Chelsea Hackett isn’t a UFC fighter simply but.
The 22-year-old Gold Coast fighter misplaced to Victoria Leonardo by way of TKO on Dana White’s Contender Collection, held at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Tuesday, November 17.
It was an excessive amount of too quickly for the extremely touted Aussie prospect. Whereas the battle had its aggressive moments, Leonardo outskilled Hackett in grappling to earn the second-round victory.
The previous world Muay Thai champion had early success along with her leg kicks, visibly damaging Leonardo’s left leg, nevertheless that offence was nullified when Leonardo secured the primary takedown. After being on her again for a minute, Hackett lastly managed to stand up, disengage from the clinch and resume her standing assault. She landed her signature entrance kick, however Leonard returned with a head kick of her personal to shut the primary spherical.
Spherical two resumed evenly on the toes, but it surely wasn’t lengthy earlier than the pair have been tied up towards the cage. Following an elbow on the break which bloodied Leonardo’s nostril, Hackett landed just a few extra pictures which appeared to have Leonardo at risk. Displaying her expertise in response, the American tied up the Aussie as soon as once more and vied for the takedown, which she lastly acquired. With 1:30 left within the spherical, Hackett was on her again, away from the cage, combating to outlive. Leonardo moved to mount and unleashed a barrage of floor and pound, and with no solutions from Hackett, the referee stepped in at 4:41.
Leonardo, now 8-2, sufficiently impressed UFC Current Dana White and secured herself a contract with the win. She’s going to compete within the UFC girls’s flyweight division which is at the moment topped by champion Valentina Shevchenko. With the primary defeat of her profession, Hackett strikes to 3-1-1.
Three extra UFC contracts have been awarded on the cardboard to Tucker Lutz, Gloria de Paula and JP Buys.
Dana White’s Contender Collection: Season 4, Week 10 Outcomes:
- JP Buys def. Jacob Silva by way of Submission (guillotine), Rd 1, 4:54.
- Nick Maximov def. Oscar Cota by way of Unanimous Choice (30-26, 30-26, 29-28).
- Gloria de Paula def. Pauline Macias by way of Unanimous Choice (30-26, 30-26,30-27).
- Tucker Lutz def. Sherrard Blackledge by way of Unanimous Choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
- Victoria Leonardo def. Chelsea Hackett by way of TKO (strikes), Rd 2, 4:41.