UFC on ESPN+ 13: Brianna Van Buren wanted finish because of Souza's weigh-in antics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Brianna Van Buren beat Livinha Souza with a unanimous decision Saturday night on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 13 in Sacramento, Calif.

Take a look inside the fight with Van Buren, who was taking on a fellow former Invicta FC strawweight champion in Souza.

Result: Brianna Van Buren def. Livinha Souza via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Updated records: Van Buren (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), Souza (13-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC)

Key stat: Van Buren won for the fourth straight time to snap Souza’s four-fight winning streak.

Van Buren on the fight’s key moment

“I wanted to play with the levels and land to the head and body. I’m a little hard on myself right now. I have to go back and look at it, but it felt slow. I could have picked up the pace, but I’m happy with the win.”

Van Buren on being hopeful for a finish

“I feel all right. Honestly, I really wanted to finish, since it’s my UFC debut. I wanted to get the finish in the first because I felt she came off as disrespectful at the weigh-ins. She shook my hand and then got in my face. I went in there a bit emotional, but it is what it is.”

Van Buren on what she wants next

“I want a top 10 (opponent) next. Give me whoever will step up and fight me. I’ve got to look at the rankings, but whoever wants to smoke can come get it.”

To hear more from Van Buren, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

For complete coverage of UFC on ESPN+ 13, check out the MMA Results.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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