Note: This is a piece I wrote for Cage Pages about Felice Herrig’s return to the octagon.
It had been 15 months since Felice Herrig had last fought in the octagon and some UFC fans and critics may have wondered if she had anything left. It turns out, the “Lil’ Bulldog” had more bite and fight left in her than folks realized.
Herrig opened the main card of last night’s UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko (UFC on Fox 20) where she submitted Hawaiian sensation Kailin Curran two minutes into the first round in front of the Chicago crowd. After the fight she celebrated with her team and the audience.
This win brought Herrig’s UFC record to 2-1 – she submitted fellow “The Ultimate Fighter 20 alumna” Lisa Ellis in December 2014 during the “TUF 20” finale in her official octagon debut, then dropped a decision to Paige VanZant four months later.
The victory was one of Herrig’s most impressive performances so much that it earned her a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus – as well as her fastest finish. In 2011, she finished Andrea Miller in three minutes via TKO at Chicago Cagefighting Championship 3.
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