In UFC Vegas 72, Irina Alekseeva, dubbed as the ‘Russian Ronda’, secures a swift kneebar victory followed by her signature ‘Billionaire Strut’ dance

Russian fighter Irina Alekseeva made a remarkable debut at UFC Vegas 72 on Saturday night. Despite missing weight by four pounds on Friday, the 32-year-old bantamweight managed to clinch a submission win against a worthy opponent, Stephanie Egger, in just under three minutes of the preliminary round at the UFC APEX.

Egger, who had a 3-3 record at UFC going into this bout, found herself in a tight spot after Alekseeva locked her in a kneebar, forcing her to quit at the 2:11 mark. Alekseeva, fondly known as the “Russian Ronda” by her fans, is a former Bellator fighter and has now secured two submission victories in her MMA career, taking her tally to five wins in total.

In contrast, Egger’s career record stands at 8-4 as a professional fighter. She joined UFC in 2020 after fighting for RIZIN and beating Reina Miura. Alekseeva’s impressive win has left the MMA community buzzing, and fans are eagerly looking forward to her next fight.


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