It was a very close fight between the undefeated Brazilian prospect and the veteran Markos who started off the fight pretty aggressive with her hands. Once she took Mariana to the ground it was all about Markos putting on a dominant performance as she controlled the top position for more than 3 minutes. Mariana’s left cheek had a huge mark with Markos’ elbows and punches, but the Brazilian kept on fighting from the ground. She came back strong i the second round utilizing her reach and landing numerous leg kicks. Markos descended into a stagnant strategy as she was getting lit up strike after strike. It was only in the third round Markos started retaliating, but Mariana had her seized up enough to land good shots. Another take down from Markos and she ended up gassed out giving out the last minute to the Brazilian to perform. With this draw Mariana keeps her record intact while Markos fails to get to win column.
— UFC (@ufc) September 23, 2018