Former Golden Gloves boxing champion Munah Holland earned the biggest win her of young MMA career tonight at Matrix Fights 6 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The hard-hitting striker stopped Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Carina “Beauty But The Beast” Damm in a featured flyweight matchup.
Holland has won four straight fights since suffering her lone career defeat in December 2010. She has finished three opponents with strikes, including tonight’s one-punch knockout of Damm. Despite a solid first round against Holland, Damm remains winless in her past four fights in the United States.
Holland (5-1-0) showcased her power early in the fight and dropped Damm (17-7-0) with a right hook. Damm recovered and battled back to her feet. She was able to take Holland’s back in search of a rear-naked choke and managed to get Holland down to the mat. From there, Damm remained active in pursuit of submissions. She tried for a heel hook and Holland displayed her improving ground game by escaping before the end of the round.
While Damm appeared to hold an edge in round one, the second stanza was a much different story. Holland kept the fight on the feet and picked Damm apart with punches before finishing her off with a crushing right hand midway through the round. Damm collapsed to the mat against the cage and the bout was waved off, giving Holland a big victory. The Team Tiger Schulman prospect remains one of the most powerful strikers in the 125-pound women’s division.
Winner: Munah Holland by KO (Punch) at 2:20 of round two. She improves to 5-1-0.
Fight notes courtesy of Jim Genia.
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