Victoria Leonardo is as happy as can be and for good reason.
Recently, Leonardo made the long journey from Louisiana to London to fight Mandy Bohm at UFC London.
In the fight, Leonardo was able to use the clinch to her advantage and she was able to secure two takedowns on way to a unanimous decision win.
The win marks Leonardo’s ninth as a professional and win number nine holds a special meaning for her as it was the first of her UFC career.
The road to her first octagon win was tough has Leonardo dropped her first two UFC outings after earning a contract on Dana White’s Contender Series. Not only did she lose her first two UFC fights, but she unfortunately suffered back-to-back broken arms in those fights which resulted in surgeries.
Now Leonardo is hoping the injuries are behind her as she looks to make a run in the flyweight division.
Following her win at UFC London, Leonardo spoke with MyMMANews and discussed her first UFC victory, her road to this point and her friendship with fellow UFC flyweight Andrea Lee, who helped corner Leonardo for the fight.
You can watch her full interview in the video above.
A full list of results from UFC London are listed below:
Curtis Blaydes defeated Tom Aspinall via TKO (injury) – Round 1, 0:15
Jack Hermansson defeated Chris Curtis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Paddy Pimblett defeated Jordan Leavitt via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:46
Nikita Krylov defeated Alexander Gustafsson via KO – Round 1, 1:07
Molly McCann defeated Hannah Goldy via TKO – Round 1, 3:52
Volkan Oezdemir defeated Paul Craig via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ludovit Klein defeated Mason Jones via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Marc Diakiese defeated Damir Hadzovic via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Nathaniel Wood defeated Charles Rosa via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Jonathan Pearce defeated Makwan Amirkhani via TKO – Round 2, 4:10
Muhammad Mokaev defeated Charles Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jai Herbert defeated Kyle Nelson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Victoria Leonardo defeated Mandy Bohm via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nicolas Dalby defeated Claudio Silva via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)