“I Love You Ariane Lipski”- Dominick Reyes Reacts to Scary Kneebar

Published 07/18/2020, 10:05 PM EDT

UFC Light Heavyweight contender Dominick Reyes took to Twitter and lauded women’s Flyweight contender Ariane Lipski. The ‘Queen of Violence’ lived up to her moniker and snagged a brutal kneebar finish over Luana Carolina in a violent submission stoppage that garnered the attention of the entire MMA community.

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This statement performance will go a long way in putting the 125-pound weight class on notice. Additionally, several high profile performances have brought a new scale of excitement into the overall landscape of MMA. The brutal finish came in under two minutes of the very first round.

UFC Flyweight Ariane Lipski speaks out

Following the events that unfolded on the main card at the Flash Forum, Lipski spoke out in her post-fight interview. She relayed a sentiment to continually put out impressive performances as she intends to climb the ranks.

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Her game attitude has greatly endeared her to fight fans in her brisk outing at Fight Island. The initiative taken by the UFC, to showcase international fighters at Yas Island, has paid dividends. Additionally, a large number of fighters have begun surging in popularity due to the exposure offered by Fight Island.

The 13-5 fighter appears to finally be finding her footing in the promotion with stellar wins in her previous outings. She has begun building momentum, being on a two-fight streak that commenced late in 2019. She has suffered her fair share of let-downs after losing in consecutive bouts to Molly McCann and Joanne Calderwood.

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The Flyweight division is held hostage by perhaps one of the fiercest female combatants, Valentina Shevchenko. She has managed to eliminate her competition is a violent fashion, thus bolstering her legacy. Thus, the weight class is in dire need of game contenders who can possibly offer resistance to the dominant champion.

Ariane Lipski will be looking to capitalize on her newly acquired momentum. Chiefly, a few more victories over top contenders are sure to be the deciding factor in attaining a crack at gold.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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