Mc­Cann beats Bel­bita at UFC event in Bos­ton

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Liver­pool’s Molly Mc­Cann won her third straight Oc­tagon bout with a thir­dround de­ci­sion against Ro­ma­nian new­comer Diana Bel­bita at UFC Fight Night in Bos­ton. The Bri­tish fighter, nick­named “Meat­ball”, was given a 30-26 win by all three judges to take her over­all record to 10 vic­to­ries and two de­feats. The 29-year-old fly­weight was on the of­fen­sive against UFC debu­tant Bel­bita, pro­duc­ing a strong take­down fol­lowed by some hard ground strikes at the end of the first round. “I was this close to be­ing sick on the floor at the end of the sec­ond, but I didn’t panic, tried to re­lax and land when I did,” Mc­Cann said to UFC me­dia af­ter­wards.

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