“When I went to the ground in my other fights, I panicked because I’d remember the fight with Valentina (Shevchenko), and that disturbed me. This time, I went to the ground and I heard my jiu-jitsu trainer talking to me. I knew that I just needed to stay calm. And I heard him say, ‘Calm down, ‘Pedrita’ – you know what to do.’ I trained this.
“I went there and managed to get up and elbowed her from my guard, and she felt it. When she felt those elbows, I saw that it was my time. I frustrated her takedown attempts and I realized that she started to play my game.”
Pouring it on! 👊
— UFC (@ufc) May 15, 2021