Jéssica Bate-Estaca defeats Marina Rodriguez and defends her position in the top 5 in Brazilian clash at UFC 300

Former strawweight champion has a close fight and convinces most of the judges after three rounds

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There was excitement in the Brazilian clash that took place on the preliminary card of the UFC 300. Former strawweight champion (up to 52,1kg.), Jessica Andrade, Bate-Estaca' had a balanced clash with Marina Rodriguez on the historic card held in Las Vegas (USA). After three rounds, the woman from Paraná was declared the winner in a split decision by the judges.

In addition to recording the second consecutive victory, Bate-Estaca has more to celebrate. The victory against her compatriot guarantees the native of Paraná in the top 5 of the category and brings the athlete closer to competing for a new belt.

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Frustrated by her opponent, Rodriguez's dream of an unprecedented challenge for the belt has been postponed. The gaúcha player is momentarily removed from taking a place in the top 5 of the division.

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The fight started with Rodriguez throwing straight shots and long-range kicks. Bate-Estaca had difficulty getting closer to the opponent and received attacks launched by the rival. Marina fought strategically and avoided entering Jéssica's range of action. Halfway through the round, Rodriguez threw a front kick, but ended up losing his balance. The former champion attacked and started attacking with ground and pound. Rodriguez tried to stop the clash, while the Paraná native tried to take advantage of the good moment. In the final minute, Bate-Estaca prevented the opponent from standing and asserted the advantageous position. In the final seconds, Marina threatened a triangle, but Jéssica defended herself well. The stage ended with Jéssica on top on the ground.

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In the second round, the fighters exchanged frank attacks in the center of the octagon. The challenge was even, with both throwing powerful blows. Marina made her greater reach count and once again bet on long-distance attacks. Halfway through the round, Rodriguez acted intelligently and did not allow the Paraná native to land the main blows. Near the final minute, Jéssica went 'all or nothing' and threw herself towards her rival. Bate-Estaca rocked her compatriot with a cross and started to press her opponent against the bars. Marina accused the attacks of being cornered by the former champion. Jéssica started to punish the gaúcha, but Rodriguez ended up saved by the bell.

The last round began with Marina betting on combinations of jabs and straight shots. Rodriguez threw a spinning punch, which exploded in her opponent's guard. Almost halfway through the round, Marina lost her balance after a Bate-Estaca cross. The gaucho went to the canvas, but got up. Jéssica tried to corner her opponent, but Marina showed danger in the counterattack. With three minutes gone, Marina placed a standing hand triangle on her opponent and was looking for the submission. Jéssica tried hard and managed to free herself from her opponent. Almost at the end of the confrontation, the fighters began to exchange blows in the center of the Octagon. In the final seconds, Marina threw a low kick and fell. The gaúcha got up, but Bate-Estaca threw powerful blows, until the timer ran to zero.

UFC 300 results

MAIN CARD

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Alex Poatán derrotou Jamahal hill by knockout at 3m14s of R1 – fight for the belt

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Weili Zhang derrotou yan xiaonan in the unanimous decision of the judges (49-45, 49-45, 49-45) – fight for the belt

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Max Holloway derrotou Justin gaethje by knockout at 4m59s of R5- fight for the BMF belt

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Arman Tsarukyan derrotou Charles of the Bronx in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Average weight (up to 83,9kg): BoNickal finished Cody Brundage with a rear naked choke at 3m38s of R2

PRELIMINARY CARD

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Jiri Prochazka derrotou Aleksandr Rakic by technical knockout at 3m17s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): aljamain sterling derrotou Calvin kattar in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Kayla harrison finished Holly holm with a rear naked choke at 1m47s of R2

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Diego lopes derrotou Sodiq Yusuf by technical knockout at 1m29s of R1

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg) Renato Moicano derrotou jalin turner by technical knockout at 4m11s of R2

Straw weight (up to 52,1 kg): Jessica Stacker derrotou Marina Rodriguez in the judges' split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Bobby Green derrotou Jim Miller in the unanimous decision of the judges (30-27, 30-25, 29-26)

Bantam weight (up to 61,2 kg): Deiveson Figueiredo finished cody garbrandt with a rear naked choke at 4m02s of R2

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