Spherical 1 – Belbita takes the middle and tucks her chin and begins pumping out the jab. Counters from de Paula as she seems to be to take a seat again and time the returns. Belbita firing mixtures, including in bodyshots and a kick to the legs. Belbita conserving her quantity excessive, and de Paula’s nook calling for her to get the jab going. She does fires off three punches, and he or she’s correct with the strikes. Belbita continues to maintain her quantity excessive, and de Paula decides to maneuver ahead and clinch. Knees traded inside, and Belbita works to get free. Ultimately they break and transfer again to the middle. They’re buying and selling within the center, however it’s Belbita who’s setting the tone. Each are having moments. Strikes from de Paula are discovering the mark, however they’re not coming ahead fairly as continuously. Clinch from de Paula, and the spherical ends there. MMA Junkie offers it to Belbita, 10-9.
Spherical 2 – Belbita out rapidly once more, however de Paula a bit of busier to start out. She must get working. Belbita nonetheless going to the top and physique, mixing up her photographs. Counters nonetheless the most important physique of labor from de Paula. She strikes into the clinch. Knees traded inside. Belbita ultimately in a position to draw back, and so they reset. With Belbita attacking, de Paula stays mild on her toes and is having her moments, however there’s fixed fireplace coming her means. Clinch once more from de Paula, and knees traded in tight as they work agains the fence. She will get Belbita off-balance and to her knees and tries to assault the neck. Belbita controlling the palms and attempting to face, and he or she does work again to the toes. Now de Paula touchdown a couple of punches, however Belbita will get busy once more rapidly. She fires a excessive kick on the finish. Nearer, however MMA Junkie leans towards Belbita, 10-9.
Spherical 3 – Fast shot from de Paula, however Belbita stuffs it and sprawls out. She pushes down on the top and stands in a well-executed protection. Belbita instantly again to quantity hanging. No backing down from de Paula, and so they proceed to alternate. Temporary timeout from a Belbita eyepoke, however de Paula is OK to hold on. Belbita busy with strikes, however de Paula is ready to get inside and wrap the physique and journey the motion to the canvas. Belbita doesn’t keep there lengthy, instantly scrambling again to her toes. She will’t fairly get free, as de Paula holds a clinch. Knees traded inside. They’re eaching holding tight, with de Paula working from the skin. Not a ton of motion, however quick knees traded. They lastly break free with lower than a minute. Each girls buying and selling punches. Knees coming from de Paula, as effectively. Excessive kick from de Paula. They rip off punches till the very finish, working in shut quarters. MMA Junkie offers the ultimate spherical to de Paula, 10-9, however awards the struggle to Belbita, 29-28. Judges disagree.
Outcome: Gloria de Paula def. Diana Belbita through unanimous resolution (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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Data: Diana Belbita (14-7 MMA, 1-3 UFC), Gloria de Paula (6-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC)
Division: Girls’s strawweight
Referee: Mark Smith
Judging: Mike Bell (29-28, giving de Paula rounds 2 and three), Derek Cleary (29-28, giving de Paula rounds 2 and three), Adalaide Byrd (29-28, giving de Paula rounds 2 and three)