Tape rankings @ Women’s Flyweight
Who won Blanchfield vs McCann?
Erin Blanchfield beat Molly McCann by submission in the 1st round during the prelims of UFC 281, on Saturday 12th November 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Blanchfield vs McCann stats
Erin Blanchfield stepped into the octagon with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Molly McCann made her way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested McCann had a large advantage in power over Blanchfield, boosting at 46% knock out percentage over Blanchfield's 22%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Blanchfield had a large advantage over McCann, boasting at 22% submission rate over McCann's 0%.
Erin Blanchfield was the younger woman by 9 years, at 24 years old.
Blanchfield had 6-inch reach advantage.
Blanchfield was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2018, 2 year and 9 months later than McCann, whose first professional fight was in 2015. She had fought 14 less professional rounds, 30 to McCann's 44.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Erin Blanchfield had been fighting more than Molly McCann.
Going to this contest, Erin Blanchfield had last fought 1 year, 5 months and 24 days ago, while Molly McCann's last outing had been 2 years, 2 months and 24 days ago.
Blanchfield's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 10 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
McCann's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 4 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 2 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Blanchfield vs McCann?
Erin Blanchfield was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Molly McCann made her way into the ring at 3/1 (+300) with oddsmakers.