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J.J. Aldrich: Spunky 19-year-old Chanmi Jeon was 'out of her element' at UFC-Auckland

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand – J.J. Aldrich was dominant in her first UFC victory when she halted the undefeated streak of prospect Chanmi Jeon at UFC Fight Night 110 on Saturday.

Jeon (5-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) accepted the fight on short notice after Aldrich’s (5-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) originally scheduled opponent, Nadia Kassem, suffered an injury. At 19, the South Korean fighter became the youngest member of the UFC roster.

She missed weight, though, and was required to forfeit 20 percent of purse to her opponent in the unanimous-decision loss. Aldrich said she wasn’t bothered by the situations leading up to fight night, and while she wasn’t thrilled with her opponent missing weight, she was just thankful to fight.

“My last fight was a last-minute fight, I took it on seven days’ (notice), and I still made the weight,” Aldrich told MMAjunkie. “She came in at fight week lower than I did and couldn’t make the weight, so I think it’s just maybe being from a different country, not knowing how to do it yet.

“I know it’s her first time trying to make 115, so I’m just appreciative she still stepped up and took the fight and I got it done. I can’t complain.”

Aldrich’s victory over Jeon took place on the UFC Fight Pass early prelims of UFC Fight Night 110, which streamed prior the televised card on FS1 at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

Prior to her UFC debut, Jeon had competed only in her home country against inferior opposition. She hung tough despite 30-27 scorecards across the board in Aldrich’s favor, but when time ran out, the American viewed experience as a deciding factor.

“She’s kind of out her element a little bit,” Aldrich said. “She’s used to being like the hometown hero, so I think her confidence was pretty high coming in just because of that. She’s never been in a tough situation. She’s always had good fights and had high confidence. (There was) no reason for her to come in here without it.”

After falling short against Juliana Lima at UFC Fight Night 102 in December in her own short-notice UFC debut, Aldrich is in the UFC win column and ready to proceed with her career. She’s not wasting any time, either; she already a name and date in mind for her next trip to the octagon.

“I had a great time out here in New Zealand, and I heard there’s a card in Sydney,” Aldrich said. “I would love to get on that card in November. The girl that I was originally supposed to fight, Nadia, she got hurt, but that’s her hometown in Australia, so I’d love to go fight her in Sydney in November.”

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 110, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night 110 results: J.J. Aldrich schools 19-year-old Chanmi Jeon making UFC debut

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“The Ultimate Fighter 23” veteran J.J. Aldrich didn’t bring the thirst for bloody competition as her opponent, Chanmi Jeon. But her technique was more than enough to carry the day.

Aldrich (5-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) shut out Jeon (5-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on judges scorecards with a unanimous 30-27 decision, expertly using her distance and timing to land the better blows over three rounds.

The women’s strawweight bout was part of today’s UFC Fight Night 110 early prelims, which took place at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass prior to additional prelims and a main card on FS1.

Aldrich established her best weapon early in the 15-minute affair, meeting Jeon’s kicks with a straight right hand. She followed up with a left high kick that slapped Jeon’s face. After taking several hard shots, Jeon, making her UFC debut, tried to bully her way into the clinch with knees and knocked Aldrich to the ground. The level change didn’t produce any meaningful offense, however, and they set into a similar rhythm as before.

Jeon found out in the middle frame that her best chance at success was to rush in and try to brawl with Aldrich. After taking more straight lefts and stiff jabs, Jeon landed a pair of hooks that at least got Aldrich’s attention.

Everyone in the audience heard Jeon’s war cry to start Round 3, and she tried to make up the obvious deficit in the final round, smiling as Aldrich cracked her with punches and kicks. But all the taunting didn’t change the fact that Aldrich had her number when she stood stationary and tried to counter. The left hands aimed by Aldrich were more accurate, and Jeon’s return punches often met air as Aldrich circled away.

After a loss to Juliana Lima in her octagon debut this past December, Aldrich picks up her first UFC win, while Jeon suffers the first loss of her professional career.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 110 results:

  • J.J. Aldrich def. Chanmi Jeon via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

For more on UFC Fight Night 110, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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