LAS VEGAS — Canadian strawweight Randa (Quiet Storm) Markos tied a UFC document in a dropping trigger Saturday, crushed by Japan’s Kanako Murata on a UFC Combat Night time card.
All three judges scored it 30-27 for Murata (12-1-0), who used her wrestling abilities in her UFC debut to regulate the 35-year-old from Windsor, Ont., over three rounds.
The featured preliminary bout was the sixteenth UFC look for Markos (10-11-1), tying her with Angela (Overkill) Hill for essentially the most in UFC strawweight historical past. Markos submitted Hill once they met in 2019.
Murata, a adorned wrestler, took Markos down within the first minute and scored one other takedown with lower than two minutes remaining, delivering some heavy blows from above.
Markos appeared to combat at distance within the second spherical however was dumped once more with two minutes remaining. Markos escaped with out vital punishment, nevertheless,
There was extra of the identical within the third with Murata taking Markos down 90 seconds into the spherical. Murata locked on a D’Arce choke that appeared tight however Markos survived. The combat ended with Murata on high, with Markos making an attempt in useless for a submission.
The 27-year-old Murata gained the vacant Invicta strawweight title final trip with a break up choice over Emily Ducote in November 2019.
Markos, who was changing the injured Livinha (The Brazilian Gangster) Souza, was coming off a Sept. 19 submission loss to grappling ace Mackenzie Dern. Markos has misplaced 4 of her final 5 outings and is 6-9-1 within the UFC.
Former light-weight champion Rafael Dos Anjos took on Paul (The Irish Dragon) Felder in the primary occasion on the UFC’s Apex manufacturing facility. Felder stepped in on 5 days for Islam Makhachev, who was sidelined by a staph an infection.
The 36-year-old Dos Anjos returned to the 155-pound weight class after dropping 4 of his final 5 fights at welterweight (170 kilos).
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov. 14, 2020
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