Sara McMann may have only had one fight inside the octagon but the undefeated Olympian but through seven fights she has been able to finish off her opponents in four of those wins. Her last fight before getting signed to the UFC bantamweight division was against Shayna Bayszler at Invicta FC 2. Before you see her Saturday night in the main event of UFC 170 check out her handywork in this video.
Marina Shafir just won her fifth MMA fight as an amateur. This past Sunday night Shafir submitted Nicole Upshaw at “University of MMA: Fight Night 5” at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Shafir is the reigning Tuff-N-Uff featherweight champion, and like her best friend Ronda Rousey before her, has been submitting all her opponents in the first round — actually, most of them within the first minute. This last win took her 1:53, but who’s counting.
Ronda Rousey’s number one pick Shayna Baszler suffered a submission loss to Miesha Tate’s number one pick Julianna Pena on episode 2 of The Ultimate Fighter season 18 (TUF 18) last week. To put it very mildly, Ms. Rousey did not take the loss well. Baszler, with all her experience, seemed over-confident going up against the up-and-comer Pena — and she paid the price. Will Team Rousey be able to bounce back this week as Chris Beal takes on Team Tate’s Chris Holdsworth?