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MOLLY MCCANN

AGE

28

RECORD

8-2-0

REACH

62”

HEIGHT

5'4"

WEIGHT

125 LBS

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

NEXT GENERATION MMA LIVERPOOL

HOMETOWN

LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE, ENGLAND

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT MARCH 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 147 – VS PRISCILA CACHOEIRA

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stance. Mccann opens the fight with a leg kick. Cachoeira takes the center. Both fighters are aggressive early. Cachoeira is putting pressure on Mccann. She explodes with the punches and lands a right hand. Mccann dives for a single leg. Cachoeira initiates the clinch and defends the takedown. Big elbow lands for Mccann on the separation! Both fighters are fired up! Mccann lands another right hand over the top! 1st min in, hard spinning back kick lands for Mccann! She follows the attack with more punches! Cachoeira Returns fire and lands a hard right hand! Both fighters are swinging power punches! Cachoeira is walking Mccann down. Nice right hand lands for Cachoeira! Cachoeira catches the kick and lands a two-punch combo! The fight is going back and forth! Big right hand lands for Mccann! Mccann misses with the power one-two. Mccann is very aggressive. However, she is eating a lot of punches coming in. Halfway in, Cachoeira is looking more relaxed. Mccann shoots for a single leg and gets it! Cachoeira rolls to her left and finishes on top! Mccann shoots for the arm triangle! Cachoeira is defending well. Cachoeira escapes and makes a transition to the guard. Mccann shoots for the armbar! It looks tight!!! Cachoeira is trying everything to defend!!! It looks like Mccann has it!!! 1 min to go, Cachoeira is showing big heart! Cachoeira escapes! Great job by Cachoeira! Mccann is trying to set up the brabo choke! Cachoeira is in all sorts of trouble! Cachoeira escapes but Mccann explodes with a nasty ground and pound! 10-9 Mccann

Rd 2 – Mccann takes the center and opens the round with a big right hand! Cachoeira felt that one! Mccann is the aggressor. Another right hand lands for Mccann. Cachoeira is flat-footed. Mccann is destroying her on the feet. Hard spinning back fists lands for McCann! She is looking sharp and confident. 1st min in, Cachoeira eats another right hand! Cachoeira clearly lacks the head movement. Both fighters are slowing down. Mccann dives for a single leg. Cachoeira defends. Mccann is looking like a fresher fighter. She is looking for the opportunity to explode with the punches. Nice step in left hook lands for Mccann. It is all Mccann in this round. Cachoeira lands a jab. Mccann responds with the big punches! Nice overhand right lands for Mccann! Stiff jab lands for Mccann. Cachoeira initiates the clinch but eats a couple of knees to the body! Mccann is throwing volume strikes. Cachoeira is looking lost in the standup exchange. He is taking a lot of damage. However, Cachoeira keeps moving forward. She is holding her hands low. 1 min to go, Mccann is displaying great boxing skills. Mccann is swinging and missing. Big left hand lands for Mccann! She follows with the straight right! Cachoeira is still pressing forward. She lands a nice two punch combo. Both fighters are going at it in the last 10 seconds! 10-9 McCann

Rd 3 – Mccann comes out aggressive and she trips Cachoeira down to the mat. Mccann looks for the guillotine choke! Cachoeira shows her submission defense and manages to scramble back to her feet. Nice one-two lands for Cachoeira. Mccann is light on her feet. Cachoeira is putting hard pressure on McCann. 1st min in, Nice uppercut-left hook combination lands for Cachoeira! Cachoeira wakes up in this round. She is stalking Mccann. Mccann fires an overhand right. Cachoeira counters with a nice right hook. Mccann has a big cut below her left eye. Both fighters are tired. Cachoeira is throwing volume in this round. Cachoeira is landing nice short punches. Halfway in Big counter left hand lands for Mccann! Cachoeira has taken insane amount of damage in this fight so far. Cachoeira is working with the jab. Mccann is countering with the left hook. Cachoeira lands a nice uppercut. Big step in knee to the body lands for Cachoeira! She is looking incredibly good in this round. Mccann is missing with the power punches. Mccann connects with a big left hook! Cachoeira continues with the pressure. Both fighters are showing great conditioning. 1 min to go, The referee stops the fight. The doctor comes in to check the cut below McCann’s left eye. The fight continues. Both fighters are exploding on each other! Mccann connects with a nice left hook. Cachoeira is chasing Mccann across the octagon. Both fighters exchange hard punches! Cachoeira tags Mccann with the right hand! 10-9 Cachoeira

WATCH FIGHT

MAY 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 130 – VS GILLIAN ROBERTSON

RESULT – LOST VIA 2nd RD TECHNICAL SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stance. Robertson takes the outside position. Mccann establishes forward pressure. Robertson fakes the takedown attempt and lands a left hand over the top. Nice double jab lands for Mccann. Mccann is light on her feet. She is looking for a way in. 1st min in, Mccann is looking for a boxing match. Robertson is showing great footwork. Both fighters exchange punches. Nice step in uppercut lands for Mccann! She has fast hands. Big overhand right lands for Mccann! She follows the attack and lands a left hook. Robertson dives for a single leg and scores a takedown. Robertson is fighting for the position. She takes the half guard and starts putting hard pressure on Mccann. Halfway in, Robertson is putting hard pressure on Mccann with her shoulder. Robertson makes a transition to the side control position. She is looking for the arm triangle! Mccann escapes. Robertson is in the full mount! Mccann is in trouble! She scrambles as Robertson takes her back. Robertson is showing her great grappling skills. 1 min to go, Mccann is trying everything to escape. Robertson is isolating the arm. Mccann spots the danger and defends. Robertson is working for the rear-naked choke! Mccann is defending well. 10-9 Robertson

Rd 2 – Mccann comes out aggressive. She connects with a quick one-two combination. Robertson dives for a takedown. Mccann escapes. Another takedown attempt from Robertson. This time she grabs the single leg and scores another takedown. Robertson easily takes the full mount position! Mccann is in trouble early in the round! 1st min in, Robertson is working for a submission. Mccann rolls and gives her back! Robertson puts both hooks in. Mccann has a hard time getting back to her feet. Robertson quickly sinks in the rear-naked choke!!! Mccann refuses to tap and she goes to sleep!!!

WATCH FIGHT

FEBRUARY 2018 CW 90 – VS BRYONY TYRELL

RESULT – WON VIA 2nd RD TKO (PUNCHES)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stance. Mccann takes the center and immediately starts walking Tyrell down. Both fighters are patient. Tyrell opens the fight with a leg kick. Nice straight right-hand lands for Mccann. Tyrell responds with a kick to the body. Mccann slowly starts letting her hands go. Nice overhand right lands for Mccann! 1st min in, Tyrell has a hard time keeping her distance. Mccann is calm and patient. Nice left hook lands for Mccann. She is looking more focused. Big left hand lands for Mccann! She starts provoking Tyrell. It is all Mccann so far. Halfway in, Tyrell is hesitating too much. Mccann fakes the right hand and lands a nasty left straight! Tyrell is switching her stances. Mccann closes the distance and connects with a two-punch combo! Mccann catches the kick and lands a right hand! Tyrell times the next attack and takes the body lock. 1 min to go, she is working for a takedown. Mccann separates and explodes with the punches! She is on fire! She is swinging power shots and partially landing. Mccann rushes forward and eats a hard knee to the head! Mccann explodes once again and lands an overhand right. 10-9 Mccann

Rd 2 – Mccann takes the center. She opens the round with a left hook. Tyrell lands a couple of kicks. Hard leg kick lands for Mccann! She continues to dominate the fight on the feet. Nice step in left hand lands for Mccann. 1st min in, Mccann is throwing a lot of faints. She is looking to time the entering. Big left hand lands for Mccann! She is exploding with the volume strikes!!! Tyrell is trying to defend but Mccann continues to lands clean punches!!! The Tyrell is not defending herself!!! The referee stops the fight!!!

WATCH FIGHT

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RECORD BREAKDOWN

16 MATCHES 13 WINS 3 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 6 0
SUBMISSION 3 0
DECISION 4 3
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • McCann is the aggressive standup fighter with very good boxing skills.
  • She is the former Cage Warriors flyweight champion.
  • She is a pressure fighter as seen against Tyrell and Robertson.
  • After her loss to Robertson. Mccann has made big improvements in her jiu-jitsu.
  • Mccann is very accurate with the power punches as seen against Cachoeira and Tyrell.
  • She is constantly exploding with the volume strikes.
  • Mccann has a decent wrestling offense. However, her defense is poor.
  • McCann has great timing on her boxing combinations, especially the counters as seen against Cachoeira.
  • Against Cachoeira, Mccann has shown very good scrambles. She was constantly threatening with the submissions.
  • Against Cachoeira, Mccann has shown that she can also fight under constant pressure.