Molly McCann is set to make her Octagon return when she takes on fellow flyweight contender Erin Blanchfield on November 12 at UFC 281. This will be ‘Meatball’ Molly’s third appearance in 2022, after delivering two stunning knockout victories at UFC Fight Night 204 and 208 in London. The former Cage Warriors Champion will be looking forward to carrying on her hot win streak in one of the most anticipated fight cards of the year at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Molly McCann Returns
McCann last fought on July 23rd in the O2 arena, beating Hanah Goldy by first-round TKO. The spectacular finish in front of the London crowd earned her a Performance of the Night bonus. This takes “Meatball” to 6 wins and three losses inside the UFC, with an overall pro-MMA record of 13 wins and four losses. The Liverpudlian has been capturing the hearts of fans across the UK, and that was evident as her stoppage victory set the London fans into a frenzy at the O2 arena.
In the other corner, Erin Blanchfield is one of the hottest prospects in the women’s flyweight division. The 23-year-old is ranked 13th in the Flyweight rankings and has been 3-0 since entering the UFC last September. Her notable victories include a dominant display over a fellow contender in Miranda Maverick and a submission victory over J J Aldrich last June. The fighter nicknamed ‘Cold Blooded’ will be a stellar test for McCann, with the two fighters having a polar opposite style.
The Fight Breakdown
The two fighters share a similar height and frame, but Blanchfield has a significant six-inch reach advantage. Blanchfield’s pressure-heavy wrestling style will be focused on taking the fight to the ground. However, she has made certain improvements to her striking, as was evident in her latest matchup with Aldrich.McCann although has the significant power advantage which she can deliver in her standup.
The event goes down at the iconic Madison Square Garden Arena on November 12th and is headlined by the incredible middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Alex Perreira. There have also been talks of Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler co-headlining the event.
Who do you think wins in this one?