WATCH: Intense Face Off Between Molly McCann And Taila Santos Ahead Of UFC Fight Night On Fight Island

Published 07/15/2020, 6:14 AM EDT


UFC Fight Island was off to a tremendous start with the success that was UFC 251 at Yas Island. Following suit is an explosive Fight Night contest with the headlining features being Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige. Further, the main card is also home to a women’s flyweight bout between Molly McCann and Taila Santos.

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MMA fans and media were up in a tussle following an intense face-off between the two-game opponents. The hungry smack-talking Brit in McCann took to Twitter and expressed her desire to scrap. Following the stare-down, it seems as though fight fans are in for a barn-burner come July 15.

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The fight was already highly touted due to the ferocious nature of both athletes. However, the anticipation is sky high after they squared off and had to be separated by UFC President Dana White. Their placement on the card is strategic, and by the looks of it, we’re in for a war.

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Molly McCann is often likened to fellow brit Darren Till when being mentioned with the UK circuit. She entered the UFC in 2018 and bounced back off her immediate loss in the promotion. She is now in a 3 fight run and has looked dominant in her exchanges.

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Moreover, she goes into the bout with a supreme air of confidence that has become a staple for ‘Meatball’. The 10-2 professional has drawn out a two-year plan which she believes will culminate with a title shot. Additionally, very few fighters have actively called out their shot against the tyrant, Valentina Shevchenko.

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Brazilian striker Taila Santos is looking to bounce back after a split decision loss back in 2019. She first made her appearance under the banner of the UFC with a victory on Dana White’s contender series. She enters the bout against ‘Meatball’ McCann as betting dog despite her extended experience.

MMA fans and pundits predict that the bout will take place largely in the pocket given both fighters striking background. A victory at Yas Fight Island will help move the women up in the UFC ranks by a considerable measure. Not to mention, all eyes are on the world leader in MMA.

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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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