Fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) sent their congratulations to flyweight contender Erin Blanchfield after she prevailed through decision against Taila Santos at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie. In her pursuit of a crack at the UFC championship, Blanchfield risked her eight-fight winning run against the ever-threatening Brazilian fighter. The Brazilian was from Brazil. After all of the back-and-forth activity, she came out on top as the winner in the end.
Both of the women were really forthright right from the beginning. During the first round, Santos exhibited better striking and prevented the American from obtaining a takedown. The second round got underway on a note not dissimilar to the first. Blanchfield, on the other hand, continued to press the action and eventually succeeded in grabbing Santos’ back, which tipped the scales in her favor and won the round.
Blanchfield maintained her lead throughout the third round thanks to her better cardio, and as a result, she emerged winner according to the scorecards of the judges [29-28 X 3]. The flyweight competitor now rated seventh overall improved her record to 12-1 with this victory, extending her winning streak to nine matches since June of this year.
Erin Blanchfield calls for a title shot after UFC Singapore win
Erin Blanchfield did not mince her words after her victory over Taila Santos and declared that she should face the winner of the next championship fight rematch between champion Alexa Grasso and previous divisional queen Valentina Shevchenko. This bout is scheduled to take place in the near future.
During her conversation with Michael Bisping, ‘Cold Blooded’ revealed the following:
“Oh, the shot of the title is the one I want next. I want whomever comes out on top between Valentina and Grasso.
Watch her request for a championship shot beginning at the 1:10 point in the video that is below:
Blanchfield has a strong case for a crack at the title, since she currently holds six victories in the UFC and has one of those victories coming over a past title contender.