Joanne Calderwood’s second win in MMA will be a memorable for more than the obvious reasons.
Calderwood got the unanimous decision victory over Lena Ovchynnikova at the Super Fight League 3 in New Dehli, India Sunday. The win came with some dirty fighting on the part of Ovchynnikova.
After a dominate ground game by Calderwood in round 1 with an armbar and triangle attempt, she continued her dominance in round 2. She was able to get Ovchynnikova in a rear naked choke, but Ovchynnikova was able to fight out of it. During a second ground session, Ovchynnikova was warned several times before finally being deducted a point for holding the fence.
In the third round, Ovchynnikova headbutted Calderwood during the grappling battle (see video below at 3:20 in) and then she bit Calderwood as Calderwood was attempting to go for the rear naked choke (see video below – at 4:10 in).
Calderwood told us that she was waving to the ref about the bite, but the ref told her to keep going. Calderwood took a picture of the bite mark post fight. Ovchynnikova last opponent Sanja Sucevic confirmed that she was also bit in their fight.
Despite all this, Calderwood got a dominate unanimous decision victory; 30-26 on all cards.
Nor word on when Calderwood’s next fight will be, but don’t be surprises for her and Sucevic to face each other in the SFL in the near future.
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