World News – UA – UFC 254 Video: Miranda Maverick wins after elbow slices open bridge in Liana Jojua’s nose


Few things can alter the trajectory of a fight in a split second like a sharp elbow that causes a bad cut and few of those elbows have been delivered with the precision Miranda Maverick displayed in the first round of her UFC 254 preliminary fight with Liana Jojua

The duo traded in the pocket during their flyweight bout when Maverick (8-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) landed a perfect left elbow to the bridge of Jojua’s nose Jojua (8-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) played the remainder of the round as his face turned into a blood-soaked mess

At the end of the round, Jojua’s corner did their best to close the cut, but it was a gnarly slice, and they couldn’t stem the bleeding The fight was stirred by the cage doctor Jojua, to his credit, wanted to continue and could be heard shouting « No, no, please no! » But it goes into the book as a TKO win for Maverick

We might have a real rookie in Maverick, who once made waves at Invicta FC, where she won a one-night ‘Phoenix Rising’ tournament and also beat UFC veteran Pearl Gonzalez her last time She was on point throughout her UFC debut against Jojua

And furthermore, Maverick, who according to her Wikipedia page is studying for her doctorate in industrial psychology at Old Dominion, said she was doing her schoolwork on « Fight Island » so she only started to scratch the surface. of its potential

« I do schoolwork the whole time I’m here, » Maverick said. « Who knows what I’ll do when I finish my studies and have 20 more things to do? »

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World News – UA – UFC 254 Video: Miranda Maverick wins after elbow cuts open bridge from Liana Jojua’s nose


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