Irene Aldana scored a signature finish over Macy Chiasson on the Main Card of UFC 279, which took place on Saturday Night September 10th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Aldana ended the fight with a stunning up kick to the liver leaving Chiasson folded on the canvas in pain before the referee Jason Herzog waved the fight off. Prior to the kick, both fighters split the first two rounds and had their moments. The end came at exactly 2:21 of the third round.
Aldana had to overcome a size and reach disadvantage and to do that, quickly closed down on Chiasson early in the fight and was able to establish her jab and landed a set of kicks on her opponent, making her uncomfortable.
The Ultimate Fighter champion was controlled and towards the end of the first round was at the receiving end of a big right hand that wobbled her and Aldana kept the onslaught coming till Chiasson had no choice but make a failed takedown attempt, opening her up for the former to make an arm bar submission attempt.
Elbows rained on Chiasson and more submission attempts were maid by Aldana, who looked to finish off the fight but somehow Chiasson survived, making it to the second round.
Chiasson bounced back from the first round with a dominance of her own in the second round. Aggressively taking the fight to Aldana in the second round, she scored a takedown and took Aldana’s back. From there she rained down elbows and punches in Aldana, who tried desperately to get out of the position.
The fight had turned and Chiasson was on top after losing so badly in the first round. The final round was then meant to decide the fight after they split the first two rounds.
The third round started with both doing some good striking, Chiasson then scored another takedown but this time, Aldan stopped her from dominating as in the second round making her returned to her feet. Just moments later, Aldana landed a huge kick, which landed deep in Chiasson, who immediately fell to the canvas in pain before the fight got waved off.
Aldana now improves her record, 4 – 1 in the UFC
Irene Aldana Vs Macy Chiasson Full Fight Photos