UFC on ESPN+ 41: Pannie Kianzad vs. Sijara Eubanks Play-by-Play

Fighting for the fourth time in 2020, Sijara Eubanks was paired against Pannie Kianzad as part of UFC’s prelims on Saturday. The fight went like this.

Bout 6: Pannie Kianzad (13-5) vs. Sijara Eubanks (6-5) (Bantamweight)

Eubanks scored a takedown in the first minute after trading jabs with Kianzad. Eubanks stopped Kianzad from getting up in the second minute, throwing her down and taking side control. Eubanks looked for an arm triangle choke while in half guard. Eubanks passed guard in the fourth minute, moving into side control after being in full guard for a moment. Eubanks took the back of Kianzad before the round ran out of time.

Eubanks put Kianzad against the cage in a clinch to start the second round. Kianzad was able to stop a takedown attempt, going back to a striking distance in the second minute. Eubanks scored a takedown in the third minute of the round. Kianzad looked for an armbar from the bottom. She was able to get off her back with an armbar attempt in the fourth minute of the round. The fight went back to the feet in the final minute of the round. Kianzad landed some elbows after stopping a takedown late in the round.

The bantamweights fought in a clinch early in the final round. Most of the round took place on the feet, where both fighters were slugging away with punches. Kianzad started to bleed from her nose late in the fight. Eubanks cracked Kianzad with a left hook in the final minute of the fight. Kianzad got the win after three rounds (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28).

RESULT: Pannie Kianzad def. Sijara Eubanks via Decision, Unanimous

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Kianzad 9 10 10 29
Eubanks 10 9 9 28

Live coverage of the entire card can be viewed here.

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