Kylie O’Hearn Earns 1st Rd. Submission in Pro Debut at Cage Titans 40

Cage Titans 40 Kylie O’Hearn

Exclusive Post-Fight Interview: Kylie O’Hearn

Deep inside the walls of Plymouth Memorial Hall in the historic town of Plymouth, MA, 15 bouts and five title fights graced fans of the New England mixed martial arts. Of the 15 bouts at Cage Titans 40, only two were women matchups. One of the two matchups featured highly touted New England flyweight prospect, Kylie O’Hearn. O’Hearn made her professional debut after a long stretch of fight cancellations and injuries.

Small Pool

Historically the New England region is light on female MMA competitors. In the US Northeast region*, there are only 142 female fighters across all weight classes whom have actively competed in the last year. Among the names on the list are fighters who’ve fought once, or haven’t fought since last August.

Despite this lack of volume, O’Hearn has developed an impressive skill-set at the young age of 21. She owns three stoppage victories in her five total fights (amateur and pro).

Quick Fight Breakdown

O’Hearn added her third stoppage victory to the collection last Saturday at CTFC 40. She did so by defeating touted ATT fighter Trisha Cicero exactly halfway through the opening round.

From the jump, O’Hearn overwhelmed Cicero. The Sityodtong fighter moved forward with her patented reckless aggression. She landed with an increased accuracy before ultimately earning a rear-naked choke submission stoppage.

“What’s next for me is getting stronger, faster, and more technical. I am very barbaric when I fight. I get flat-footed, I lose all technique. I’m just swinging out there and I’m feeling I’m hitting the meat on their face. Which is good but it’s not technical, I need to be going for the combinations.”

Her first round submission earned the young flyweight fighter MMASucka’s Cage Titans 40 Stand Out Performer, accolade. At only 1-0, O’Hearn is one of many bright and young prospects stemming from the New England area.

*Based on Tapology.com.

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