FightPost MMA Fighter of the Week: Cory McKenna

FightPost MMA Fighter of the Week: Cory McKenna

By Dan McConnell

What were you doing at the age of 21?

This past weekend’s FightPost MMA Fighter of the Week made her full UFC debut, after earning a contract on the Contender Series at just the age of 21.

Former Cage Warriors top talent, turned UFC strawweight fighter Cory McKenna opened the action on the UFC’s main card this weekend.

An impressive decision victory over Kay Hansen, also 21, made history by being the youngest fighters currently on the UFC’s roster.

Hansen threatened with multiple rear naked choke and arm bar attempts, but McKenna showed excellent fight IQ, submission defense and stand-up game to get the victory in a closely fought contest.

McKenna is currently riding a four fight win streak and took her professional record to 6-1 with the victory in her UFC debut.

Nicknamed ‘The Hobbit’, McKenna trains under the watchful eye of Team Alpha Male coach and UFC Hall of Famer Uriah Faber.

As jokingly described by UFC commentator Brendan Fitzgerald as ‘The land of the midgets’, Team Alpha Male seem a perfect fit for the young Welsh prospect to continue her meteoric rise.

At 21-years of age, both fighters showed up under the spotlight and proved why the UFC women’s strawweight division is trending upwards.

Photo Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

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