UFC on FOX 15 took place April 18, 2015 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Ranked strawweights Paige VanZant (5-1) and Felice Herrig (10-6) locked horns in a pivotal divisional match-up on night's main card, which aired live on FOX. Catch the video highlights above.
For more on VanZant vs. Herrig, catch the play-by-play from MMAFighting.com's own Luke Thomas.
Round 1: Shaolin Ribeiro is the referee. The two clinch and after Herrig lands a couple of uppercuts, VanZant attempts a head and arm throw, but gives up her back in the process. Herrig attempts several submissions, but is tossed off after she fails to secure an underhook. Herrig tries an armbar, but VanZant slams out of it. The two clinch again and VanZant scores a nice knee to the body. VanZant throws Herrig, who ends up in full guard, but eats a number of shots and then moves to half. VanZant stands up to avoid an armbar attempt and sits for a heel hook, but it's not close.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Herrig
Round 2: VanZant slips on a kick, so Herrig charges forward. The two clinch and exchange knees with Herrig getting slightly better of it. VanZant nearly gets her back taken on an attempted throw, but backs out of it. Hard elbow over the top from VanZant as the two go back to clinch. VanZant scores a takedown, but is reversed. Then Herrig reverses, but they choose to stand. Herrig catches the leg and tries to dump VanZant to the mat, but is reversed. In a scramble, Herrig tries to secure an armbar, but it's too loose. From top position, VanZant lands a couple of bombs before the round ends.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 VanZant
Round 3: The two clinch immediately and Herrig appears fatigued. VanZant lands another throw from the clinch and is working ground and pound from knee on belly. From 50/50 guard, Herrig is getting bombed on until she takes VanZant's back halfway through the round. VanZant turns into Herrig again and from 50/50 guard eats a ton of shots. VanZant moves to half guard before standing. She's back to half guard and dishing out unrelenting punishment on Herrig.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-8 VanZant and the fight 29-27 VanZantPaige VanZant def. Felice Herrig via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)