In perhaps our most anticipated non-Playoff bout of the evening, 24 year old super prospect Dakota Ditcheva (5-0) takes on Hassna Jaber (4-1) in a 2023 PFL Europe Qualifier bout with the winner securing their spot in the 2023 PFL Europe Series. The daughter of multiple martial art world champion Lisa Howarth, Ditcheva brings a strong pedigree to the SmartCage and looks to build on 3 amateur muay thai world championships that give her such an incredible striking base. Ditcheva has finished 4 of her 5 professional bouts and will be looking for another finish tonight to catapult her into the next stage of her career.
We’re underway in the first ever PFL Women’s Flyweight bout and Ditcheva lands a big push kick early, knocking Jaber down and following up with a flurry of punches. They engage in the clinch now as Ditcheva peppers some knees to the body and just like that it’s over! It appears Jaber never recovered from the big push kick and the knees sealed the deal!
Dakota Ditcheva arrives in the PFL in style, punishing the body of Hassna Jaber en route to a lightning quick finish!
Dakota Ditcheva def. Hassna Jaber via Round 1 Submission to Strikes (0:58, Knees)