The MRS (WMMA and WBoxing News) May 29, 2014

Miscellaneous News


InvictaFC vet Nicdali Rivera-Colonac will return to action as she will take on Jen Aniano at Battleground MMA June 27 in Tulsa, OK.

Colonac (8-7) is an eight year vet of the sport, and had fought for Invicta three times. After losing her InvictaFC debut to Amy Davis, she would defeat Angelica Chavez at InvictaFC 2. In her last fight, she would lose a submission to former Invicta champion Jessica Penne.

Aniano is looking for her first pro win after dropping her first two. She is a six year vet of the sport.

No word on if the event will be streamed.

Featherweight prospect Andria Wawro will return to the cage June 6 at Reality Fighting in Uncasville, CT, She will take on pro debuter Jessie Miele.

Wawro (2-1) has wins over Cassie Crisano and Adrienne Seiber and has only has been finished once in her MMA career. Miele (2-0 ammy) has a solid BJJ background.

The fight will stream on for $15.


Earlier this month 15 year old Brazilian Andrezza Martins has become the latest teen to turn pro in MMA.

Martins won her debut May 10th getting a unanimous decision over Luana Zuquini in Cerejeiras, Brazil. She joins Japanese fighter Mizuki Inoue and American Shino VanHoose with the distinction of teens under 18 to turn pro in MMA.


Sara McMann’s camp has issued a formal challenge to Sarah Kaufman for her next fight. Kaufman stated on the MMA Hour she wasn’t interested in the fight, but McMann’s manager is trying to push the issue. According to him, the UFC wants the match-up.

Word is Shino VanHoose maybe out for a year due to a plaguing injured back. She is looking to either rehab it or get surgery.

Scheduled Matches


Balden & Guerreira - Courtesy Ana Stavale / MMA Super Heroes
Balden & – Courtesy Ana Stavale / MMA Super Heroes

A pair of bouts are set for MMA Super Heroes in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Strawweight tournament winner Renata Baldan will look to continue her run in the division as she faces pro debuter Mahri Guerreira. Also on the card, Karina Santana de Oliveira (1-0) will battle Daiane Firmino (1-0) in a bantamweight contest.

The matches will stream for free Friday night on Terra Sports Brazil.

Four bouts are set for the King of the Cage event in Keshena, WI Saturday.

Two of the top flyweight prospects will battle as InvictaFc signee Calie Cutler (7-1 ammy) takes on Brittany Dugas (0-1 pro, 7-0 ammy). Also in pro action, Heather Bassett (1-1) faces Carolyn Biskup in Biskup’s pro debut.

Two amateur bouts are also set for the card as Miranda Dearing battles Danielle Ternet and Missy Pontbriand fights Moriel Charneski.

In other pro MMA bouts:

  • At NAFC in Milwaukee, WI, Rachael Smith takes on Raquel Magdaleno. In an amateur bout, Alex Parks battles Leah Letson
  • Leanne Reid faces Adelaide Eva Ayivor at Thunder Downunder in Punchbowl, Australia
  • In a pair of boiuts at Conquest of the Cage 16 in Spokane, WA, Stevie VanAssche fights Kristen Stenzel and Elizabeth Phillips takes on Katie Howard (125)
  • Chayane Mendes faces Marilha Santos at Iron Fight Combat in Bahia, Brazil
  • At Xtreme Kombat in Juarez, Mexico, Karina Rodriguez takes on Vydalia Ramos
  • Lisa Lamb battles Tyra Parker at Gladiator’s Challenge in San Diego. CA
  • At Nitrix Fights in San Jose, Brazil, Ariane Lipski fights Gisele Moreira

Ammy MMA

In amateur action this weekend:

  • At Breakthrough MMA in DeLand, Florida, Felicia Spencer take on Calli Paquette
  • Kayla Kipp faces Anna Abrams at Big Guns in Mansfield, Ohio
  • At Proving Grounds in Pasadena, California, Marelyn Svoboda battles Mayra Palestino (170)
  • Melinda Lee Oberlin fights Andrea Utash at West Michigan Wars in Benton Harbor, MI
  • At Dead Serious in Rahway, New Jersey, Sadee Monserrate takes on Elizabeth Welch
  • Linsey Williams faces Chelsi Westdorp at Mecca 5 in Prior Lake, Minnesota
  • At World War Fighting Championships in Clive, Iowa, Alena Miwa battles Mary Rouse
  • Stephanie Alba fights Andy Nguyen at Cuff MMA in Trinidad


WBO lightweight champion Maria Elena Maderna looks to defend her title for the third time by facing Angela Marciales in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Maderna (12-8-3) won 8 of her last nine bouts. Marciales (10-8-3) has won back to back fights.

In Accra, Ghana, Helen Joseph and Melissa Hernandez will battle for the vacant IBF featherweight title. Joseph (12-2-1) looks for her first world title and is the reigning IBF Inter-Continental featherweight champion. Hernandez (19-5-3) is the former WIBA suepr featherweight and WBC featherweight champion.

Duarte & Lecca Courtesy
Duarte & Lecca Courtesy

WBA Fedelatin female super flyweight champion Linda Laura Lecca looks to gain the interim WBA super flyweight title as she faces Simone Da Silva Duarte in Huarochirí, Peru.

Lecca (9-2-1) had won five straight before losing to WBO super flyweight champion Daniela Romina Bermudez. She rebounced in her last match defeating Maria Vega for the vacant WBA Fedelatin title.

Duarte (14-5) is looking for her first world title with 6 finishes to her credit.

Ana Laura Esteche will defend her WBA light welterweight title against Svetlana Kulakova in Mytishchi, Russia.

Esteche (10-3-1) will be defending her title for the first time since gaining the belt this past January. Kulakova (9-0) is the current interim WBA light welterweight champion and looks to unify the titles.

In other pro boxing matches:

  • Fatuma Zarika and Sarah Achieng battle for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental featherweight title in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • In Brussels, Belgium, Corina Carlescu defends her EBU light flyweight title against Sanae Jah
  • Sylvia Scharper and Kori Farr will fight for the vacant Australia bantamweight title in Sunshine North, Victoria, Australia
  • In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monica Elizabeth Galeano faces Marisa Gabriela Nunez for the vacant South American super lightweight title
  • Amanda Bobby Cooper takes on Brenda Rodriguez  in Detroit, MI
  • In Mexico City, Mexico, Rosa Olvera dukes it out with Brenda Fernandez
  • Silvia Zuniga battles Victoria Cisneros in Sonora, Mexico
  • In Denver, Colorado, Kirstie Simmons takes on Betty Stevens (122)
  • Brenda Gonzales faces DJ Morrison in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • In Ninove, Belgium, Elfi Philipps battles Najat Hasnouni (140)
  • Daniela Asenjo fights Natalia Vanesa Lopez in Valdivia, Chile
  • In Magdalena, Mexico, Irma Garcia dukes it out with Honey Mae Bermoy
  • Ewa Piatkowska takes on Klaudia Szymczak in Lunlin, Poland
  • In Uncasville, Connecticut, Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes faces Althea Saunders
  • Connie Viruet battles Lyneisha Jefferson in Whippany, New Jersey

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