Andrea Lee Outlasts Montana De La Rosa For A Unanimous Decision Win!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is invading Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina tonight (Saturday, June 22, 2019).
Welcome to the Women’s Flyweight match between Kyokushin black belt and ex-women’s LFA champ Andrea Lee (red gloves) and submission expert Montana de la Rosa (blue gloves). The ref in charge for this contest is Gary Copeland. The match is underway!
Fighters are very cautious at the beginning of the match. Not much action in the first minute, de la Rosa missed with a big right hand. Few solid jabs on both sides.
Lee’s stiff jab wobbled Montana for a second! Awesome takedown by Montana de la Rosa, Lee moves towards the cage and gets up.
Lee fights for the under-hooks, she is pressed against the cage. Good knees off the clinch, fighters separate.
Another single leg by de la Rosa! It seems Lee has a guillotine, but her opponent is a submission specialist. Great exit off the clinch. Awesome knee and front hand, fighters in the clinch.
Awesome takedown Lee.
Close round, I think 10-9 Lee, unsure.
Strong right de la Rosa to open the round. Good takedown attempt by de la Rosa, Lee defends well, de la Rosa is persistent, and she pushes Lee against the cage. Nasty uppercut!
Hey, it seems de la Rosa is bleeding!
Great knee to the head Lee, followed by a stiff jab. Explosive takedown attempt de la Rosa, but Lee sprawls and defends well!
De la Rosa takes Lee down, but she uses the cage to stand up. Lee moves away off the clinch well, now Lee goes for a takedown, de la Rosa is on the cage. Judo throw attempt blocked by de la Rosa. 10-9 Lee.
Andrea Lee controls the center, lands a good body shot. Body kicks on both sides. Awesome straight punch to the body de la Rosa, followed by a takedown. Lee is pressed against the cage, de la Rosa picks her up and takes her down again.
Montana had her back for a second, but Lee defends well and escapes from the clinch. De la Rosa seems tired.
Wow, awesome head kick by Lee, but she lost the balance, she is down.
De la Rosa works on her neck, it seems she attempts the anaconda choke. But no, de la Rosa ends up in the rubber guard. Now de la Rosa works on the Omoplata, stopped.
Lee slips away out of the armbar attempt, and punishes her rival. De la Rosa attempts the armbar, stopped. She eats hammer-fists. Lee ends up in the north-south position. It’s a reverse triangle attempt, de la Rosa turtles and defends. Great elbow. 10-9 Lee.
Final Result: Andrea Lee wins Montana de la Rosa via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)
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Andrea Lee improves the score to 11-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC, Montana de la Rosa drops to 10-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC.