Las Vegas, NV – UFC strawweight Elise Reed has been busy in 2022 with three bouts within the calendar yr already. The newest a victory over promising newcomer Melissa Martinez at UFC 279 on Saturday night time.
Reed (6-2) had her arms full for at the very least the primary spherical with “Tremendous Mely” using a kick-heavy aggressive assault. At one level Martinez threw a kick that Reed responded to with a powerful counter proper that damage her.
After dropping Martinez onto the canvas with the precise Reed was seen pointing to the commentary desk.
“They talked about the precise hand. And after I dropped the precise hand I says yeah I heard you,” Reed advised Cageside Press amongst different media at her post-fight scrum.
Reed headed into her battle at UFC 279 realizing it was the final battle on her contract. The added strain didn’t have an effect on her nonetheless.
“Going into Cory’s (McKenna) was very related. I got here in at 125 which btw won’t ever occur once more. I’m not a 125er. I by no means have been. I don’t care how lengthy I’m going to be combating for,” Reed stated.
“(Again to the Cory battle) I needed to sort of present that I used to be imagined to be a 115er and this one was one thing like that. So hopefully you get to see me once more.”
Martinez (7-1) got here into UFC 279 with a number of hype behind her together with her kickboxing assault. The matchup with Reed gave the impression to be a fan-friendly one and it lived as much as the hype.
“I’m going to take my losses even-keel, however should you don’t assume I’m a superb striker, you don’t fairly know me as properly. I feel everyone is actual excited with this matchup as a result of we’re each striker. Having her have a bunch of kudos and amp to all that was higher for me,” she stated.
“I’m pleased to brawl as properly. I can hit again.”
Watch all the post-fight scrum with Elise Reed above.