In what was the first female UFC match that went the distance, Alexis Davis solidified her spot in the bantamweight rankings as she defeated fellow UFC debuter Rosi Sexton at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Canada Saturday.
Davis (now 14-5) controller most of the fight on the ground, but Sexton wasn’t going to give up that easily. Sexton defended an early triangle choke attempt and survived a barrage of ground and pound at the end of the second. Davis would bet the unanimous decision, however, and get one step closer to a title fight.
You can watch highlights via MMAFighting.com here.
Cortney Casey was successful in her pro debut, getting the standing rear naked choke win over Kelly Warren at XFC Friday night in Tampa. Casey was able to sink in the submission at 3:33 of round 1.
Six fights happened in Brazil, seeing Carina Damm rebound from a loss and American Nina Ansaroff get her forth straight win.
At the MMA Fight Show 2 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Carina Damm defeated Jessica Suelen by TKO at 0:49 in round 1
In two bouts at the Premire Fight League in Bahia, Brazil, Nina Ansaroff defeated Aylla Caroline da Silva by TKO (flying knee to the body) at 1:25 round 1, and Virna Jadiroba defeated Joana Santana by submission (rear naked choke) at 0:41 in round 1. (You can watch video of Ansaroff’s TKO here).
Andressa Rocha defeated Beatriz Zambonini by submission (rear naked choke) in round 1 at 60 Second MMA.
In Sao Paulo, Brazil at Real Fight 9, Kalindra Faria defeated Alessandra Silva by submission (armbar) at 1:34 in round 1
At FCC in Lajeado, Brazil, Roberta Paim defeated Suzy Melo by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:45 of round 1
In more international pro MMA action:
At MixFight in Frankfort, Germany, Kamila Porczyk defeated Jana Wagenhuber via TKO in round 1. (Video of the fight is posted here)
In Launceston, Tasmania at Valor 9, Christina Tatnell defeated Nicole Maxwell by unanimous decision.
In amateur MMA, Brittany Dugas wins another amateur title with her decision win over Susie Wyatt at ShamrockFC in St. Louis, MO. Dugas (now 7-0) is the top prospect in the ammy flyweight division.
On another bout on the card, Rebecca Gullet def. Sarah Hayes by unanimous decision.
In other amateur MMA action:
- At East Peoria Throwdown in Peoria, IL, Jenna Fox def. Christina Skinner by TKO round 1 to win the EPT featherweight title.
- In Abilene, TX at Premier Fight Night 5, Brandi Cobos def. Eva Mendoza by TKO 1:16 round 2.
(Note: Some more results will be posted on our Upcoming Fights/Results page in the next few days.)
Update on a report we did Saturday on Frida Wallberg. Wallberg is awake and recovering from brain surgery after she had a cranial hemorrhage Friday night after her KO loss to Diana Prazak. She posted a message to her fans on Facebook:
“I´m awake now and don´t want anyone to worry. I am tired after all the medication. I felt I had the fight but my legs got heavy after the fifth and I was caught by a swing in the eighth….Hugs from a tired Frida Wallberg.”
The WBO lightweight title changed hands on Friday as Maria Elena Maderna defeated former champion Enis Pacheco by majority decision. Maderna goes 10-8-3 and hands Pacheco her second loss.
In other boxing fights this past weekend:
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Erica Anabella Farias retained her WBC lightweight title by defeating Chika Mizutani by unanimous decision
Maria Salinas won the WBC Youth super flyweight title with her unanimous deicision win over Dorely Valente by unanimous decision in
In Hessen, Germany, Klara Svensson defeated Irene Gambrah by TKO round 5
Susan Reno and Vanessa Greco fought to a split draw in Queens, New York
Yvelines, France saw Gaelle Amand defeat Karina Kopinska by points
In Japan, five female Muay Thai bouts were contested over the week, with four titles on the line.
- Erika Kamimura reatined her WPMF world mini flyweight title by knocking out Churi Gothawynjim at 1:44 round 1
- Teppusa So Step Jal defeated Chiharu by unanimous decision to win the WPMF world pin weight title
- Payakkuin Muesayamu won the WPMF World mini flyweight interim champion by defeating the fromer champion Little Tiger
- Momi knocked out Nonbi Luukumerannpui at 1:01 round 1
- Pettshenin Sittojippon gained the WPMF World Lightweight title by defeating Yui Takada by unanimous decision
In other kickboxing action:
In a pair of bouts at the Hoost cup in Tokyo, Japan, Taniyama Kanako defeated Shiho Mizuno, and Sasaki Kimiko defeated Maria Pantazis; both by unanimous decision.
In Craigie, Australia, Kate Heuston retained her South Pacific Featherweight title by defeating Abby Nelson by points
Hurstville, Australia saw two bouts as Teresa Cartder defeated Tali Silbermann by decision to retain the Australian 56 kg Commonwealth title, and Carol Earl defeated Gaela Nixon by split decision.
At the Wicked One Tournament in France, Laetitia Bakissy and Claire Musani fight to a draw
Also in France at the WKN International Prestige fight card, Amel Dehby knocked out Marta Branas Blanco in round 1
In Nitra, Slovakia, Alena Hola defeated Roxana Gaal by points