Miesha Tate has gotten her first UFC, defeating Liz Carmouche at UFC on Fox 11 in Orlando, Florida Saturday by unanimous decision.
Tate (14-5) looked a little sluggish in the first round, with Carmouche controlling the takedown and grappling game. Tate warmed up more in the second with her striking, despite getting taken down again by Carmouche and stifled on the mat.
Tate pushed forward in round 3, getting a takedown of her own and taking side control. Tate threatened with several chokes throughout the round, with Carmouche surviving a tight rear naked choke.
In the end, the judges gave Tate the nod 29-28 all.
Carmouche suffered a wrist injury and is on medical suspension until a doctor clears her. Tate is clear and a possible rumored fight Sarah Kaufman in a rematch in June ahead of her.
In other pro bouts:
- At Kansas Fighting Allaince in Kansas City, MO, Trisha Clark def. Amanda LaVoy by submission (armbar) 4:44 round 1
- Rebecca Ruth defeated Crystal Stevens by TKO round 1 at ShamrockFC in St. Louis, MO
- At Fight to Win in Denver, CO, Lacey Schuckman submitted Melissa Meyers by rear naked choke at 1:35 round 1. In an amateur bout, Mallory Martin submitted Nekah Dmitreyva by armbar round 2
Steelfist Cage Fights in Salt Lake City, UT had an action packed set of female bouts this past weekend. In the only female pro bout on the card, Killastina Matatohi got the TKO over Rachel Kemker in round 1.
The amateur card saw:
- Rianne Whiting defeating Danielle Donaldson by TKO round 2 to win the ammy 135 title
- Charlene Donahue defeating Krystal Larson by TKO (retirement) round 2
- Brenda Enriquez submitting Carissa Merrill by rear naked choke in round 1
- Buffy Ogden defeated Morghan Filler by TKO round 2
- Jennifer Snyder defeated Becca Cater by TKO (retirement) round 2
- Jessica Bergstrom defeated Deane Dorn by TKO round 1
- Ambur Madsen defeated Palen Cornell by TKO round 1
In other amateur bouts:
- At MMA Finnish Championships, Tina Lähdemäki defeated Suvi Salmimies by TKO round 1
- Ronni Lawrence defeated Susie Wyatt by unanimous decision at Fight Hard MMA in St. Charles, MO
- At EAC in Fredericktown, Ohio, Kayla Kipp defeated Kelly Wisecarver by TKO 1:26 round 1
- Jennifer Darr defeated Stephanie Alba by decision at Wild Bill Fight Night in Duluth, Georgia
- At Capital City Cage Fights in Lansing, MI, Angela Jennings defeated Brittney Wellington by TKO round 1 to win the ammy 125 title.
- Selina Valdez-Montoya defeated Latrisha Breidenbach by TKO (retirement) round 1 at UFA in Denver, CO
- At Battle at the Bay in Anacortes, Washington, Shawn Dee Solosabal and Brittany Simms fight to a majority draw
Delfine Persoon has now four belts around her waste.
The WIBF, WBF, & WIBA lightweight champ defeated WBC champ Erica Anabella Farias in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium to become the #1 lightweight boxer on the planet.
On other boxing bouts:
- In a pair of fights in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Laura Soledad Griffa defeated Alicia Monica Machaca by unanimous decision, and Julieta Andrea Cardozo defeated Maria Cecilia Roman by unanimous decision
- Karina Rodriguez defeated Yolanda Segura by TKO (retirement) round 6 in Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico