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Weekly Women's MMA Wrap-Up: February 25, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013 Article By Yael Grauer
NEWS Invicta Fighting Championships has announced that they will implement random drug testing for their event on April 5th in Kansas City, Missouri. Fighters will be tested on a random basis one day prior to events. It has been announced that female fighters signed to the UFC include Amanda Nunes, Julie Kedzie, Germaine de Randamie, Cat Zingano, Alexis Davis, Sara McMann, and Sarah Kaufman. Fighter Kaitlin Young has publicly stated that former sponsor Gamebred Fightwear hasn't fulfilled the obligations they'd agreed upon for her fights in 2012. In interviews on Bleacher Report and the Examiner, and on social media, Young has stated that she only received half of the financial compensation promised for her July fight, and only received 15 of 100 signature shirts promised for the Invicta 1 fight.
In the first ever women's UFC match, Ronda Rousey defeated Liz Carmouche by 1st round armbar. Carmouche had Rousey in trouble early on, taking her back and attempting a standing rear-naked choke and transitioning to a neck crank, but Rousey shook her off, evaded a heel hook and pulled out her signature move with seconds left in the round.
Christina Tatnell defeated Shauna Carew by 3rd round armbar at Valor 5: Supremacy.
Kalindra Faria defeated Aline Sattelmayer by 2nd round TKO at No Compromises FC in Germany.
Pearl Gonzalez defeated Suzie Montero by 1st round armbar at XFC 22: Crossing the Line.
Holly Holm will fight Katie Merrill at Bellator 91 on Thursday.
Jennifer Scott will face Lauren Taylor at Legacy Fighting in Houston, Texas.
Marciea Allen fights Ashleigh Curry and Nina Ansaroff fights Trisha Clark at Centurion Fights in St. Joseph, Missouri.
In amateur action, wrestler Brenna Larkin will fight Cynthia Calvillo at Tuff-n-uff in Las Vegas, NV.
Also, the first round of the CFA featherweight tournament in Coral Gables, FL will take place (and streamed on UStream for $8). The line-up includes: Kelsey De Santis vs. Allanna Jones, Fallon Fox vs. Gabrielle Holloway, Revelina Berto vs. Peggy Morgan and Tori Adams vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith.
Felice "Lil' Bulldog" Herrig will fight "Hurricane" Heather Clark at Bellator 94 on March 28th in Tampa, Florida.
Also on March 28th, Sarah Moras is rumored to be facing Anne Barone at Wreck MMA in Quebec.
Naho "Sugi Rock" Sugiyama will be fighting Celine Haga at Jewels: 23rd Ring on March 30th in Tokyo, Japan. On the same card, Yasuko “Pink Spider” Mogi will fight Takumi Umehara.
Jordan Nicole “Ninja Princess” Gaza faces Amber “The Apex Predator” Stautzenberger at Dakota Fighting Championships 15 on April 20th in Fargo, North Dakota.
Rin Naikai will fight Brenda Gonzalez on May 19th at Pancrase 247 in Tokyo, Japan.