Outside of Ronda Rousey, the WMMA scene has received little attention. There’s an elite striker that’s going relatively unnoticed right now — a sleeper named Joanne Calderwood. In Straw-weight, She’s an European Muay Thai champion and currently ranked #4 in the Unified WMMA Rankings. The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 presents 11 straw-weight fighters competing for the UFC belt.
This bout was against Ashley Cummins back in 2012. She demonstrated graceful and evasive movement, defensive wrestling, good counter-punching, and several knee strikes. Getting to the liver isn’t as simple as just striking it — it’s important to draw an opening. Watch the video to see how Calderwood created and exploited the opening.
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