Why did Miranda Granger take a break from the UFC?

Miranda Granger began her UFC profession in good vogue, with a debut win over Hannah Goldy at UFC on ESPN 5 again in 2019. Sadly for the 30-year-old, she would go on to lose her subsequent two boots within the group to Amanda Lemos and Ashley Yoder. Nonetheless, it wasn’t this poor run of kind that induced Granger to briefly step away from the octagon.

The UFC strawweight came upon that she was pregnant and gave delivery on August 19, 2021 to her daughter, Austin. This meant that Granger could not compete within the UFC for a time frame, along with her final outing within the octagon coming in November 2020 towards Yoder.

In an interview with the UFC, Miranda Granger in comparison with her eventual comeback to Mackenzie Dern’s, who returned to combating simply months after giving delivery:

“Once I first received pregnant, you solely have so many individuals to check it to, and so there was Mackenzie Dern, who got here again like 4 months after having a child, and in my head, I used to be like, ‘That is going to be me! That is what I need to do!”

Regardless of her preliminary targets of eager to return to the octagon as rapidly as attainable, the Washington-born fighter hasn’t fought since giving delivery and makes her much-anticipated return this weekend at UFC Struggle Night time: Santos vs. Hill.

Miranda Granger will face Cory McKenna in her return bout this weekend. Her opponent is at the moment 1-1 within the UFC after beating Vanessa Demopoulos in Dana White’s Contender Sequence to earn her spot within the group.

What number of submission wins does Miranda Granger have in her skilled MMA profession?

Miranda Granger made her skilled MMA debut again in 2017 and received her first bout through submission. ‘Hazard’ would go on to win six skilled boots in complete through submission, with none of these coming wins within the UFC.

Granger has submitted wins in 4 skilled organizations, with victories in Summer season Showdown, Fight Video games, Dominate FC and CFFC. Nonetheless, the 30-year-old has struggled since becoming a member of the UFC and even received herself submitted by Amanda Lemos in her second organizational bout.

Watch Granger discuss her upcoming bout and motherhood right here:

Granger is trying to finish a two-fight skid when she returns to the octagon towards Cory McKenna this weekend. McKenna additionally has submission wins on her newbie {and professional} data, so it will probably be a battle on the bottom for a lot of the battle.


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