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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.

FIGHT RESULTS

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.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

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.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

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.

 

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FIGHT RESULTS

Thea Wolfe defeated Sarah Lagerstrom by unanimous decision at CageSport 23 on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, Amy Adam (pictured) defeated Belinda Sedgwick by TKO at Brace 19.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Miesha Tate will fight prospect Cat Zingano at the Ultimate Fighter 17 finale in Las Vegas on April 13.

Cris “Cyborg” Santos has signed a multi-fight deal with Invicta FC, and will be fighting Ediane Gomes on the April 5th card. Gomes’ previously scheduled opponent, Julia Budd, will now face Fiona Muxlow.

Other fights recently announced for the Invicta card include Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc vs. Cassie Rodish, Katja Kankaanpää vs. Juliana Carneiro Lima, Jessamyn Duke vs. Miriam Nakamoto and Rose Namajunas vs. Kathina Catron.

In Bellator action, Katie Merrill will be fighting Holly Home on February 28th.

Cassie Crisano will fight Andria Caplan at Cage Fury Fighting Championship on March 16th.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Of course the big fight coming up is UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche on Saturday night.

But first, on Friday, Pearl Gonzalez will face Suzie Montero at XFC 22: Crossing the Line.

Three other fights take place on Saturday. Shauna Carew wilf ight Christina Tatnell at Valor 4: Supremacy, Kalindra Faria squares off with Aline Sattelmayer at Detonic Fight, and Katharina Albinus will tussle with Hatice Ozyurt at No Compromises FC.

NEWS

Sara McMann and Alexis Davis have both signed contracts for the UFC, as announced on a conference call last week.

In a bizarre decision, the IOC has decided to remove wrestling from the Olympics starting in 2020. The ancient Olympic sport, which draws its history as far back as ancient Greece (the site of the original Olympic Games), must now compete against wakeboarding, baseball and softball, squash, karate, sport climbing, roller sports and wushu to earn the last spot.

Letters can be sent to IOC president Count Dr. Jacques Rogge, International Olympic Committee Executive Board, at Château de Vidy, Case postale 356, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland.

UFC Primetime 2: Rousey vs. Carmouche

 

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FIGHT RESULTS

DeAnna Bennett defeated Julianna Peña by unanimous decision at Showdown Fights 10.

Lacey Schuckman defeated Darla Harris by unanimous decision at ThunderDome.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Thea Wolfe will be fighting Sarah Lagerstrom at CageSport 23 on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, Amy Adam is fighting Belinda Sedgwick at Brace 19.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Mika Nagano will fight Emi Tomimatsu at Jewels: 23rd Ring on March 30th in Japan.

Invicta FC 5, which will take place on April 5th in Kansas City, Missouri, is taking shape. Fights announced include Sarah Kaufman vs. Leslie Smith, Julia Budd vs. Ediane Gomes, Kaitlin Young vs. Amanda Nunes, Jodie Esquibel vs. Alex Chambers, River Jones vs. Lauren Barefoot, and Veronica Rothenhausler vs. Mollie Estes. Zoila Gurgel, who has signed a multi-fight deal with Invicta, will be facing Jennifer Maia.

Also on April 5th, Darla Harris will fight Ash Aguirre for Made for War MMA in Denver.

NEWS

An episode of UFC Primetime: Rousey vs. Carmouche (in anticipation of their fight on the 23rd) aired last week. If you missed it, check it out below.

 

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FIGHT RESULTS

Jordan Gaza defeated Kathina Catron via 2nd round rear-naked choke at XFN 11: Road to Glory

Jorina Baars defeated Alexandra Buch via 1st round guillotine choke at MMA Bundesliga.

Jessica Doerner defeated Milly Brown via 1st round TKO at Dakota Nation: Young Guns.

Jamie Lowe defeated Sumie Sakai via 3rd round TKO at CFFC 19.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Kaiyana Rain and Kailin Curran will be fighting at Pacific Xtreme Combat 36 in Mangilao, Guam on March 8th.

Championship Fighting Alliance’s 8-woman featherweight tournament begins on March 2nd at CFA 10 in Coral Gables, Florida. Kelsey De Santis will face striker Brighton Hutton, Taylor Stratford will fight Allanna Jones, Revelina Berto will face Peggy Morgan, and Ashlee Evans-Smith will fight Tori Adams in the quarterfinals. The semifinals will likely take place on April 20th at CFA 11.

Cassie Crisano will face Andria Caplan on March 16th at CFFC in Dover, Delaware.

Jessica “Evil” Eye will be facing striker Munah Holland at Bellator 95 in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 4th.

“Rowdy” Bec Hyatt will be fighting Jasminka Cive at Invicta Fighting Championships 5 in Missouri on April 6th.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Julianna Peña will be fighting DeAnna Bennett at Showdown Fights 10: Collard vs. Clements this Friday, February 8th, in Orem, Utah. This event will air on GoFightLive.com for $15.

Lacey Schuckman will face Darla Harris at SCL: Thunderdome on Saturday, February 9th.

NEWS

In amateur action, Hook ‘N Shoot has announced a tournament on March 9th in Evansville, Indiana, which will feature ammy fighters in the 125, 135 and 145 lb. divisions.

 

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FIGHT RESULTS

Amber “The Apex Predator” Stautzenberger defeated Summer Artherton via 1st round armbar at Dakota Fighting Championships 14: American Dream in Fargo, North Dakota.

Amber Brown defeated Abby Higginbotham by 1st round TKO at KOTC: Curtain Call.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Jordan Gaza will face Kathina Catron at XFN 11: Road to Glory on Saturday.

Lynae Lovato fights Ashley Aguirre at Johnny Tapia Presents: Next Chapter Part 2.

Jorina Baars squares off against Alexandra Buch at MMA Bundesliga.

Jessica Doerner will fight Milly Brown at Dakota Nation: Young Guns.

And on Sunday, Jamie Lowe will fight Sumie Sakai at CFFC 19.

FIGHT ANNOUNCED

Stephanie Eggink will be fighting Angela Magana at XFC in April.

 

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FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Invicta Fighting Championships atomweight champ Jessica Penne will be defending her title against Michelle “the Karate Hottie” Waterson at Invicta FC 5, as reported on MMAJunkie radio. The fights are likely to take place in Irvine, California on April 13th, with a scrap between Vanessa Porto and Barb Honchak on the card as well. Rumors about Leslie Smith vs. Sarah Kaufman are floating around as well. We will post the official lineup once it is available.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

On Wednesday the 16th, Nikki Knudsen will face Windy “Fancy Pants” Gore at AFC 96: Charity Fight.

And on Saturday the 19th, Amy Caldwell will fight Maria Andaverde at Rogue Fights.

FIGHTERS ONLY AWARDS

The only female recipient of the Fighters Only World MMA Awards was none other than Ronda Rousey, who beat nominees Jessica Aguilar, Sarah Kaufman, Sara McMann and Miesha Tate for Female Fighter of the Year.

Rousey was also nominated as the Charles ‘Mask” Lewis Fighter of the Year, but lost to Jon “Bones” Jones, and Breakthrough Fighter of the Year, but lost to Chris Weidman, and her fight with Miesha Tate was nominated for Submission of the Year, but lost to Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140).

Other female nominees for various awards included Shannon Knapp for “Leading Man of the Year,” and Karyn Bryant for “MMA Journalist of the Year.’

TWO LLOYD IRVIN STUDENTS CHARGED WITH RAPING A TEAMMATE

Matthew Maldonado and Nicholas Schultz are being held without bail on rape charges after being caught on videotape “allegedly” raping a teammate on New Year’s Eve.

This incident has brought out information about a 1990 case possibly involving Lloyd Irvin himself, in which someone with the same name (including middle initial) who attended the same college at the same time as the martial arts instructor himself was involved with a gang rape, although he was acquitted on a technicality, due to impotence at the time of the attack.

Lloyd Irvin has responded to the incident by issuing a press release, purchasing the domain LloydIrvinRape.com, and putting out a press release on PRWeb for a rape prevention course he is teaching.

Maldonado and Schultz are being charged with 1st and 2nd degree sexual assault. According to legal documents found on DCcourts.gov, the two men were offered a pre-indictment plea bargain and are “exploring their offer.”

A preliminary hearing is scheduled to take place on Friday the 18th at 9:30 AM.

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David Bayer, along with his daughter Emma and women’s soccer player McCall Zerboni, recently organized a bra auction to raise money for the Kee-A-Breast Foundation. Participants included Julie Kedzie, Sara McMann, Bec Hyatt, Ronda Rousey, Liz Carmouche, Michelle Waterson, Sarah Goodlaxson, Felice Herig, Tecia Torres, Rachael Blaze, Emily Kagan, Cassie Crisano, Hitomi Akano, Sarah Moras, Ayaka Hamasaki, Katalina Malungahu, Amanda Bell, Cassie Robb, Laura Sanko, and even Arianny Celeste. Over $5000 was raised in the fight against breast cancer.

VIDEO: INVICTA FC TRIALS COMING IN MARCH

 

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FIGHT RESULTS

Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza defeated Australian up-and-comer Bec “Rowdy” Hyatt for the strawweight title at Invicta Fighting Championships IV’s main event on Saturday, January 5th at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. Hyatt, a late replacement for an injured Claudia Gadelha, showed incredible heart, impressive boxing and good submission defense, but the 2-time All-American was able to take her down at will. Esparza received 50-45 nods from all three judges.

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In the co-main event, Alexis “Ally Gator” Davis showcased her improved grappling skills in defeating Shayna “Queen of Spades” Baszler by rear-naked choke :58 into the 3rd round. The bout earned Fight of the Night honors.

Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith defeated Raquel “Rocky” Pennington via unanimous decision in a spirited bantamweight grudge match.

Sarah “the Monster” D’Alelio defeated Amanda “Lioness of the RIng” Nunes 30-26; dominating all three rounds. Nunes mounted virtually no offense except for an illegal upkick in the second round, which led to a point deduction.

Ediane Gomes defeated Hiroko Yamanaka by unanimous decision, with 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 scores from the judges.

Joanne Calderwood showcased a phenomenal kickboxing game, defeating Livia Von Plettenberg by unanimous decision with explosive kicks and elbows. Calderwood was originally scheduled to fight Bec Hyatt.

In preliminary card action, Cassie Rodish defeated Stephanie Frausto with punches and elbows in the 3rd round of their bout, Tamikka Brents decisioned Amanda Bell, with identical 29-28 scores from the judges, Rose” Thug” Namajunas defeated Jackson MMA fighter Emily Kagan with a rear-naked choke 3:44 into the fight, earning Submission of the Night honors, Jodie Esquibel defeated Liz McCarthy via split decision, Tecia “Little Tornado” Torres defeated Paige VanZant by unanimous decision (30-27), Veronica Rothenhausler earned KO of the Night honors by defeating Katalina Malungahu with a vicious right cross 1:12 into the first round of their fight, and Laura Sanko defeated Cassie Robb with a 2nd round rear-naked choke.

Katja Kankaanpaa defeated Aisling Daly via unanimous decision at Cage Warriors 51 on New Year’s Eve.

Also on December 31st, Marloes Coenen defeated Fiona Muxlow via armbar 3:29 into the first round of their bout at Dream 18.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak will be fighting Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 5 in April for the flyweight title.

UPCOMING BOUTS

As far as we know, there will be no women’s MMA fights this coming weekend. However, Nikki Knudsen is scheduled to face Windy Core at AFC 96: Charity Fight on the 16th, and Amy Caldwell will fight Maria Andaverde at Rogue Fights on the 19th.

VIDEO
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FIGHT RESULT

On Saturday the 29th, Pannie Kianzad defeated Lina Lansberg by 3rd round TKO at Trophy MMA 1 in Sweden.

FIGHT ANNOUNCED

Charmaine Tweet will be fighting Sy Jewett at Aggression Fighting Championships in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on March 15th, as reported by Wombat Sports.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Two fights will take place on New Year’s Eve. Katja Kankaanpaa will fight Aisling Daly at Cage Warriors 51. The event will be streamed live, starting at 1pm PT, on MMAjunkie.com.

And at Dream 18, Marloes Coenen will fight Fiona Muxlow. The fight will air the following night, January 1st, at 7pm PT on CBS Sports Network.

Invicta FC 4 will take place at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. Fightergirls will be covering the fights.

The event will be streamed live at 4pm PT, and will be available for $7.95 at InvictaFC.com.

Bec Hyatt has stepped in for an injured Claudia Gadelha for the main event against Carla Esparza.

Joanne Calderwood, who was originally scheduled to face Hyatt, will fight Livia von Plettenberg instead.

Also on the card:

Shayna Baszler vs. Alexis Davis
Leslie Smith vs. Raquel Pennington
Amanda Nunes vs. Sarah D’Alelio
Ediene Gomes vs. Hiroko Yamanaka
Stephanie Frausto vs. Cassie Rodish
Tamikka Brents vs. Amanda Bell
Liz McCarthy vs. Jodie Esquibel
Emily Kagan vs. Rose Namajunas
Tecia Torres vs. Paige VanZant
Katalina Malungahu vs. Veronica Rothenhausler
Laura Marcusse vs. Cassie Robb

 

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FIGHT RESULTS

Lana Kate defeated Amy Adam by decision at Brace 18.

On the same card, Jessy Rose defeated Mae-Lin Leow via 3rd round TKO.

On Christmas eve, Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii defeated Mei Yamaguchi at Vale Tudo Japan 1. The fight may be the last of Fujii’s career.

UPCOMING FIGHT

Pannie Kianzad will be fighting Lina Lansberg at Trophy MMA 1 in Sweden on Saturday, December 29th.

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OTHER AWARD NOMINEES

The 2012 Women’s Mixed Martial Arts Awards, voed on by a panel of nine different MMA sites, compiled a list of nominations for these awards, meant to recognize notable achievements in women’s MMA. Nominees are below.

Fight of the Year Nominees

Sarah Kaufman vs Alexis Davis
Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate
Leslie Smith vs Kaitlin Young
Jessica Penne vs Lisa Ellis
Rosi Sexton vs Aisling Daly
Sara McMann vs Shayna Baszler
Miesha Tate vs Julie Kedzie

Female Fighter of the Year Nominees

*All nominees in the following five categories are eligible for votes*

Female Featherweight (137-146) of the Year Nominees

Julia Budd (2-0 in 2012)
Marloes Coenen (1-0 in 2012)
Ediene Gomes (1-0 in 2012)
Germaine de Randamie (1-0 in 2012)

Female Bantamweight (127-136) of the Year Nominees

Alexis Davis (1-1 in 2012)
Sarah Kaufman (1-1 in 2012)
Sara McMann (2-0 in 2012)
Ronda Rousey (2-0 in 2012)

Female Flyweight (117-126) of the Year Nominees

Jessica Eye (4-0 in 2012)
Munah Holland (3-1 in 2012)
Barb Honchak (2-0 in 2012)
Michelle Ould (2-0 in 2012)

Female Strawweight (107-116) of the Year Nominees

Jessica Aguilar (2-0 in 2012)
Carla Esparza (2-0 in 2012)
Ayaka Hamasaki (3-0 in 2012)
Felice Herrig (3-0 in 2012)

Female Atomweight (97-106) of the Year Nominees

Stephanie Frausto (2-1 in 2012)*
Jessica Penne (2-0 in 2012)
Naho Sugiyama (1-1 in 2012)
Michelle Waterson (2-0 in 2012)

*Note: Loss was at 115 pounds.

Female Newcomer of the Year Nominees

Joanne Calderwood (4-0 in 2012)
Jessamyn Duke (2-0 in 2012)
Emily Kagan (2-0 in 2012)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (2-0 in 2012)
Eeva Siiskonen (2-0 in 2012)
Paige VanZant (2-0 in 2012)

Note: Fighters in this category must have made their pro debuts and had at least two pro wins during the 2012 calendar year in order to be eligible.

Amateur Female Fighter of the Year Nominees

Cortney Casey (5-1 in 2012)
Brittany Dugas (4-0 in 2012)
Rebecca Heintzman (6-0 in 2012)
Kaiyana Rain (4-0 in 2012)
Tecia Torres (5-0 in 2012)

Note: Fighters in this category must have had at least three amateur fights and no more than one pro fight during the 2012 calendar year in order to be eligible.

Knockout of the Year Nominees:

Vanessa Porto def. Luana Teixeira by KO (Punch) at 0:41 of Round 1.

Sheila Gaff def. Jennifer Maia by KO (Punches) at 0:10 of Round 1.

Munah Holland def. Marianna Kheyfets by KO (Punch) at 4:45 of Round 2.

Kaline Medeiros def. Stephanie Eggink by KO (Punch) at 0:07 of Round 1.

Joanne Calderwood def. Ashley Cummins by KO (Knee To The Body) at 3:13 of Round 1.

Sheila Bird def. Christina Barry by KO (Punches) at 0:11 of Round 1.

Submission of the Year Nominees:

Marta Chojnoska def. Paulina Suska by Sub. (Scarf Hold Armlock) at 0:42 of Round 1.

Ayaka Hamasaki def. Yuka Tsuji by Sub. (Kimura) at 3:41 of Round 1.

Sarah D’Alelio def. Vanessa Porto by Sub. (Reverse Triangle Choke) at 3:16 of Round 1.

Jessica Penne def. Naho Sugiyama by Sub. (Triangle Choke) at 2:20 of Round 2.

Stephanie Frausto def. Amy Davis by Sub. (Guillotine Choke) at 0:48 of Round 1.

Jessica Eye def. Zoila Gurgel by Tech. Sub. (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 0:58 of Round 1.

Promotion of the Year Nominees:

Bellator Fighting Championships
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship
Invicta Fighting Championships
Jewels
North American Allied Fight Series
Strikeforce
Super Fight League
Tuff-N-Uff

Sponsor of the Year Nominees:

Babes of MMA
Brawl and Maul Fight Performance Wear
Fear The Fighter
Fight Chix
FighterGirls
Loyalty Before Royalty
MMA Chick
Polanti Watches
Tussle Fight Gear
VII A.D. Jewelry Art by Sevan Avakian
Xtreme Female Fight Gear

Headline of the Year Nominees:

Ronda Rousey Signs With The UFC

Shannon Knapp and Janet Martin Form All-Female Invicta Fighting Championships

Strikeforce Cancels Events, Rumoured To Fold In Early 2013

 

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FIGHT RESULTS

Manjit Kolekar defeated Monica via 1st round RNC at SFL 13.

Felice Herrig defeated Patricia Vidonic at Bellator 84.

Nina Ansaroff defeated Tyra Parker via 2nd round armbar at Wild Bill’s Fight Night 51.

Carol Correia defeated Larissa Dias via 2nd round RNC at The Gladiador.

Jewels 22nd Ring results are as follows:

Ayaka Hamasaki defeated Emi Fujino via unanimous decision.

Yasuko Tamada defeated Satomi Takano via unanimous decision.

Mika Nagano defeated Rina Tomita via 1st round armbar.

Mizuki Inoue defeats Hyo Kyung Song via Armbar at 2:14 of round 2

Kikuyo Ishikawa defeated Tomo Maesawa via unanimous decision.

Yurika Tanaka defeated Rie Fukui via 2nd round arm triangle.

Keiko Tomita defeated Yasuko Mogi via 2nd round TKO.

Mina Kurobe defeated Naomi Taniyama via 2nd round RNC.

Jade Marie Anderson defeated Megumi Yabushita via unanimous decision

Celina Haga defeated Miyoko Kusaka via unanimous decision.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Jessy Rose will be fighting Mae-Lin Leow at Brace 18 on December 21.

On the same card, Lana Kate will face Amy Adam.

On December 24t, Megumi Fujii will fight Mei Yamaguchi at VTJ 1st.

Yana Kunitskaya will face Rania Bahi Eldin Abedel Mawgod at EFC Evolution.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Invicta Fighting Championships has added another bout to their January 5th card: an atomweight scrap between Laura Marcusse and Cassie Robb.

Amber Stautzenberger, who was pulled out of a fight earlier this month due to illness, will be fighting Summer Atherton on January 26th.

After a hard-fought press conference, Ronda Rousey received the UFC women’s bantamweight belt. She will be defending her title against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 on February 23rd.

FIGHT RESULTS

Jessica “Evil” Eye handily defeated Zoila Gurgel via technical submission (standing arm triangle choke) at Bellator 83. The fight was over 58 seconds into the first round.

Julia Berezikova defeated Karla Benitez via 2nd round armbar at SFL 12.

Stephanie Eggink defeated Heather Clark via unanimous decision at XFC 21.

Kinberly Novaes defeated “Karol Mutante” via split decision at Iron Fight Combat 2.

Amanda Lucas defeated Yuiga via majority decision at DEEP: Cage Impact 2012.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

A total of 16 (count ’em) fights will take place this coming week.

On Friday, Colleen Schneider will face Sanja Suèeviæ for the flyweight title at Super Fight League 13, which will be streamed on SFL’s YoUTube channel at 9:30 Central–so set your alarms clock.

Also on Friday, Yasmine Reguera-Gonzales (a late replacement for Jordan Gaza) and Lisa Lamb square off at Legacy 16.

Finally, Friday’s Bellator 84 card will feature a match between Felice Herrig and late replacement Patricia Vidonic, to be streamed on Spike.com starting at 5PM Central.

On Saturday, Nina Ansaroff will face Tyra Parker at Wild Bill’s Fight Night 51.

Also on Saturday, Carol Correia and Beel Lisbao will fight at The Gladiador in Brazil.

Last but not least, Jewels: 22nd Ring features a stacked night of fights:

Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Emi Fujino

Roxanne Modafferi vs. Shizuka Sugiyama

Mika Nagano vs. Rina Tomita

Megumi Yabushita vs. Jade Marie Anderson

Miyoko Kusaka vs. Celine Haga

Satomi Takano vs. Yasuko Tamada

Mizuki Inoue vs. Hyo Kyung Song

Kikuyo Ishikawa vs. Tomo Maesawa

Yasuko Mogi vs. Keiko Tomita

Yurika Tanaka vs. Rie Fukui

Naomi Taniyama vs. Mina Kurobe

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FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Michelle Guitierrez pulled out of a December 14 fight with Felice Herrig due to a hand injury. Patricia Vidonic will be stepping in as a late replacement.

Mizuki Inoue will be fighting Hyo Kyung Song at Jewels: 22nd Ring on December 15 in Tokyo, Japan. Kikuyo Ishikawa and Tomo Maesawa will be fighting on the same card, which will also feature a bout between Yurika Tanaka and Rie Fukui.

A fight between Leslie Smith and Raquel Pennington has been added to Invicta FC3, which will ale place on January 5th.

FIGHT RESULTS

Rin Nakai defeated Danielle West via unanimous decision a Pancrase: Progress Tour 14.

Brenda Gonzales defeated Elsie Zwicker via 2nd round KO at KOTC: Battlegrounds.

“Dany Fenix” defeated Kaka Naja via TKO at MFC 18; the bout ended at the 5 minute mark of the 2nd round, when Naja was unable to continue due to a foot injury.

Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeated Paulina Bonkowska via unanimous decision at KSW 21: Final Resolution.

Camilinha “Pitbull” Lima fought Herica Tiburcio at Supreme FC; the fight was declared a no contest.

A fight between Cassie Crisano and Shanie Rusth did not take place as scheduled. Crisano allegedly showed up late and overweight, and reports indicate that Frankie Lester (allegedly) assaulted Crisano after a verbal altercation.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Get ready for an action-packed weekend of women’s MMA! On Friday, Jessica Eye will square off with Zoila Gurgel at Bellator 83. Karla Benitez will fight Julia Berezikova at SFL 12. Stephanie Eggink faces Heather Clark at XFC 21. Kinberly Novaes will tussle with “Karol Mutante” at Iron Fight Combat 2. Anna Hyvarinen is set to face Belinda Sedgwick at AFC 4.

On Saturday, Amanda Lucas will fight Yuiga at DEEP: Cage Impact 2012.

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FIGHT RESULTS

Zoila Gurgel defeated Casey Noland by unanimous decision at Bellator 78 last Friday.

Colleen Schneider defeated late replacement Aya Saeid Saber at SFL 6 in Mumbai, India via 1st round TKO.

Brace 17 featured 12 women’s MMA bouts. Here are the results: Alexandra Chambers defeated Mika Nagano via 1st round TKO in a dramatic upset. Claire Fryer defeated Rina Tomita via 1st round TKO. Fiona Muxlow defeated Leane Reid by unanimous decision. Rhiannon Thompson defeated Linda Nikeller via 2nd round submission (rear-naked choke). Tanya Stevens defeated Mae-Lin Leow by majority decision. Shauna Carew defeated Gina Cardillo by unanimous decision.
Natalie Gonzales Hills defeated Samantha Manderson by 3rd round submission (rear-naked choke). Helen Malone defeated Lana Kate by 1st round submission (rear-naked choke). Kerry Barrett defeated Brettlyn Neal by unanimous decision. Maryanne Mullahy defeated Rebecca Steward by 2nd round armbar.Lisa Sutton defeated Belinda Sedgwick by technical submission (rear-naked choke).

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Sheila Bird will face fellow grappler Christina Barry at Aggression Fighting Championship 12: Domination.

Rania Bahi Eldin Abedel Mawgod will be fighting Puja Kadian at Super Fight League 7 in Mumbai, India. This event will be streamed live on SFL’s Youtube channel starting at 11:30am ET on Friday.

Anna Zucchelli will be fighting Chloe Hinchliffe at All or Nothing 4: Best of the Best in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

Sumie Sakai is scheduled to be fighting Jamie Lowe at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 19: Luguori vs. Azeredo. This event will be streamed live for $15 at GoFightLive.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Ediane Gomes is rumored to be facing Hiroko Yamanaka at Invicta FC 4, which will likely take place on January 4th.

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FIGHT RESULTS

Charmaine Tweet defeated Pujia Kadia by 1st round guillotine choke at SFL 10.

Nina Ansaroff defeated Jessica Doerner via 1st round TKO at Battle at the Border 11.

Simona Soukupova defeated Elodie Puget by 1st round armbar at KAYO-MMA 9.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Rosi Sexton won a gold medal at the British no-gi Championships.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Ritika Singh will face Aya Saeid Saber at SFL 11 on November 30th.

The following bouts will all take place on December 1st.

Rin Nakai will fight Danielle West at Pancrase Progress Tour in Tokyo, Japan.

Paulina Bonkowska will face Karolina Kowalkiewicza at KSW 21: Final Resolution in Warsaw, Poland.

Kaka Naja will fight Daniela Maria da Silva at Maceio Fighting Championships in Brazil.

Brenda Gonzales will fight Elsie Zwicker at King of the Cage: Battlegrounds in Colorado.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Ayaka Hamasaki will be fighting Emi Fujino at Jewels: 22nd Ring on December 15 in Tokyo, Japan.

The full Invicta FC fightcard has been announced. Fights will take place on January 5th in Kansas City, KS.

Claudia Gadelha will face Carla Esparza for the strawweight championship.

The line up includes the following bouts:

Shayna Baszler vs. Alexis Davis
Amanda Nunes vs. Sarah D’alelio
Hiroko Yamanaka vs. Ediane Gomes
Joanne Calderwood vs. Bec Hyatt
Veronica Rothenhausler vs. Katalina Malungahu
Stephanie Frausto vs. Cassie Rodish.
Tamikka Brents vs. Amanda Bell
Jodie Esquibel vs. Liz McCarthy
Emily Kagan vs. Rose Namajunas
Paige Van Zant vs. Tecia Torres

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FIGHT RESULTS

Kathina Catron defeated Amber Powell by 1st round armbar at Xtreme Fight Night 10.

Monika defeated Gurleen Kaur by unanimous decision at SFL 9.

Margaret Aase defeated Lina Eklund by 2nd round TKO at Rumble of the Kings.

Randa Markos defeated Allanna Jones by 3rd round armbar at IFL 51: No Guts, No Glory.

Laura Balin defeated Ana Blank by first round TKO at 360 Pro Fight.

Eeva Sliskonen defeated Helin Paara by unanimous decision at Cage 20: Northern Storm 2.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Charmaine Tweet will be facing Puja Kadian at SFL 10, streamed live on Friday at 8:00am PT on SFL’s YouTube channel.

Jessica Doerner will be fighting Nina Ansaroff at Battle at the Border 11 on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, Simona Soukupova will face Elodie
Puget at Kayo MMA 9.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Shizuka Sugiyami will be fighting Roxanne Modafferi at Jewels: 22nd Ring on December 15th in Tokyo. Mika Nagano will be fighting Rina Tomita on the same card.

Brace For War has announced two female fights on their December 21st card. Jessy Rose will fight Mae-Lin Leow, and Amy Adam will be fighting Lana Kate.

Jodie Esquibel is rumored to be fighting Liz McCarthy at Invicta FC 4 in January.

Revelina Berto, Kelsey De Santis and Peggy Morgan will be featured in Championship Fighting Alliance’s bantamweight tournament, which is set to begin on January 19th in Florida, according to Wombat Sports.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

It’s not quite official yet, but all signs point to Strikeforce folding and female fighters, including Meisha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Liz Carmouche and Sara McMann, being signed to the UFC. We’ll keep you posted with the details.

Reality show Tuff Girls will debut on Fuel TV Australia on November 24th, with Master Toddy coaching fighters Justine Kish, Caitlin Mercer, Nicole Coleman, Kathi Fabbri, Sarah George, Kathryn March, Sandra Furner, Louise Bryan and Sarah Rankin, according to a report on WombatSports. The show, filmed in Thailand, includes six weeks of filming. Season 2 is being filmed as well. Master Toddy coached fighters Gina Carano, Michelle Waterson, Kerry Vera and Felice Herrig in the reality show “Fight Girls.”

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Invicta FC’s fourth card this January will include a match-up between Alexis Davis and Shayna Baszler, according to MMA Weekly. Sarah Kaufman is also rumored to be fighting on the same card. Other sites have rumored that Tecia Torres will be fighting Paige VanZant and Liz McCarthy will face Jodie Esquibel, though this has not yet been confirmed.

FIGHT RESULTS

Tracy Lockwood defeated Deepika by 1st round rear-naked choke at SFL 8.

Sadae Suzumura defeated Shino VanHoose by 2nd round kneebar at Pancrase Progress Tour 12.

Tamikka Brents defeated Jessica Halverson by 1st round TKO at Fight Hard MMA. Tonya Evinger defeated Carina Damm by split decision on the same card.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Kalindra Faria will be fighting Camila Lima at Warriors FC 1.

Manjit Kolekar will fight Daizy at SFL 9 this Friday, in an event streaming live on SFL’s YouTube channel starting at 8:30AM.

Margaret Aase will face Lina Eklund at Rumble of the Kings.

Revelina Berton will fight Stephanie Webber at RFC 28.

Allanna Jones faces Randa Markos at IFL 151: No Guts, No Glory.

Laura Balin will fight Ana Blank at 360 Pro Fight.

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FIGHT RESULTS

Sheila Bird defeated Christina Barry in just 11 seconds with a 1st round knockout at AFC 12: Domination.

Anna Zucchelli defeated Chloe Hinchliffe via 2nd round TKO at AON 4: Best of the Best.

Puka Kadian defeated Walaa Abas at SFL 7 via 1st round TKO.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Tracy Lockwood will be fighting Deepika at SFL 8 this Friday. The fight will air live on SFL’s YouTube channe; at 11:30AM EST.

Tamikka Brents will be fighting Jessica Halverson at Fight Hard MMA.

Elina Nelson will fight Helin Paara at the Zone FC 11: Survival.

Shino VanHoose will face Sadae Suzumura at Pancrase Progress Tour 12.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Joanne Calderwood is rumored to be facing Bec Hyatt at Invicta FC 4.

Rin Nakai will rematch Danielle West on December 1st.

Zoila Gurgel will be facing Jessica Eye at Bellator 83 in December.

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FIGHT RESULTS

Bec Hyatt defeated Christina Tatnell by 1st round TKO (in just 37 seconds) at Nitro 7.

Tara Parker defeated Trisha Clark via armbar in just under a minute into the first round at Wild Bill’s Fight Night 50.

Julia Avilla defeated Shannon Reid via 1st round TKO at KOTC: Future Legends 10.

Brianna Van Buren defeated Charlene Gellner via 1st round TKO at Rogue Fights 20: Fists of Fire.

FIGHT CANCELLATIONS

Sheila Gaff, who was scheduled to face Rosi Sexton at Cage Warriors 49 for the tournament final, has pulled out of the fight due to illness. Sexton, who raised money to pay for VADA testing, has said the fight will not be rescheduled unless someone volunteers to pay in advance for another testing cycle.

Vanessa Mariscal, Sarah Moras’ scheduled opponent for Freedom Fight MMA: Caged Combat, has pulled out due to injury.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Zoila Gurgel will face Casey Noland at Bellator 78 on Friday the 26th.

Colleen Schneider will fight Karla Benitez at SFL 6.

Saturday’s Brace 17th event will feature 12 women’s MMA bouts: Alex Chambers vs. Mika Nagano, Claire Fryer vs. Rina Tomita, Fiona Muxlow vs. Leanne Reid, Sarah Morrison vs. Bianca Elmir, Linda Nikeller vs. Rhiannon Thompson, Tanya Stevens vs. Mae-Lin Leow, Shauna Carew vs. Gina Cardillo, Natalie Hills vs. Sam Manderson, Jessy Jess vs. Tam Ward, Kerry Barrett vs. Brettlyn Neal,
Lana Kate vs. Helen Malone, Rebecca Steward vs. Maryanne Mullahy, and Lisa Sutton vs. Belinda Sedgwick.

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FIGHT RESULTS

Sanja Sucevic defeated Irene Cabello via TKO at SFL 4 in Mumbai, India.

Karla Benitez defeated Emma Watson by TKO at Hombres de Honor 46.

Cassie Rodish defeated Summer Atherton via rear-naked choke at MCC 43: High Octane.

Diana Rael (pictured) defeated Darla Harras via 2nd round rear-naked choke at Made For War 1.

Emily Kagan defeated Glena Avila via split decision at DFC 13: Coming Home.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Colleen Schneider will fight Julia Berezikova at SFL 5 on Friday the 19th. The event will stream live on YouTube starting at 8:30 AM Pacific.

Brianna VanBuren will fight Charlene Gellner at Rogue Fights 20: Fists of Fire.

Bec Hyatt will face Hanaa Storm at Nitro 7.

Tyra Parker will fight Trisha Clark at Wild Bill’s Fight Night 50.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Zoila Gurgel will return to the cage after a year and a half layoff. She will face Casey Noland at Bellator 78 on October 26th.

Bellator 84, taking place on December 14th, will also feature a woman’s bout: Felice Herrig will rematch Michelle Gutierrez.

INVICTA FC 3 HIGHLIGHTS

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sara McMann has pulled out of her Strikeforce fight against Liz Carmouche on November 3rd due to an undisclosed injury.

FIGHT RESULTS

Invicta Fighting Championships 3 took place on Saturday, with a stacked card of women’s fights. Here are the results: Jessica Pene defeated Naho Sugiyama via 2nd round triangle choke for the atomweight title, Shayna Baszler defeated Sarah D’Alelio by 2nd round rear-naked choke, Leslie Smith defeated Kaitlin Young by 2nd round TKO, Barb Honchak defeated Aisling Daly by unanimous decision, Vanessa Porto defeated Tara LaRosa (who was 2.6 lbs. over weight) by unanimous decision, Cat Zingano defeated Raquel Pennington by 2nd round rear-naked choke, Michelle Waterson defeated Lacey Schuckman by split decision in the Fight of the Night, Julia Budd defeated Danielle West by 1st round TKO, Carla Esparza defeated Lynn Alvarez by 1st round TKO, Joanne Calderwood defeated Ashley Cummins by 1st round KO, earning Knockout of the Night, Stephanie Frausto defeated Amy Davis by 1st round guillotine for one of two Sumbission of the Night bonuses, Jessamyn Duke defeated Marciea Allen by 1st round armbar in the second Submission of the Night, Tecia Torres defeated Kaiyana Rain by unanimous decision, and Ediane Gomes defeated Katalina Malungahu by 1st round rear-naked choke.

Outside of Invicta, Brenda Gonzales defeated Sarah Alpar by unanimous decision at King of the Cage: Stranglehold for the flyweight championship.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Sanja Sucevic will fight Irene Cabello at SFL 4.

Emma Watson takes on Karla Benitezat Hombres de Honor 46.

Summer Atherton will face Cassie Rodish at MCC 43: High Octane.

Darla Harris will fight Diana Rael at Made for War.

Glena Avila takes on Emily Kagan at DFC 13: Coming Home.

Cassie Crisano will face Janice Meyers at CFCC.

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FIGHT RESULTS

Michelle Ould defeated Munah Holland via unanimous decision at Bellator 74 on Friday the 28th.

Also on Friday, Sofia Bagherdai defeated Sarah Maloy by 1st round TKO at XFC 20: High Octane.

Yuka Tsuji defeated Hyo Kyung Song via 1st round armbar at DEEP: Osaka Impact 2012, also on the 29th.

Also on Saturday, Annalisa Bucci defeated Lenka Smetankova via 2nd round TKO at MMAA Arena.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Raquel Pennington vs. Cat Zingano has been added to the Invicta FC3 card, and Julia Budd will face Danielle West as well.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Sarah Alpar will fight Brenda Gonzales at KOTC: Stranglehold on Saturday, October 6th.

Invicta Fighting Championships’ 3rd card takes place on the 6th as well. Here is the lineup:

Jessica Penne vs. Naho Sugiyama
Shayna Baszler vs. Sarah D’Alelio
Leslie Smith vs. Kaitlin Young
Barb Honchak vs. Aisling Daly
Tara LaRosa vs. Vanessa Porto
Cat Zingano vs. Raquel Pennington
Michelle Waterson vs. Lacey Schuckman
Julia Budd vs. Danielle West
Lynn Alvarez vs. Carla Esparza
Ashley Cummins vs. Joanne Calderwood
Stephanie Frausto vs. Amy Davis
Jessamyn Duke vs. Marciea Allen
Tecia Torres vs. Kaiyana Rain
Katalina Malungahu vs Ediane Gomes

The event will stream live at InvictaFC.com.

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defeated the previously unbeaten Amanda Rose in her hometown.

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FIGHT RESULTS

Claudinha Gadelha defeated Adriana Vieira 1st round TKO at Shooto Brazil on Friday. Viera was a late replacement for Raquel Pitbull.

Also on Friday, Kathina Catron defeated Amber Powell with a guillotine choke in the 1st round of their bout at XFL 9.

Four professional women’s bouts took place at Jewels: 21st Ring on Saturday. Shizuka Sugiyama defeated Yurika Tanaka with 2nd round TKO, Mika Nagano defeated Tomo Maesawa by technical submission (armbar), Satomi Takano defeated Fukuko Hamada by unanimous decision, and Celine Haga defeated Anna Saito by technical submission (armbar) in the second round of their bout.

Allanna Jones defeated Kathleen Albany via 1st round TKO at TWC 14: Up Close and Personal.

Paige VanZant defeated Amber Stautzenberger by unanimous decision at Premier Fight Series 2.
Stephanie Skinner defeated Margaret Bloom via 2nd round TKO at Kickdown 103: Wizards.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Michelle Ould will face Munah Holland at Bellator 74 on Friday the 28th.

Also on Friday, Sofia Bagherdai will fight Sarah Maloy at XFC 20: High Octane.

Yuka Tsuji will fight Hyo Kyung Song at DEEP: Osaka Impact 29th, also on the 29th.

Also on Saturday, Annalisa Bucci squares off against Lenka Smetankova at MMAA Arena.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Sarah Kaufman has withdrawn from her Invicta bout with Kaitlin Young due to injury. Young will instead be facing Leslie Smith on October 6th, in a highly anticipated rematch. The two fought to a draw at the inaugural Invicta FC event on April 28.

OTHER NEWS

Amanda Nunes was set to face Cat Zingano at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healey on Saturday the 29th, but the entire card has been canceled.

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FIGHT RESULTS

Miriam Nakamoto defeated Elizabeth Phillips via 2nd round TKO at Red Canvas: Submission 2.

Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras defeated grappler Christina “Scary” Barry via 1st round armbar at AFC 11: Takeover.

Katja Kankaanpää fought Simona Soukapova to a split decision draw at Botnia Punishment 12.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Cassie Rodish will be fighting Summer Artherton at MCC 43: High Octane on October 12.

A bout between Celine Haga vs. Anna Saito has been added to Jewels: 21st Ring, which takes place in Tokyo on the 22nd.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Claudinha Gadelha will be fighting Raquel Pitbull at Shooto Brazil on Friday.

Also on Friday, Kathina Catron will fight Amber Powell at XFL 9.

As mentioned, Jewels: 21st Ring will take place on the 22nd, including bouts between Shizuka Sugiyama and Yurika Tanaka, Mika Nagano vs. Tomo Maesawa Fukuko Hamada vs. Satomi Takano, as well as Anna Saito vs. Celine Haga.

On Saturday the 22nd, Allana will fight Kathleen Albany at TWC 14: Up Close and Personal.

Also on Saturday, Amber Stautzenberger will be fighting Paige VanZant at PFS 2.

Margaret Bloom will be fighting Stephanie Skinner at Kickdown 103: “Wizards”. This fight will take place on Saturday the 22nd as well.

WMMA news, updates, fight results and upcoming bouts.

FIGHT RESULTS

Jessica Rakoczy defeated Kristen Katz by 1st round KO at Tachi Palace Fights 14: Validation.

Emily Peters-Kagan defeated Lynae Lovato by unanimous decision at Jackson’s MMA Series 9.

Jozette Cotton defeated Kate Bloomfield via 2nd round TKO at Disorderly Conduct: Football & Fights

Jéssica Andrade defeated Duda Yankovich via 1st round guillotine choke at Bitetti Combat 12

Raquel Pennington defeated Raquel Pa’aluhi by 1st round guillotine at Destiny NA KOA.

Tamikka Brents’ fight vs. Randi Miller did not make place, since Miller failed to make weight.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Olympic silver medalist and undefeated MMA fighter Sara McMann has signed to Strikeforce, and is already scheduled for a fight. She’s slated to face Liz Carmouche at Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir on November 3rd.

Mika Nagano will be fighting Tomo Maesawa at Jewels: 21st ring on September 22nd in Tokyo, Japan.

Also added to the card is a matchup between Fukuko Hamada and Satomi Takano.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Katja Kankaanpää will fight Simona Soukapova at Botnia Punishment 12 on Friday the 14th. (All fights below take place on the 15th.)

On the 15th, Miriam Nakamoto faces Elizabeth Phillips at Red Canvas: Submission 2.

Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras wil fight Christina Barry at AFC 11: Takeover.

Suzie Montero faces Rute Frias at WCMMA: Team Portugal vs. Team USA.

Kelly Warren squares off against Tyra Parker at NAAFS: Caged Fury 19.

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FIGHT RESULTS

Rin Nakai defeated Mayumi Aoki via 2nd round TKO at Pancrase Progress Tour 10 in Tokyo, Japan.

Eeva Siiskonen defeated Myriem el Banouti at Carelia Fight 8.

In amateur action, Jordan McDonald defeated Jinh Yu by unanimous decision for the Tuff-N-Uff 110-lb. belt, and Cortney Casey defeated Rachael Cummins via 2nd round arm bar for the 125-lb. championship.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

On September 7, Kristen Gatz will be facing Jessica Rakoczy at TPF 14: Validation.

Emily Kagan will face Lynae Lavato at Jackson’s MMA Series on the 8th.

Tamikka Brents will be facing Olympic bronze medalist Randi Miller at SCS 13: Blood Feud.

Kate Bloomfield will fight Jozette Cotton at Disorderly Conduct: Football & Fights.

Raquel Pennington will fight Raquel Pa’aluhi at Destiny NA KOA.

Duda Yankovich will fight Luana Teixeira at Bitetti Combat.

FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Although unconfirmed, it has been rumored that Miriam Nakamoto will be fighting Elizabeth Phillips at Red Canvas: Submission 2 on September 15th.

Cat Zingano will be fighting Amanda Nunes on September 29 at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.

Also on September 29th, Yuka Ysuji will fight Hyo Kyung SOng at DEEP: Osaka Impact 2012.

Kaitlin Young will be fighting Sarah Kaufman at Invicta FC 3 on October 6th.

Also, since Tay Stratford has suffered an injury, Edian Gomes will be taking her place, and fighting Katalina Malungahu on the same card.

Since Cat Zingano has signed to Strikeforce, Leslie Smith will take her place, fighting Kim Conner-Hamby.

Bellator 115-lb. champ Zoila Gurgel will be fighting in the 125-lb. division on Bellator’s Dayton, Ohio card on October 26th. Her opponent has not been announced.

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FIGHT RESULTS

Gabrielle Holloway defeated Andria Caplan by unanimous technical decision at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 16. All three judges scored the bout 30-27, but the fight was stopped prematurely due to an unintentional eye poke.

Chloe Hinchcliffe defeated Cherie Buck via 2nd round TKO (doctor stoppage) on the Women Fight Back event in the UK. On the same card, Emma Watson defeated Andrea “Gladiatrix” Havlovicova by TK0 just 11 seconds into their bout. Lastly, Emma Francis defeated Sharlott Stephen by unanimous decision in a fight using Pankration rules.

Jessica Doerner defeated Ashley Omsberg via 1st round TKO at Magic City Mayhem.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Rin Nakai will square up against Mayumi Aoki at Pancrase Progress Tour 10 in Tokyo on September 1st.

Also, Eeva Siiskonen will face Florence Berthe at Carelia Fight 8.

In more amateur action, Tuff-n-uff Las Vegas will feature bouts between Rachael Cummins and Cortney Casey, Jordan McDonald and Jinh Yu and Danielle Taylor vs. Chelsea Lewis.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Katja Kankaanpää will be fighting Simona Soukupova in the co-main event at Botnia Punishment 12 on September 14th in Seinäjoki, Finland.

Michelle Ould is believed to be facing Munah Holland September 28th on Bellator 74.

A battle between Rosi “the Surgeon” Sexton and Sheila “the German Tank” Gaff for the 125-lb. belt is targeted to take place on Cage Warriors’ October 27th card in Cardiff, Wales.

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FIGHT RESULTS

Jessica Eye defeated Angela Magana via unanimous decision at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 6.

Kinberly Novaes defeated Chayani Mendes by split decision at NCF 12.

Strikeforce bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey successfully defended her belt in a bout against Sarah Kaufman, winning the fight via armbar.

In an exciting back-and-forth brawl that many considered Fight of the Night, Miesha “Cupcake” Tate defeated Julie “Fireball” Kedzie via armbar 3:28 into the 3rd round.

Germaine de Randamie defeated Hiroko Yamanaka via unanimous decision.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Andria Caplan will be facing Gabrielle Holloway at CFFC 16.

Belinda Sedgwick will fight Rebecca Steward at Storm MMA: Storm Damage.

And at the Women Fight Back event in the UK, Cherie Buck will face Chloe Hinchcliffe, and Emma Watson will fight Andrea Gladiatrix.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Invicta Fighting Championships has announced 13 bouts for October 6th:

Jessica Penne vs. Naho Sugiyama

Shayna Baszler vs. Sarah D’Alelio

Barb Honchak vs. Aisling Daly

Tara LaRosa vs. Vanessa Porto

Leslie Smith vs. Cat Zingano

Mchelle Waterson vs. Lacey Schuckman

Julia Budd vs. Elaina Maxwell

Carla Esparza vs. Lynn Alvarez

Ashley Cummins vs. Joanne Calderwood

Amy Davis vs. Stephanie Frausto

Jessamyn Duke vs. Marciea Allen

Tecia Torres vs. Kaiyana Rain

Katalina Malungahu vs. Taylor Statford

Valerie Letourneau will be fighting Vanessa Mariscal at Freedom Fight: Caged Combat on October 27th.

Women’s MMA news, results and upcoming bouts.

FIGHT RESULTS

Jessica Eye defeated Angela Magana via unanimous decision at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 6.

Kinberly Novaes defeated Chayani Mendes by split decision at NCF 12.

Strikeforce bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey successfully defended her belt in a bout against Sarah Kaufman, winning the fight via armbar.

In an exciting back-and-forth brawl that many considered Fight of the Night, Miesha “Cupcake” Tate defeated Julie “Fireball” Kedzie via armbar 3:28 into the 3rd round.

Germaine de Randamie defeated Hiroko Yamanaka via unanimous decision.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Andria Caplan will be facing Gabrielle Holloway at CFFC 16.

Belinda Sedgwick will fight Rebecca Steward at Storm MMA: Storm Damage.

And at the Women Fight Back event in the UK, Cherie Buck will face Chloe Hinchcliffe, and Emma Watson will fight Andrea Gladiatrix.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Invicta Fighting Championships has announced 13 bouts for October 6th:

Jessica Penne vs. Naho Sugiyama

Shayna Baszler vs. Sarah D’Alelio

Barb Honchak vs. Aisling Daly

Tara LaRosa vs. Vanessa Porto

Leslie Smith vs. Cat Zingano

Mchelle Waterson vs. Lacey Schuckman

Julia Budd vs. Elaina Maxwell

Carla Esparza vs. Lynn Alvarez

Ashley Cummins vs. Joanne Calderwood

Amy Davis vs. Stephanie Frausto

Jessamyn Duke vs. Marciea Allen

Tecia Torres vs. Kaiyana Rain

Katalina Malungahu vs. Taylor Statford

Valerie Letourneau will be fighting Vanessa Mariscal at Freedom Fight: Caged Combat on October 27th.

Fights, results and WMMA news.

FIGHT RESULTS

Lauren Barefoot defeated Ashleigh Curry via 1st round TKO at Disorderly Conduct: The Yin & The Yang in Omaha, Nebraska.

Marciea Allen defeated Chandra Engel via 1st round triangle choke on the same card.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Three female fights will take place at Strikeforce on August 18th. Sarah Kaufman will be challenging bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey in the main event. On the undercard, Miesha Tate will fight Julie Kedzie, and Hiroko Yamanaka will face Germaine de Randamie.

Also on Saturday, Kinberly Novaes will fight Chayani Mendes at NCF 12, and Jill Slatten will fight Jessica Halverson at Fight Hard MMA.

And on Friday night, Angela Magana will face Jessica Eye at NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 6. The fight will be streamed live (for $10) at GoFghtLive.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Sofia Bagherdai will be fighting Sarah Maloy at XFC 20 in Knoxville, TN on September 28.

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FIGHT RESULTS

Felice Herrig defeated Simona Soukupova by unanimous decision at XFC 19: Charlotte Showdown. Herrig called out Lacey Schuckman in a post-fight interview.

Lisa McCallam defeated Maria Messer by unanimous decision at Flawless FC: The Beginning.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Lauren Barefoot will face Ashleigh Curry, and Chandra Engel will fight Marciea Allen at Disorderly Conduct: The Yin & The Yang on Friday night.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Randi Miller will be fighting Tamikka Brents at Sugar Creek Showdown on September 8th in Hinton, Oklahoma.

Invicta Fighting Championships has said that some elimination matches to determine the top contender to face Sara McMann for the bantamweight title will take place on the October 6th card. Naho Sugiyama will be fighting Jessica Penne at the same event.

SUPER FIGHT LEAGUE “CHALLENGERS”

The first episode of MMA reality show SFL “Challengers,” which features 16 MMA fighters vying fora contract, has been aired. Watch it below!

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FIGHT RESULTS

Christina Marks defeated Rebecca Jones via 1st round guillotine at XFS: Eclipse, in just 47 seconds.

Katalina Malungahu defeated Ericka Newsome via 1st round KO at Chaos in the Cage 11, in just 36 seconds.

In Invicta Fighting Championships 2’s main event, Sara McMann defeated Shayna “Queen of Spades” Baszler by unanimous decision in a very close bantamweight tilt.

Alexis Davis defeated Hitomi Akano by 2nd round rear-naked choke.

Liz Carmouche defeated Kaitlin Young via 2nd round rear-naked choke.

Ayaka Hamasaki defeated Lacey Schuckman via 3rd round armbar.

Amanda Nunes defeated Raquel Pa’aluhi via 1st round rear-naked choke.

Sarah D’Alelio defeated Vanessa Porto via 1st round inverted triangle choke.

Barb Honchak defeated Bethany Marshall via 1st round TKO.

Julia Budd defeated Elina Nilsson via 1st round TKO.

Carla Esparza defeated Sarah Schneider via 2nd round TKO.

Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc defeated Angelica Chavez by unanimous decision.

Raquel Pennington defeated Sarah Moras by unanimous decision.

Jessamyn Duke defeated Suzie Montero by 3rd round TKO.

Jocelyn Lybarger defeated Cheryl Chan by unanimous decision.

Liz McCarthy defeated Jessica Philippus via TKO.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Felice Herrig will be fighting Simona Sukupova at XFC 19: Charlotte Showdown. The fight will air on AXS TV (formerly HDNet) at 9:00 CT on Friday, August 3rd.

On Saturday, Lisa McCallum will be fighting Maria Messer at Flawless FC: The Beginning.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Invicta FC 3 will take place on October 6th. Naho Sugiyama will fight Jessica Penne for the atomweight title, and Sara McMann will fight an undetermined opponent for the bantamweight title.

The latest news in women’s MMA, including fight results, upcoming bouts, fight announcements and more.

WMMA NEWS

Super Fight League Challengers will be filming a reality show in which 16 fighters, 8 of them female, fight to win a $36,000 prize and 3-year contract. More information can be found on theSuper Fight League websiteFemale fighters include Priyanka Sharma, Priya Sharma, Lipika Uniyal, Manjit Kolekar, Ritika Singh, Gurleen Kuar, Monica Singh and Neetu Goyat. (We are hoping this reality show actually materailizes, unlike Ultimate Women Challenge.)

Speaking of Ultimate Women Challenge, the results have finally been released close to two years after filming of the show, in which fighters remain unpaid, took place.

FIGHT RESULTS

All four professional women’s MMA bouts this past weekend took place at Jewels: 20th Ring last Saturday.

Mei Yamaguchi defeated Emi Tomimatsu for a second time at Jewels: 20th Ring, winning by unanimous decision.

Satomi Takano defeated Yukiko Seki, also by unanimous decision.

Shizuka Sugiyama defeated Megumi Yabushita via split decision.

And Yasuko Tamada defeated Naoko Omura via 2nd round armbar in their atomweight encounter.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Invicta Fighting Championships 2: Baszler vs, McMann will take place this Saturday, July 28th, in Kansas City, Kansas. The event, which features an outstanding lineup of female fights, will be streamed on InvictaFC.com for free.

Invicta will be headlined by a bout between 2004 Olympic Wrestling silver medalist Sara McMann and submission specialist Shayna “Queen of Spades” Baszler.

The co-main event features a match-up between Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano and BJJ black belt Alexis Davis.

U.S. Marine Liz “Girl-rilla” Carmouche will fight Minnesota Martial Arts Academy product Kaitlin Young.

Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio” will face Vanessa Porto.

Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith was set to battle Amanda “Lioness of the Ring” Nunes, but was forced out with an injury. Stepping in her place will be Raquel Pa’aluhi.

Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman has come in as a late replacement for Jasminka Cive, and will be facing Ayaka Hamasaki.

Barb Honchak will square off with Bethany Marshall.

Julia “The Jewel” Budd will face Elina Nilsson.

Wrestler Carla Esparza will be battling Sarah “White Tiger” Schneider.

The prelims feature a bantamweight scrap between Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras and Raquel Pennington, the professional debut of Jessamyn ‘The Gun” Duke, who squares off against Suzie Montero, a match between Jocelyn Lybarger and Cheryl Chan, an atomweight matchup pitting Nicdali Calanoc-Rivera against Angelica Chavez, and another atomweight bout where Jessica Philippus faces Liz McCarthy.

In addition to the 14 fights taking place at Invicta, Chaos in the Cage 11 also features a sole women’s MMA bout: Katalina Malungahu will face Ericka Newsome.

Fights will stream (live and free) on the Invicta Fighting Championships website.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Angela Magana will be fighting Jessica Eye at NAAFS in Cleveland, Ohio on August 17th.

Grappler Jessica Eve Richer will be making her professional debut against Jessica Halverson at Fight Me MMA in St. Charles, Missouri on August 18th.

Women’s MMA news, updates, upcoming bouts and fight results.

FIGHT RESULTS

Munah Holland defeated Carina Damm via 2nd round KO at Matrix Fights 6 on Friday the 13th.

Lisa Ellis defeated Amy Davis via 1st round armbar at UCS: Caged Combat 6.

Anna Zucchelli defeated Emma Watson via 2nd round TKO at Battle of the Borders 2.

Luciana dos Passos Pereira defeated Gisele Maciel via 1st round guillotine choke at Shooto 32.

Patricia Vidonic defeated Sally Krumdiack by unanimous decision at CageSport 20.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Four women’s bouts will take place at Jewels: 20th Ring on Saturday the 21st.

Mei Yamaguchi faces Emi Tomimatsu.

Yasuko Tamada squares up against Naoko Omuro.

Megumi Yabushita will fight Shizuka Sugiyama.

And Yukiko Seki will fight Satomi Takano.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Leslie Smith will be fighting Amanda Nunes at Invicta Fighting Championships 2: Baszler vs. McMann on July 28. Smith comes in as a late replacement for Milana Dudieva, who withdrew from the bout due to illness.

Germaine de Randamie will face Hiroko Yamanaka at Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman on August 18 in San Diego, Calif.

Fight results, news and upcoming bouts.

FIGHT RESULTS

Kinberly Novaes defeated Luana Teixeira via 1st round TKO.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Miesha Tate will be fighting Julie Kedzie on August 18th at Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Munah Holland will be fighting Carina Damm in a catchweight bout at Matrix Fights 6.

Lisa Ellis will be fighting Amy Davis at UCS: Caged Combat 6.

Patricia Vidonic will be fighting Sally Krumdiack at CageSport 20.

Chloe Hinchcliffe will be fighting Anna Zucchelli at Battle of the Borders 2.

Gisele Maciel will be fighting Luciana dos Passos Pereira at Shooto 32.

Fight announcements, news and results in women’s MMA.

FIGHT RESULT

Paige VanZant defeated Jordan Gaza via split decision at UWF: Tournament of Warriors Finale.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Four professional fights have been announced for Jewels: 20th Ring on July 21st in Tokyo, Japan, according to MMA Rising The bouts are as follows:

Shizuka Sugiyama vs. Megumi Yabushita

Mei Yamaguchi vs. Emi Tomomatsu

Yasuko Tamada vs. Naoko Omuro

Yukiko Seki vs. Satomi Takano

UPCOMING FIGHT

Danielle West will be fighting Yana Kunitskaya at Gladiator World Cup 2012 in Spain on July 6th.

Fight results, announcements and upcoming bouts.

FEATURED VIDEO

Heather Jo Clark defeated Avery “Psycho” Vilche via 1st round rear-naked choke in a catchweight (120 lb.) fight at XFC 18: Music City Mayhem. Watch for yourself below.

ADDITIONAL FIGHT RESULTS

Tori Adams was successful in her professional debut, defeating Raquel “Rocky” Pennington via unanimous decision in a catchweight (142 lb.) affair. The two women won Fight of the Night honors at RMBB: A Champion’s Quest.

Ring rust was not a problem for Stephanie Webber, who defeated Liz Carreiro via 2nd round americana at KOTC: Hostile Territory in a catchweight (120 lb.) bout in Tulsa, Oklahoma

And in amateur action, Tecia Torres handed Ashley Greenway her first loss at U.S. Freedom Fighters Championship 5: Battle Forged in Marion, North Carolina.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Munah Holland will be fighting Amanda LaVoy at Matrix Fights VI on July 13 in Philadelphia, PA.

Sarah D’Alelio will be replacing an injured Kelly Kobold at Invicta Fighting Championships 2 on July 28th in Kansas City, Kansas. She will be facing Vanessa Porto.

Felice Herrig will be fighting Simona Sukupova at XFC 19 in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 3rd. The fight will air live on HDNet.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Jordan “Ninja Princess” Gaza will be fighting Paige VanZant at UWF: Tournament of Warriors Finale. Both fighters are making their professional debut.

Fight results, fight announcements, upcoming bouts and WMMA news.

FIGHT RESULTS

Adrienne Seiber defeated Charmaine Tweet by unanimous decision at Hard Knocks 2 in Medicine Hat, Canada.

Yana Kunitskaya defeated Sylwia Kusiak via 1st round TKO (corner stoppage).

Reyna Cordoba defeated Kelly Warren by 2nd round armbar at LFL MMA in Costa Rica.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

With Stacy Hayes pulling out due to injury, Yana “Foxy” Kunitskaya will now be fighting late replacement Danielle “The Curse” West at Starlight Events: Gladiator World Cup 2012 on July 6th in Marbella, Spain.

Sally Krumdiack will be fighting Patricia Vidonic in Tacoma, WA on the July 14th CageSports card.

Angelica Chavez will now be fighting Nicdali Rivera-Colanoc instead of Kikuyo Ishikawa at
Invicta FC 2 in Kansas City, KS on July 28.

Angela Magana will be fighting Jessica “Evil” Eye on NAAFS: Rock & Rumble 6 in Cleveland, OH on August 17th.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Avery Vilche will be fighting Heather Clark at XFC 18. The fight will air on HDNet.

Tori Adams faces Racquel Pennington at RMBB: A Champions Qwest.

June 11, 2012 women’s MMA news updates, results and upcoming bouts.

FIGHT RESULTS

Heather George defeated Rachel Kemker via 1st round TKO at Steelfist Fight Night 8.

Katherine Jackson defeated Chloe Hinchliffe via unanimous decision at Tear Up 9.

Bec Hyatt defeated Rachel Sheridan via majority decision at Valor 1: Resolution. The two earned Fight of the Night honors.

And in amateur action, Heather Bassett defeated Elsi Kilponen via unanimous decision in a bout that earned USCS Fight of the Night honors.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Sophia Bagherdai has pulled out of her XFC 18 bout on June 22nd due to an injury. Avery Vilche will step in to fight Heather Jo Clark.

Tecia Torres will be fighting Amber Stautzenberger at American Battle Championship: Rumble At Renegades 11 on July 16th in West Palm Beach, Florida.

A partnership between JEWELS MMA and InvictaFC, announced last Thursday, will see JEWELS fighters Hitomi Akano and Ayaka Hamasaki fight under the Invicta FC banner. Akano will face Alexis Davis, and Hamasaki will fight Jasminka Cive on July 28th in Kansas City.

A date has been set for a title bout between Ronda Rousey and Sarah Kaufman. It will take place on August 18th in San Diego, California.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Charmaine Tweet faces Adrienne Seibar at Hard Knocks 2 in Medicine Hat, Canada.

Syliwa Kusiak fights Yana Kunitskaya in Koszalin, Poland.

Anita Rodriguez will face Sara McMann at BXC: The Rise.

Kelly Warren fights Reyna Cordoba at LFL MMA in Costa Rica.

News, results and upcoming bouts in women’s MMA. June 4, 2012 FIGHT RESULTS

Rosi Sexton defeated Aisling Daly at Cage Warriors 47, advancing to the finals in the 125-lb. women’s tournament. Sexton faces Sheila Gaff this fall for the title.

 

Joanne Calderwood defeated Aïnara Mota (0-1) via 2nd round TKO at On Top MMA 5.

Peggy Morgan defeated Kaline Medeiros via majority decision at Reality Fighting.

And in amateur action, Sarah McLeod defeated Amber Ignatowski by unanimous decision.

FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

More fights have been added to the Invicta Fighting Championships 2 card, which will take place on July 28. Kikuyo Ishikawa will face Angelica Chavez, Sarah Moras fights Raquel Pennington, Jessamyn Duke squares off against Suzie Montero, and Alexis Davis will battle Hitomi Akano. In addition, Barb Honchak will fight Bethany Marshall, Julia Budd fights Elina Nilsson, and Kaitlin Young will face Liz Carmouche.

Sara McMann, who is headlining the Invicta FC card, is set to face Anita Rodriguez first, at
Battle Xtreme Championship: The Rise on June 16

Also outside of Invicta 2, Avery Vilche will battle Munah Holland on June 30 at CFFC in New Jersey. On the same day, Jordan Gaza will be making her professional MMA debut when she takes on Kianna Norman at Ultimate Warrior Fighting MMA in Texas.

Lisa Ellis will faces Amy Davis on July 14th at UCS: Caged Combat 6.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Rachel Kemker will be fighting Heather George at Steelfist Fight Night 8.

Bec Hyatt will be fighting Rachel Sheridan at Valor 1: Resolution.

Katherine Jackson faces Chloe Hinchliffe at Tear Up 9.

April 27, 2012 results, MMA news and upcoming bouts.

FIGHT RESULTS

Julia Berezikova defeated Karla Benitez via split decision at Khabarovsk Mayor’s Cup

And Jewels: 19th Ring saw a lot of female fights. Mayumi Aoki finished Keiko Tomita and Mika Nagano defeated Anna Salto, both via 1st round armbar. Ayaka Hamasaki defeated Yuka Tsuji via 1st round kimura. Despite missing weight, Naho Sugiyama defeats Yasuko Tamada by majority decision. Sadae Suzumura defeated Sachiko Yamamoto, and Yukiko Seki defeated Yuko Kawabata, both by unanimous decision.

And in amateur action, Kaiyana Rain defeated Jordan Nicole Gaza by 1st round guillotine at Tuff-N-Uff: Festibrawl, winning the 115-lb. title.

On the same card, Chelsea Lewis defeated Lindsey Carter by tapout due to strikes.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Aisling Daly will square off against Rosi Sexton at Cage Warriors Fighting Championships 47 in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday. On the same day, Joanne Calderwood fights Elodie Puget at Rise 88. Also, Seo Hee Ham will face Erika Kamimura in a shootboxing match.

On Sunday, Erin McDougall will fight Ashley Villasana at the Jackson MMA Series in Albuquerque.

FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Molly Dupertuis will be fighting Hannah Fitzpatrick at Caged Aggression on June 23 in Kentucky.

Jessica Philippus and Liz McCarthy will be making their professional debut when they fight each other at Invicta Fighting Championships 2 on July 28th in Kansas.

May 21, 2012 WMMA results, upcoming fights, news and announcements.

FIGHT RESULTS

In a stunning upset, Jessica “Jag” Aguilar defeated Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii by unanimous decision in a closely contested bout at Bellator 69.

The weekend was full of unanimous decisions, with Meg Gallagher defeating Erin Nota, Kikuyo Ishikawa defeating Shino VanHoose, and Joanna Jędrzejczyk defeating Sylwia Juśkiewicz at MMA Fight Night Diva SPA.

Thee was one TKO victory, as Fallon Fox defeated Elisha Helsper in the 1st round of their bout at KOTC: Wild Card.

The lone submission victory in women’s MMA this weekend was Rin Nakai’s victory over Kyoko Kimura, who she defeated via 1st round armbar with just 28 seconds remaining in the bout.

FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Three bouts have been added to the Invicta Fighting Championships 2 event taking place on July 28th in Kansas City.

Wrestler Carla Esparza will be facing grappler Sarah Schneider, Jocelyn Lybarger will be facing Cheryl Chan, and Amanda Nunes will fight Milana Dudieva.

The event is headlined by a showdown between wrestler Sara McMann and grappler Shayna Baszler.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

All five professional women’s MMA bouts scheduled for next weekend will take place at Jewels: 19th Ring.

Mika Nagano will fight Anna Saito, Yukiko Seki faces Yuko Kawabata, Ayaka Hamasaki squares off against Yuka Tsujii, Sachiko Yamamoto will fight Sadae Suzumara, and Yasuko Tamada will fight Naho Sugiyama.

May 14, 2012 News WMMA women’s martial arts
FIGHT RESULTS

Marta Chojnoska defeated Paulina Suska via scarf hold armlock just 42 seconds into the first round of their fight at KSW 19.

Sarah Alpar defeated Monica Lovato via split decision at KOTC: Nightmare.

Darla Harris defeated Stephanie Skinner via unanimous decision, and Stephanie Frausto defeated Diana Rael via first round armbar.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Elisha Helsper faces Fallon Fox at KOTC: Wild Card.

Jessica Aguilar will fight Megumi Fujii at Bellator 69. The fight will air on MTV 2.

Meg Gallagher faces Erin Nota at King of the Cage 2.

Kamila Balanda fights Lenka Smetankova at MMA Fight Night Diva SPA. Joanna Jedrzejczyk fights Sylwia Juśkiewicz on the same card.

Kyoko Kimura fights Rin Nakai and Kikuyo Ishikawa faces Shino VanHoose at Pancrase Progress Tour 6.

May 7, 2012 WMMA women’s martial arts news, fight results and upcoming bouts

FIGHT RESULTS

Kinberly Novaes defeated Jessica Andrade via 2nd round TKO.

Melissa Steele defeated Katie Casimir via unanimous decision.

Joanne Calderwood defeated Lena Ovchynnikova via unanimous decision.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Four fights will take place on Saturday, May 12.

Monica Lavato faces Sarah Alpar at KOTC: Nightmare.

Paulina Suska will fight Marta Chojnoska at KSW 19.

Diana Rael faces Stephanie Frausto, and Stephanie Skinner faces Darla Harris, both at Women’s Fighting Championship.

April 30, 2012 women’s martial arts MMA News, results, etc.

FIGHT RESULTS

Marloes Coenen defeated Romy Ruyssen via decision.

Jessica Penne defeated Lisa Ellis via 3rd round TKO.

Liz Carmouche defeated Ashleigh Curry via 1st round TKO.

Kaitlin Young fought Leslie Smith to a split draw.

Sarah D’Alelio defeated Vanessa Mariscal via submission (strikes) in round 2.

Sarah Schneider defeated Sally Krumdiack via 1st round armbar.

Amy Davis defeated Nicdali Calanoc via 2nd round kimura.

Sarah Maloy defeated Michele Gutierrez via unanmous decision.

Randi Miller defeated Mollie Estes via 3rd round TKO.

Ashley Cummins defeated Sofia Bagherdia via decision.

Cassie Rodish defeated Meghan Wright via 1st round guillotine.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

DeAnna Bennet vs. Colleen Schneider

Kimberly Novaes vs. Adriana Viera.

Lena Ovychynnikova vs. Joanne Calderwood.

Melissa Steele vs. Katie Casimir

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Invicta 2, taking place on July 28th, will feature a bout between Shayna Baszler and Sara McMann for the main event.

April 16, 2012 WMMA news, updates, fight results & upcoming fights

FIGHT RESULTS

Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig showcased an improved grappling game, outclassing “Little” Patricia Vidonic at XFC 17: Apocalypse via takedowns and ground-n-pound. Herrig won by unanimous decision.

Jessica “Raising Havoc” Halverson defeated Nikita Netjes via 1st round TKO at Fight Me MMA in St. Louis, MO. Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger defeated Lacey Jackson on the same card. Evinger had 15 fights going into the bout compared to Lacie’s 2, so the experience advantage was evident in this mismatch.

Former boxing champ Myriam “Dollar Baby” Lamare defeated K1 champ Annalisa “No Fear” Bucci at PFC 4 in France. Tevi Say defeated Jenna Rea via 1st round triangle choke on the same card.

Bec “Rowdy” Hyatt submitted Daniela Marjonovic via choke at Australian FC 3.

Meg Gallagher defeated Sarah Morrison at Night of Mayhem 4 in Victoria, Australia.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras will be fighting Julianna “the Venezuelan Vixen” Pena at Conquest of the Cage this Thursday.

Valerie “Trouble” Letourneau faces Claudia Gadelha at Wreck MMA: Road to Glory.

Jessica “Evil” Eye will be facing Anita “El Tigre” Rodriguez at Bellator 66. Rodriguez is a late replacement for an injured Aisling Daly.

Hatice “the Turkish Delight” Ozyurt will be fighting Kamila Balanda at Respect FC 7.

Maria “the Real Deal” Andaverde faces Avery “Psycho” Vilche at Rogue Fights: Night of Champions.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Due to an unfortunate spinal injury which occurred in training, Shana “Rock Solid” Nelson will no longer be fighting Sarah “the Monster” D’Alelio at Invicta Fighting Championships 1 on April 28 in Kansas City, Kansas. Vanessa Mariscal has taken Nelson’s place.

Lena “Hunter” Ovchynnikova will be fighting Joanne Calderwood at Super Fight League 3 on May 6th in New Delhi, India.

Rin Nakai will be facing Kyoko Kimura at Pancrase Progress Tour 6 in Okinawa, Japan on May 20.

Mika “Future Princess” Nagano will be fighting Anna Saito at Jewels: 19th Ring in Osaka, Japan on May 26th. Sachiko “Sachi” Yamamoto will be facing Sadae “Manhoef” Suzumura on the same card.

April 9, 2012 WMMA Fight results, upcoming bouts, news and more.

FIGHT RESULTS

Colleen Schneider defeated Cherie Buck at Super Fight Leauge 2 in India via 2nd round stoppage due to ground and pound.

At Iron Man Vale Tudo 23 in Brazil, Juliete de Souza Silva defeated Mesquita dos Santos via 3rd round armbar.

And in amateur action, loads of fights took place at Tuff-N-Uff: The Fistival in Las Vegas. Ashlee Evans-Smith defeated Bridgette Batch for the 140-lb. title, Jocelyn Lybarger defeated Ashley Yoder via split decision for the 125-lb. title, and Stephanie Gonzalez took the 115-lb. title when Jillian Lybarger withdrew from the bout due to an injury that prevented her from making weight (as reported by MMA Rising). On the same card, Paulina Granados defeated Jordan McDonald via split decision, and Christine Ferea defeated Jamie Herod in just 33 seconds via knockout.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Friday the 13th will feature quite a range of fights. Felice Herrig will fight Patricia Vidonic at XFC 17: Apocalypse, and airing on HDNet. Janis Myer faces Katie Merrill at AFO: Night of Champions. Tonya Evinger will fight Lacie Jackson at Fight Me MMA in St. Louis. Nikita Netjes fights Jessica Halverson on the same card.

On Saturday the 14th, Myriam Lamare will fight Annalisa Bucci and Jenna Rea will fight Tevi Say, both on the PFC 4 card. Bec Hyatt will face Daniela Marjonovic at Australian FC 3.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Megumi Fujii will be fighting Jessica Aguilar at Bellator Fighting Championships 69 on May 18th in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

April 2, 2012 women’s MMA news, results, upcoming fights and more.

R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we report that amateur MMA fighter Alex Sharum passed away on Wednesday due to an automobile accident. Sharum trained with Team R.O.C.K. out of Camden, Tennessee. She was only 21 years old. Our thoughts are with her friends and family.

FIGHT RESULTS

RFA 2: Yvel vs. Alexander featured two pro women’s bouts. Elaina Maxwell utilized her takedowns and ground control to defeat Ashley Sanchez via unanimous decision, and Tara LaRosa defeated Kelly Warren via armbar with just a second left in the third round. LaRosa started off slow, but showcased her sweeps and dominant positioning on the ground in 2 of the 3 rounds before sinking in the submission.

The bouts were streamed on Sherdog and unfortunately commentated by Frank Shamrock and Justin McCully (if commentating is the right term; perhaps “whining about fighters who are winning” and “telling stories about weight classes you used to fight in to a captive audience” would be more accurate.) Thankfully, color commentator Mauro Ranallo, who is a consummate professional and actually good at is job, did his level best to actually commentate and provide relevant information amidst the train wreck.

All four women missed weight due to a defective sauna located 3 miles away from the freezing ice rink where the weigh-ins were held. However, 30 other fighters all made weight under the same conditions, including amateur female fighters Elizabeth Phillips and Jessamyn Duke. In that match-up, Duke scored a 2nd round guillotine choke for the win.

Also on the 30th, Munah Holland scored an upset victory over Marianna Kheyfets, knocking her out with a right hook at the tale end of the 2nd round at Bellator 63.

On the 31st, Kaline Medeiros defeated Stephanie Eggink via 1st round KO at Beatdown MMA, and submission specialist Nichole Chua defeated kickboxing champ Jeet Toshi via 1st round RNC at One FC 3.

In amateur action that same day, Sarah Goodlaxson defeated Myndi Collins via 2nd round rear naked choke at United Fight League’s “March Madness.”

And on Sunday, April 1st, Milana Dudieva defeated Danielle West via 1st round TKO at Pro FC 40, and in Pancrase Progress Tour 4, Naoko Omuro defeated Fukuko Hamado via 2nd round TKO, while Kyoko Kimura defeated Sung Eun Kim via 1st round TKO.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship took place this past weekend. First place winners in the black belt division include Sofia Amarante (light-featherweight), Bruna Ribeiro (feather), Beatriz Mesquita (light), Luanna Alzuguir Marton Moraes (middle), Hannette Staack (medium-heavy), and Gabrielle Garcia (heavy). Gabi Garcia also won the female black belt absolute division.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

On April 7th, Cherie Buck faces Colleen Schneider at Super Fight League 2 in India.

Also on the 7th, Emily Green takes on Kyane Hampton at Phat Boyz MMA.

In amateur action, Tuff-N-Uff: The Fistival will feature fights between Jillian Lybarger and Stephanie Gonzalez, Jocelyn Lybarger and Ashley Yoder, Jordan McDonald and Pauline Granados, Bridgett Batch and Ashlee Evans-Smith, and Jamie Herod vs. Christine Ferea.

March 26, 2012 Weekly women’s MMA news, fight results, upcoming fights, videos and more.

FIGHT RESULTS

Katja Kankaanpää (6-0) scored a big upset victory, defeating Mei Yamaguchi (9-4-1) via unanimous decision at Botnia Punishment 11.
Hannah Stephens (2-) defeated Chloe Hinchcliffe (0-1-1) at Kore MMA Championships.
In amateur action, 5 women’s fights took place on the NAAFS card. Rachel Sazoff defeated Ronda Gale by decision, Rebecca Gruitza defeated Ashley Delk by 2nd round armbar, Ashley Hawkins defeated Angie Reinhardt by decision, Ashley Rickard defeated Trisha Barr by 3rd round submission, and Rebecca Heintzman defeated Roya Darvishian via split decision.

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

In case you missed grappler Courtney Korpela on Tosh.0, check it out.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Tara LaRosa (20-2) faces Kelly Warren (3-2) at RFA 2: Yvel vs. Alexander this Friday evening. On the same card, Elaina Maxwell will be fighting Ashley Sanchez. The event will be streamed on Sherdog.

Also on Friday, Munah Holland (3-1) will fight Marianna Kheyfets (5-0) at Bellator 63’s preliminary card, which will stream on Spike.com

On Saturday, Stephanie Eggink will face Kaline Medeiros at Beatdown MMA, and Nicole Chua will face Jeet Toshi at One FC 3.

On Sunday, Danielle West will fight Milana Dudieva at Pro FC 40 in Russia. Also on Sunday, two women’s fights will take place at Pancrase Progress Tour 4. Naoko Omuro will fight Fukuko Hamada, and Kyoko Kimura will fight Sung Eun Kim.

OTHER TOURNAMENTS

The Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship takes place March 29 through April 1st in Irvine, CA. Female black belts competing include Sofia Amarante, Bruna Ribeiro, Melissa Haueter, Sophia Drysdale, Fabiana Borges, Beatriz Mesquita, Camila Carreiro, Luiza Moura da Cota, Emily Kwok, Luanna Moraes, Vanessa Oliveira, Valerie Worthington, Ashlin Kanawaty, Hannette Staack, Gabrielle Garcia and Emily Wetzel.

March 19, 2012 results, upcoming bouts, WMMA news and more.

FIGHT RESULTS

In the opening round of Cage Warriors’ 4-woman tournament on Friday, Sheila Gaff took advantage of Jennifer Maia’s attempt to touch gloves and scored a 10-second knockout. Gaff will now fight the winner of a May match between Rosi Sexton and Aisling Daly.

 

Jasminka Cive defeated Eva Henesova at Max FC 5: Liechtensteiner Fight Night 2012, winning the 125-lb title.

Lina Eklund defeated Fran Vanderstukken by decision at Staredown 6.

In amateur action, top prospect Rose Namajunas defeated Moriel Charneski by unanimous decision at King of the Cage: March Madness in Walker, MN.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Katja Kankaanpaa will be fighting Mei Yamaguchi at Botnia Punishment 11 this Friday.

On Saturday, Chloe Hinchliffe will fight Hannah Stephens at Kore MMA Championships.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Jessamyn Duke will be fighting Elizabeth Phillips at RFA 1 on March 30th. The card will be streamed free on Sherdog.

Colleen Schneider will be facing Avery Vilche Mar. 31 in Reno, Nevada.

A matchup between Kyoko Kimura and Sung Eun Kim has been added to Pancrase Progress Tour 4 on April 1st.

Sarah McLeod will be fighting Tecia Torres on April 13th.

ABU DHABI PRO TRIAL RESULTS

Abu Dhabi Pro Trials are over, and here are the female winners (1st through 3rd place) in the combined purple/brown/black belt division.

In the San Antonio trials, Mackenzie Derm came in 1st place in the under-140 lb. division. Michelle Tavares was 2nd and Nathalia Azoff and Kristina Barlaan split 3rd place. The winners in the over-140 lb. division were Silara Eubanks (1st), Chrstina Thomas (2nd) and Kelly Faszholz (3rd).

In Montreal, Mackenzie Dern came in 1st place. Evelyne Dery in 2nd and Angela Wilson and Melissa Biscardi both took 3rd in the -140 lb division. In 140+ lb., Alison Tremblay came in first, Sijara Eubanks took second and Valerie Worthington and Rachel Demara took bronze.

In San Diego, Angelica Galvao took 1st place and Tracey Goodell came in 2nd. Emily Wetzel came in 1st in the 140+ division and Maia Matalon came in 2nd. (We could not find 3rd place results.)

And in New York, Vianca Jager took 1st place in the under 140 division, Katie Merrill came in 2nd and Fiona Watso and Tassia Ferreira took 3rd. In the 140+ division, Valerie Worthington took 1st place, Rachel Demara came in 2nd, and Cecilia Minshall and Nathalia Azoff took 3rd.

The Abu Dhabi Pro World Championships will be held on April 13-15. Good luck to all competitors!

WEB REDEMPTION

Grappler Courtnie Korpela, who you may remember in a video in which she chokes out a male competitor in a grappling tournament, will be featured on Tosh.0’s Web Redemption this Tuesday evening for what’s being billed as a long-awaited rematch, so make sure to tune in!

March 12, 2012 WMMA news, fight results, upcoming fights and more.

WMMA NEWS

A February 26th bout between Stacy Hayes and Chloe Hinchcliffe has been deemed a no contest due to a post-fight altercation. Stacy Hayes, who also missed weight for the bout, has apologized for her conduct post-fight.

Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion and current InvictaFC fighter Marloes Coenen was featured on a reality TV show, similar to Survivor, which was filmed in Thailand. She is also in the process of opening her new gym.

Pancrase has instituted a new rule which will drastically cut down on both male and female fighters missing weight–if the fight still takes place, the fighter who missed weight is not allowed to win. The bout is deemed a no contest if they do. Here’s hoping other promotions follow suit.

FIGHT RESULTS

Rachel Kemker defeated Jenna Bernick at Steelfist Fight Night 6.

Vanessa Porto defeated Luana Teixeira by 1st round KO at Pinnk Fight MMA in Brazil, capturing the 132-lb. title. Kalindra Faria defeated Aline Serio by decision for the 121-lb. belt. All other fights in the promotion ended via stoppage: Jennifer Araujo defeated Rayane Fortinha by 2nd round TKO, Michele Dayana defeated Vanessa Barbosa by 1st round TKO, KaKa Naja defeated Chris Silva by 1st round RNC, Fabiana Pereira Santos stopped Tatiana Aguiar by 1st round armbar, and Hérica Thiburcio defeated Cyrlania Souza, also by 1st round armbar.

Darla Harris defeated Lisa Jeanson in a strawweight match at Army vs Marines 3. She won by knockout five seconds into the third round.
Sanja Sucevic (featured above) submitted previously undefeated Lena Ovcynnikova at the Inaugural Super Fight League Fights in India.She won the fight by rear naked choke in the 2nd round.

Saori Ishioka defeated Windy Tomomi at Progress Tour 3 in Japan by 2nd round armbar. Shino VanHoose defeated Kimie Okada via 1st round armbar on the same card.

In amateur action, Amanda Cooper scored an 8-second KO over Tori Music. Watch below.

 

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Friday night marks the opening round of Cage Warriors’ 4-woman tournament in the 125 lb. division. Sheila Gaff will be facing Jennifer Maia.

Jasminka Cive will be fighting Eva Henesova at Liechtensteiner Fight Night 2012 this Saturday.

Also on Saturday, Lina Eklund will be fighting Fran Vanderstukken at Staredown 6.

FIGHT ANNOUCEMENTS

Tara LaRosa will be fighting Kelly Warren at RFA 2 on March 30th. Elaina Maxwell will be fighting Ashley Sanchez on the same card, which will be streamed for free on Sherdog.

One more bout has been added to the Invicta Fighting Championship card taking place on April 28th: Cat “Alpha” Zingano will be fighting Anita “El Tigre” Rodriguez.

Tuff-n-uff on April 7 will include five amateur women’s bouts: Jillian Lybarger vs. Stephanie Gonzalez, Jordan McDonald vs. Paulina Granados, Jocelyn Lybarger vs. Ashley Yoder, Bridgette Batch vs. Samantha Mosqueda and Jamie Herod vs. Christine Ferea.

Also in amateur action, Sarah Goodlaxson will be fighting Myndi Collins on March 31st in Davison, Michigan.

March 5, 2012, WMMA martial arts updates, upcoming bouts and fight results.

NEWS

West Chester University added a women’s wrestling program to their roster next season, and hired head coach Ron Tirpak, who has extensive experience in coaching both collegiate wrestling and women’s wrestling. Tirpak has 20 years of combined experience as a head coach at Swarthmore and an assistant coach at Ursinus College.

FIGHT RESULTS

“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey defeated Miesha “Takedown” Tate via 1st round armbar, earning the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title.

In the undercard, top contenders Sarah Kaufman and Alexis Davis battled for three rounds. Kaufman put on a striking clinic in the first two rounds, and Alexis showcased her ground skills in the 3rd. Kaufman won the bout by majority decision.

Yana Kunitskaya defeated Anna Melikhova via unanimous decision at Lion Fights 1 in an open weight match.

Jewels: 18th Ring was a stacked card. Takayo Hashi defeated Roxanne Modafferi, Emi Fujino defeated Mika Nagano and Emi Tomimatsu defeated Yuko Oya, all via unanimous decision.

Ayama Miuri defeated Celine Haga via 2nd round keylock and Mizuki Inoue defeated Alexandra Chambers via 1st round armbar.

Unfortunately, the fight between Carla Esparza and Angela Magana did not take place, as Angela suffered a broken back in a car accident the day the bout was to take place.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Maiju Kujala will be fighting Juliana Carneiro Lima at Revolution Fighting Championship on Friday, March 9th.

Also on the 9th, Rachel Kemker will be fighting Jenna Bernick at Steelfist Fight Night 6.

A series of female fights will take place at Pink Fight MMA in Brazil on Saturday. Vanessa Porto will be fighting an undetermined opponent for the main event. Aline Serio will be fighting Kalindra Faria, Michele Dayana will face Jenifer Araujo, Rayane Fortinha will fight Ataide Girl, and Kaka Naja will fight Chris Silva.

Also on Saturday, Darla Harris will be fighting Lisa Jeanson in a strawweight match at Army vs. Marines 3.

On Sunday, Lena Ovcynnikova will fight Sanja Sucevic at the Inaugural Super Fight League Fights in India.

Also on Sunday, Saori Ishioka will be fighting Windy Tomomi and Shino VanHoose will face Kimie Okada at Pancrase Progress Tour 3 in Japan.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Sheila “German Tank” Gaff will be fighting Jennifer Maia at Cage Warriors: FIght Night 4 on March 16th in Dubai in the semi-final of the 125 lb. women’s tournament.
Boxer Myriam Lamare will be fighting Annalisa Bucci at PFC 4 in Marseille, France on April 14th.

Aisling Daly will be fighting Jessica Eye for Bellator on April 20th in a heated rematch.

Also in Bellator, Megumi Fujii will be fighting Jessica Aguilar on May 18.

Ayaka Hamasaki will be defending her lightweight title vs. Yuka Tsuji at Jewels: 19th Ring on May 26.

February 27, 2012 WMMA news, fight results, upcoming bouts and more.

FIGHT RESULTS

Charmaine Tweet defeated Marshelle Weinberger by 1st round guillotine choke at HKFC: School of Hard Knocks 20.

DeAnna Bennett defeated Andrea Miller at Showdown Fights: Breakout via 1st round TKO.

Emily Green defeated Gina Gallea by TKO in their bout at FightForce; Gallea did not answer the 2nd round bell.

Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood defeated Noelia Molina via 1st round TKO at Top 4 MMA in Glasgow, Scotland.

Jeet Toshi defeated Pooja Mehra by unanimous decision at FCC 5.

Stacy “the Hammer” Hayes, who is reported to have missed weight by anywhere from 11 lbs. to 11kg (that would be 24.2 lbs), defeated Chloe Hinchliffe via 1st round TKO at Fury MMA 4 in London.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

There will be at least eight female fights taking place this weekend, all on Saturday, March 3rd. Here’s what’s in store:

Miesha “Takedown” Tate will be defending her bantamweight title when she faces judoka “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. The bout is Rousey’s bantamweight debut. The highly anticipated fight is Strikeforce’s main event, and will air live on Showtime.

On the undercard, top bantamweight prospects Sarah Kaufman and Alexis Davis will square off for the #1 contender spot. This bout will air live on Showtime Extreme.

Angela Magana will be fighting Carla Esparza for the Pandemonium 115 lb. belt at Pandemonium 6. This event will stream live on Sherdog.

Anna Melikhova will be making her professional MMA debut when she faces Yana Kunitskaya at Lion Fights.

Last but not least, Jewels: 18th Ring will feature a stacked card, including fights between Roxanne Modafferi and Takayo Hashi, Mika Nagano and Emi Fujino, Yuko Oya and Emi Tomimatsu and Ayame Miura vs. Celine Haga.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Grappler Jessica Branco will be fighting Randa Markos at Instinct MMA: Instinct Fighting 3 on March 31st in Quebec, Canada. Both are making their professional debuts. The fight was supposed to take place on Saturday, but was postponed.

Felice Herrig will face Patricia Vidonic for XFC 17 in Jackson TN on April 13.

Last week, we announced that Invicta Fighting Championships 1 will take place on April 28th, including a title bout between Marloes Coenen and Romy Ruyssen.

The rest of the main event fights have been announced:
Jessica Penne vs. Lisa Ellis-Ward
Liz Carmouche vs. Ashleigh Curry
Kaitlin Young vs. Leslie Smith
Sarah D’Alelio vs. Shana Nelson
Sally Krumdiack vs. Sarah Schneider

And on the undercard:
Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc vs. Amy Davis
Michele Gutierrez vs. Sarah Maloy
Randi Miller vs. Mollie Ahlers-Estes
Ashley Cummins vs. Sofia Bagherdai
Jessica Philippus vs Meghan Wright

Heather Clark will be fighting an undetermined opponent on June 22nd in Nashville, TN for XFC.

April 23, 2012 Female fight updates and WMMA news

INVICTA FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP

Invicta Fighting Championship’s debut event will take place this Saturday in Kansas City. Tickets are still available. The all-pro women’s MMA fight card will stream live at 8PM Eastern.

Here is the fight card:

Marloes “Rumina” Coenen vs Romy Ruyssen

Jessica Penne vs Lisa Ellis

Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche vs Ashleigh Curry

Kaitlin Young vs Leslie “Peacemaker” Smith

Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio vs Vanessa Mariscal

“Slick” Sally Krumdiack vs Sarah “White Tiger” Schneider

Nicdali “The Night Queen” Rivera-Calanoc vs Amy “Lil’ Dynamite” Davis

Michele “Diablita” Gutierrez vs Sarah Maloy

Randi Miller vs “Miss” Mollie Ahlers-Estes

Ashley “Smashley” Cummins vs Sofia Bagherdai

Cassie Rodish vs Meghan “The Babe” Wright

FIGHT RESULTS

Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras defeated Julianna Pena via 2nd round doctor stoppage at Conquest of the Cage. Moras caused some damage to Pena through an armbar, but “The Venezuelan Vixen” refused to tap and continued fighting until the end of the 2nd round, when the cageside physician put a stop to the bout.

Claudia Gadelha defeated Valérie “Trouble” Létourneau via split decision at WRECK MMA: “Road to Glory” in a 130-lb. catchweight bout.

Jessica “Evil” Eye defeated Anita “El Tigre” Rodriguez at Bellator 66 via unanimous decision.

Avery “Psycho” Vilche defeated Maria “The Real Deal” Andaverde via 1st round armbar at Rogue Fights: Night of Champions.

Kamila Balanda defeated Hatice “The Turkish Delight” Oyzurt via 3rd round submission at Respect FC 7.

February 20, 2012 WMMA female MMA results, upcoming bouts, announcements, news and more.

FIGHT RESULTS

Jessica Aguilar defeated Little Patricia Vidonic by unanimous decision at Fight Time Promotions 8 on Friday.

Shana “Rock Solid” Nelson was unsuccessful in her attempt to make a bantamweight debut when she showed up four pounds over weight. She defeated Lina “Lynx” Eklund at CFX: Winter Brawl on Saturday via 1st round TKO in what was clearly a size mismatch.

Jessica “Evil” Eye defeated Kelly Warren by unanimous decision at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 10 on Saturday. Warren weighed in at 126.5 for the 125-lb. bout.

Amanda Lucas defeated Yumiko Hotta via 3rd round keylock at DEEP 57, winning the openweight women’s title.

Bec Hyatt defeated Sarah Morrison via 2nd round armbar at Brace for War 14 on Saturday.

Stephanie Skinner defeated Britany Nipper via 2nd round TKO at UFA 8: Women of MMA.

In amateur action, Evva Johnson defeated Heather Bassett by 3rd round triangle choke.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Marshelle Weinberger will be making her professional MMA debut when she faces kickboxer Charmaine Tweet at HKFC: School of Hard Knocks 20 on Feb. 24. The fight will stream for $10 at GFL.tv.

DeAnna Bennett will also be making her pro debut when she faces Andrea “Killer” Miller at Showdown Fights: Breakout, also on the 24th, and also streaming at GoFightLive.

Also on Friday, Emily Green faces Gina Gallea at FightForce.

Grappler Jessica Branco will be fighting Randa Markos at Instinct MMA: Instinct Fighting 3 on Feb. 25 in Quebec, Canada. Both are making their professional debuts.

Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood and Noelia Molina will also both be making their pro debuts at Top 4 MMA in Glasgo, Scotland on the 25th.

Stacy “The Hammer” Hayes is fighting Chloe Hinchliffe at Fury MMA 4 on Feb. 26 in London.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Marianna “The Crushen Russian” Kheyfets will be fighting Munah Holland on March 30th in Uncasville, Connecticut for Bellator 63.

Ashley Sanchez will be fighting Elaina Maxwell at RFA2 in Kearney, Nebraska on March 30th.

You never know with Pro FC, but it looks like Danielle West is scheduled to fight Milana Dudieva on April 1st.

Jenna Rea will be fighting Tevi Say on April 14th at PFC 4 in Marseille, France. Props to Cage Queen for the find.

Jessica Eye is rumored to be fighting an undisclosed opponent on April 20th for Bellator.

Invicta Fighting Championships will host their first event on April 28th in Kansas City, Kansas. The all-female promotion’s debut card will be headlined by a fight between Marloes Coenen and Romy Ruyssen.

WOMEN’S BJJ TOURNAMENT

It looks like an all-women’s BJJ tournament is being organized for April 29th in California, near Laguna Hills. The event is only $25 with 3 guaranteed matches. More details as they become available.

February 13, 2012 News, updates, results and upcoming bouts in WMMA.

FIGHT RESULTS

Munnah Holand defeated Pearl Gonzalez by majority decision at Ring of Combat 39 in Atlantic City.

Marianna “the Crushen Russian” Kheyfets defeated Heather “Hurricane” Clark via 1st round TKO at XFC 16: High Stakes.

Yana “Foxy” Kunitskaya defeated kickboxer Ekaterina Saraykina via 1st round TKO at Verdict Fighting Championship 1.

Danielle “the Curse” West defeated Jorina “Jo-Jo” Baars by 3rd round TKO at Girl Fights Only 7 in Holland.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Patricia Vidonic will be fighting Jessica Aguilar at Fight Time Promotions 8 this Friday.

Also on Friday, Heather Painter faces Larissa Tyler at Alaska Fighting Championship.

Shana “Rock Solid” Nelson will be making her bantamweight debut when she faces Lina “Lynx” Eklund at CFX: Winter Brawl this Saturday.

Jessica “Evil” Eye will be fighting Kelly Warren at NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 10 on Saturday.

Amanda Lucas will be fighting Yumiko Hotta at DEEP 57 for the openweight women’s title.

Sarah Morrison will be fighting Bec Hyatt at Brace for War 14 (also on Saturday); the fight will be streamed live for $15 at GoFightLive.

Stephanie Skinner and Britany Nipper will be fighting at UFA 8: Women of MMA.

Julianna Peña has had to pull out of her fight with Lauren Taylor due to injury. Taylor may still fight at Arctic Combat 12 if a replacement opponent is found.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Vanessa Porto will be rematching Jennifer Maia at Pink MMA II on February 25th for the 132-lb. Pink Fight women’s title.

Last week, we reported that Mika Nagano will fight Emi Fujino at Jewels: 18th Ring on March 3rd in Tokyo, Japan. Roxanne Modaferri will also be fighting Takayo Hashi on the same card. Celine Haga will be fighting “Iris” Miura and Yuko “Amiba” Oya and Emi Tomimatsu will also be fighting.

Pancrase Progress Tour 3 will feature a bout between Shino Vanhoose vs. Kimie Okada on March 11th in Tokyo, Japan. “Windy” Tomomi Sunaba is also set to face Saori Ishioka on the same card.

And on April 21st, Alexandra Buch will fight kickboxer Hatice Ozyurt in Germany for Respect Fighting Championships.

February 6, 2012 Women’s MMA fight results, upcoming bouts, announcements and news.

FIGHT RESULTS

No professional women’s MMA fights took place last weekend. However, Mizuki Inoue did defeat current champion Ai Takahashi in a non-title shoot boxing bout at Road to the S-Cup, Act 1.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Munnah Holand will be fighting Pearl Gonzalez at Ring of Combat 39 this Friday. The fight will stream live on GoFightLive.

Also on Friday, Marianna Kheyfets will be fighting Heather Clark at XFC 16: High Stakes. The fight will air live on HDNet.

Yana Kunitskaya squares up against kickboxer Ekaterina Saraykina at Verdict Fighting Championship 1 on Saturday.

Danielle West will be fighting Jorina Baars at Girl Fights Only 7 in Holland.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Mika Nagano will fight Emi Fujino at Jewels: 18th Ring on March 3rd in Tokyo, Japan.

Also on March 3rd, Yana Kunitskaya will fight Anna Melikhova at Lion’s Fights 1 in Russia.

Elaina Maxwell and Tara LaRosa will be fighting undetermined opponents at RFA 2 on March 30 in Nebraska. Stay tuned for updates.

Lena Ovchynnikova faces Maiju Kujala on April 14 in Finland.

January 30, 2012 WMMA news, fight results & upcoming bouts.

FIGHT RESULTS

Ashley “Smashley” Cummins defeated Stephanie “Macaquinha” Frausto via unanimous decision at
NAAFS: Caged Fury 16.

Julia Avila was successful in her pro MMA debut, defeating Marion Reneau via unanimous decision at TWC: Impact. The bout won “Fight of the Night” honors.

Kyoko Kimura and Mizuho Sato fought to a draw at Pancrase: Progress Tour 1.

Brazil’s first all-female MMA promotion held an event in Brazil. 8 women’s fights took place. In unanimous decision victories, Kalindra Faria defeated Elisabete Tavares, Juliana Aguiar defeated Weyde Ventura, Herica Tiburcio defeated Alessandra Silva, Kaka Naja defeated Antonia “Maguila Gorilla” Deize and Vanessa Barbosa defeated Jennifer Klieger. Stoppages included Aline Serio’s 27 second KO of Mylla Torres, Christiane Schmitz’s 3rd round TKO defeat of Rosana “Chun-Li” Albuquerque, and Jennifer Maia’s 2nd round armbar victory over Tatiane Aguiar.

In amateur action, Kristi Lopez defeated Rachael Cummins by split decision, and Jackie Vandenburgh defeated Jamie Herod by 2nd round TKO.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

No professional women’s MMA bouts will take place this weekend. However, there’s tons of fights coming up on the weekend after: Heather Clark vs. Marianna Kheyfets, Munah Holland vs. Pearl Gonzalez, Yana Kunitskaya vs. Ekaterina Saraykina, Sarah Moras vs. Sy Jewett, and Jorina Baars vs. Danielle West.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Jessica Aguilar faces Patricia Vidonic on February 17 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Marshelle Weinberger will be fighting Charmaine Tweet in Alberta on February 24th.

“Windy” Tomomi Sunaba takes on Saori “Shooting Star” Ishioka on March 11th in Japan.

Mei Yamaguchi vs. Katja Kankanaanpaa on March 23rd in Finland.

WOMEN’S OPEN MAT

Inspire 3rd Edition All-Female Open Mat will take place on March 17th in Chandler, AZ.

January 23, 2012 Fight results, upcoming bouts, and WMMA news for the week.

MCMANN DEFEATS AKANO

Wrestler Sara McMann defeated Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano via unanimous decision in a 3-round war. The Olympic silver medalist showcased improved striking, landed takedown after takedown, and evaded multiple submission attempts at ProElite 3: Grove vs. Minowa.

Check out the post fight interview below.

 

OTHER FIGHT RESULTS

Michelle “Karate Hottie” Waterson defeated Diana “Dynamite” Rael via 1st round rear naked choke at Jackson MMA’s Series 7. On the same card, Jodie Esquibel defeated Amy Riehle by unanimous decision.

Anita Rodriguez defeated Liz Carreiro via unanimous decision at King of the Cage: Total Destruction.

Trisha Clark defeated Maia Kahaunaele via unanimous decision at C3 Fights: January SlamFest.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

We’ll round out the first month of the year with 4 more bouts. Marion Reneau faces Julia Avila at Warriors Cage: Impact on Friday night.

On Saturday, Ashley Cummins will square off against Stephanie Frausto at NAAFS: Caged Fury 16. Kyoko Kimura will fight Mizuho Sato at Pancrase: Progress Tour 1 on the same day.

Last but not least, Naoko Omuro will fight Yuko Kawabata at DEEP: Fujisan Festival.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Jessica Aguilar is rumored to be fighting Patricia Vidonic on February 17 for Fight Time Promotions 8 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Maiju Kujala will be fighting Juliana Carneiro Lima at Revolution Fighting Championship in Beirut, Lebanon on March 9th.

Aisling “Ais the Bash” Daly will be fighting kickboxer Titiana Van Polanen Petal in Dublin, Ireland at BattleGround MMA 5 on March 24th.

January 16, 2012 MMA news, updates, fight results, announcements, and footage.

FIGHT RESULT

Michelle Ould defeated Gina Gallea via 1st round armbar at Fight Me MMA.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann will be facing her stiffest challenge yet when she squares up against Hitomi “Girlfight Monster’ Akano at ProElite 3: Grove vs. Minowa. The event will air on HDNet on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, Michelle “Karate Hottie” Waterson will be fighting Diana “Dynamite” Rael at Jackson MMA’s Series 7. Jodie Esquibel will be fighting Amy Riehle on the same card.

Liz Carreiro is set to fight an undetermined opponent at KOTC: Total Destruction.

And in amateur action, Liz Tracy will be challenging Liz McCarthy for the 115-lb title at Rumble at the Roseland 61.

NEWS: MOVIES

The movie “Queens of the Cage,” which featured female fighters Michelle Tyler in depth, received an award for Best Documentary Short at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood last week.

National Geographic’s Taboo show will be featuring women’s MMA fighting tomorrow (Tuesday) evening. Amateur fighters Tisha Rodrigues and Jill Valenzuela will be showcased.

And last but not least, Gina Carano will be staring in the movie Haywire, which opens this Friday.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Sarah Kaufman may not be getting her well-deserved title shot yet, but she will be getting another match with Alexis Davis at Strikeforce in Ohio on March 3rd. Kaufman defeated Davis via 3rd round TKO back in 2007.

Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña and Lauren “All-In” Taylor will be fighting on February 18 at Fitetime Entertainment’s Artic Combat 12 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Also on February 18, Jessica Eye will be facing Kelly Warren at North American Allied Fight Series: Caged Vengeance 10.

Shana Nelson will be fighting Leslie Smith on February 18th at CFX: Winter Brawl in Fargo, North Dakota.

Shayna Baszler will be rematching Kelly Kobold at CFX Spring Brawl in Fargo, North Dakota on April 21st. Kobold defeated Baszler by punches in the 2nd round of their first bout back in 2004.

VIDEO FOOTAGE

Check out this footage of Kaitlin Young vs. Anna Barone from January 6th.

January 9, 2012 Young Batters Barone, plus other MMA news, results and fight announcements.

FIGHT RESULT

Kaitlin Young defeated Anna Barone via TKO (doctor stoppage) at the end of the 2nd round of their fight at Driller Promotions/SEG’s Downtown Showdown 2 on January 6th. Young used brutal knees and kicks to batter Barone’s leg and midsection, and landed multiple jabs and a nice elbow which bloodied the face of Barone. (Barone weighed in at 147.5 for a 143-lb. fight which was originally scheduled at 141.)

WMMA NEWS

As mentioned yesterday, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos has tested positive for the banned substance stanozol following her first round knockout win over Hiroko Yamanaka on December 17th. The fight has been changed to a no-contest, and Cyborg faces a 1-year suspension and $2,500 fine.

Strikeforce veteran Maiju Kujala will be starting a touring female fight camp in Espoo, Finland later this month.

OTHER RESULTS

MMA fighers Elaina Maxwell and Sarah D’alelio competed in their first pro Muay Thai fights in Thailand. They both lost by decision.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Both Michelle Ould and Tonya Evinger are scheduled to fight at Fight Me MMA on Friday the 13th; however, no opponents for the two have been determined.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Ronda Rousey successfully managed to weasel her way into a title shot against Miesha Tate, drawing the ire of many since Sarah Kaufman was next in line. The fight will take place on March 3rd. Although Rousey has never competed at bantamweight, she has been telling reporters that she deserves the shot because she is “pretty” and apparently the strategy worked.

Top prospect Ashley “Smashley” Cummins will be competing against striker Stephanie “Macaquinha” Frausto at NAAFS: Caged Fury 16 in West Virginia
on January 28th.

Girls Fight Only VI, an all-female fight card, will take place in Holland on February 12th. The main event will be a bout between Danielle West and Jorina Baars.

Amanda “Powerhouse” Lucas will be fighting Yumiko Hotta at DEEP 57: impact in Tokyo, Japan on February 18th. The fight will be for the new DEEP women’s title.

January 2, 2012 Women’s MMA fight results, news and fight announcements.

FIGHT RESULT

Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii defeated Karla Benitez for Dream: Genki Desuka 2011 on New Year’s Eve via armbar in just 1 minute and 15 seconds.

UPCOMING FIGHT

Kaitlin Young will be fighting Anna Barone this Friday at Driller Promotions: Downtown Showdown 2 in Minneapolis, MN.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

A 115-pound women’s title bout between Carla Esparza and Angela Magana is scheduled for MEZ Sports: Pandemonium 6 on March 3.

Sally Krumdiack will be fighting Patricia Vidonic at Fight Night Entertainment Round 18: Clash at the College on February 11 in Washington state.

WMMA AWARDS

The Women’s MMA Press Association announced the 2011 winners of the WMMA Awards. Winners included Miesha Tate (Submission of the Year for her arm triangle vs. Marloes Coenen), Heather Clark (Knockout of the Year for her 10-second KO of April Coutino), Patricia Vidonic and Chelsea Colarelli (Fight of the Year for their October bout at BlackEye Promotions 5, Taylor Stratford (Amateur Fighter of the Year), Ronda Rousey (Newcomer of the Year, Featherweight of the Year, Fighter of the Year), Naho Sugiyama (Strawweight of the Year), Jessica Aguilar (Flyweight of the Year), Barb Honchak (Super Flyweight of the Year), Alexis Davis (Bantamweight of the Year), Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (Fan Vote: Favorite Female Fighter) and Sara McMann (Mighty Mia Inspirational Fighter of the Year.) Jewels won the Promotion of the Year award, and the headline of the year was Zuffa’s purchase of Strikeforce. Congratulations to all the winners. Now, let’s make 2012 even better.

WOMEN’S GRAPPLING CAMP IN TEXAS

A women’s grappling camp with BJJ black belts Val Worthington and Emily Kwok will be held on January 14-16 in San Antonio, TX at Carlson Gracie Texas.

December 19 2011 Fight results, updates and news for the week.

CYBORG DEFEATS YAMANAKA

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos successfully defended her featherweight title at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal, defeating Hiroko Yamanaka via TKO in just 16 seconds. Watch the fight below.

STRIKEFORCE KEEPS WOMEN’S DIVISION

Although the heavyweight division will be dissolving, “the women’s division is very popular and we’re gonna keep it,” Dana White said in a press conference on December 15th. Plans seem to be to keep both the 135 and 145-lb divisions. Finding opponents for Cyborg, and having a match between Rousey and Tate (whether now or in a few fights), and a potential return for Gina Carano were also discussed.

FAN VOTE: FAVORITE FEMALE FIGHTER

The 2011 Favorite Female Fighter poll is underway. Vote for your favorite fighter!

FIGHT RESULTS

Julianna “the Venezuelan VIxen” Peña defeated Rachel Swatez via 2nd round guillotine at Conquest of the Cage.

Lacey “the Ladie” Schuckman defeated Michelle “Bobcat” Blalock via 2nd round guillotine at Ring of Fire 42: Who’s Next?, earning the 125-lb. Young Guns title.

Kyane “the Pepper” Hampton defeated Britany “Kid Lightning” Nipper at Don’t Blink: Border Wars 2.

Vanessa Reinsch defeated Vanessa Schulze via 1st round RNC at FAA: We Love MMA 2.

At Jewels: 17th Ring, Ayaka Hamasaki defended her title, defeating Seo Hee Ham via 1st round TKO (corner stoppage). Naho Sugiyama defeated Misaki Takimoto via 1st round armbar, and Kikuyo Ishikawa via split decision, earning the Jewels featherweight title.

In other Jewels results, Misaki Takimoto defeated Yukiko Seki, Emi Fujino defeated Celine Haga and Shino VanHoose defeated Asami Higa, all via unanimous decision. Mei Yamaguchi defeated Mika Nagano in a very contentious split decision. Other split decision victories include Sachiko “Sachi” Yamamoto over Yasuko Tamada, and Emi Tomimatsu over Rina Tomita. Finally, Yuka Okumura defeated Anna Saito via 1st round heel hook.

In other news, Jenn “Lil Ice” Berg missed weight for her bout with Stephanie “the Scrapper” Skinner at Proving Grounds: Road to Redemption, and the bout was then canceled. Stephanie was 105.8 and Jenn weighed in at 107.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

No female bouts are scheduled to take place next week.

ANNOUNCED FIGHTS

Former pro wrestler Kyoko Kimura will be fighting Mizuho Sato at Pancrase: Progress Tour on January 28 in Tokyo, Japan.

DEEP will be introducing a women’s title on February 18th. Amanda Lucas will be facing an unannounced opponent.

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship will be holding a four-woman tournament, starting on April 15. Participants will include Rosi “the Surgeon” Sexton, Sheila “the German Tank” Gaff and Aisling “Ais the Bash” Daly. Sexton and Daly will square off for the first match on April 15th in Amman Jordan, according to MMA Rising. The semi-finals will take place on May 5th in Dublin, Ireland. The finale will take place on September 1st in Istanbul, Turkey.

December 12 2011 Fight results, upcoming fights and WMMA news for the week.

CYBORG VS. HIROKO

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos will be defending her Strikeforce featherweight title vs. Hiroko “Cat’s Eye” Yamanaka, a former dominatrix hailing from Japan. This is Cyborg’s first fight in a year and a half, and will take place at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal. The fight will air live on Showtime this Saturday.

STRIKEFORCE CONTINUES ON SHOWTIME

Dana White announced that Strikeforce will continue airing on Showtime past the contract’s expiration in February. The formal announcement is expected this week.

FEMALE GRAPPLER CHOKES MALE OPPONENT UNCONSCIOUS

In a nice display of technique beating out size, Courtnie Korpela of Red Schafer MMA used an arm drag to rear naked choke on an opponent who just didn’t want to tap in a cage grappling match at the Waukesha Open 4 at Waukesha MMA in Wisconsin this past Saturday. Check it out:

 

FIGHT RESULTS

Anna Zucchelli defeated Helena Martin via 1st round TKO at Kayo-MMA 6 in Watford, UK.

A semi-pro bout took place on the same card, where Rachael McMillian defeated Laura Clarke, also by first round TKO.

In amateur action, top prospect Rose Namajunas scored a unanimous decision victory over Heather Bassett at King of the Cage: Winter Warriors in Walker, MN.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Julianna “the Venezuelan Vixen” Peña will be facing Rachael Swatez at Conquest of the Cage this Thursday.

Michelle “Bobcat” Blalock” will be challenging Lacey “the Ladie” Schuckman for her 125-lb. Young Guns title at at Ring of Fire 42: Who’s Next this Saturday. The card will be streamed for $15 on GoFightLive.

Jenn “Lil Ice” Berg will be fighting Stephanie “the Scrapper” Skinner at Proving Grounds: the Road to Redemption on Saturday.

Kyane “the Pepper” Hampton will be fighting Britany “Kid Lightning” Nipper at Don’t Blink: Border Wars 2, also on Saturday.

Saturday’s Jewels: 17th Ring card features nine (count ’em) women’s bouts: Ayaka Hamasaki vs. Seo Hee Ham, Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama vs. Kikuyo Ishikawa, Misaki Takimoto vs. Yukiko Seki, Mei “V.V.” Yamaguchi vs. Mika “Future Princess” Nagano, Yasuko “Ikuko” Tamada vs. Sachiko “Sachi” Yamamoto, Emi “the Kamikaze Angel” Fujino vs. Celine “Hellgirl” Haga, Emi Tomimatsu vs. Rina Tomita, Asami Higa vs. Shino VanHoose and Yuka Okumura vs Anna Saito.

Finally, NAAFS: Eve of Destruction 2 will feature all female amateur bouts in Medina, Ohio this Saturday.

December 26 2011 Upcoming fights, fight announcements, WMMA news and more.

WMMA AWARDS

The WMMA Awards ceremonies will take place this week. Categories include fight of the year, submission of the year, KO of the year, fighter of the year, newcomer of the year and more. We’ll keep you posted on the results.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii will be fighting Karla Benitez for Dream: Genki Desuka 2011 on New Year’s Eve. The fight will be broadcast on HDNET in the wee morning hours.

ANNOUNCED FIGHTS

Marianna “the Crushen Russian” Kheyfets will be fighting Heather “Hurricane” Clark at XFC 16: High Stakes on February 10, 2012. The event willair on HDNet.

Alexis Davis is rumored to be returning to Strikeforce on March 3rd in Ohio. An opponent has not yet been determined.

Olympic Bronze Medalist Randi Miller will be making her MMA debut on February 24th in Denver, Colorado. An opponent has not yet been announced.

Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you next year!

December 5 2011 Upcoming fights, fight results and other WMMA news for the week.

FEMALE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR

Strikeforce bantamweight champ Miesha Tate received Fighter’s Only’s “2011 Female Fighter of the Year” award at the World MMA Awards ceremony. Other nominees included Marloes Coenen, Zoila Gurgel, Sarah Kaufman and Ronda Rousey. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America)

125 POUND TITLE!

Nope, no news from Bellator. It’s Cage Warriors that has announced that they will now have a 125-lb. women’s title. Stay tuned!

FIGHT RESULTS

Wrestler Carla Esparza defeated Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig at XFC 15: Tribute by unanimous devision.

Glena “Heartless” Avila defeated Maria “The Real Deal” Andaverde at Budofights 6: Pretaliation via 1st round armbar.

OTHER RESULTS

Anna Sophie Matthis defeated Holly Hohm in a boxing match by 7th round KO.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Heather Clark was scheduled to face Chelsea Colarelli at ECSC: Evolution 2. However, Colarelli withdrew from the bout due to injury. Clark may yet face another opponent.

Anna Zuchelli will be fighting Helena Martin at KAYO-MMA 6 in the UK. Rachel McMillan will face Laura Clarke in a semi-pro fight.

And in amateur action, Rose Namajunas will be fighting Heather Bassett at the Northern Lights Casino in Walker, MN.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Megumi Fujii will be facing Karla Benitez in a DREAM card on New Year’s Eve.

Hitomi Akano will be fighting Sara McMann at ProElite 3 on January 21st in Honolulu, Hawaii

Andria Caplan will be facing Maria Messer in a Bellator bout on Feb 3.

November 27 2011 Fight results, announcements and WMMA news for the week.

FIGHT RESULTS

Aisling “Ash the Bash” Daly defeated Kelly Warren by armbar in the 2nd round of their fight at NAAFS: Night of Champions on Wednesday.

Jessica “Evil” Eye defeated Jennifer “Superstar” Scott by unanimous decision on the same card.

Hanna Sillen defeated Katrina “the Cat” Teer by decision at Rumble of the Kings on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, Romy Ruyssen defeated Florence Berthe via 1st round RNC at OFC 3 in Belgium.

The winner of the bout between “Happy” Fukuko Hamada and Kayo Nagayusa, who fought Sunday at Pancrase Impressive Tour 12, will be posted when it is available.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig will be facing off against wrestler Carla Esparza at XFC 15: Tribute on Friday. (The fight will air on HDNET.)

And on Saturday, Glena “Heartless” Avila will fight Maria “the Real Deal” Andaverde at Budofights 6: Pretaliation. Both ladies have one win and no losses.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Chelsea Colarelli will be fighting Heather Clark on December 10th.

Emi Fujino will be facing Celine Haga at Jewels: 17th Ring on December 17th.

Emi Tomimatsu will be fighting Rina Tomita on the same card.

Kaitlin Young will be fighting Anna Barone on January 6th in Minneapolis, MN in what will likely be a stand-up battle: Barone’s boxing vs. Young’s kickboxing.

And in amateur action, top prospects Rose Namujanas and Heather Bassett will be fighting on December 10th.

COMBAT SPORTS NEWS

9-time world boxing champ Holly Holm will be fighting Anne Sophie Mathis at World Dominance in Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 2nd for the IBA Welterweight and WBAN Championship belts.

Kickboxer Roxy “Balboa” Richardson has retired from Muay Thai after ten years of training and competing. Her last bout was a decision win over Elaina Maxwell.

November 21 2011 Fight results, upcoming fights and WMMA news for the week.

FIGHT RESULTS

Ronda Rousey defeated Julia Budd via armbar in just 39 seconds at Strikeforce Challengers, but there was no controversy this time. Rousey has stated that she’d like to cut to 135 to fight Meisha Tate (or Sarah Kaufman).

Jessica “Jag” Aguilar missed weight for her bout against Lisa Ellis at Bellator 58. Aguilar won the fight by decision and then called out Megumi Fuji, widely believed to be the top fighter at 115. (Better make that weight next time, then!)

Tandi Schaeffer defeated Amanda LaVoy by unanimous decision at Showdown Fights: Evolution.

Angela Hayes defeated Trisha Clark by 1st round guillotine at NME Fighting: Annihilation 36.

Ashley Cummins was successful in her professional debut, defeating Chelsea Colarelli by RNC in the 5th round and winning the 115-lb. title at XFL: Xtreme Fight Night.

Yana Kunitskaya defeated Arune Lauzeckaite by 1st round TKO at Bushido: Hero’s World GP Lithuania.

Hatice Ozyurt defeated Lena Buytendijk by decision at Battle Under the Tower in the Netherlands.

Jasminka “Holy Terror” Cive defeated Lilla Vincze by knockout at Cage Fight Series 6.

OTHER RESULTS

In a kickboxing match at Lion Promotion’s Battle in the Desert in Las Vegas, Roxy “Balboa”
Richardson defeated Elaina “Beef” Maxwell by split decision.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Aisling Daly will be facing Kelly Warren and Jessica Eye will take on Jennifer Scott at NAAFS: Night of Champions on Wednesday the 23rd.

On Saturday the 26th, Hanna Silken will be fighting Katrina Teer at Rumble of the Kings and Jeri Sitzes will face Jessica Bartness at MUCF: Titans Rumble.

And on Sunday, Fukuko Hamada will be fighting Kayo Nagayusa at Pancrase Impressive Tour 12.

FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

Julianna Peña will be fighting Rachael Swatez at Conquest of the Cage on December 15th. Peña has been sidelined for two years due to a knee injury.

Michelle Waterson will be fighting Diana Rael on Jan. 21 at Jackson’s MMA Series. This will be Waterson’s first fight since she took time off to have a baby.

November 14 2011 R.I.P. MARYELLEN CANO (1979-2011)

It is with great sadness that we report that MMA fighter Maryellen “Lil Loca” Cano was killed on Wednesday in a domestic dispute. The 32-year old was shot by her boyfriend, MMA fighter Wilber Carl South, who also killed himself.

Cano held a 2-0 amateur MMA record, a 1-0 kickboxing record and a 1-0 pro MMA record; she defeated Linda Cunningham via 1st round rear naked choke in their bout at Wild Bill’s Fight Night 29 in Dulutuh, Georgia. Cano was a BJJ purple belt who trained at the Tiger Academy in Roswell. She began fighting after winning the advanced division in NAGA in 2009. She was named Female MMA Fighter of the Year by Georgia Fighters magazine in 2010.

If you or someone you know is in danger of domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1 (800) 799-SAFE.

FIGHT RESULTS

Former pro wrestler Kyoko Kimura scored an impressive upset victory over Megumi Yabushita in her professional debut. She won the fight by TKO (doctor stoppage due to ankle injury) at the end of the 1st round of their bout at Pancrase Impressive Tour 11.

Katie Merrill defeated Kaline Medeiros via armbar at Victory Promotions: Clementi vs. Rogers.

OTHER RESULTS

In amateur MMA, Jillian Lybarger defeated Jordan Gaza via 2nd round stoppage for the 115-lb. amateur MMA title at Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA. On the same card, Samantha Mosqueda defeated Bridgette Batch via unanimous decision.

Lacie “the Lady” Schuckman was successful in her professional boxing debut, which she won by TKO.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Judoka “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey will be fighting kickboxer Julia “the Jewel” Budd on Strikeforce Challengers 20 this Friday. The fight will air live on Showtime.

Jenny Trujillo will be fighting Tandi “Tandilion” Schaeffer at Showdown Fights: Evolution.

Angela Hayes will be fighting Trisha Clark at NME Fighting: Annihilation 36.

Ashley “Smashley” Cummins will be challenging Chelsea “the Italian Princess” Colarelli for her 115-lb. XFL title.

On Saturday, Lisa Ellis will be fighting Jessica Aguilar at Bellator 58. The bout will be aired live on MTV 2.

Yana “Foxy” Kunitskaya will be fighting Arune Lauzeckaite at Bushido: Hero’s World GP Lithuania.
Hatice Ozyurt will be fighting Lena Buytendjik at Battle Under the Tower.

Jasminka “Rockstar” Cive will be fighting Lilla Vincze at Cage Fight Series 6 on Sunday.

FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wrestler Carla Esparza will be fighting kickboxer Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig at the co-main event for XFC 15 on December 2nd in Tampa, Florida.

November 7 2011 Fight results, upcoming bouts and WMMA news.

FIGHT RESULTS

The fight between Maiju Kujala vs. Karla Benitez at Cage 17: Northern Storm was canceled. MMA Viking reports that Kujala was involved in a car accident earlier that day.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Milana Dudieva will be facing Luiza Rashidova at ProFC 37 this Wednesday.

On Saturday, Megumi Yabushita will be fighting Kyoko Kimura at Pancrase Impressive Tour 11.

Also on Saturday, Katy Merrill will be fighting Kaline Medeiros at Victory Promotions: Clementi vs. Rogers.

2011 IBJJF NO-GI WORLD GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP

About 12.5 hours of world-class no-gi jiu jitsu took place this past Saturday. Female brown and black belts competed in the same division. In the featherweight division (124.5 lbs.), Michelle Nicolinni defeated Nyjah Easton by armbar. Beatriz Mesquitta outpointed Tracey Goodell in the lightweight division (135.5). In the last few seconds of a middleweight (147 lb.) match which Emily Kwok was dominating, Rachel Demara won by kneebar. And in the heavyweight division, Emily Wetzel defeated Katrina Weilbacher by rear naked choke. Nicolinni defeated Mesquitta by toe hold in the openweight division.

Various women’s MMA fighters stepped up to the plate. Here’s a few names we recognized: Angelica Chavez, representing Gracie Barra, came in at 2nd place as a blue belt in the light feather division (113.5), Randi Miller from Zingano BJJ (pictured above) came in first in both the heavyweight division (158+) and the open weight division as a blue belt. Last but not least, Jessica Pene (Check Mat BJJ) came in 2nd place as a purple belt in the featherweight (124.5) division.

FIGHT UPDATES

Kaitlin Young’s fight against Milana Dudieva, originally scheduled to take place on November 9th, has been rebooked for December 10th. It will take place at Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

MMA phenom Amanda Buckner is looking for an opponent for this January. The bantamweight fighter was scheduled to make a return last February but suffered a knee injury. Although a 3+ year layoff is hard for anyone to shake off, Buckner is as tough as they come. We’ll be keeping an eye out.

Although previously rumored to be fighting on Strikeforce’s December 17th card, MMA Fighting reports that Gina Carano is not, in fact, scheduled to fight then.

October 31 2011 WMMA news, fight results and upcoming fights.

VIACOM BUYS BELLATOR

Bellator Fighting Championships made a major deal last week when they sold a majority stake to Viacom. Bjorn Rebney retains control of the company. Bellator plans to launch on Spike in 2013. Bellator plans to increase the number of promotions and to continue building women’s MMA.

KAITLIN YOUNG OUT OF PROXC 37 BOUT

A planned bout between Kaitlin Young and Milana Dudieva, scheduled for November 9, has been canceled due to disorganization from ProXC. Young withdrew from the fight when the promotion did not provide her with a flight itinerary until Friday, making it impossible to both obtain medicals (which were required to be completed within 10 days of the fight) and secure a Visa in time (which would require an unpaid trip to the Russian Consulate in Seattle, as well as cutting into appointments for medicals). The process would also cut into Young’s training, making it extremely difficult to cut weight, and the organization failed to provide information on how the fighter would arrive in Ufa, which is over 700 miles from Moscow.

FIGHT RESULTS

Vanessa Porto defeated Jennifer Maia via 2nd round armbar at Kumite MMA Combate.

Lauren Taylor defeated Julia Griffin via 2nd round TKO, earning the Alaska Cage Fighting 145-lb. belt at ACF: Tribute to Veterans.

Amanda Lucas defeated Mika Harigai at Deep: Cage Impact 2011 via 1st round rear naked choke.

Hannah Stephens defeated Helena Martan by 3rd round rear naked choke at KnuckeUp: Eclipse.

Katalina Malungahu defeated Val Barney via 1st round TKO at BCP: Cage Wars 10.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Maiju Kujala will be facing Karla Benitez at Cage 17: Northern Storm on Saturday, November 5th.

October 24 2011 Fight results, upcoming events and breaking news in WMMA.

R.I.P. MIA HAYES

“Mighty” Mia Hayes lost her battle with breast cancer and passed away on Sunday, October 23rd. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. Donations may be sent to 1mightmia@gmail.com, and cards or flowers can be mailed to 
15610 Bowstring St., Victorville, CA 92394.

CNN COVERS WOMEN’S MMA

CNN Presents covered women’s mixed martial last night. Michelle Guitierrez was featured prominently in the segment, which discussed the lack of women’s bouts in the UFC, the difficulty of training while also working full-time (and raising a family) and more.

FIGHT RESULT

Marianna “The Crushen Russian” Kheyfets defeated Molly “the Maulinator” Helsel by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at XFC 14: Resurrection.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Patricia Vidonic will be facing an undetermined opponent at Fushion Fight League this Thursday.

Lauren Taylor will be fighting Julia Griffin at Alaska Cage Fighting on Friday, October 28th.

Two bouts take place on the 29th: Amanda Lucas will be facing Mika “Hari” Harigai at Deep: Cage Impact 2011, and Katalina Malungahu will be fighting Valery Barney at BCP in Grand Junction, Colorado.

October 17 2011 Women’s MMA news, fight results and upcoming events

Three women’s MMA matches took place last weekend, and another is scheduled to take place this coming weekend. Here’s what went down.

FIGHT RESULTS

Andria Caplan defeated Adrienne Seiber via unanimous decision at Bellator 54.

Suzie Montero defeated Kim Couture via unanimous decision at W-1: Reloaded.

Miyoko Kusaka and Mamiko Mizoguchi fought to a draw at Grabaka Live: First Cage Attack.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Molly Helsel will be facing Marianna Kheyfets at XFC 14: Resurrection.

October 10 2011 WMMA news and fight results.

FIGHT RESULTS

It was not a busy week in women’s MMA, but two fights did take place this past weekend.

Karla Benitez was set to face Maiju Kujala at Cage 16: Defense, but instead Benitez fought Katja Kalliokoski, who came in as a late replacement. Kalliokoksi won the fight by unanimous decision.

Meanwhile, Maria Andaverde was successful in her professional debut, defeating Charlene Gelliner via split decision at Rogue Fights 15: Five Knuckle Showdown.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Three women’s matches take place this Saturday, October 15th.

First, Andria Caplan will be making her professonial debut when she faces Adrienne Seiber at Bellator 54. The prelims will air live on Spike and the main card airs on MTV2.

Brenda Gonzales will be fighting Elsie Henri at KOTC: Underground 71.

Finally, Suznie Montero will be making her debut against Kim Couture at W-1 Reloaded.

October 3 2011 News, fight recaps and updates in women’s MMA.

FIGHT RESULTS

A zillion fights took place this weekend! Here are the results.

First, at Freestyle Cage Fighting 49: Fight Strong for the Cure in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Kaitlin Young defeated Liz Carreiro via 1st round TKO. Molly Estes defeated Lacie Jackson via unanimous decision,
Heather Clark defeated Sarah Alpar via 3rd round rear naked choke and
Latoya Walker defeated Jackie Enos via 1st round KO.

Blackeye Promotions 5: Breast Cancer Beatdown in Fletcher, North Carolina featured a huge amount of female fights. Sarah Schneider defeated Ivana Coleman via 1st round armbar,
Amy Davis defeated Meghan Wright via 1st round TKO, Edian Gomes defeated Leslie Smith via unanimous decision, Patricia Vidonic defeated Chelsea Colarellia via 2nd round rear naked choke,
Anna Barone defeated Charmaine Tweet via 1st round KO and
Barb Honchak defeated Roxanne Modafferi via 3rd round rear naked choke.

Darla Harris defeated Jenn Berg by unanimous decision at Bring the Thunder MMA 2: Genesis

And Shina VanHoose defeated Nana “Chanchin” Ichikawa by 1st round Ezekiel choke.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The FILA World Grappling Championships took place in Serbia over the weekend, and although Tara LaRosa and Shayna Baszler were unable to procure the sponsorships to attend, Lisa Ellis came home with the gold in no-gi submission grappling.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Maria “The Real Deal” Andaverde will be making her professional debut when she faces Charlene “Princess” Geliner at Rogue Fights 15: Five Knuckle Showdown.

Maiju Kujala will be fighting Karla Benitez at Cage 16: First Defense.

September 26 2011 WMMA women’s mixed martial arts Fight results and updates

FIGHT RESULTS

Cassie Rodish scored her first win, defeating Mariah Johnson via 1st round TKO at MCC 36: Back in Action. Both fighters came in over weight for the 110-lb bout. Johnson came in at 117.5 and Rodish came in at 110.

Jessica Eye defeated Casey Noland by split decision at Bellator 51. (Noland came in over the 125-lb. weight limit.)

Tonya Evinger defeated Anita Rodriguez by 1st round RNC at XFL: Rumble on the River 5. Evinger accepted the bout on 2-days notice as a late replacement for Sarah Alpar.

Nohime Dennisson defeated Lynae Lovato by decision at United: MMA Bach.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The 2011 ADCC World Championships took place this weekend in Nottingham, England. Kyra Gracie took gold in the under 60kg division, with Michelle Nicolini taking 2nd place and Luanna Alzuguir in 3rd. Gabi Garcia won 1st place in the over 60kg division, with Hannette Staack taking home the silver and Ida Hansson in 3rd. MMA fighter Cat Zingano was replaced by Vanessa English since she did not make weight. Takayo Hashi defeated Rosi Sexton by points but was later submitted by Kyra Gracie due to a guillotine choke and submitted to an armbar by Luanna Alzuguir in the 3rd place match.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Freestyle Cage Fighting 49: Fight Strong for the Cure will take place in Shawnee, OK this weekend. Kaitlin Young faces Liz Carreiro, Mollie Estes makes her debut against Lacie Jackson and Satah Maloy fights Amanda LaVoy. Sarah Schneider pulled out a fight versus Heather Clark due to weight disagreement (Schneider wanted to fight at 115 and Clark at 120); FCF is looking for replacement fighters.

BlackEye Promotions 5: Breast Cancer Beatdown will take place in Fletcher, NC. Fights include Roxanne Modafferi vs. Barb Honchak, Charmaine Tweet vs. Anna Barone, Chelsea Colarelli vs. Patricia Vidonic, Ashley Cummins vs. Angelica Brotherton, Amy Davis vs. Meghan Wright, Leslie Smith vs. Ediane Gomes and a possible fight vs. Ivana Coleman.

Jenn Berg will be fighting Darla Harris at Bring the Thunder MMA 2: Genesis.

UPCOMING TOURNAMENT

MMA fighters Lisa Ellis, Tara LaRosa and Shayna Baszler will be representing the US at the 2011 FILA World Grappling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia this weekend.

FUTURE FIGHTS AND SIGNINGS

Hiroko Yamanaka will be the next challenger for champion Cris “Cyborg” Santos’s title on December 17th in San Diego. Santos has not fought since June 2010. Although Yamanaka is a huge underdog, she is riding an 8-fight winning streak.

Zoila Gurgel will be facing Carina Damm at Bellator 57 on November 12th in Canada.

Felice Herrig signed a 3-fight deal with the XFC.

September 19 2011 WMMA women’s mixed martial arts Fight results, news and upcoming fights.

FIGHT RESULTS

Surprisingly, no female bouts took place this past weekend.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Heather Martin will be facing Charmaine Tweet at HKFC: School of Hard Knocks 14 this Friday.

Cassie Rodish and Mariah Johnson will both be looking to score their first win, also on Friday. They fight at MCC 36: Back in Action.

Casey “KO” Noland will be fighting Jessica “Evil” Eye (pictured) at Bellator 51 this Saturday. This is a preliminary bout, which will air live on Spike. Check local listings.

Lynae Lovato faces Nohime Dennison at United: MMA Bach.

Jasminka Cive will be fighting Sandra Jursova at Braunauer: Fight Night.

OTHER EVENTS

Multiple MMA fighters will be competing at the ADCC World Championships. In the under 60kg (132 lb) category, fighters Cat Zingano, Takayo Hashi and Rosi Sexton are on the roster. (Jeff Monson and Roger Gracie are among the male fighters competing n their respective weight classes.)

September 12 2011 Fight results, upcoming fights and news in WMMA.

FIGHT RESULTS

Alexis Davis defeated Amanda “Lioness of the Ring” Nunes at Strikeforce: Cincinatti via 2nd round TKO.

Aisling “Ash the Bash” Daly defeated Angela Hayes via armbar in just 20 seconds at Cage Warriors: Fight Night 2. Daly stepped in as a late replacement for Sheila Gaff.

Boxer Holly “Hottie” Holm defeated Jan “Cuddles” Finney via 3rd round bodykick at Fresquez Productions: Clash in the Cage.

Valérie “Trouble” Létourneau defeated Tannaya Hantelman by 1st round TKO at Freedom Fight MMA.

Chelsea “Italian Princess” Colarelli defeated Trisha Clark via 2nd round armbar at C3 Fights. Colarelli was originally scheduled to face Lacey “the Ladie” Schuckman, but Lacey withdrew due to illness.

Jewels: 16th Ring featured 8 female bouts. There were four unanimous decision wins in the featherweight tournament quarterfinals. Naho Sugiyama defeated Ayumi Saito, Misaki Takimoto defeated Miyoko Kusaka, Kikuyo Ishikawa defeated Yasuko Tamada and Yukiko Seki defeated Sachiko Yamamto.

Ayaka Hamasaki defeated Mizuki Inoue and Emi Tomimatsu defeated Celine Haga, both by unanimous decision. Yuko Oya defeated Akiko “Betiko” Naito by split decision and, in the sole stoppage of the night,
Rina Tomita defeated Anna Saito in the 1st round by technical submission (armbar).

Unfortunately, Michelle “Thundercat” Ould had to pull out of a scheduled bout with Munah Holland due to aggravating a previous back injury during warmups.

OTHER BOUTS

Jessica Pene defeated Rena Kubota by majority decision in her Shoot Boxing debut in Tokyo, Japan.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras was all set to face Sy “Lady Dragon” Jewett at Aggression MMA 8, but unfortunately Sy pulled out of the fight due to a rib injury.

Liz Carreiro is also rumored to be fighting at KOTC: Apocalypse

September 6 2011 WMMA women’s mixed martial arts Weekly fight results and updates.

FIGHT RESULTS

Maiju Kujala defeated Ieva Šležaitė via 1st round TKO at Carelia Fight 7 in Finland. Kujala was supposed to faceIelö Siapo Page, but Page withdrew from the fight and Šležaitė stepped in on extremely short notice.

Lena Ovchynnikova defeated Eugenia Kostina via 1st round armbar at President’s Cup in Mariupol, Ukraine.

Danielle “the Curse” West fought Rin Nakai to a draw at Pancrase: Impressive Tour 9. The split decision draw results were 29-28 Nakai, 29-28 West and 29-29.

Also at Impressive Tour 9, Naoko Omuro and Kayo Nagauasu fought to a majority draw.

Sadae “Manhoef” Suzumura beat “Bataco” (formerly known as Yuka “Butterfly Knife” by TKO (Knees and Punches) at the very end of round one of their bout for Deep: Osaka Impact.

A semi-pro fight between LJ Adams and KC Kendall, which was supposed to take place at Titan Fight Night in Bristol, was canceled when KC Kendall showed up 22 lbs. over the contracted weight.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Angela Hayes was supposed to be fighting Sheila Gaff at Cage Warriors: Fight Night 2 this Thursday, but Gaff pulled out due to illness. Aisling “Ais the Bash” Daly will be fighting Hayes instead. The fight will take place at the Al-Hussein Youth City Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan.

Holly Holm is fighting Jan Finney at Fresquez Productions: Clash In The Cage.

Michelle Ould is stepping back in the cage after a very recent win. She will be fighting boxer Munah Holland at Ring of Combat 37.

Amanda Nunes will be facing Alexis Davis at Strikeforce: Cincinnati.

Tannaya Hantelman is set to fight Valérie Létourneau at Freedom Fight MMA.

Lacey Schuckman is fighting Chelsea Colarelli at C3 Fights.

Jewels: 16th Ring features 8 female bouts: Naho Sugiyama vs Ayumi Saito, Yasuko Tamada vs Miyoko Kusaka, Misaki Takimoto vs Kikuyo Ishikawa, Sachiko Yamamoto vs Yukiko Seki, Ayaka Hamasaki vs Mizuki Inoue,
Yuko Oya vs Akiko “Betiko” Naito, Emi Tomimatsu vs Celine Haga and Rina Tomita vs Anna Saito.

OTHER BOUTS

Jessica Pene will be making her Shoot Boxing debut on Saturday night. She will be fighting Rena Kubota in Tokyo, Japan.

August 29 2011 Fight results, news and updates for the week.

FIGHT RESULTS

Amanda Lucas defeated Hikaru Shinohara in the 1st round of their bout via technical submission (armbar) due to corner stoppage at Deep 55: Impact in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, August 26th. Shinohara was not exactly thrilled about the stoppage.

Olympic wrestler Sara McMann defeated Raquel Pa’aluhi via 3rd round keylock at ProElite: Arlovski vs. Lopez. In addition to her brilliant takedowns, McMann also showcased her improved standup.

In amatuer fight results, both Jordan Nicole Gaza and Liz McCarthy won Tuff-N-Uff titles. Gaza defeated Kathryn Davis via guillotine, winning the 115-lb. title, and Liz “Lil’ Lightning” McCarthy defeated Jordan McDonald via second-round flying triangle choke for the 110-lb title.

SIGNINGS

Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Marloes Coenen has signed a 3-fight deal with Blackeye Promotions. She is hoping to fight for the promotion in 6 months.

Strikeforce featherweight champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos has re-signed with Strikeforce.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Fightergirls would like to congratulate featherweight fighter Shana Olsen on her recent wedding. She will now be fighting under the name Shana Nelson.

Amateur MMA fighter Mighty Mia Hayes-Camara is very ill. She is fighting stage 4 breast cancer. She is collecting donations. Give to the Mighty Mia Fund via paypal–her account is 1mightymia@gmail.com.

UPCOMING FIGHTS
Kickboxing champions Lena Ovchynnikova and Eugenia Kostina will be squaring off at the President’s Cup in Mariupol, Ukraine on September 3rd.

Maiju Kujala is fighting Ielö Siapo Page at Carelia Fight 7, also on the 3rd.

Rin Nakai is fighting Danielle West and Noko Omuro is fighting Kayo Nagayasu at Pancrase: Impressive Tour 9 on the 4th/

Also on the 4th, Sadae “Manhoef” Suzumura is fighting Bataco (formerly Yuka “Butterfly Knife”) at Deep: Osaka Impact.

News, updates and fight results for the week.

ROSI SEXTON INVITED TO ADCC

MMA fighter Rosi Sexton has been invited to represent England at the ADCC World Grappling Championships in Nottingham, England. The tournament takes place on September 24th and 25th. Sexton will be competing in the under 60kg division, along with Luanna Alzuguir, Lara Jayne Ng, Takayo Hashi, Cat Zingano, Michelle Nicolini, Sara Svensson and Kyra Gracie.

FIGHT RESULTS

On August 19th, Michelle Ould defeated Christina Marks via 3rd round armbar at Mez Sports: Pandemonium 5. Ould had a very distinct weight disadvantage, as Marks showed up 7.6 pounds over weight.

Also on the 19th, Karla Benitez defeated Simona Soukapova by unanimous decision at Hombres de Honor 26.

On the 20th, Brenda Gonzales defeated Trisha Clark via 2nd round TKO at KOTC: Overdrive.

A bout between Felice Herrig and Kelly Warren was scheduled to take place at Fight Tour: Sylvia vs. Adams in Rockford, IL, but the bout was scrapped due to Warren coming in 7.2 lbs. over weight.

On August 21st, Chloe Johnson defeated Amber Hill by 1st round submission at Gladiator Challenge: Pro/Am Series.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Amanda Lucas will be fighting Hikaru Shinohara at Deep: 55 Impact in Tokyo, Japan this Friday.

Wrestler Sara McMann will be fighting Raquel Pa’aluhi at Pro Elite in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday the 26th.

Fight results and WMMA news for the week.

FIGHT RESULTS

Olympic bronze medalist Ronda Rousey defeated Sarah D’Alelio via armbar in 25 seconds in the first round in their bout for Strikeforce Challengers 18 last Friday. The fight, which was refereed by Steve Mazzagatti, was ended in a controversial stoppage after Rousey told referee Steve Mazzagatti that D’Alelio had verbally submitted to an armbar. However, D’Alelio said this was not the case.

“I did not physically or verbally tap to signal my submission to my opponent’s armbar attempt,” Dalelio wrote in a press release. “My opponent communicated to the referee what she believed was my verbal signal, but the referee did not ask for my conformation of a verbal submission. The sound I did make was a sound of physical exertion as I started to defend against my opponent’s submission attempt. I was not injured or in physical distress at any time,” D’alelio said, although she is not contesting the decision or asking for an immediate rematch.

In the two other fights last weekend, Diana Rael defeated Angelica Chavez by split decision at MMA Fight Pit: Genesis and Angela Magana defeated Avery Vilche via 1st round armbar at Clash in the Rockies: The New Generation.

UPCOMING FIGHTS

Michelle Ould is returning to the cage after fourteen months of being sidelined due to injuries. She will be facing Christina Marks at Mez Sports: Pandemonium. he event will be streamed at GoFightLive for $10.

UK’s Simona Soukupova will be fighting Karla Benitez at Hombres de Honor 26 on August 19 in Spain.

Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig takes on Kelly Warren at Fight Tour: Sylvia Vs. Adams on Aug. 20 in Rockford, Illinois. The event will be streamed at GoFightLive for $10.

Brenda Gonzales is fighting Trisha Clark at King of the Cage: Overdrive on August 20th in Norman, OK.

Amber Hill will be fighting Chloe Johnson at Gladiator Challenge: “Pro-Am Series”.

August 8, 2011 Weekly news, fight results and upcoming fights for the week.

Marloes Coenen Cut From Strikeforce

Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Marloes Coenen was released from her Strikeforce contract, along with Golden Glory teammates Valentijn Overeem and John Einemo… on the heels of Alistair Overeem getting cut.

Dana White stated that this was because of the way Golden Glory does business, expecting Zuffa to pay the management team rather than the fighters directly. Coenen stated that this was not the case, and tweeted a photo of a check made out directly to her. White’s real reasoning remains a bit of a mystery.

Baszler, Ellis and LaRosa To Compete at FILA Grappling World Championships

MMA veterans Shayna Baszler, Lisa Ellis and Tara LaRosa were successful in the U.S. Grappling team trials and will be a part of the U.S. Grappling Team. Ellis will compete at 110 lbs. (50kg), LaRosa will be competing at 60kg (132 lbs.) and Baszler will compete at 143 lbs. (65kg). The FILA Grappling World Championships will take place in Belgrade, Serbia on September 29th and 30th and October 1st.

Fight Results

Maria Tavares defeated Luciana Pereira by 2nd round TKO at Shooto: Brazil 24.

Karen Ousey defeated Anna Zuchelli by decision at UCMMA 22: Warrior Creed.

Upcoming Fights

This Friday, August 12, Olympic judo player Ronda Rousey will be facing submission specialist Sarah D’Alelio at Strikeforce Challengers 18. The fights will air on Showtime, so check your local listings.

Two female fights take place on Saturday, August 13. Angela Magana will be fighting Avery Vilche in a 120-lb. catchweight bout at Clash in the Rockies: The New Generation in Colorado. Meanwhile, Angelica Chavez faces Diane Rael at MMA Fight Pit: Genesis in Albuquerque, NM. This card, which features several former UFC and WEC fighters, will be available on pay-per-view for $30.

Fight Results, Upcoming Events & News

FIGHT RESULTS

Sarah Kaufman defeated Liz Carmouche by unanimous decision at Strikeforce Challengers 17.

Carina Damm defeated Sheila Amazon by 1st round armbar at Iron Man Championship Fight 10.

Sally Krumdiack successfully defended her FCF belt, defeating Sarah Maloy by 2nd round armbar at FCF 48.

At Pancrase Impressive Tour 6, “Windy” Tomomi Sunaba defeated Sadae Suzumura by unanimous decision. Yukiko Seki defeated Kimie “Sakura” Okada by unanimous decision.

Elaina Maxwell defeated Angela Samaroby 3rd round TKO at KOTC: Shock Wave.

REFEREE LEN KOIVISTO CLEARED

After a clearly late stoppage by Len Koivisto, who did not realize Kim Couture was choked out due to a leg-scissors (courtesy of Sheila Bird), the Calgary Combative Sports Commission decided to conduct a formal review of the stoppage. Oddly, they decided to support Koivisto and not take any further action. (We’re scratching our heads, too.)

GINA CARANO SPOTTED AT COMIC CON

Apparently, she did almost all of her own stunts for Haywire.

WOMEN’S GRAPPLING CAMP IN MINNEAPOLIS A SUCCESS

Five days of grappling at Alliance MN, under the guidance of BJJ black belts Valerie Worthington and Emily Kwok, are now over. Feel free to read the recap, and keep checking the Women’s Grappling site for more information about upcoming camps (once they are announced).

UPCOMING FIGHTS

It’s a battle of the wrestlers, as Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann squares off against seasoned fighter Tonya Evinger at Titan Fighting Championship 19 this Friday. This will air live on HDNET, so check your local listings.

On Saturday the 30th, Marloes “Rumina” Coenen will be defending her belt against wrestler Meisha “Takedown” Tate at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson. On the (untelevised) undercard, Alexis Davis will be fighting Julie Kedzie. Strikeforce will air live on Showtime, so check your local listings.

Also on the 30th, Nina Ansaroff will be fighting Casey Noland at The Cage Inc.: Battle at the Border 10.

On the 31st, Fukuko Hamada will be facing Yuko Takagi at Pancrase: Impressive Tour 7. This is a rematch; Hamada defeated Takagi by 2nd round armbar back in 2009.

7/18/2011 Weekend fight results and upcoming fights.

*Fight Results*

Elsie Henri defeated Amy Salopek by TKO at KOTC: High Altitude.

Emma Watson defeated Helena Martin by unanimous decision at Knuckle Up: New Breed 7.

Lisa “Lights Out” McCallam was successful in her professional MMA debut, defeating Stacy “The Hammer” Hayes via 3rd round TKO at Fury MMA.

*Women’s Grappling Camp*

The Women’s Grappling Camp will be taking place at Alliance MN from July 20-24, and will include 5 days of training with BJJ black belts Emily Kwok and Val Worthington. For more information, go to http://womensgrappling.org

*Fights This Weekend*

July 22nd:

Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman will be facing Liz Carmouche at Strikeforce Challengers: 17. This fight will air live on Showtime.

Carina Damm will be facing Valentina Shevchenko at Iron Man Championship Fight 10.

July 23rd:

Elaina Maxwell will be fighting Angela Samaro at KOTC: Shock Wave.

Sarah Maloy will be fighting Sally Krumdiack at FCF 48.

“Windy” Tomomi squares off against Sadae Suzumura and Yukiko Seki is fighting Kimie “Sakura” Okada at Pancrase: Imp. Tour 6.

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