Poliana Botelho made a statement at UFC Chile on Saturday night, finishing off Japan’s Syuri Kondo in under a minute.
In televised preliminary action at UFC Chile on Saturday night, Brazil’s Poliana Botelho took on Syuri Kondo of Japan in strawweight action. Heading into the event at the MoviStar arena in Santiago, Chile, Bothelho was looking for her second win in the promotion, as was Kondo. Botelho had taken Pearl Gonzalez to decision back in October at UFC 216. Kondo, meanwhile, had earned a split decision against Chanmi Jeon back in September.
Someone was going to pick up the loss, and someone was going to have their first win streak in the UFC. Who would come out on top?
Much like the televised prelim opener between Gabriel Benitez and Humberto Bandenay, Botelho vs. Kondo did not last long. In the opening round, Botelho opened things up with a kick to the body that took the fight right out of Kondo. Kondo backpedaled to the fence, and went down in a heap. Poliana Botelho swarmed, dropping punches until the ref had seen enough. He waved it off, and Botelho had the win — even quicker than Benitez, at just 33 seconds of the very first round!
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The win also happened to be the fastest in women’s strawweight history.
Poliana Botelho def. Syuri Kondo by TKO (body kick and punches), Round 1, 0:33