Molly McCann had won three straight in the UFC women’s flyweight division headed into Wednesday night. That streak, however, came to an end care of Taila Santos at UFC Fight Island 1.
Brazil’s Santos (16-1), who entered the UFC via the Contender Series in 2018, picked up her first win inside the octagon when with a one-sided unanimous decision. The win had the Astra Fight Team member bounce back from a debut loss to Mara Romero Borella last year.
Santos told Cageside Press following the bout that she had the right preparation to get the job done. “Molly’s a very tough opponent and but we put together a great game plan for her and I was able to execute it perfectly in the fight.”
Like many other fighters, Santos found the empty venue — now the norm for pandemic era events — a help. And in general, her Fight Island experience was a positive. “It was really, really cool being here on the islands, a great experience. To be honest, testing was a little bit annoying, but it was great to be here. Great to be a part of this and great to be able to hear my corners in this,” she stated.
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