The co-main event in Newcastle Saturday night features one of British MMA’s rising talents in “Dangerous” Dakota Ditcheva, who faces the Swedish veteran Malin Hermansson in Women’s Flyweight action. Ditcheva is 2-0 in PFL, and has knocked out her last two opponents in the first round. Malin Hermansson has competed in Bellator, Cage Warriors, and BRAVE CF, and will look to take the fight to the distance, as four of her five pro wins have come via the scorecards.
No touch of the gloves as the fight gets started. Dakota Ditcheva showing why she goes by the “Dangerous” nickname with some vicious kicks and knees to the body in the early going.
A takedown from the cage for Ditcheva has her firmly in control of the first round. Malin Hermansson might not have expected this approach from Ditcheva early, who’s footwork on the feet and the ground were very impressive. More grappling from Dakota Ditcheva is promising for her career in the PFL Europe Women’s Flyweight Division.
Hermansson looks to reverse from the bottom and roll over, but Ditcheva is able to reverse the counter herself, seizes the back, and finishes quickly with an inescapable rear-naked choke. A statement of intent from “Dangerous” Dakota Ditcheva.
Dakota Ditcheva def. Malin Hermansson by Submission (rear naked choke) 3:52 into Round 1