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Dakota Ditcheva dominated Valentina Scatizzi to win the inaugural PFL European flyweight in Dublin on Friday night, leaving her opponent with a horrific eye injury in the process.
The undefeated kickboxing specialist had early success with kicks before Scatizzi tried to get a hold of her and utilise her wrestling.
Ditcheva wasn’t fazed and proceeded to land multiple devastating knees in the clinch.
It left Scatizzi’s eye completely swollen shut with the cageside doctor having no choice but to wave off the fight at the end of the first round.
Ditcheva not only claimed the belt but also a an £80,000 prize.
Dakota Ditcheva beat Valentina Scatizzio to become the PFL European flyweight champion
The Brit’s mixed martial arts record is now 10-0 with finishes in nine of those bouts.
‘Anything is next. Give me whoever you want, fight wherever you want,’ she said after receiving the belt.
‘I’ll stay in Europe or go to America, I’ll clean them all out,’ said Ditcheva.
Speaking ahead of the fight, Ditcheva admitted she was happy about the prospect of a big payday but that becoming the best female fighter in Europe is her main motivation.
The cageside doctor waved off the fight after the first round due to Scatizzi’s swollen eye
‘It’s crazy to see someone at this stage of their career, who is still building and things like that, is getting opportunities to win that type of money,’ Ditcheva told talkSPORT.com.
‘I don’t think the money to me is more important than the win. I want a clean record. I want to be the no.1 female in Europe and that’s what I’m thinking about most.
‘The money is great, it’s a bonus, but I haven’t spent it in my head yet. My brothers have, but I’m more thinking about getting that win on my record and coming away 10-0.’