Road to UFC 3: Episode 1 Breakdown and Predictions

Strawweight, Miki Motono Vs. Feier Huang

Tale of the Tape

Miki Motono
Ishikawa, Japan
Combined opponent’s record: 34-22-1
Feier Huang
Leshan, Sichuan, China
Combined opponent’s record: 23-19

Pros and Cons

Miki Motono


  • Decent wrestling
  • Submission threat
  • Good ground and pound
  • Credible jiu-jitsu


  • Shoots from too far out
  • Puts herself into submissions
  • One-dimensional

Feier Huang


  • Aggressive
  • Decent kickboxing


  • Poor submission defense

Prediction: Neither of these girls are anywhere near UFC level. Huang however does have some good to high-level competition. She’s been in the cage with Dong Huaxiang, Ariane Carnelossi, Svetlana Gotsyk, Maryna Moroz, and Weili Zhang but she lost to all of them. On the other side, she has zero notable wins. In no instance should a 14-8 fighter be close to the UFC.

Motono is coming off a loss but has at least had success. She’s a former Deep strawweight champion. Like Huang, Motono has no notable wins but has losses to good fighters. I have to pick Motono because she’s a good wrestler/grappler and that’s where Huang struggles. I mean the girl has seven submission losses. My pick is Motono by second round submission.