UFC 281 video: Erin Blanchfield dismantles Molly McCann on the ground before finishing with nasty kimura


Erin Blanchfield ended the hype around Molly McCann in emphatic fashion at UFC 281.

Despite competing in her own backyard, Blanchfield actually found herself being booed on Saturday thanks to the overwhelming popularity that McCann has built in her last couple of fights. None of that mattered once the action got started with Blanchfield snatching an early takedown, nearly finishing with elbows on the ground and eventually locking on a nasty kimura that forced McCann to tap out.

The end came at just 3:37 in the opening round.

” “It felt great and it was well worth $50K,” Blanchfield stated after the victory. I was surprised that they didn’t stop her. She was still moving. But I think it could have been stopped even earlier.

“Andrea Lee hasn’t had any fights. She’s [ranked] Number. 9, I’d love to take that spot.”

A couple of striking exchanges led to Blanchfield dropping down and planting McCann on the canvas with a perfectly-timed takedown early in the fight. Blanchfield quickly moved into side control and began to rain down elbows from the Crucifix position.

McCann found himself trapped, Blanchfield hammering away at the top of the table with short elbows and punches while the Liverpudian ate shots.

The referee didn’t make a move to stop the fight so Blanchfield decided to go for a different attack after she locked in a kimura that forced McCann to try and scramble free to save her arm from serious harm. McCann fell for a second, but Blanchfield re-adjusted and grabbed the same submission.

Blanchfield positioned her leg above McCann’s, giving her leverage to turn her arm further back. The tap was performed a second later, before further damage could be done.

Now 4-0 in the UFC, Blanchfield appears to be a future contender in the flyweight division and this latest victory just proved she’s ready for higher ranked competition.

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2022/11/12/23455344/ufc-281-video-erin-blanchfield-dismantles-molly-mccann-on-the-ground-before-finishing-nasty-kimura?rand=96749