“Jessy Jess” is back! Monster Energy congratulates Jessica-Rose Clark on her unanimous decision victory over Joselyne Edwards at UFC Fight Night 196 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday night. In the main card fight in the women’s bantamweight division, the 33-year-old from Cairns, Australia, dominated her opponent on the ground to earn a victory by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
UFC Fight Night: Costa vs Vettori took place on Saturday night with limited fan attendance at the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas. Broadcast live on ESPN+, the event featured 14 fights including the much-anticipated return to the Octagon of Monster Energy’s Clark.
Saturday night marked the first fight for Clark aka “Jessy Jess” (11-6) since her TKO victory over Sarah Alpar at UFC Fight Night 178 in September 2020. During the fight, the Australian MMA icon suffered a torn ACL in her knee that required surgery. Clark spent the past year recovering and focusing on her training. She faced a challenge in Joselyne “La Pantera” Edwards (10-4), a 26-year-old striking expert from Panama who has earned eight finishes, including six within the first round.