Leah McCourt displayed some good striking skills and movement, cruising to a unanimous decision win over Jessica Borga in the Co Main Event of Bellator 267 which took place in Friday Night Oct. 1st at the SSE Arena in London.
McCourt (6-1 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) and Borga (3-4 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) went straight at it in the opening round with the latter looking to establish presence as the aggressor but was forced back as McCourt used her sixmze advantage to perfection in the clinch.
McCourt kept Borga pinned to the cage and connected a few knees before sweeping Her off her feets to the canvas but that was bad for her as Borga immediately grabbed a Kimora, McCourt kept her composure as Borga kept her submission attempts on track.
McCourt was able to escape and get back to her feet, landed punches and Jabs as Borga began displaying characteristics of a gradually tiring opponent. McCourt then capitalised on a missed kick to take Borga back to the fence and again looked to land some knees while Borga search for another Kimora.
Bellator 267 Full Fight Card Results
Borga was more successful this time than the first landing a few strikes and was able to take the fight to the canvas where McCourt was subjected to numerous submission attempts till the bell was heard.
Both fighters got engulfed in a back and forth exchange in the early seconds if the second round with Borga getting the better of her Northern Irish opponent. Borga connected some huge shots before McCourt then took the fight to the Mat after Borga landed a kick.
Borga, who seemed more of a grappling specialist looked to capitalise on the decision by McCourt but the latter avoided being caught up on the Mat and returned back to her feet.
McCourt found her range and connected a few stiff Jabs, taking her concentration to the body, while showcasing her evolving striking skills and after a while she scored a takedown but instead of remaining with the American, McCourt quickly got back to her feet and continued her striking for the remainder of the round.
McCourt kept her striking game up in the third round and connected a few Jabs before a huge kick pushed Borga back.
Borga finally realised the fight is slipping from her and decided to up the pressure on McCourt but instead ran into a left Jab. McCourt then kept fighting from the outside and allowed Borga to chase her around, whole she picked he apart from a distance.
Borga continued outing the pressure but McCourt wasn’t engaging and instead punched and ran her way to the final bell.
McCourt was announced the winner of the fight after three rounds with the Judges each scoring the fight for her of 30-27, 29-28, 29-28. With the win, She remains unbeaten since signing with Bellator.
Photos Of Leah McCourt Vs Jessica Borga