World Class Judoka Marina Shafir was successful in her pro debut this past weekend, taking on last minute opponent Chandra Engel by armbar at Chaos at the Casino 4 in Inglewood, CA.
Shafir got the takedown early, and tried for the armbar, but she got tangled in the ring ropes. After adjusting position, she was able to get the armbar on the second attempt for her first pro win.
WMMA Round-up did an interview post fight with Shafir, which can be seen here.
Jocelyn Lybarger gets her third win with a unanimous decision over Rosa Acevedo at RFA 14 in Cheyenne, WY. Lybarger threatened a rear naked choke at the end of round 1 which Acevedo fought off. It was Lybarger’s striking in rounds 2 & 3 that sealed the deal and the win.
Undefeated Polish fighter Agnieszka Niedzwiedz gains her sixth win getting the triangle submission over Gemma Hewitt at Cage Warriors 67 in Swansea, Wales.
The two started to exchanged strikes early and eventually clinched against the cage. Niedzwiedz tried to throw Heweitt but Niedzwiedz was just able to muscle her down landing in Hewitt’s guard. Niedzwiedz tried to get some ground and pound as Hewitt slips to her hip. Niedzwiedz adjusts and slaps an armbar from bottom. Niedzwiedz then transitioned to the triangle for the tap in the first round.
In other pro bouts:
- At Rouge Fights in Redding, PA, Brianna VanBuren defeated Katie Klimansky by TKO round 1
- Naiara Guerreira got the TKO over Jackeline Sales Ferreira Leite in round 2 at Arena Combat in Brazil
- At Rolim Fight Combat 2 in Rolim de Moura, Brazil, Rosangela dos Santos defeated Fabrina Vanessa by split decision
- Mariana Morais submitted Mariana Santos by armlock round 1 at Circuito Talent de MMA 8 in Brazil.
- At Araguatins Fight Night in Brazil, Polyana Vianna defeated Thais by TKO in round 1
- Debi Studer submitted Mara Romero guillotine round 2 at MAX FC in Switzerland
- At Fighters World Cup in Australia, Arlene Blencowe submitted Kenani Mangakahia by triangle at 4:04 of round 3. In an amateur bout, Megan Anderson defeated Janay Harding by unanimous decision.
Tuff-n-uff kicked off their strawweight tournament in Las Vegas, NV this weeken, with the winner being signed to Invicta.
In the first semi-final, Molly Wren-Holmes defeated Laura Uyeda by unanimous decision. In what was mainly a striking battle, both fighters saw some damage, but it was Holmes who got the higher scoring shots. You can watch the fight here.
The second semi-finals saw Jamie Moyle get the TKO over Jianna Denizard at 2:36 of round 2. Moyle used her wrestling to stifle Denizard, and would ultimately get the mount and TKO in round 2 for the win. You can watch the fight here.
Holmes and Moyle will square off in the finals on the May 2 card at the Cox Arena in Las Vegas.
In a non-tournament bout, Alenna Nilsen defeated Jennifer Chareunvong by split decision
In other ammy bouts:
- At Kaged Kombat FC in Saratoga Springs, New York, Paige Matheson defeated Heather Lefevre by unanimous decision
- Ashley Hancock got the TKO over Andy Nguyen by TKO round 2 at XFE in Greenville, South Carolina
- At A-Town Throwdown in Austin, Minnesota, Christina Jobe defeated Chelsi Westdorp by unanimous decision
- Elisa Marrugo defeated Michelle Brunson by split decision at Dragon’s Tail in Tyler, Texas
- At Budo Fights in Bend, OR, Anna Symonds submitted Laura Wallace by rear naked choke round 1
- Sarah Click got the TKO knee to the body over Shannon Harney in 46 seconds at CFX in Boston, MA
Paola Gabriela Casalinuovo wins her first world title as she defeated Yajaira Hernandez by TKO round 7 to win the vacant IBF light middleweight title in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Casalinuovo remains undefeated at 11-0.
Also on the card, Paola Benavidez defeated Guadalupe Maria Antonia Maldonado by unanimous decision.
Gabriela Bouvier retains her IBF flyweight title by defeating Carolina Alvarez by unanimous decision in Maldonado, Uruguay. Bouvier improves to 12-4-1 and extends her win streak to three.
In other boxing bouts:
- In a pair of bouts in San Luis, Argentina, Yohana Belen Alfonzo defeated Maria Eugenia Lopez by unanimous decision to win the vacant Argentina (FAB) super featherweight title, and Vanesa Lorena Taborda defeated Soledad del Valle Frias by points
- Marie Riederer knocked out Veronika Hornyak in round 1 in Berlin, Germany
- In a trio of bouts in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Katia Gutierrez defeated Brenda Flores, Sandra Robles defeated Paloma Lopez, and Tania Enriquez defeated Diana Gonzalez; all by by unanimous decision
- Marianna Gulyas defeated Agnes Draxler by points in Šturovo, Slovakia
- In a trio of bouts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Yamila Esther Reynoso defeated Pamela Diaz by TKO round 2, Csilla Nemedi got the TKO over Anita Kosics in round 1, and Alexandra Gorog fights Klaudia Vigh to a draw
- Latashia Burton defeated Dionna Brooks by points in Cut Off, Louisiana
- In Aube, France, Anne Sophie Da Costa defeated Maria Rosa Tabbuso by points
- In a pair of fights in Quintana Roo, Mexico, Anabel Ortiz defeated Ivoon Rosas by unanimous decision, and Arely Valente and Maria Salinas fight to a draw
- Sofia, Bulgaria had four female bouts. Kremena Petkova defeated Galina Gumliiska by unanimous decision, Teodora Bacheva defeated Svetla Taskova by split decision, Tzvetalina Konstantinova defeated Dilyana Todorova by split decision, Borislava Goranova defeated Lubka Asenova by unanimous decision, and Djuliana Nikolova and Elena Bolrachova fight to a draw.