MMA

California vs Michigan: Ashley Yoder, Amanda Cooper fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 139’ in Colorado

The Ultimate Fighting Championship held “UFC Fight Night 139” at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, United States on November 10, 2018. The fight card featured 12 mixed martial arts matches, three of which were female matches.

One of the female bouts was the sixth bout of the evening. Ashley “SpiderMonkey” Yoder, 31, of Temecula, California, United States and Amanda “ABC” Cooper, 27, of Bath, Michigan, United States battled it out in women’s strawweight division.

Blue Corner

Yoder was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States on October 20, 1987. She is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt under Ricardo Feliciano and she is representing Team Quest.

The Temecula resident previously competed in the Invicta Fighting Championships. “UFC Fight Night 139” marked her fourth bout in the UFC.

Red Corner

Cooper was born in Bath on October 22, 1991. She is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt and she is representing Scorpion Fighting System.

The Bath native previously competed in Invicta FC. “UFC Fight Night 139” marked her sixth UFC bout.

Fight Result

After three five-minute rounds, the strawweight bout between Yoder and Cooper was left in the hands of the judges, who scored it 29-28, 27-30, 29-28. In the end, referee Tom Johnson raised the hand of the Californian contender, who was declared the winner via split decision,

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 139” improved Yoder’s professional MMA record to 6 wins and 4 losses. It is her first win in the UFC, which broke her three-bout losing streak in the promotion.

On the other hand, Cooper now has 3 wins and 5 losses. She has 2 wins and 4 losses in the UFC.

“UFC Fight Night 139” Main Events

In the co-main event of the evening, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, 35, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States and Mike “Platinum” Perry, 27, of Orlando, Florida, United States battled it out in the welterweight division. The fighter from Albuquerque submitted his opponent from Orlando via armbar at 4:46 of Round 1.

In the main event, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, 31, of Seoul, South Korea and Yair “El Pantera” Rodriguez, 26, of Chicago, Illinois, United States competed in the featherweight division. The American contender knocked out his Korean opponent via elbow at 4:59 of Round 5.

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