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UFC Fight Night 88 Results: Sara McMann Lays on Jessica Eye for the Decision

UFC Fight Night 88 Results: Sara McMann Lays on Jessica Eye for the Decision

The tragedy with Sara McMann isn’t that she’s boring as hell and her only exciting fights are the ones she losses spectacularly. No, the tragedy is that as a high-level Olympic wrestler, she SHOULD be so much better. But she’s not.

At UFC Fight Night 88, McMann took on the always-scrappy Jessica Eye. It went about as expected. In other words, it was boring.

For all three rounds, McMann did her thing, avoiding Eye’s striking skills with a wild overhand right that lead into a bullrush of a takedown attempt. Eye was able to avoid going to the ground at first, but given McMann’s resume, going horizontal was inevitable, so in Rounds 2 and 3 it was all about Eye not having enough wrestling or jiu-jitsu to effectively wage war in that realm.

To Eye’s credit, she avoided trouble whenever her opponent circled around to her back, in the third round she gutted out of a North/South choke that others would’ve tapped to.

But the fight lacked in excitement, and though McMann took the clear-cut decision when all was said and done, her gentle plea for a title shot afterwards was simply wasted breath. Who wants to see McMann fight for a belt?

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