Molly McCann is spinning and winning and everyone is talking about it.
“Meatball” scored a surefire “Knockout of the Year” candidate at The O2 in London, blasting Luana Carolina with a spinning elbow that left Carolina out cold on the mat. It was the exclamation point on what was already a history-making night for McCann: The Liverpool native already became the first Englishwoman to compete on a UFC main card in London when she made the walk to the octagon on Saturday, and she is also the first woman to score a spinning elbow knockout in UFC history.
The emphatic victory put McCann, who is now 5-3 in the UFC, on a two-fight winning streak.
Unsurprisingly, the finish created massive buzz on social media, with everyone from former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo to fellow flyweight contender Casey O’Neill to longtime veterans like Cub Swanson reacting to the knockout.
See the best of the reactions from the MMA community below:
— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) March 19, 2022
— Casey Oneill (@kingcaseymma) March 19, 2022
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 19, 2022
That elbow was awful!
— Jamahal Hill (@JamahalH) March 19, 2022
I’m having fuckin meatballs tonight
— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) March 19, 2022
— Ode’ Osbourne (@OdeOsbourne) March 19, 2022
What woman is knocking other women out like @MeatballMolly
— Amanda “ABC” Brundage (@ABCnation115) March 19, 2022
— Dan “50k” Ige (@Dynamitedan808) March 19, 2022
— Diana Belbita (@DianaBelbita) March 19, 2022
Crazy finishes tonight
— Bonecrusher (@Marc_Diakiese) March 19, 2022
Fuck in elk….. @MeatballMolly helbows for elbows
— Danny Roberts #HC (@DanHotChocolate) March 19, 2022