LXF 3: Brittney Cloudy Breaks Down First Pro Victory

Brittney Cloudy discussed her first pro win, and what’s next, following a submission of Tiani Valle at LXF 3.

Commerce, CA — After a busy amateur career, flyweight Brittney Cloudy made her pro debut last July at Invicta FC 30. A split decision against Erin Blanchfield, the result did not go Cloudy’s way.

Somewhere in here, there’s a joke about cloudy skies clearing up. Because just over a year later, Cloudy was on the LXF 3 card, against the most experienced Tiani Valle. Valle had fought Keri Melendez back in Bellator. She had a win over KOTC and RIZIN vet Andy Nguyen.

Cloudy finished her off in the third round, submitting Valle via a rear-naked choke. Although not before incurring some damage of her own in the third. That saw Cloudy caught with a punch. “She definitely got me there, so much that I didn’t even really see it,” she told Cageside Press after the bout.

“I was glad to be able to use the cage to find some time to recuperate,” Cloudy continued. “From there, I was actually hoping to get the fight to the cage, so I was already there, so I just capitalized on that moment. Like ‘alright, let me recover, and let me see what I can get from here.'”

Cloudy had a noticeable reach advantage, but admitted that “I expected her to bring the pressure. I was kind of trying to feel her out and establish my range a little bit. But once I figured out what I needed to do to get that range and figure out that, I found myself more successful.”

“I’m ready for another one,” she answered when questioned about what comes next. “I’m going to take some time to enjoy this victory, but back to the gym. Ready for the next thing. I’m on an upward climb, expecting the next one to be just as tough. I’m on a roll here, I’m ready.”