A lot of international action this weekend.
Australian Shauna Carew has helped start-up a new division at pinweight, defeating Sarah Lagerstrom in a battle for the Roshambo 100 pound MMA title in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Carew (3-1) found a tough test in Langerstrom, getting a split decision win.
At We Love MMA in Oberhausen, Germany, Anne Merkt imporved to 2-1 as she submitted Brazilian Luana Souza.
Merkt used her reach to overwhelm Souza and was able to sink in a rear naked choke in round 2.
Oplot Challenge in Kharkov, Ukraine saw two bouts. Lily Kazak evns her record to 2-2-1 as she defeated Anna Bezhenar by unanimous decision. Irina Pilipenko wins her second pro bout, getting the TKO over Catherine Nishchenko in 28 seconds.
At Legion Fight Championship 2 in Brazil, Bianca Reis takes her record to 2-2 as she submitted Graziele Ricotta by rear naked choke in round 1.
Back in the U.S., InvictaFC and XFC vet Suzie Montero even her record as she defeated Allanna Jones by unanimous decision at MaxxFC in Daytona Beach, FL. Jones came in 3 pounds over the 135 limit, and Montero agreed to a catchweight bout.
In a pair of pro bouts at Gladiator’s Challenge, San Jacinto, CA, Ashley Yoder wins her pro debut in quick fashion, submitting last minute replacement Catalina Madril by armbar in only 15 seconds and Lissette Neri defeated Tierra Arnold via unanimous decision.
In other pro bouts:
- At NAFC in Milwaukee, WI, Rocky Magdaleno defeated Amanda Lovato by unanimous decision, while in amateur action, Kali Robbins defeated Sarah Jacobson by unanimous decision.
- Stephanie Essensa got the technical submission over Jennifer Stumborg by rear naked choke in 1:48 of round 1. Alyssa Krahn defeated Kayla Matton by unanimous decision in an amateur bout at Havoc MMA in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.
In other amateur bouts this weekend:
- Jamie Malinowski gains the 3FC and IKA 125 title by submitting Ashley Hancock by armbar in round 2 at 3FC in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
- At Hard Rock MMA in Shepardsville, KY, Emily Bartee defeated Amy Holland by armbar at 1:48 of round 1.
- Jacki Wilson submitted Cassondra Palmer by armbar in round 1 at GE Fights in Sullivan, Indiana
- At the Midwest Fight Series in Indianapolis, IN, Jessica Ehrnreiter submitted to Taylor Brown via strikes at 1:36 of round 1
Cecilia Braekhus successfully defended her WBA/WBC/WBO welterweight titles by defeating Myriam Lamare by unanimous decision in Frederikshavn, Denmark. The one sided battle saw Braekus win 9 out of the 10 rounds.
In other boxing action:
- In a trio of bouts in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Kenia Enriquez got the TKO over Selene Lopez in round 1, Brenda Flores defeated Mireya Ochoa by unanimous decision, and Sandra Robles got the TKO over Maria Gastelum in round 2.
- Soledad del Valle Frias KOed Marta Soledad Juncos in round 1 in San Luis, Argentina
- In Brandenburg, Germany Derya Saki defeated Pavla Votavova by TKO round 1