- Cory McKenna made history at UFC Vegas 59 by finishing her opponent via Von Flue Choke
- “Poppins” was able to bounce back, having suffered a decision loss in her previous fight
UFC strawweight Cory McKenna was one of the fighters who left the APEX on Saturday at UFC Vegas 59 with another win to her name. Not only did she add a victory to her UFC record, but she also made history by pulling off a rare submission move to finish her opponent Miranda Granger.
Going for the kill
Since the opening bell, McKenna, who was the youngest fighter in the card, opted to take the fight to the ground. She caught Granger, who had a whopping 10-inch reach advantage over her, with a tight arm triangle but was saved by the bell.
McKenna picked up where she left off in the second round and got Granger back on the ground. This time, “Poppins” won’t be denied as she successfully executed a Von Flue choke submission move on Granger.
The sensational move forced Granger to tap and made McKenna the first woman to ever pull off the Von Flue choke, making history in the process.
Watch the video below:
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A nice way to bounce back
McKenna has gone 1-1 in the UFC since winning The Dana White Contender Series in 2020. She has now improved her record to 2-1 and the win over Granger at UFC Vegas 59 was her first victory this year, having come off a decision loss to Elise Reed at UFC Fight Night 204.
Let’s see if “Poppins” can score another impressive win on her next fight.