UFC Boston: Molly McCann claims third straight win with dominant victory over Diana Belbita

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By Simon Head
MMA writer
EnglandsMeatball Molly McCann created dominant performance to claim a landslide choice win over Romanias Diana Belbita at UFC Fight Night in Boston, Massachusetts.
The 29-year-old in Liverpool completed a hat-trick of successive wins in 2019 using a thorough performance.
She mixed up her striking with an ever-improving floor game to claim scores of 30-26 on every one of the judges scorecards at the TD Garden.
UFC debutant Belbita seemed to begin the greater of both, and headed into the contest riding a four-fight win streak and settled into her rhythm that was striking, but by the conclusion of the opening round McCann was on top.
A large takedown at the end of the initial round gave a glimpse of things to emerge in the moment since McCann switched her assault from striking wrestling and mastered the Romanian, whose desperation to avoid another major takedown saw her settled a stage for perennial fencing grabs.
After the action resumed McCann shot Belbita into the mat, mounted her competitor and and unloaded a barrage of ground strikes which came close to making the Liverpudlian a second-round finish.
I felt as though I was going to be ill
To her as McCann dominated with her boxing to secure three rounds around the scorecards to maintain the triumph of her mixed martial arts career Belbita survived the round, but had left to provide in the next and last framework.
McCanns very first octagon appearance saw her lose out to Canadian grappler Gillian Robertson in her hometown UFC Liverpool at May 2018, however the former Cage Warriors womens flyweight champion bounced back to claim unanimous decision strikes over Priscila Cachoeira and prior KSW winner Ariane Lipski in March and June respectively.
And the success in Boston of McCann finished a hat-trick of wins inside the octagon since her record improved and revealed her improvement as she seems to climb the ladder at the UFC womens flyweight division.
Despite her remarkable functionality, McCann revealed after the battle she had been feeling sick during the contest, saying:I felt like I had been going to be sick.
I will be happy when I look back, but I am devastated right now.
I need to get back in there and do another 3 rounds to repair it. Ill jump all over it Should they give me a second opportunity before the conclusion of the calendar year.
At least on my worst day, I produced a performance that made me a win.
At the nights key card opener, English middleweight DarrenThe Dentist Stewart showcased his improved gas tank since he suffered several takedowns from former US national team wrestler Deron Winn before utilizing his striking to make the achievement via split decision and hand the American his first career loss.
Stewart, 28 battled his way back to his feet before scoring with effective strikes at the stand-up, although winn held the crystal clear advantage at the wrestling part of the competition.
Since the bout went past the point, Stewarts cardio began to tilt the competition in his favour as started to evade Winns takedowns and punish both the American. It gave the edge in the reckoning as he took the win over the scorecards with dozens of 28-29, 29-28, 29-28 to fasten his fourth victory in his past five outings in the UFC along with the 11th win of his career to the Brit.
After his victory, Stewart said hed like nothing more than to make his next appearance once the UFC yields to London.
Id like to fight in London again, he explained.
Let me fight in my hometown, give me a opportunity to show just how much Ive improved since the previous time and set on a show for my fans.

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