UFC Vegas 53: Shanna Young Picks Up First UFC Win By Stopping Gina Mazany

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Gina Mazany and Shanna Young, UFC Vegas 53
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 30: (R-L) Shanna Young punches Gina Mazany in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on April 30, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

On Saturday, women’s flyweight action at UFC Vegas 53 found Gina Mazany paired up with Shanna Young.

Both fighters were former bantamweights, looking to rebound from recent losses. One would do just that, in style.

With no glove touch, both women took the center of the octagon. A low kick from Mazany opened up the fight. Mazany put Young against the fence but reversed and escaped. Mazany landed a couple of punches and then attempted another takedown by putting Young against the fence yet again. Mazany started throwing knees to Young’s thighs, and then Young escaped. Young ate a knee from Mazany that dropped her for a second, but she recovered quickly. A 1-2 from Mazany followed by a low kick from Young. Mazany rushed in and landed a punch with less than 30 seconds left, and then Young threw a push kick. The round ended with Young landing a combo.

Round two started with Young landing a 1-2 and body kick. Both women exchanged single punches for about 30 seconds. Mazany landed a few left hands that hurt Young. Young landed a few kicks, and then Mazany landed a leaping hook. Mazany got a body lock and landed to a big throw, but Young quickly got up. Mazany tried for a headlock throw; however, Young reversed Mazany, got back mount, flattened her out, and started landing punches forcing the referee to step in.

Young picks up her first UFC win with the TKO stoppage, while handing Mazany her second consecutive loss.

Official Result: Shanna Young def. Gina Mazany by TKO (punches), Round 2, 3:11

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