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UFC on ESPN 40 video: Cory McKenna makes history, taps Miranda Granger with Von Flue choke

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Corey McKenna earned Von Flue’s eighth choke submission in UFC history on Saturday at UFC on ESPN 40.

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McKenna (7-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), who at 23 is the youngest female fighter on the UFC roster, finished off a rarely used technique against Miranda Granger (7-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) in the featherweight division at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

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The Welsh fighter overcame a 10-inch reach advantage by knocking out his opponent throughout the first round and into the second. Granger made a technical error in defense and allowed McKenna to fix the submission and become the first woman in UFC history to defeat von Flue by choke.

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Watch the finish replay below (via Twitter):

After the fight, McKenna was delighted to have her name in the record book and said she received advice on how to finish Von Flue’s workout with Team Alpha Male teammate Darren Elkins.

“I’ve never finished von Flue in my life,” McKenna said in a post-match interview with Michael Bisping. “I caught her hand on my shoulder. I knew he was stuck. I did it, damn it, didn’t I?

After the victory, McKenna joins Jason Von Flue, Ovince Saint-Preux, Jordan Rinaldi, and Alonzo Menifield as the only fighters to defeat Von Flue via choke.

The most recent UFC results on ESPN 40 include:

To learn more about the card, visit the MMA Junkie event center to UFC on ESPN 40.

The story originally appeared on MMA Junkie.




Source: sports.yahoo.com

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