Cory McKenna beats Cheyanne Vlismas by unanimous decision on UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas | MMA News

Cory McKenna improved her UFC record to 3-1 with a unanimous verdict over Cheyanne Vlismas on Fight Night in Las Vegas.

The Welsh strawweight won a 29-28 decision from all three judges as she took a round to work out her opponent before controlling the fight at close quarters.

McKenna picked her short punches in a dominant third round to take her overall MMA record to 8-2; Vlismas is 2-2 in UFC and 7-2 overall.

The main Fight Night event saw Jared Cannonier defeat middleweight rival Sean Strickland by split decision.

The cards read 49-46, 46-49, 49-46 in favour of Cannonier, who improved to 16-6; Strickland fell to 25-5 and has lost his last two fights after winning six straight.

Despite losing, Strickland held a 152-141 advantage in significant strikes. He also recorded the only take down.

Cannonier held an advantage in shots to the body (60-24) and blows to the legs (24-2).

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