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Erin Blanchfield vs Molly McCann report
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 23 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 16 less professional rounds, 27 to McCann's 43.
Blanchfield vs McCann form
McCann had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had beat Hannah Goldy at UFC Fight Night London on 23rd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at The O2, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, she had beat Luana Carolina at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at 02 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, she had won against Ji Yeon Kim at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, she had been beaten by Taila Santos at UFC Fight Island 1 on 15th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
She had beat Bryony Tyrell at Cage Warriors 90 on 24th February 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their Cage Warriors Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, England.
Blanchfield's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 4 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 6 months and 2 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
McCann's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 26 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year and 5 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 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.
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