Sharon Jacobson came out victorious on Saturday night after a 3 round battle in the strawweight division against opponent Jamie Moyle. Moyle had boasted an undefeated record previous to this bout, and was considered a dangerous foe due to her well-rounded MMA game. Jacobson weathered Moyle’s attacks, and used her wrestling, cage control, and dirty boxing to secure the unanimous decision win.
The bout generated a great deal of excitement from fans and Invicta brass, and earned Jacobson “Fight of the Night” accolades for the second time in as many fights under the Invicta banner.
Standout wrestler Sharon “The Dream Catcher” Jacobson established herself as a strawweight contender with a big win tonight at Invicta Fighting Championships 14 in Kansas City, Missouri. Jacobson edged out Jamie Moyle and both women took home $1500 for Fight of the Night honours.
Jacobson (4-1-0) and Moyle (3-1-0) engaged in an entertaining back-and-forth bout to cap off tonight’s preliminary card. Both women scored with knees and elbows in clinch battles throughout the close opening round, and Jacobson recovered after getting rocked in round two by stunning Moyle with punches and taking her down to the mat. The final round clearly belonged to Jacobson, who controlled the action with ground and pound and pinned Moyle against the fence on the feet.
Scores were 29-28 and 30-27 twice for Jacobson, who took a big step up in the 115-pound rankings with the key victory. Moyle suffered her first professional defeat in the fight.