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WASHINGTON – Virna Jandiroba beat Mallory Martin with a second-round submission Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 7 in Washington, D.C.

Take a look inside the fight with Jandiroba, a former Invicta FC champion who got her first UFC win.

Result: Virna Jandiroba def. Mallory Martin via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:16
Updated records: Jandiroba (15-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Martin (6-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC)
Key stat: Jandiroba landed three takedowns en route to her 12th submission in 15 career wins.

Jandiroba on the fight’s key moment

“I wasn’t really surprised that she wanted to take me down so much. If you watch her fights, that’s pretty much what she does all the time – so it was expected. I thought she might try to stand to change things up a bit, but she did what she normally does. The chokes were a good try on her part, but I was in a good position and none of them were really that dangerous.”

Jandiroba on getting a full camp

“This is like my real debut. The first time around was on short notice and I couldn’t really have time to prepare properly. This time, I got a full camp and everything went as planned, so I couldn’t be happier.”

Jandiroba on what she wants next

“Right now, in the short term, I want to go back home and enjoy the win with my friends. Long term, I’m here to be a champion. That’s what I came over from Invicta for. That’s what I train for. So I will go up the rankings one step at a time and hopefully I will get there.”

To hear more from Jandiroba, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

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