Ashlee Evans-Smith is the new CFA featherweight champion.
The amateur wrestling standout was able to finish undefeated phenom Fallon Fox in the tournament final this past weekend, which aired live on AXS TV. Smith (2-0) took early control in round 1, taking Fox’s back. Fox was able to fight her way back to the feet and land a few knees.
Rounds 2 and 3 were all Smith, getting the top position at the end of round two almost finishing Fox until the bell rang. The third round saw Smith finish what she started in round 2 and got the TKO at 4:15. Besides the title, Smith received $20,000.
Holly Holm gained her fifth straight TKO/KO finish as she defeated Nikki Knudson at LegacyFC in Allen, TX that aired on AXS TV Friday. The former boxing champ Holm had outstruck Knudson throughout the fight. Knudson survived the onslaught until round 2, when a side kick by Holm injured Knudson’s ribs and Holm followed up with knees to stop the contest at 1:18.
Xtreme Kombat crowned a bantamweight champion in Alvaro Obregon, Mexico Saturday.
Irene Aldana took a total of 93 seconds in two fights to win the belt, getting TKOs over Flor Saenz in the semi-finals, and Mayra Arce in the finals. Arce defeated Montserrat Alvarez in the semi-finals. Aldana landed a spinning hook kick on her way to winning in the finals.
In other pro MMA bouts:
- At Arnold Fighters in Madrid, Spain, Monica Gaitan defeated Esther Cardenas by decision
- Juliana Lima got the TKO over Lilian Trolezi at 1:08 of round 1 at Brazil Fight 7 in Minas Gerais, Brazil
- At Jungle Fights in Brazil, Larissa Pacheco defeated Dinha Wollstaein by TKO 0:36 round 1
- Bianca Daimoni KOed Gisele Moreira in round 2 at Floripa Fight in Brazil
- In Sweden at ZoneFC, Elina Nilsson defeated Zarah Dos Santos by unanimous decision
- Jeet Toshi submitted Praveen Kalkal by rear naked choke at 1:06 of round 1 at Super Fight League in Mumbai, India
In what was a fight of the night performance, Sarah Jacobson defeated Amanda Wyatt TKO round 2 at King of the Cage in Lac du Flambeau, in what was a blood non-stop war.
Jacobson improves to 2-1, and Wyatt drops to 1-2.
In other ammy MMA matches:
- At Rumble at the Roseland 74 in Portland, OR, Emily Corso retained her FCFF flyweight title by submitting Katie Howard by submission (rear naked choke) 2:13 round 1
- Deleaney Owens defeated Sarah Payant by submission (rear naked choke) in round 2 to win the WCFL 115 title in Tampa, FL
- Shannon Culpepper won the Spartan Combat League flyweight title by defeating Latrishia Breidenbach by TKO 2:11 round 3 in Denver, CO
- At Center Ring Promotions in Regina, Canada, Alexandra Lucia Delgado-Lopez submitted Kim St. Georges by americana in round 1
- Jessica Ehrnreiter defeated Nakita Rogers by TKO 3:00 round 1 at the Midwest Fight Series in Indianapolis, IN
- At Dragon’s Tale MMA in Longview, TX, Kourtnie Goodman defeated Michelle Brunson by TKO 2:59 round 1
- In Blackpool, England at ECC 1, Bryony Tyrell defeated Liana Tunmer by split decision
- Sarah Ayaz defeated Toni Tallman by TKO round 2 at High Octane FC in Covington, TN
WBO featherweight champion Alejandra Marina Oliveras won a title in a second division by defeating Lely Luz Florez by TKO round 7 to gain the vacant WBC light welterweight title in Santa Fe, Argentina.
Oliveras (31-2-2) won her 12th straight and racks up her 16th KO.
In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Mariana Juarez (38-7-3) retained her WBC International super flyweight title by getting the unanimous decision over Buakaew Onesong. This was Juarez’s first defemce of the title, and snaps Onesong’s 7 fight unbeaten streak.
In other boxing bouts:
- In Worb, Switzerland, Melanie Zwecker defeated Zsofia Bedo by unanimous decision
- Vivian Fontana got the TKO over Manuela Zulj in round 2 at Regensburg, Bayern, Germany
- In Winnepeg, Canada, Olivia Gerula defeated Jaime Ward by unanimous decision
- Hedi Slimani deeated. Bela Sandor by points in Middelkerke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium