VIDEO: Emotional Moment After UFC Fight Night as Molly McCann Receives Extra Money

Published 09/05/2021, 9:41 AM EDT


At UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till, fans witnessed an intriguing women’s flyweight bout between Molly McCann and Ji Yeon Kim. The pair left everything they had in this exciting clash, which rightfully so resulted in one of the best fights of this event.

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‘Meatball’ McCann was on a two-fight losing streak, while Kim was 1-1 in her last two fights coming into this bout. Thus, both fighters were aiming to put on a dominating performance to come back into the win column.

The pair got what they wanted, a slugfest. In their three rounds of a long-drawn battle, McCann had done enough to catch the eyes of the judges. As a result, ‘Meatball’ McCann emerged victorious via unanimous decision, with all the three judges scoring the contest 29-28 in her favor.

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This dominating performance by both fighters resulted in the UFC awarding their bout the ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus. It means that both McCann and Kim will receive an extra $50,000 as a bonus for putting up a great show.

On receiving bonus, ‘Meatball’ McCann had an emotional reaction. There is an immediate reaction video of her hearing this good news on her official Twitter handle. In the video, ‘Meatball’ McCann appears to be emotional and happy about receiving the bonus. The Tweet is captioned – “50g s baby.”

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Here is how Molly McCann vs. Ji Yeon Kim went down

In their slugfest, McCann wasted no time and started off as the aggressor in the first round. McCann sprinted across the octagon and landed a big overhand right, and didn’t slow down from there. Then, McCann went for a takedown, where she was unsuccessful.

After a failed takedown attempt, the pair accidentally clashed their heads, resulting in McCann dropping on the canvas. However, Meatball did a good job clinching Kim for the remaining first round after the head clash.

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Akin to the first round, McCann was the aggressor right from the start. Meanwhile, Kim settled down at this point and started landing good shots of her own. However, it didn’t slow down McCann as she walked through everything Kim was throwing and landed the biggest shots of the round. The second round ended in McCann, landing a successful takedown.

The last and final third round was an evenly matched round. Both fighters were exhausted at this point. Kim landed some great shots to the body. However, McCann was still walking through Kim, landing more significant strikes. 

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The bottom line is, ‘Meatball’ McCann clearly dominated Kim en route to a unanimous decision victory.

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Were you excited watching this lone women’s bout at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Till?

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Arman Khan

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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