In the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter 20, #2 ranked Joanne Calderwood took on #15 ranked Emily Kagan.
In the first round both fighters looked hesitant to exchange, with Calderwood landing a high volume of leg kicks throughout the first minute of the round. As the round went on there were brief exchanges that were razor close, with one notable exchange that saw Joanne Calderwood land a hard knee to Kagan’s body. Towards the end of the round there was a cage clinch that saw both fighters get dominant position at one time or another.
In the second round Calderwood came out swinging before pressing Kagan against the cage. Calderwood secured a takedown, and locked in a grip on a kimura that she was close to sinking in. Kagan escaped, and attempted to get up, but Calderwood locked in an inverted triangle. Kagan slammed Calderwood to escape, but she held onto the submission. The round ended with Kagan throwing strikes while still stuck in the inverted triangle, and Calderwood throwing strikes while having it locked in, but not tight enough to finish.
Dana White says there’s no third round and reads the decision.
Joanne Calderwood wins by majority decision (20-18, 20-18, 19-19).