The Kings MMA product by way of Curitiba, Brazil, fired off a flurry of punches and kicks at the outset. But that was about it for her highlights in the fight, as Calderwood took control from there.
The popular Scot nicknamed “JoJo” announced she’s a presence in the flyweight division with an impressive unanimous decision, earning two 30-26s and a 30-27 from the judges at Barclays Center in New York.
Calderwood answered Lipski’s early flurry by taking her opponent to the mat and putting on an absolute clinic over the round’s duration. Calderwood’s ground and pound, smooth transitions and submission attempts overwhelmed Lipski in a borderline 10-8 round.
In the second, Calderwood showed fine form in the standup, too, with a mix of punches and kicks thrown in high volume.
Lipski momentarily seemed to right the ship in the third, as she got Calderwood to the mat. But from there Calderwood was the aggressor from the bottom as she works for an armbar the she never quite secured, but it also kept Lipski from doing any work on top.
With the victory, Calderwood won her second straight bout and improved to 13-3, 5-3 in the UFC. Lipski, a former KSW competitor, had a nine-fight win streak snapped and is now 11-4.
“It was good to put it all together,” Calderwood said. “I couldn’t get a stoppage, but a win is a win.”