Molly McCann next fight: Meatball teases upcoming July match

Meatball Molly McCann Instagram post

Molly McCann may have locked in her next UFC fight after teasing fans with a recent Instagram post.

Meatball is in blistering form right now, having picked up Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night bonus awards from her last two respective bouts.

The Scouse fighter looks ready to carry her winning streak into her next match, which could take place this summer.

McCann uploaded a photo of herself to her Instagram page on Monday night alongside the caption: “Got the call, signed the contract. See you all end of July!”

There is no confirmation that the news is a return to the Octagon, but excitement is already building.

Ultimate UFC comeback

In 2021, Meatball was faced with the pressure of not just fighting for a win, but for her UFC career. Coming off the back of two losses, everything was riding on her performance against Ji Yeon Kim in Las Vegas.

McCann’s contract was due to expire after her meeting with the South Korean, so a win was an absolute must.

In this handout image provided by UFC, (R-L) Molly McCann of England punches Ji Yeon Kim of South Korea in their flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 04, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Knowing exactly what was at stake, Meatball started explosively and got stuck straight in. She kept up a fast, aggressive tempo to keep Kim on her toes, breaking momentum only briefly when the two clashed heads.

The fight went right to the final bell, but McCann’s crescendo of blows in the final seconds carved the writing on the wall and she won via unanimous decision. The Scouser was back on top, and both she and Kim scooped the $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus for their thrilling display.

Iconic knockout

After her victory in Sin City, McCann returned home to prepare to make history.

Her fight against Luana Caroline marked a huge milestone in the sport — the first time a women’s match had featured on the main card of a UFC London event.

Meatball marked the occasion in style and went on to hand her Brazilian opponent her first loss via knockout after dispatching a brutal spinning back elbow to send her crashing to the canvas.

Yet another bonus came McCann’s way after her sensational knockout — she picked up the Performance of the Night award after her dominant display and her win was already being considered for Knockout of the Year.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 19: Paddy Pimblett celebrates with Molly Mccann after defeating Kazula Vargas during UFC Fight Night: Volkov v Aspinall at the The O2 Arena on March 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Thanks to her iconic comeback, McCann recently revealed she no longer has to worry about her financial situation. She told GiveMeSport that she is “taken care of really well by the promotion” and only worries about dodging punches now as opposed to her income.

BT Sport recently released a documentary on Meatball’s inspiring journey to the top, which can be watched via the website or app.

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