UFC’s return to London at The O2 was Molly McCann’s toughest test to date, but she pulled it off by knocking out her opponent with another spinning elbow.
A flurry of punches set up by McCann’s elbow sent Hannah Goldy to the canvas at 3:52 of the opening round. Before jumping into the arms of Barstool Sports CEO Dave Portnoy to celebrate her victory, McCann completed a victory lap around the ring.
No, I have never witnessed lightning strike twice.” “Well, fellas, you’ve got it now!” Afterward, McCann said of her efforts. A political chant unfit for television ensued, with her leading the way.
Paddy Pimblett’s breakout star Paddy McCann was victorious in his third straight U.K. MMA fight. Goldy clenched her fists and went for a single-leg takedown in an attempt to stave off her doom. When McCann was on top, she was able to keep Goldy on the receiving end of her punches. As McCann drew away, Goldy’s last chance at a takedown was a grab on the ankle. Ref Herb Dean stepped in as the Brit returned with the fight-ending combination, dropping Goldy cold.
After submitting Emily Whitmire in the octagon for her first victory in four tries, Goldy must start over.