Russian veteran Milana Dudieva earned a close decision victory in her long-awaited Octagon debut tonight at UFC Fight Night 48: “Bisping vs Le” in Cotai, Macau. The powerful judoka narrowly outpointed American prospect Elizabeth Phillips in a bantamweight bout on tonight’s preliminary card.
As she often does, Dudieva gave up top position repeatedly in scrambles on the ground, but she stayed active from her back with submission attempts. Phillips landed minimal ground and pound throughout the fight and she was punished for her perceived passivity by two of the three cageside judges.
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