Jodie Esquibel had no answer for the pressure of Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 118 featured strawweight action. Former title contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz took on Jodie Esquibel. The action was held inside the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland.
A push kick from Esquibel got things started. Kowalkiewicz caught a kick and threw a right hand. A knee to the body was there for Kowalkiewicz. Esquibel landed a punch and went for a spinning backfist. Kowalkiewicz got a combination through. She kept countering her opponent.
An uppercut landed for Kowalkiewicz early in the second stanza. Some knees in the clinch connected for Kowalkiewicz. More knees landed and Kowalkiewicz moved forward with strikes. She went high with a kick and continued her relentless pressure.She took her opponent down and transitioned to an armbar. Esquibel survived the round.
Like in round two, Kowalkiewicz opened the final frame with an uppercut. Esquibel ate a knee. Esquibel simply had no answer for the pressure of her opponent. Kowalkiewicz popped Esquibel with some jabs. The round ended and the decision was clear.
Final Result: Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Jodie Esquibel via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)