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(Watch) Yana Kunitskaya bloodies Ketlen Vieira with dangerous elbows in controversial win

Yana Kunitskaya defeated Ketlen Vieira in the latest UFC Fight Night event
Yana Kunitskaya of Russia punches Ketlen Vieira of Brazil in a bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Yana Kunitskaya had her husband to be, Thiago Santos by her side, as she busted open Ketlen Vieira in a big win

Yana Kunitskaya showed off her title credentials as she defeated Ketlen Vieira in a controversial clash.

This was the co-main event of the latest Fight Night UFC card and the two women served up a brilliant clash.

Yana Kunitskaya got the win over Ketlen Vieira thanks to some bloody elbows
Ketlen Vieira of Brazil punches Yana Kunitskaya of Russia in a bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

However, they both were using different tactics in the clash. Kunitskaya was busy using a ton of punches and kicks while Vieira was trying to use her ground game and wrestling a lot.

In the end, it was Kunitskaya who got the unanimous decision win after three rounds. She also busted Vieira wide open with some brutal elbows and the Brazilian was left a bid of a bloodied mess.

This was a bit of a gruesome end to the fight but there was a lot of controversy in the decision.

While Kunitskaya got her rival bloodied open, there was the talk about how she lost the fight thanks to the great ground game of Vieira.

Adam Hill, a US sports reporter, didn’t agree with the decision and especially the scores from the judges:

However, many fans pointed out that Kunitskaya had the advantage with her strikes while Vieira didn’t really do a lot with her ground control.

Yana Kunitskaya and her fiancé celebrate the win

This was the Russian’s second win in a row and she now holds an MMA record of 14 wins, 5 losses and one no contest.

She was keen to fight anyone who was above her next and it will be interesting to see who the Bantamweight star gets next.

Thiago Santos, the fiancé of Kunitskaya, was there to celebrate the win for his wife to be. He posted a photo of the team after the fight and thanked God for all that was going on:

This was a good contest between the two women but Kunitskaya still needs another win or two before she can think of fighting for UFC gold.

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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