UFC Fight Night 209 video: Stephanie Egger spoils Ailin Perez’s debut in France opener

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Ailin Perez came into her octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 209 with a lot of pep in her step and talking a big game about her plan to dethrone Amanda Nunes.

Unfortunately for her, Stephanie Egger had other plans in the women’s featherweight bout, which went down at Accor Arena in Paris and marked the first UFC fight in France.

After getting control of grappling positions on multiple instances, Egger (8-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) finally got a rear-naked choke that forced a tap from Perez (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the 4:54 mark of Round 2.

Check out a replay of the finish below (via Twitter):

Egger got the win after stepping into the fight as a replacement on less than one week’s notice. She delivered one of her better performances inside the octagon, and said she was pleased that she was able to overcome a naturally bigger opponent.

“I wasn’t surprised (that I won),” Egger said in her post-fight interview with Michael Bisping. “She’s very strong. She fights at featherweight, I normally fight at bantamweight.”

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