Instead, Magana (11-9 MMA, 0-3 UFC) struggled to get much done as Cooper (3-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) dominated her en route to a TKO stoppage at Saturday’s event.
Referee Keith Peterson stepped in to save Magana late in the second round of the UFC Fight Pass-streamed fight at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. But Magana claims she wasn’t done, and indicated sexism was behind her stoppage loss (via Twitter):
Magana won notice from UFC commentators Joe Rogan and Jon Anik for improved standup in the early moments of the fight, but when Michigan native Cooper took the action to the ground, a different story emerged. Magana was completely overwhelmed and took several hard shots as Cooper held dominant position.
After a brief stint on her feet in the second round, Magana was taken down and nearly choked before Cooper settled into a devastating rhythm from top position. Unable to escape, Magana took several hard shots and didn’t appear to be intelligently defending herself.
But according to Magana, she was biding her time for a turnaround in the final frame (via Twitter)
Magana snapped pictures of her swollen face after the fight and took one last shot at her critics (via Twitter):
The loss marked Magana’s third straight setback in the octagon and followed an exceptionally difficult training camp. In a pre-fight interview with MMAjunkie, she spoke of living through Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, her adopted home, and discovering a blood disease that limited her physical potential and required treatment.
A controversial presence during her appearance on “The Ultimate Fighter 20” and a brash Twitter presence, Magana drew headlines in May when she was punched by current women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg after an argument at the UFC fighter’s summit. Police were called and misdemeanor battery charges were filed against Cyborg.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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