After two consecutive losses, Ashlee “Rebel Girl” Evans-Smith, 30, earned her third UFC win. She defeated Bec “Rowdy” Rawlings, 29, at “UFC 223” on April 7, 2018.
The flyweight bout between Rawlings and Evans-Smith ended after three five-minute rounds. It was left in the hands of the judges.
All of the three judges scored 30-27. It was in favor of Evans-Smith.
After defeating Rawlings, Evans-Smith’s record improved to 6 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Rawlings’ record downgraded to 7 wins and 8 losses.
Evans-Smith had her first UFC win on February 21, 2016. She defeated Marion “The Bruiser” Reneau, 40, of Visalia, California at “UFC Fight Night 83”via split decision.
On September 3, 2016, Evans-Smith won her second UFC victory. She knocked out Veronica Macedo, 22, of Venezuela via elbows at “UFC Fight Night 93.”
On the other hand, Rawlings earned her first UFC win May 10, 2015. She defeated Lisa Ellis, 35, of Olympia, Washington via rear-naked choke in the first round.
On May 19, 2016, Rawlings won inside the UFC cage for the second time. She defeated Seo Hee Ham, 31, of Busan, South Korea via unanimous decision.
But after defeating Ellis and Seo, Rawlings lost to her three most recent opponents. Rawlings lost to Paige “12 Gauge” VanZant, 24, of Portland, Oregon on August 27, 2016, to Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres, 28, of Colorado Springs, Colorado on February 4, 2017 and to Jessica-Rose “Jessy Jess” Clark, 30, of, of Cairns, Australia on November 18, 2017.
“UFC 223” took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In the main event, undefeated fighter Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, 29, of Dagestan, Russia fought for the UFC Lightweight Championship against Al Iaquinta, 30, of New York City, New York.
In the co-main event, reigning UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Rose “Thug” Namajunas, 25, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin defended her title against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, 30, of Olsztyn, Poland in a rematch. Meanwhile, here is UFC President Dana White giving a “UFC 223” recap: