ABU DHABI – Karol Rosa beat Vanessa Melo with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Rosa, who picked up her fourth straight win.
Result: Karol Rosa def. Vanessa Melo via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Updated records: Rosa (13-3 MMA, 2-0 UFC), Melo (10-8 MMA, 0-3 UFC)
Key stat: Rosa outstruck Melon 159-85 and landed a pair of takedowns.
Rosa on the fight’s key moment
“In the second round, I thought they would stop the fight, but they didn’t. I showed I was ready for three rounds.”
Rosa on a tough fight
“It was a war. Vanessa is a tough girl. I imagined it would be a war. I thank God I got the victory. I trained so much for this fight. My strategy was to use my muay Thai, but I was ready to go to the ground and show my jiu-jitsu.”
Rosa on what she wants next
“I’m ready for whatever comes along now. Whatever I need to do, I’ll be there. Whatever comes along, I’ll go for it.”
To hear more from Rosa, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.
Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/karol-rosa-ready-for-whatever-ufc-251-war-video/