Busy weekend for female fighters. Let’s run it down.
— #UFCNashville (@ufc) April 22, 2017
Dandois was making her UFC debut and it was clear in the fight that her striking could use some improvement.
Davis capitalized using her striking and wrestling to control the bout.
The third round saw Dandois get the fight to the ground and land shots that scored her the round, but it was too late.
The judges scored it 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 for Davis.
Meanwhile, Danielle Taylor used her striking and takedown defence to earn a narrow unanimous decision win over Jessica Penne.
— #UFCNashville (@ufc) April 23, 2017
Taylor kept the fight standing for the most part and made the most her exchanges in the pocket. Penne held her own, but could not get the fight to the ground long enough to control the bout.
The judges scored it 29-28, 29-28, 29-29 for Taylor.
Undefeated Bellator flyweight Ilima-Lei-MacFarlane (6-0-0) continues to chug along. She defeated Jessica Middleton via first-round armbar at Bellator 178 in Connecticut.
— Brandi Higa (@bhiga12) April 22, 2017
MacFarlane is the favourite to become the division’s inaugural flyweight champion.
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) April 22, 2017
Meanwhile, at Combate Americas:
— Nicdali (@Nicdali) April 14, 2017
I won via unanimous decision! It wasn't what I hoped for but I got that W, time to get back to the gym and work! pic.twitter.com/13fxmC8Zrd
— Alesha Zappitella (@aleshazapp) April 21, 2017
— Gina Iniong (@GinaIniong) April 22, 2017
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) April 21, 2017
— Ces Oreña-Drilon (@cesdrilon) April 22, 2017
Crossfire readers keeping score know we featured Gonzales Hills during Fight Week. Her Instagram shows she’s already back on the grind in Sydney, Australia, preparing for the next fight.
In April 2016 I fought in Manila and tore my UCL, I was told it would take 12 months to rehab and a year later I came back fully recovered to compete again. I didn't get the result I wanted but I believe the best is yet to come and I will be back! Yours sincerely, one resilient mofo ✌🏽#longroad #wmma #kilapino #resilient #mofo
See you next week!