UFC on ABC 3 ‘Ortega vs. Rodriguez’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

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BETTING PREVIEW | SCOUTING REPORT | ODDS: Ducote (-150), Penne (+130)

Round 1

In what appears to be a rock-solid free fight card on paper, the UFC will show off its plumage on the ABC network in what will be an early morning show for most of the United States. An early start time means an early ending, so fight fans and media may be able to enjoy a Saturday night without a UFC show running until all hours in the morning. This dozen-bout show kicks off in the lightest division on the roster, between two former Invicta FC champions. The ex-105-pound queen Penne (14-5, 3-3 UFC), who is making her seventh UFC appearance since joining the league over seven years ago, takes on the debuting and recently vacating 115-pound champ Ducote (11- 6, 0-0 UFC). This potential “passing of the torch” card opener will be officiated by referee Jacob Montalvo, and the ladies do not bother with glove touch to begin the day. Ducote looks to establish her range early, with several reaching jabs. Penne replies similarly as they stand right in front of one another Smack in the center of the cage, with neither woman giving much ground as they look to set things up. One Pokes out with a jab to land, the other responds with another Strike just like it, and this tit-for-tat exchange continues. Ducote chains a low kick into a left hand, and Penne’s eyes open a bit wider after absorbing the blow. The newcomer chops at the leg and aims another check left hook across the bow, and Penne is looking a little marked up already after only a few punches. Ducote sharply reaches her opponent with strikes, and clipping Penne with an overhand right, and Penne has had enough of it and darts forward for a tie-up. “Gordinha” tosses her aside and continues to do work on the lead calf of Penne, which is reddening fast. Penne steps in to set up a clinch, and she strings three knees to the body together before ripping an elbow across the bow. Ducote shoves her away and keeps her active leg kick Assault continuing, and Penne looks to break it up by drawing Ducote into a brawl. This does not work in her favor, as Ducote’s hands are just a slight bit faster, catching Penne with a couple of hooks on the inside. Penne pushes off with a teep kick to the chest, and Ducote walks through it to Smack Penne in the face with a left hand. Ducote scores a right to the body and a left to the head, and Penne bull-rushes forward only to get pushed aside. Ducote’s leg kicks on the outside continue to damage Penne’s wheel, as it is reddened and welted up already. Penne counters over the top, and Ducote stands firm and drills her with a right hand. The round ends as both ladies throw hands.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Ducote
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Ducote
Tudor Leonte scores the round: 10-9 Ducote

Round 2

The second round begins with several fast exchanges between the two, and Penne starts quickly but is outmatched on the power as they trade blows. Ducote does not let up kicking the lead leg of her opponent, and Penne’s poker face fades as she absorbs these unanswered calf kicks. Ducote follows one kick with a right hand on the jaw, and she splits the guard with a left hook as she slips a punch. They both load up on power punches, and Ducote’s arc is Cleaner as she lands flush while Penne’s grazes the chin. Ducote takes two punches on the jaw and shakes them off so that she can pay Penne back, and this leads Penne into a shot. When that doesn’t succeed, Penne looks to keep a clinch, and Ducote doesn’t stick around and get peppered by knees like before. When they split up, Penne sticks out her jab, giving Ducote something to think about, and she checks a leg kick as well. Ducote reaches her with a right hand, and Penne grabs her and lifts up a knee. Penne keeps her jab going as Ducote walks her down, and it has the positive effect of keeping the newcomer at bay. Penne kicks the body when Ducote looks to kick her low, and a left hand busts up Ducote’s nose. Another Takedown try fails from Penne, and Ducote makes her think twice with two looping hooks that land on either side of Penne’s dome. The jabs from Penne keep the blood flowing from Ducote’s nose, and Ducote steals herself and Marches in to attack. She blasts Penne with four clean punches, knocking Penne back to the wall, and leading Penne to lift up her knee to keep her foe back. Ducote still reaches her with a few more, and the Horn blares.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Ducote
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Ducote
Tudor Leonte scores the round: 10-9 Ducote

Round 3

While Penne looks to start off the last round with effective distance fighting, using her jab as her most effective weapon, she cannot stop the leg kicks from Ducote. The calf kicks from the newcomer have drawn visible reactions from Penne, and Penne can no longer hide the pain or keep her full balance. This leads Ducote to lose several more, and Penne lifts her leg up and holds it up because she cannot keep her weight on it. Ducote lands a right hand that Hammers Penne, and Penne’s other knee wobbles from the damage. Penne tosses out kicks from that hurt leg so that it is not a target from kicks, and Ducote continues to aim at that swollen calf. Ducote drops in two more, and she swipes out with a right. Penne sits down with all of her might to counter with a right hook, and she doesn’t have enough oomph on it to get Ducote’s respect. “Gordinha” powers forward and keeps Penne Backing off, and she mixes in punches to the body so that Penne is not simply focusing on that one particular strike. Penne bites down on her mouthpiece and throws hard, and her right hands to land flush. Ducote walks through everything Penne wings at her, and she calmly hacks at the leg on the inside and out. Penne toughs it out, and her right eye begins to swell up from the left hands that are smashing her in the cheek. Ducote is firmly in her groove, and Penne tries valiantly to make her pay from any blow that lands on her. Ducote loads up on a right hand that lands flush, and Penne is right there to swing back with Reckless Abandon. Ducote plants another on the chin, and she strings the left hook into a low kick that draws a clear limp from Penne. The heart on display from Penne cannot be questioned, and she makes it to the final bell despite taking major damage to her lead leg.

Sherdog Scores

Jay Pettry scores the round: 10-9 Ducote (30-27 Ducote)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round: 10-9 Ducote (30-27 Ducote)
Tudor Leonte scores the round: 10-9 Ducote (30-27 Ducote)

The Official Result

Emily Ducote def. Jessica Penne via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

BETTING PREVIEW | SCOUTING REPORT | ODDS: Grant (-140), Stoltzfus (+120)

Round 1

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Round 2

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Round 3

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The Official Result

BETTING PREVIEW | SCOUTING REPORT | ODDS: Jacoby (-130), Jung (+110)

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Round 2

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Round 3

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The Official Result

BETTING PREVIEW | SCOUTING REPORT | ODDS: Algeo (-200), Burns (+170)

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The Official Result

BETTING PREVIEW | SCOUTING REPORT | ODDS: Shore (-165), Simon (+140)

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The Official Result

BETTING PREVIEW | SCOUTING REPORT | ODDS: Soriano (-245), Lungiambula (+205)

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The Official Result

BETTING PREVIEW | SCOUTING REPORT | ODDS: Tate (-205), Murphy (+175)

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The Official Result

BETTING PREVIEW | SCOUTING REPORT | ODDS: Burgos (-170), Jourdain (+145)

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The Official Result

BETTING PREVIEW | SCOUTING REPORT | ODDS: Su Mudaerji (-260), Schnell (+220)

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The Official Result

BETTING PREVIEW | SCOUTING REPORT | ODDS: Salikhov (-175), Li (+150)

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The Official Result

BETTING PREVIEW | SCOUTING REPORT | ODDS: Lemos (-315), Waterson (+260)

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The Official Result

BETTING PREVIEW | SCOUTING REPORT | ODDS: Ortega (-165), Rodriguez (+140)

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Round 3

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Round 4

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Round 5

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The Official Result


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