In pro MMA action on Wednesday, Elizabeth Phillips submitted Kristin Stenzel by rear naked choke at 0:49 round 1 at Conquest of the Cage in Spokane, WA.
Early result in pro MMA on Saturday saw Linn Wennergren knockout Angelica Babbi in round 1 at Superior Challenge 9 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
In ammy MMA action Friday, at RFA 11 in Bloomfield, CO, Heather Sachleben defeated Rebecca Wells by unanimous decision
Boxing action Friday saw:
- Mary McGee defeat Lakeysha Williams by unanimous decision in Merrillville, Indiana
- In Lincoln, Rhode Island, Jaime Clampitt defeated Dominga Olivo by unanimous decsion
Kelly Kobold has dropped out of her match with Tonya Evinger at InivtcaFC 7 due to injury. The promotion announced a replacement Friday as Sarah D’Alelio will step in to take on Evinger in a bantamweight contest.
D’Alelio (7-4) has fought in all but one of Invicta’s card, and has had victories over Amanda Nunes and Vanessa Porto. She is coming off a decision loss to Invicta 135 title contender Lauren Murphy.
Evinger (11-6) has won her past three fights before losing a “Ultimate Fighter” qualifier to Raquel Pennington by guillotine choke.
“The Ultimate Fighter” is winding down with the final taped episode slated for Wednesday on Fox Sports 1. The second semi-final is set as Jessica Rakcozy takes on Raquel Pennington.
Some notes on this previous episode that no one may have known:
- Ronda Rousey was cutting weight along side Anthony Gutierrez and Rousey did make it to 135 while Gutierrez didn’t. They started the cut about at the same weight.
- None of the females have yet to miss weight on the show. Team Tate did have a dietitian on their team, while Team Rousey didn’t.
- We will most likely not get any clue on who will be fighting on TUF finale prelims until after Wednesday’s episode.
Recent InvictaFC signee River Rukas Jones has retired due to a hip injury according to an article on SportsGeeks. Jones was undefeated in seven amateur bouts and was one of the top prospects in the bantamweight division. We wish her the best in her retirement.
There is another promo for InvictaFC 7 out, which features interviews with champion Barb Honchak and challenger Leslie Smith. You can watch it here.
InvictaFC 7 will be live from the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, MO December 7th and will be live on pay-per-view ($25 HD) and live stream ($12) on UStream.com.
A new face will be appearing in the cage at InvictaFC 7 as Swayze Valentine will be handling the cutwoman duties for the fighters. Valentine has paved the way for more females to be a part of the support structure in MMA.
Two more female matches have been added to Cage Warrior’s New Years Eve event in Dublin, Ireland.
Ais “The Bash” Daly will return to the Cage Warriors’ cage to take on Karla Benitez. Local product Daly (13-5) is looking to snap a three fight losing streak and will make her strawweight debut. Spain’s Benitez (11-5-1) is coming off a win this past weekend and won three of her last four fights.
Also, Ireland’s Amanda English will make her pro debut against Italy’s Slavka Vitaly (2-0).
The two matches join Catherine Costigan versus Elodie Puget on the card.
The event will stream for free on MMAJunkie.com New Years Eve day.
If you need some motivation to do some good for others, 2012 Inspiration Fighter of the Year Megumi Fujii recently taught Autisic and mental disabilities some judo. You can read about it here thanks to CJS Report in English.
The DEEP-JEWELS strawweight tournament finals have a date. Finalists Mizunki Inoue and Emi Tomimatsu will square off for the 115 title February 16 in Tokyo, Japan.
Celine Haga is looking for people to help with her medical bills after her loss to Sadae Numata this past August. Neither the promotion or her home country’s health care plan are covering the surgery she needed to fix her shattered orbital bone.
InvictaFC’s Laura Sanko is about to give birth in a few weeks and if you can guess the day and hour, you could win a cool prize pack. Go here for the details.
This week on the podcast, “The Ultimate Fighter’s” Roxanne Moidafferi will join us to talk about the wind down of the show and her recent move to Vegas. She is also helping Miesha Tate and Leslie Smith train for their upcoming fights.
Breanna Armstrong, managing editor of “Ultimate MMA Magazine” will be co-hosting.
Kaiyana Rain is making to move to 105 and is currently pressing to fight again at PXC in 2014.
A high anticipated fight this weekend features Invicta vet Lacey Schuckman facing Amber Stautzenberger at XKO in Arlington, TX. Schuckman (9-6) has rebounded since her loss to current InvictaFC champ Michelle Waterson with last year with back to back wins. Stautzenberger (3-1) hasn’t lost since her debut match with Paige Van Zant.
In another bout on the card, Sabrina Garcia takes on Alice Yauger.
Sorry to say the match won’t be streamed.
Brazil will be busy with five fights on two cards in Sao Paulo.
At Circuito Talent de MMA 5:
- Herica Tiburcio (6-2) faces Chayen Aline Gaspar (1-0)
- Camilinha Lima (7-4) takes on Bianca Reis (1-0)
- Vanessa Melo (1-2) battles Suellen Ferreira (1-1)
At MMA Super Heroes 2:
- Kalindra Faria (11-3-1) vs. Hellen Bastos (1-0)
- Carina Damm (19-10) vs. Roberta Gomes (0-1)
In other pro MMA fights:
- In a pair of bouts at Sugar Creek Showdown 20 in Hinton, OK, Alida Gray takes on Katie Klimansky for the flyweight title, and Latoya Walker battles Gabrielle Holloway
- Linn Wennergren faces Angelica Babbi at Superior Challenge in Gothenburg, Sweden
- In Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil at Mega Fight 8.0 Carolina Karasek takes on Betina Baino
Two amateur prospects in the flyweight division will square off at V3 Fights in Memphis, Tenn which will stream on GFL.tv for $15 Saturday. Jamie Milanowski (3-0) and Amberlynn Orr (31) will battle for the promotion’s 125 title.
In other amateur MMA bouts:
- At Hardrock MMA in Somerset, KY, Catherine Silva takes on Jamie Smith-Reynolds
- Kourtnie Goodman faces Fatima Mallett at Belts of Honorious in Austin, Texas
- In Florence, Kentucky at Turf Wars, Amy Holland battles Taryn Conkin
- At Ultimate Reno Combat in Reno, NV Jordan Raulston faces Hailey Meyer (135)
- In a pair of bouts at Kickdown in Denver, Colorado Allison Walters takes on Kara Gehrig while Cheri Muraski battles Selina Valdez-Montoya
Claudia Andrea Lopez will defend her IBF super featherweight title against Betiana Patricia Vinas Saturday in Rio Negro, Argentina. Lopez (23-7) regained her super featherweight title this past August with a foirth round TKO over Diana Ayala. Vinas (9-4-3) is riding a three fight win streak and is the current WBC Silver featherweight champion.
In other boxing matches:
- In Monterrey, Mexico, Yulihan Luna Avila takes on Aracveli Palacios (122)
- Lourdes Juarez faces Carolina Garcia on León, Mexico
- In Boston, Massachusetts, Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes battles Nicole Woods (147)