Molly McCann Delivers In London Once Again
Like the old bus reference, you wait four years for a UFC finish, and now Molly McCann has two. London has been kind to McCann. It was again. The O2 Arena needed a little lift of spirits, McCann served up what they needed.
It wasn’t quite as dramatic as her win in March, but it was quicker. And in many ways, even more impressive.
Hannah Goldy didn’t see out the opening round, her takedown attempts were stuffed with relative ease. Any chance of an upset win for the American got remoter as each attempt came without reward.
Goldy had the look of a fighter starting to fade dramatically quickly, and McCann didn’t give her any chance to catch her breath.
McCann had looked sharp on the feet from the get go, and without her normal physical disadvantages inside the Octagon, the Liverpool fighter landed with some ease. Yet again, a spinning elbow did the damage, and when Goldy fell to the canvas, McCann quickly found the punches to end the fight at the 3:52 point of the opening round.
Now 13-4 and on a three-fight win streak, McCann has surely earned a fight with a ranked flyweight. Less than a year ago her UFC career looked virtually over, now it is anything but.
McCann is on a roll, and plenty of ranked fighters in the UFC flyweight division will be in no rush to face McCann in this mood. Lauren Murphy who defeated Miesha Tate last weekend, would be a fascinating match-up, and would give McCann the chance to propel herself into the top five of her division. A McCann victory shouldn’t be ruled out if the two should meet down the line.