It was an active weekend of MMA results with fighters returning to the cage, and new comers making impacts.
Friday night started with a dominant performance by Munah Holland at Bellator 63. Holland was able to use her boxing to knock down #10 ranked Maryianna Kheyfets twice before finally getting the KO and the win at 4:45 in round 2. The fight video is below:
Later in the evening, three women’s fights were on the docket on Resurrection Fighting Alliance card in Kearny, OK.
#1 Unified ranked super-flyweight Tara LaRosa took some time to get out of the gate, but got an armbar submission over Kelly Warren at the very last second; literally. LaRosa chalked her 21 win in her career.
#6 Unified ranked featherweight Elaina Maxwell was able to the decision victory over Ashley Sanchez to mark her third straight win. Maxwell should more powerful and damaging shots earlier on, with Sanchez using her quickness to pepper Maxwell with shots in the third. It was too little too late for Sanchez; however.
In amateur action, Jessamyn Duke got the guillotine choke win over Elizabeth Phillips in round 2 in what was Duke’s final ammy fight.
In near-by Kansas City, Laura Marcusse defeated Nadia Nixon by unanimous decision to win the Blue Corner starwweight title.
Saturday morning started with the debut of Singapore’s first ever pro MMA fighter Nichole Chua getting a rear naked choke win over India’s Jeet Toshi in round 1 at OneFC in Singapore. Toshi was able to land some combos before Chua was able to take Toshi to the ground and Chua controlled the fight from there. She took Toshi’s back and got the choke at 2:07.
Scary situation Saturday night as Stephanie Eggink was knocked unconscious in only 1o seconds after taking an overhand right by Kaline Medeiros at Beatdown MMA in North Dakota. Reports from Eggink’s camp stated that she got a stage 4 concussion and can’t remember much of the night. However an MRI showed no bleeding or permanent damage. We wish her a speedy recovery.
After a ten month hiatus, amateur fighter Sarah Goodlaxson improved her record 3-3 with a round 2 rear naked choke submission over Myndi Collins at the UFL in Michigan.
In a semi-pro bout in England, Kerry Maserati defeated K.C. Kendall via submission after getting Kendall in a crucifix and laying in some ground and pound. The fight ended at 1:16 in round 2.
Sunday started with two Japanese prospects at Pancrase in Tokyo.
Ten-year veteran Naoko Omuro defeated rival “Happy” Fukuko Hamada via TKO in the second round, while professional wrestler turned mixed martial artist Kyoko Kimura earned her second Pancrase victory with a quick stoppage of South Korean kickboxer Sung Eun Kim in just 61 seconds.
Finally, the weekend ended ins some controversy as #6 ranked Milana Dudieva defeated Danielle Weest at ProFC in Russia. Duieva was able to take down West and get some ground and pound, but West was intelligently defending herself when the ref stopped the bout in only 25 seconds.