Ottawa's Taylor McClatchie became an overnight sensation with an absolutely jaw-dropping performance at GLORY 48.
Fighting in her opponent's backyard at the "World's Most Famous Arena," the relatively unknown striker quieted the New York-based crowd with one of the most majestic, brutal highlight reel head kick knockouts in promotional history. Even though the bout was part of GLORY's "local" preliminary card, the Canadian stole the show with a devastating finish of Long Island's Jennie Nedell.
AXS was on had to capture the beautiful violence. Nedell, who trains with Chris Weidman and other high-level stars at LAW MMA on Long Island, was down for quite some time. Luckily, she walked off under her own power and turned out to be okay.
It was a performance for the ages. Hopefully GLORY brings McClatchie back sooner rather than later. She'll be an interesting talent to watch in the years ahead. Elsewhere on the historic New York City card, which emanated Dec. 1 from The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Tiffany "Time Bomb" van Soest dropped her super bantamweight belt to Anissa Meksen in a hotly-contested five round war.
In other action, MMA veterans Chris Camozzi and Thiago Silva were both successful in their respective GLORY debuts. Camozzi cruised past Kyle Weickhardt in a one-sided beating -- with the corner calling a merciful stop to the bout after the second frame. As for Silva, he coasted to a unanimous decision win over John King.
In the main event of the evening, Kevin VanNostrand ended Anvar Boynazarov night early with a breath-taking liver to the body. Additionally, Robert Thomas made quick work of Mike Lemaire, scoring a third-round knockout.
GLORY returns on Dec. 9 with a stacked card from Rotterdam, Amsterdam. That event airs live on UFC Fight Pass.