In a fight that was destined to be intense, Heather Jo Clark and Bec Rawlings went toe-to-toe for much of their 15-minute affair. In the end, it was the underdog, Clark, that was given the 29-28 unanimous decision. Even though Rawlings was the aggressor throughout the entire fight, Clark’s right hand was cocked and ready to counter Rawlings’s aggressive attacks. After blasting her with it and immediately following it up with a takedown, it was also clear that Clark had a slight physical edge as she was able to not only only many clinch engagements throughout the fight, but also land some nice reversals.
The most dominant round came in the second when Rawlings landed a hip toss but had it countered by Clark who took top position and controlled the majority of the round from the back mount position. Rawlings looked to rally in the third round and seemed to have more gas in the tank, but Clark held on long enough to get the hard-earned decision.
A big win for Clark, who rose to the occasion and was able to spark the upset. Even though Rawlings landed more on the feet, it was Clark who landed the hard shots including her pistol-of-a-right hand. That plus the reversals on the ground and top control is what led her to the UD win.