Cory McKenna makes history, taps Miranda Granger with Von Flue choke

Cory McKenna earned the eighth Von Flue choke finish in UFC history on Saturday at UFC on ESPN 40.

McKenna (7-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), who at 23 years old is the youngest female fighter on the UFC roster, got a finish with a rarely-utilized grappling technique against Miranda Granger (7-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) in their strawweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The Welsh fighter overcame a 10-inch reach advantage by taking her opponent down all through the first round and into the second. Granger made a technical error defensively and allowed McKenna to lock in the submission and become the first female in UFC history to win by Von Flue choke.

Check out the replay of the finish below (via Twitter):

After the fight, McKenna was thrilled to put her name in the record books, and said she got tips on how to finish the Von Flue training with Team Alpha Male teammate Darren Elkins.

“I’ve never finished a Von Flue before in my life,” McKenna said in her post-fight interview with Michael Bisping. “I trapped her arm in my shoulder. I knew it was stuck. I got it bloody done, didn’t I?”

With the win, McKenna joins Jason Von Flue, Ovince Saint Preux, Jordan Rinaldi and Alonzo Menifield as the only fighters to win by Von Flue choke.

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