01 Jan UFC full fight video: Jennifer Maia earns title shot with first-round submission of Joanne Calderwood
Watch Jennifer Maia vs. Joanne Calderwood full fight video to see Maia cement herself as the No. 1 contender at 125 pounds with a submission of Calderwood at UFC Vegas 5 on Aug. 1, 2020.
A former Invicta FC champion, Maia joined the UFC roster with lofty expectations, but had already missed out on a couple of chances to earn a title shot before crossing paths with Calderwood in Las Vegas. This time, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist sealed the deal, inviting Calderwood into her world and finishing the fight with an inescapable armbar in round one.
Maia now has the chance to dethrone Valentina Shevchenko when she faces “Bullet” in the co-main event of UFC 255 this Saturday at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.