Round 1 – Big combo by Perez connects clean on Evans-Smith. Perez shoots and gets the takedown. Good ground-and-pound by Perez, who’s now in half guard. Perez back to guard. Good shots from Perez here. Three minutes left. Heavy shots by Perez, non-stop! Evans-Smith gets back to her feet briefly, but Perez drags her back down. Perez gets mount! Big shots from Perez. Oh, nasty elbows! Evans-Smith gets back to her feet, but takes a few shots from Perez in the process. Head kick by Perez. The bell rings.
MMA Junkie scores the round 10-8, Perez.
Round 2 – Leg kick by Evans-Smith. Oh, hard body kick by Perez. And Perez gets the takedown with ease. Evans-Smith back up, but Perez has her tied up. Hard knee to the head from clinch. Perez looking extremely dominant. And Perez drags Evans-Smith back to the ground. Perez working from side control. Three minutes left. Nasty elbow by Perez. More elbows by Perez. Complete control here by Perez. Evans-Smith gets up, but she’s now being pressed against the cage. One minute left. Evans-Smith breaks free. Now Evans-Smith presses Perez against the cage. Perez breaks free. Evans-Smith walks down Perez for a few seconds and the bell rings.
MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Perez.
Round 3 – Perez closes the distance and takes down Evans-Smith immediately. Evans-Smith gets up, but she’s being pressed against the cage. Good dirty boxing by Perez. And Perez gets the takedown. Heavy shots from Perez. Three minutes left. Evans-Smith scrambling like crazy, but Perez is winning every scramble. Perez is throwing around Evans-Smith. Two minutes left. Perez in complete control here. Evans-Smith briefly gets back up, but Perez takes her back to the canvas. Perez gets mount. Big shots from Perez. The bell rings. Extremely dominant showing by Perez.
MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Perez. Overall 30-26, Perez.
Result: Ailin Perez def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
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Records: Ailin Perez (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Ashlee Evans-Smith (6-6 MMA, 3-6 UFC)
Division: Women’s bantamweight
Referee: Chris Tognoni