The 2nd professional Women’s MMA fight in Massachusetts took place tonight November 12th at Victory Promotions: “Clementi vs Rogers” at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts.

The featured bout was between Katie Merrill from Wai Kru and Kaline Medeiros from Tim Gillett’s.
Merrill and Medeiros are no strangers to each other having fought their first amateur fight in January 2010 with Medeiros winning by decision. Their second match was in March 2011 at the “Rumble in the Jungle” in Plymouth, Massachusetts earning Merrill the victory that night via a rear-naked choke at 1:51 of the first round.

Tonight they met as pro’s in a rubber match. Medeiros (0-1) made her pro debut last May, losing against Marianna Kheyfets via a triangle choke in the third round. This fight would be Merrill’s (0-0) pro debut, after a couple earlier unsuccessful attempts to have an opponent make it to the cage without injury before the fight to take her on.

Mederios danced out to the cage completely energized while Merrill walked out with confidence. In the first round both came out of their corners fast and furious. Medeiros with a hard inside leg kick and Merrill a missed takedown attempt. Medeiros wind milled several overhand rights. If it isn’t Medeiros’ signature it soon will be especially if she lands it! Mederios raged a flurry of uppercuts and knees, and an attempted single leg takedown. Merrill clinched attempting to control Medeiros with several knees strikes in the first 40 seconds! Merrill threw a head kick which Medeiros ducked under and returned a whopping hook that wrapped around Merrill’s neck. Merrill pinned Mederios up against the cage and landed a knee to her face. Mederios defended the pressure Merrill kept on her avoiding vicious Thai elbows and knees. Merrill finally earned a single leg takedown before the end of the round landing in side control and continued with knees to the body.

The second round opened with Merrill shooting in for a single leg takedown which Medeiros capitalized on by sinking in a vicious guillotine that most would have tapped out on. Merrill endured spinning Medeiros around loosening her grip. Merrill escaped, kneed, mounted and punished Medeiros with an arsenal of strikes. Medeiros attempted to rollout of the ground and pound but Merrill had her arm and submitted her at 1:40 seconds of the 2nd Round via arm bar.

Katie Merrill opened her debut pro fight with a well earned win! If you didn’t see it live you missed an all out Women’s MMA brawl!

Categories: WMMA Pioneers

6 Responses so far.

  1. Della says:

    Great description of the fight. Thanks.

    • Shelley says:

      This fight was awesome from beginning to end…these girls had superb technique it was such a close fight it could have gone either way. Both women also have mutual respect for each other. Very well earned win by Merrill!!

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