Lucie Pudilova is 1-1 in the Octagon, and was some sort of MMA champ in the Czech Republic – which means absolutely nothing, but I thought I’d throw that in there for background info anyway. Her UFC Fight Night 126 opponent is Sarah Moras, who popped up in Invicta FC a few years back before resurfacing at TUF 18 and then coming back to the Octagon about once a year.
After a brief exchange on the feet, the action goes to the ground for much of the first round, with Moras ground and pounding the hell out of Pudilova. Moras is working and doing damage, but for some reason the referee stands them up – God, Texas Commission, why must you always suck?
The inexplicable stand-up gives Pudilova the opportunity to drop Moras with a right, but when the Czech follows her down to punish her, Moras very nearly catches her in a slew of armbar and triangle attempts. Moras is cranking her arm at the horn.
Moras wastes no time threatening with that armbar in Round 2, forcing Pudilova to slam herself free. This time it’s Pudilova’s turn to deliver some ground and pound. Eventually Moras’ sub attempts have the Czech returning to her feet, where she cracks Moras again with that killer right hand. Now the horn saves Moras.
It’s a constant struggle to get the fight to the mat for Moras in Round 3, but she eventually succeeds to attempts to feed her foe leather. Pudilova does a better job of tying her up and avoiding damage, and a late sweep has her on top in the waning seconds of the bout.
Results: Lucia Pudilova def. Sarah Moras via Unanimous Decision