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    Round 1 – Good body kick by Horth. Both fighters testing each other’s range. Hardy gets in a body kick of her own. Leg kicks by Horth. Hardy is bouncy while staying on the outside. Horth is pressing most of the time. Body shot by Hardy. Oh! Good combo from Hardy. Stiff jab by Hardy knocks Horth off balance. Oh! Hardy drops Horth with a right hand. Horth gets right back up and seems ok. Hardy closes the distance and presses Horth against the cage. They break free. A clear eye poke from Hardy halts the bout. Horth takes a few seconds and the fight resumes. Oh! Big left hook by Hardy. The bell rings,

    MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Hardy.

    Round 2 – Big body kick by Horth, but Hardy answers back with a one, two. Hardy noticeably faster than Horth here, she’s keep beating her to the punch. Hardy catches a kick from Horth and takes her down. They get back up and now Horth presses Hardy against the cage. Hardy reverses the position. Good elbow by Hardy. Two minutes left. They keep switching positions against the cage. Horth initiates a takedown, they scramble, and Horth ends on top. Horth now standing over Hardy. Oh! Big up kick by Hardy. Horth looked stunned and dived back in the guard of Hardy. The bell rings.

    MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Hardy.

    Round 3 – Horth likely feeling the urgency, comes out very aggressive. Good elbow by Horth here. She landed a second one in short distance. Horth walking down Hardy. Hardy presses her against the cage. They break free. Horth far more aggressive in this round, she’s doing quite well. Horth pressing Hardy against the cage. Two minutes left. More elbows by Horth. This might be the most dominant round of the entire fight. Horth catches Hardy off balance, and she falls to the ground. They’re back up. Horth presses Hardy against the cage. They keep reversing each other. Hardy with swelling on her forehead. Some dirty boxing here. The bell rings.

    MMA Junkie scores the round 10-9, Horth. Overall 29-28, Hardy.

    Result: Veronica Hardy def. Jamey-Lyn Horth via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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    Records: Hardy (8-4-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC), Horth (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC)
    Division: Women’s flyweight
    Broadcast: ESPN+
    Referee: Mark Smith
    Judging: Patrick Patlan, Sal D’Amato 29-28. Jacob Montalvo 28-29.

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