Casey O’Neill showed how devastating she can be from top position against Antonina Shevchenko on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 193.

After facing some compromising positions in the first round, O’Neill (8-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) rallied in a big way in the second round of her women’s flyweight fight with Shevchenko (9-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The 23-year-old O’Neill stayed unbeaten in her young career by getting into full mount on Shevchenko and pounding away with strikes until the fight was mercifully stopped at the 4:47 mark of Round 2.

Check out the highlights of O’Neill’s handiwork below (via Twitter):

@KingCaseyMMA improves her perfect record to 8-0.

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— UFC (@ufc) October 2, 2021

Putting the flyweight division on notice

[ @KingCaseyMMA | #UFCVegas38 | Prelims LIVE on @ESPNPlus ]

— UFC (@ufc) October 2, 2021

Australia’s O’Neill is off to a hot start in the octagon and said her victory over Shevchenko proved she can compete with the elite at 125 pounds.

“I felt good,” O’Neill said in her post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier. “I say time and time again just because I don’t have the opportunity to fight people like this doesn’t mean I’m not capable of that. … I’m for real and I hope I showed that to everyone tonight.”

Up-to-date UFC Fight Night 193 results:

Casey O’Neill def. Antonina Shevchenko via TKO (ground-and-pound) – Round 2, 4:47
Karol Rosa def. Bethe Correia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Jamie Mullarkey def. Devonte Smith via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:51
Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Gaetano Pirrello via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:04
Stephanie Egger def. Shanna Young via TKO (elbow) – Round 2, 2:22
Alejandro Perez def. Johnny Eduardo via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:13


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