya 10 10 10 30
Stoliarenko 9 9 9 27

Live coverage of the entire show can be viewed here.

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