The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to us tonight, July 15, 2023, for UFC Vegas 77, going down live from the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada.
Headlining the event is a bantamweight clash between no. 3 ranked former champion Holly Holm (15-6) and no. 10 ranked Mayra Bueno Silva (10-2-1).
Co-headlining the event is a welterweight showdown between rising star, no. 14 ranked Jack Della Maddalena (14-2) and debutante Bassil Hafez (8-3).
Our second bout going down on the main card tonight came at 145 lbs between Norma Dumont (10-2) and Chelsea Chandler (5-2). Dumont came into the bout on a two-fight win streak, having gone 5-2 through her previous seven promotional bouts, while Chandler came in off a win in her UFC debut that improved her streak to five-straight.
Continue reading to see how this women’s featherweight affair went down:
Official Result: Norma Dumont def. Chelsea Chandler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chandler opens up with her striking early on but is immediately met with a nasty combination from Dumont that causes her to turn her back and quickly retreat. Chandler ties Dumont up along the fence and is eventually tripped down to the mat, where Dumont remains in her guard until the end of the opening round.
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Dumont starts to land heavy inside leg kicks in the second, and also lands more hard punches. Chandler is eating them well however. She walks straight into a double leg takedown, Dumont remaining on top for two or so minutes.
Dumont secures another perfectly timed takedown in the third and final round, going 3-for-3 on her attempts, dominating the final stretch handily with her grappling.
Norma Dumont improves her win streak to three-straight tonight at UFC Vegas 77, and also breaks the record for the most wins in UFC women’s featherweight history with seven.
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