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Biggest win of UFC career

One of Kelowna's fiercest fighters had the biggest win of her career Saturday night at UFC 215 in Edmonton.

Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras, 29, stepped into the Octagon for the first time in two years, against the 15th best women's bantamweight fighter in the UFC, Ashlee Evans-Smith.

Moras was a two-to-one underdog going into the fight.

She's taken the last two years off to recover from several injuries, but her coach David Lea said she showed “no signs of ring rust.”

The fight went to the mat within the first minute, with Evans-Smith gaining a dominant position early.

On the ground, Moras's strong jiu-jitsu skills were put up against Evans-Smith's extensive college wrestling background, with Moras coming out the victor.

Two minutes and 50 seconds into the first round, Moras secured an armbar, forcing Evans-Smith to tap, but not before her arm became dislocated.

Following the win, UFC commentator Joe Rogan said Moras had “tremendous, tremendous ground game” and that he was “very impressed.”

The win brings Moras's record in the UFC to 2-1.

“To come back after two years and finish a top-15 opponent as quickly as she did sends a statement to the rest of the UFC women's bantamweight division that Sarah is back,” said head coach Lea. “Our goal is to crack the top 10 by the end of the year.”

Moras fights out of Kelowna's Toshido MMA, home to other UFC fighters Shane Campbell and Matt Dwyer, along with former UFC title contender and current Bellator fighter Rory MacDonald.  



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