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Video: Molly McCann Spinning Elbow Knockout

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At the time of writing, UFC London has wrapped up the prelims and is now halfway through the main card. We have yet to see some huge names fight but have already seen some stunning finishes from Ilia Topuria and Makwan Amirkhani. The scouser Molly McCann has always been an entertaining fighter in and out of the cage but tonight in front of a home crowd she shined brighter than ever.

“Meatball” Molly McCann Stuns at the O2

McCann kicked off the first round with a huge flurry and looked like she was about to put her opponent away, with the volume she was working at, it looked as though if a finish didn’t come, exhaustion definitely would. That, however, was not the case, McCann showed impressive technique in spinning attacks despite fatigue, even in the slower second round she stayed composed and worked hard for a 10-9 round win.

After an impressive knockout against a hometown fighter by Topuria, “Meatball” had to make up for the O2’s sadness in seeing one of their own get finished. She did this and more, as in the third round she hopped on big flurries and eventually set herself up and executed a beautiful spinning back fist right on her opponent’s jaw. The home crowd, in awe, lost their minds and joined in instant celebration as McCann exited the cage and grabbed a UFC belt from ringside making for a legendary moment for the organization, the home country, and herself.

With a strong champion and many talented ranked fighters, McCann will no doubt have a tough challenge in her next outing and there are plenty of names for her to take.

How are you enjoying UFC London so far? Who do you think Molly “Meatball” McCann should face next in pursuit of a title shot?

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