There was a time when Sexton was considered to be one of the top female fighters in the sport and the statement may still ring true in terms of 125ers. However, she clearly can’t hang at bantamweight as evident from her second straight lopsided loss inside the Octagon. Opponent Jessica Andrade had little trouble handling Sexton’s offense and may have picked up a TKO win at one point had a different referee been overseeing the action. Unfortunately, Sexton doesn’t have a long leash based on being 36 years old, so odds are high she’ll be released in the coming weeks. Sexton could end up taking a tilt on the regional scene, but her inability to compete on the sport’s biggest stage combined with age may ultimately spark her retirement since she’s a highly successful academic and doesn’t NEED to fight.
Eleven individuals came up short at UFC Fight Night 30 and are currently dealing with the hangover of defeat. In some cases, the losses were worse than others, coming in particularly pivotal pairings or involving eye-opening upsets. Meanwhile, lightweights Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson are also probably feeling a bit low after their bout was stopped due to damage from an accidental, illegal knee and ruled a No Contest.
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