U.S. newbie boxing champ Danyelle Wolf, who gained her manner into the UFC on Dana White’s Contender Collection a few years again, lastly made her promotional debut Saturday at UFC 279.
Wolf was paired up with Norma Dumont in a uncommon girls’s featherweight struggle. Whether or not Wolf had developed sufficient of a floor recreation and takedown protection to seek out success towards a fighter who had confronted the likes of Megan Anderson, Felicia Spencer, and Aspen Ladd amongst others was the query heading in.
But whereas many had centered on the bottom recreation, few anticipated Dumont to shine within the stand-up battles between the 2.
A big a part of the primary spherical was a feeling-out course of between each fighters. Dumont landed just a few good leg kicks and Wolf was fully positive sticking together with her jab. It was Dumont that landed the primary large punch, that being a proper hand that shook Wolf a bit. Wolf by no means landed something vital and Dumont did a positive job countering Wolf as she got here ahead. Dumont ended the spherical with another good proper hand.
Within the second spherical, Dumont landed just a few exterior leg kicks to begin the body. Wolf by no means may discover her vary failing to catch her opponent. Dumont did take the boxer down however made a questionable resolution and let Wolf arise. It wasn’t a foul transfer although as she dropped Wolf with an enormous proper hand off an change. As soon as once more, she let Wolf off the hook however dropped Wolf another time on the finish of the spherical.
Wolf got here out with some urgency within the closing spherical however rushed right into a takedown from Dumont. Dumont was in a position to land some floor and pound earlier than transferring to facet management. From there she transitioned into the mount. Dumont was busy with floor and pound overwhelming Wolf. The spherical ended with Dumont within the mount smashing Wolf with elbows. Zero query as to the winner, with the largest shock being Dumont having extra success on the ft than a high-level boxer.
Official Outcome: Norma Dumont def. Danyelle Wolf by unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)