Cory McKenna makes UFC history in win over Miranda Granger

By Gareth BaileyBBC Sport Wales
Cory McKenna (left) was beaten by Elise Reed by split decision in her last bout despite scoring three takedowns to zero

Welsh strawweight Cory McKenna made UFC history in her second-round submission defeat of Miranda Granger at UFC Vegas 59.

The Cwmbran fighter became the first woman in the UFC to earn a submission win with the Von Flue choke manoeuvre.

The 23-year-old was successful with an impressive 81.1 per cent of her strikes before she submitted her American opponent.

Victory sees McKenna move to 7-2 in her career and 2-1 in the UFC.

Granger is now on a three-fight losing streak.