The MRS – June 28, 2013

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Plettenberg

This week’s JanetTV’s “Women’s Fight Night” is posted, which features a look at Megumi Fujii’s legendary career as she will retire in October. We also interview Livia Von Plettenberg on her preparations for InvictaFC 6.

You can watch it here.

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1013035_470162383076469_2002337455_nDEEP JEWELS MMA has announced seven fighters that will participate for their first card August 31. Among them:

Mika Nagano (13-8)
Sadae Suzumura (4-1)
Masako Yoshida (16-18)
Yasuko Mogi (3-8)
Satomi Takano (2-1)
Megumi Sugimoto
Takumi Umehara (1-1)

The official match-ups will be announced in the coming weeks.

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A huge kickboxing tournament is happening in Iowa over the weekend. The Muay Thai Classic will feature several different divisions and weights. Around 25 girls and over 100 women will compete in this epic tournament.

The event will be streaming all weekend. You can watch Friday or Saturday for $15 or both days for $25 by going to Parkway.tv/TBA.

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We are declaring July “Future Stars” month on the website. Starting July 1, we will be profiling daily those fighters under the age of 18 who are training to be the best in their combat sports, be it in MMA, pankration, Muay Thai, BJJ, and wrestling.

You can see the our previous “Future Stars” profiles here. If you have a girl fighter you’d like to feature, please make sure to comment.

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Taylor

This Sunday on the Wombat Sports podcast, we will have InvictaFC’s Lauren Taylor, who will talk about her preparations with her match with Sarah D’Alelio. We will also be giving away a Lauren Taylor signature t-shirt from American Knockout.

Remember that you can also win via twitter and Facebook – details here.

You can listen in live at 1 p.m. pacific/4 p.m. eastern Sunday here.

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Rumors

Fiona Muxlow stated she is dropping to bantamweight for her next fight. Her walking weight is now around 145.

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With GLORY Muay Thai becoming more popular, a campaign has started to get a female tournament a part of the series. InvictaFC title challenger Marloes Coenen has thrown in her support.

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Scheduled Matches

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Costigan vs. Rico

In pro MMA action across the pond in Norwich, England, Catherine Costigan will take on Vanessa Rico. Costigan is returning to the cage after making a success debut two and a half years ago with a first round guillatoine over Vanessa Reinsch. The Spainard Rico is making her MMA debut.

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At Jungle Fights in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Erica Paes is looking to keep her comeback going by facing Bethe Coirreia. Paes got a win in her return to MMA getting the triangle choke win over Gisele Maciel in April. Coirreia is on a five fight win streak with hear latest in only a few weeks ago over Juliete de Souza Silva.

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In Ammy MMA action:

  • A trio of female bouts are scheduled for Belts of Honorious in Austin, TX. Catilynn Lassmann faces Brittany Robertson; Nicole Duffy takes on Maylene Estudillo; and Karen Kovach battles River Warth.
  • In battle for a strawweight title, Nikki Smith faces Roya Darvishian at the Without Limits Brawl in Bethalto, IL.
  • At WCFL on Tampa, FL, Ingrid Medrano takes on Cheyanne Vilsmas.
  • Madison Simmons battles Jodi Cole at Ninja Fighting Challenge in Bristol, VA
  • In Winchester, Virginia at VFL 1, Susan Arnoult takes on Jennifer Martin
  • At NMEF in Colorado Springs, CO, Ashlee Mastin battles Amy Montoya

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In boxing, Yazmin Rivas will defend her IBF bantamweight title against Kimika Miyoshi in Mexico City, Mexico. Rivas is on a six fight win streak, while Miyoshi has a five fight win streak.

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