It was a long night of much anticipated fighting when UFC 252 took place at the UFC APEX Saturday, Aug. 15, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The televised preliminary card was kicked off by Temecula fighter Ashley Yoder, who took on Brazilian mixed martial artist, Livinha Souza, in what turned out to be a remarkably close strawweight showdown. Both fighters entered the night looking to bounce back from losses, Yoder to Roxanne Modafferi, Souza to Brianna Van Buren. Souza would appear to find her stride first. The pair exchanged kicks early on but would deliver a huge punch to the face of Yoder while she remained on her back in the first round. With both women back on their feet moments later, Souza came over the top with another heavy blow. A lot of power was behind every right hand from Souza. Y
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