Mariya Agapova was able to score an impressive victory over Sabina Mazo in the main Card of UFC Vegas 39 on Saturday night at the UFC Apex Facility in Las Vegas.
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Agapova had a great start to the fight and complimented her efforts with a good technical display against Mazo. She controlled the fight and was able to connect some good striking that was mostly due to her perfect timing and after doing that for two rounds, Agapova ended the fight with a perfect fight ending sequence, switching from a big right hook to a Rare Naked Choke.
Agapova was able to keep calm in the face of an aggressive Mazo in the opening round and was landing on Mazo despite her rush forward. She was clearly with the advantage and was able to use speed and precision to out-strike Mazo. She was mixing things up with combinations of hands and leg kicks that gradually slowed Mazo down.
Agapova was able to take advantage of Mazo’s forward movement and her counterstrikes from range connected with ease. Mazo was looking a step back with her strikes and Agapova made her pay for each of them she made.
With a big right hand, Agapova then sent Mazo to the canvas and in a split second jumped in on the rare naked choke, giving Mazo no time to recover and got her tap at exactly 1:05 of round 3.
“It was the game plan from my coach,” Agapova said about her win. “Thank you so much for my coach. I got to a very bad situation before my fight financially and all my friends were helping me. Sabina is a very tough opponent. She did a very good.”
After the victory, Agapova wasted no time in calling out Maryna Moroz (10-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC), who has not been in good terms with her since her departure from the American Top team.
“I would like to call out Maryna Moroz because she talked sh*t about me in an interview,” Agapova said.
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