The MRS (MMA/Boxing News) – Nov. 29

Miscellaneous News

Fight results from Wednesday include:

  • In ammy MMA bout at the Pittsburgh Challenge Series on Canonsburg, PA, Annie DeCrescente defeated Jamie Chesney by unanimous decision
  • Also in ammy MMA action, Kala Sheehan submitted Mary Rouse rear naked choke in round 1 at MCC in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Kristin Gearhart defeated Allanna Jones by unanimous decision in a boxing match in Hammond, Indiana

On Thursday, boxing at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan saw Ayaka Miyao defeated Gretchen Abaniel by unainous decision and Nancy Franco defeated Kayoko Ebata by unanimous decision.


In a moment edited out of “The Ultimate Fighter” this week, Liz Carmouche came in to help Team Rousey train. You can watch it here.


zoila 333Zoila Gurgel is going back to kickboxing. Gurgel has signed a multi-fight deal with WBC Muai Thai and will make her debut for the promotion in January. The WBC also has InvictaFC’s Miriam Nakamoto under their promotion.

Gurgel will still do MMA and will juggle both sports. She is currently training out of the CSA gym in the Bay Area.


Kelly Kobold sustained a hamstring injury in training, and was the reason she dropped off the InvictaFC card. Kobold posted on the UG forums she will be out 6-8 weeks.


Fightland has a great behind the scenes video of Megumii Fujii on her way to her last match and one of her male proteges.

You can watch the video here.

(You can see the English subtitles by clicking the “cc” in the lower right hand corner.)


Go Fight Live 2013 Award nominees have been posted. Nominees for the female MMA fighter of the year are: Racahel Cummins, Shannon Culpepper, Katy Collins, Rebecca Heintzman, Jen Lopez, and DeAnna Bennett.

For female Muay Thai Fighter of the year: Jessica Ng, Angela Chang, Kate Allen, Gianna Smith, Laurel Holloway, and Laura Dejean.

Laurel Holloway versus Christina Peteraf at Warriors Cup XVIII is up for Muay Thai Fight of the Year.

Our recent co-host on the Wombat Sports podcast Breanna Armstrong is up for “MMA Reporter of the Year”.

You can vote here.



Expected to be in attendance at Invicta include UFC title challenger Cat Zingano, Lion Fight Muay Thai champ Tiffany Van Soest, and European MMA stars Cindy Dandois, who is currently training with Leslie Smith.


All of the female “Ultimate Fighter” contestants will be at the finale except Sarah Moras, who could not make it out due to financial reasons. Baszler is expected to corner Jessamyn Duke in her match against Peggy Morgan.


Scheduled Fights

112713-TUF-Head-2-head-Pena-Rakoczy-AA_20131127225047837_0_0Pro MMA

Saturday night on Fox Sports 1, the Ultimate Fighter Finale will have three female bouts on the card, including the tournament finals.

  • Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Rakoczy (female tourney final)
  • Jessamyn Duke vs. Peggy Morgan
  • Roxanne Moddafferi vs. Raquel Pennington


Tatnell & Adams
Tatnell & Adams

In other pro action:

  • On a pair of female bouts for XFC Central America in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, Edith Velasquez faces Idalia Ardon, and Lorena Hidalgo takes on Yolanda Arias
  • Priscila de Souza battles Christina Mejia at Peru Fights in Lima, Peru

At STF 2 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Carina Damm faces Daiane Firmino

Valor 6 – Devonport, Tasmania

  • Christina Nicole Tatnell takes on Amy Adam at


Patterson & Shafir courtesy Ray Kasprowocz
Patterson & Shafir courtesy Ray Kasprowocz

Ammy MMA

Three female title bouts will be featured at Tuff-n-uff in Vegas Friday. The main event will feature “Ultimate Fighter” assistant coach Marina Shafir taking on Tabitha Patterson for the featherweight title. The atomweight belt will be on the line as Kyra Batara faces Cheyanne Vlismas. In the finals of the featherweight tournament, Shannon Reid battles Jessica Zomcik.

The matches will stream on Tuff-n-uff’s UStream channel for $10.


In other ammy action:

  • At Hybrid Fighting in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, Karine Villeneuve faces Sophie Blais
  • Jessyca Plante takes on Anick Briand at Sherbooke MMA in Magog, Quebec, Canada
  • In Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Alexandra Lucia Delgado-Lopez battles Kayla Matton at Alpha Fight XC



Two title matches are set for Coacalco, México Saturday.

Zulina Munoz will try to defend her WBC super flyweight title for the 5th time as she takes on Marisa Johanna Portillo. Munoz (39-1) is riding a 24 fight win streak, while Portillo (15-8-2) has back to back TKOs.  

The other bout will be for thevacant IBF female bantamweight title as Janeth Perez (18-2-2) takes on Galina Koleva Ivanova (14-7-3). 


In other boxing action:

  • Jessica Nery Plata will defend her WBC Youth female light flyweight title against Alejandra Lopez in Mexico City, Mexico
  • In a pair opf bouts in Sinaloa, Mexico, Maria Gastelum takes on Guadalupe Bernal, and Kareli Lopez faces Marlen Sandoval (108)
  • Roxana Beatriz Laborde battles Chris Namus in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • In Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Sandy Tsagouris faces Karine Rinaldo
  • Ivana Habazin takes on Borislava Goranova in Zagreb, Croatia

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