Holly Holm Outwrestles Yana Santos, Wins By Decision – UFC San Antonio Results (Highlights)

Holm showcased her wrestling at UFC San Antonio.

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The co-main event of UFC San Antonio is here.

With a new 6-fight contract at 41 years old, former UFC Champion Holly Holm will attempt to make one final title run and that begins with Yana Santos. Both bantamweights will look to also get back into the win column. 

Round 1:

Santos rushes in and clinches with Holm. Santos presses her against the fence looking for a takedown. Holm defends well but she is controlled for the most part in the clinch. Three minutes in, they finally separate.  

Santos goes for the clinch again but this time it is Holm who has control (for a moment). They separate with Holm landing a body kick. Santos goes for a combination but Holm clinches up with her, pressing her against the cage. The separate and Holm finds some success with her body kicks on the feet. Holm rushes in for a takedown and gets it. Holm finishes the round on top.

Round 2:

Holm lands a combination of punches. Holm stuns Santos with strikes. The fighters clinch up with Holm executing a fantastic takedown. Holm has top position and moves to side control. Holm spends quite some time on top with both fighters not doing much of anything. 

After a standstill in action, Holm lands some ground and pound in the last minute. Holm unloads on Santos with punches and elbows to close the round out.

Round 3:

The women clinch up twice but break. On the third clinch, Holm gets a takedown on Santos. Holm lands ground and pound from the top. Holm gets the back of Santos and looks to submit her with a rear-naked choke but doesn’t get it. Santos works her way back up but is still controlled by Holm in the clinch. 

They separate with one minute left on the clock. Holm shoots in for a double-leg takedown and secures it in impressive fashion. Holm ends the fight on top.

Official result: Holly Holm defeats Yana Santos by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)

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Published on March 25, 2023 at 9:39 pm
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