Ariane Lipski lived up to her moniker (Queen of violence) at UFC 296, delivering a spectacular performance that culminated in the submission of Casey O’Neill. The event, headlined by the Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington welterweight title fight, saw Lipski and O’Neill kick off the televised preliminary card in Las Vegas.
In a bout following a string of early finishes, Lipski and O’Neill wasted no time engaging in a striking battle, showcasing their skills with both hands and kicks. The clinch ensued, with O’Neill initially in control against the fence. However, Lipski managed to reverse the position, denying O’Neill a takedown opportunity.
As the action unfolded in the open, both fighters exchanged kicks, knees, and punches. Lipski’s strikes exhibited significant power, but O’Neill absorbed the punishment and attempted a takedown with just over a minute left in the first round. To everyone’s surprise, Lipski turned the tables, securing a takedown of her own.
Wow, what a performance for Lipski. pic.twitter.com/tun4YU72HV
— MS (@UFC_Obsessed) December 17, 2023
The second round saw Lipski elevate her performance further. She rocked O’Neill early on, delivering a head kick that clipped her opponent. O’Neill, resilient despite absorbing additional strikes, attempted a takedown, only for Lipski to capitalize and land ground n’ pound. In a testament to Lipski’s dominance, O’Neill found herself in a compromised position, eventually succumbing to an arm-bar submission.
The official result sealed Lipski’s victory over O’Neill, marking her third consecutive win in the UFC. The submission came at 1:18 in the second round, solidifying Lipski’s reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the flyweight division.
Ariane Lipski’s stellar performance at UFC 296 underscores her evolution in the octagon, potentially signaling a new chapter in her UFC career. The “Queen of Violence” continues to impress, leaving a lasting impression on the mixed martial arts community with her impressive victory over Casey O’Neill.