One of two women’s strawweight fights on the UFC 275 card, Liang Na vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez was flying under the radar in comparison to its counterpart, for obvious reasons.
While Zhang-Jedrzejczyk 2 had the lion’s share of the attention, however, Liang Na had a memorable scrap in her promotional debut last year, and was now looking to return to the win column. Meanwhile, Juarez had lost two straight after arriving in the UFC on a three-fight win streak.
Two fighters with their backs to the wall often produce fireworks, and that was the case again on Saturday.
After a touch of gloves, both fighters took the center of the octagon. A jab and front kick from Na started the fight. An overhand from Na landed, and then a few seconds later, Na shot for a takedown which Juarez defended. Next, Na slipped off a head kick but got back up. Juarez landed a right hand that stunned Na and then followed it up with another one that put Na’s lights out!!
OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOODNESS!!!!! @Silvana_Malvada just came in and delivered a KO 🤯
— UFC (@ufc) June 11, 2022
With her back against the wall, Juarez picked up her long-awaited first UFC win after dropping her first two. On the other hand, Na is now on a two-fight losing streak and will most likely be fighting for her job next time out.
Official Result: Silvana Gomez Juarez def. Liang Na by knockout (punch), Round 1, 1:22