Joanne Calderwood gets Hail Mary tap of Kalindra Faria
Calderwood (12-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) submitted Faria (18-8-1 MMA, 0-3 UFC) with three seconds left in the first round, even though Faria spent more than 4:30 on top in the frame. After working for a late triangle choke, Calderwood pulled off an armbar to get the finish.
The women’s flyweight bout was part of the preliminary card of today’s UFC Fight Night 135 event at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass ahead of additional prelims on FS2 and a main card on FS1.
“I’m back and I’m here and I’m ready,” Calderwood said. “I knew it was going to bring my career on (moving to Syndicate MMA in Las Vegas). … I got the submission and showed I’m a well-rounded fighter.”
Just 15 seconds into the fight, Faria shot for a takedown and put Calderwood gently to the canvas. She quickly got to side control and tried to go to work. She worked to pass, and Calderwood nearly swept her way out. But she couldn’t get to her feet fast enough and the Brazilian kept her on the canvas.
With a minute left, Calderwood finally was able to get something done. She worked her legs up for a triangle choke attempt, and it was tight. Calderwood landed elbows from the bottom, then pulled down to torque on the choke.
When it looked like Faria was going to survive..
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