01 Jan UFC 252 video: Virna Jandiroba steamrolls Felice Herrig in under two minutes with armbar
Former Invicta FC champ Virna Jandiroba needed less than two minutes to finish veteran Felice Herrig at UFC 252.
In a fight that was over almost before it started, Jandiroba took down Herrig and quickly advanced before securing an armbar that forced a tap at the 1:44 mark of the opening frame.
Check out the finish here.
@VirnaJandiroba locks up the RD 1 armbar.
The #UFC252 prelims continue on @ESPN. pic.twitter.com/mk8dQvE6dz
— UFC (@ufc) August 16, 2020
According to the UFC, the finish was the fourth-fastest in UFC strawweight history and sent Herrig back to the drawing board after almost two years on the sidelines due to a serious knee injury. She has now lost three straight in the octagon.
FASTEST STRAWWEIGHT SUBMISSIONS – UFC History
1:01 – Emily Whitmire
1:21 – Livinha Souza
1:30 – Maryna Moroz
1:44 – @VirnaJandiroba #UFC252
1:59 – Felice Herrig pic.twitter.com/uMOCeIl0q9
— UFC News (@UFCNews) August 16, 2020
Jandiroba, meanwhile, has now won two straight after a loss to inaugural strawweight champ Carla Esparza in her UFC debut.
“I want to be the UFC champion just like I wanted to be the Invicta champion,” Jandiroba said afterward via translator. “Herrig was ranked No. 15. I see myself as ranked, and maybe if the UFC wants to give me a top-five fighter, I’ll be ready.”