UFC On ESPN + 31 Results: Jennifer Maia Submits Joanne Calderwood With An Armbar in the First Round (Highlights)

The Brazilian fighter dominated on the feet but also showed her skills on the ground when she was taken down by Calderwood. Maia quickly snatched an armbar to end the fight in the first round.

Jennifer Maia Vs Calderwood
Jennifer Maia Vs Calderwood - Image via @UFC Twitter

Up next in Vegas is the co-main event of the evening, Joanne Calderwood (14-4) faces off against Jennifer Maia (17-6-1) in what could decide the next title challenger in the women’s flyweight division.

Round 1

Maia takes the center of the cage and lands a low kick. Calderwood lands a front kick and pushes Maia back. Nice counter left hand from Maia. Calderwood lands another push kick but eats a body-head combination from Maia. Head kick blocked by Maia who then lands a one-two. Another combination lands for Maia. Calderwood catches a kick from Maia and takes her down. Maia controls the wrist of Calderwood from the back and tries to set up a triangle. Maia lands some elbows from the bottom and attacks an armbar. Maia rolls with the armbar and Calderwood has no choice but to tap.

Official results: Jennifer Maia wins by way submission due to an armbar at 4m29s of the very first round.

Check the highlights below:

Published on August 1, 2020 at 10:44 pm
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