Cage Warriors has announced three female bouts for their upcoming cards.
Undefeated featherweight Pannie Kianzad (5-0) will make her Cage Warriors debut as she faces Alexandra Buch (8-3) in what will be an important match in the 145 rankings on August 22nd in Amman, Jordan. Kianzad is ranked #3 in the Unified rankings and a win could solidify her as a top contender for what could be a vacant InvictaFC 145 title. Buch is looking to crack the top 10 and make her way to the top of the ladder.
Also on the card, Lina Akhtar Länsberg meets Laura Howarth in a bantamweight bout.
Cage Warriors will head to Newport, Wales on September 13. Paulina Bonkowska will face Kate Jackson in a flyweight bout on the card.
All are expected to stream on MMAJunkie.com.
Longtime Thailand resident and British born fighter Helen Harper will return to her home soil to take on Simona Soukupova at the MMA Showdown card in Windsor, England September 6..
Harper tried out for the “Ultimate Fighter 20” but was not selected. She is 2-0 in MMA and has a solid striking base having trained the past few years at Phunket Fight Team. Harper has recently moved back to England, and planning to train with Miesha Tate in the near future.
Soukupova is a vet of Invicta and had back to back submission wins before losing to Karolina Kowalkiewicz last September. She has never been finished.
Boxing champion Lindsay Garbatt will make her long awaited MMA debut as she faces Calie Cutler at WXC in Soughtgate, Michigan August 15.
Garbatt (8-7) is the former WIBA featherweight (126 lbs) champion and has been for a while looking to make the crossover to MMA.
Cutler went 7-1 in amateur MMA before making her pro debut in May, defeating Brittany Dugas.
Following the bout, Garbatt’s next MMA bout is ready set, as she will face Lynell House at Hard Knock Fights 38 in Calgary, Canada October 3rd.
House (2-2 MMA) is looking to get back on the winning track, and has a boxing background.
Also on the card, Kayla Matton will take on Coralie Dixon in a 110 catchweight bout.
The match will most likely stream on GoFightLive.tv for $12.
Amy Montenegro will look to come off her first pro loss by taking on InvictaFC vet Kathina Catron September 6th at XFI’s card in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Montenegro (3-1) bad back to back submissions before losing to Katie Howard by decision last month. Catron (4-3) is looking to rack up a second win in a row since last fall.
The Girls S-Cup happened this past weekend, which brought some of the best fighters out to test their Shootboxing skills.
For those not familiar with shootboxing, it’s kickboxing with takedowns. After being taken down, the fighters are immediately stood up. It also allow standing submissions.
A 50kg/110 lbs tournament took place, with multi-time champion Rena took home the title and remains undefeated in the sport. She beat Ticha in the finals. Fighters from Brazil, Netherlands, Korea, and Australia also came in for the tournament.
Also a 48 kg/106 lbs tournament that featured MMA star Mei Yamaguchi.
Here are the complete results:
50 kg tournament finals
- Rena def. Ticha by TKO round 2
50 kg tournament semi-finals
- Ticha def. Jiwaen Lee by unanimous decision
- Rena def. Christina Jurjevic by unanimous decision
50 kg tournament quarterfinals
- Jiwaen Lee def. Lorena Klijn by split decision
- Ticha def. Eduarda Lima by unanimous decision
- Christina Jurjevic def. Kill Bee by unanimous decision
- Rena def. Simone Dommelen by unanimous decision
48 kg tournament finals
- Yukari Yamaguchi def. Mio by split decision
48 kg tournament semi-finals
- Yukari Yamaguchi def. V.V Mei Yamaguchi by majority decision
- Mio def. Momi by unanimous decision
- Ai Takahahi def. Nong Em by KO round 2
- Union Akari def. Yuki Kira by Majority Decision
- Michi Nakamura def. Tomomi Souda by Unanimous Decision
- Arisa def. Maki Goto by TKO of round 2
- Mai Iwata def. Bovy Okada by Unanimous Decision
InvictaFC champion Cyborg Justino is in Thailand training and slimming down for her fight in December. You can watch her working out here.
We are happy to announce our logo will be appearing on Ediane Gomes’s banner as she takes on Tonya Evinger at InvictaFC 8 September 6 in Kansas City. This is a first for us, and something we are honored to be on it.
We were asked to put together an Ediane “India” Gomes highlight reel and you can watch it here.
The CJ Report put together a great highlight video of Japanese MMA stars V.V. Mei Yamagunchi. If you don’t know her name, you will after you watch the video.
Muay Thai Fighter Madeleine Vall has decided to change her focus to MMA. The veteran of 70 Muay Thai fights, the Swedish fighter is going to train with UFC’s Alexander Gustafsson and Ilir Latifi for her MMA debut sometime next year.
Scheduled Match Results
MMA Super Heroes held their fifth card in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Aline Sattelmayer improves to 7-5 and hands Renata Baldan her first loss, getting the rear naked choke at 2:40 of round 3.
Also on the card:
- Luciana Treze def. Ariane Fajoli by TKO (retirement) round 2
- Daiane Firmino def. Mariana Leonardo by unanimous decision
- Andressa Rocha def. Amanda Torres Sardinha by unanimous decision
Fighters World Cup headed to Nerang, Australia this past weekend. In what was a fierce featherweight bout, Kenani Mangakahia defeated Zoie Shreiweis by TKO 1:29 of round 3 after Shreiweis injured her arm.
In amateur action, Alexandra Muir took only 23 seconds to dispatch Katie Moran by TKO
A trio of bouts happened at Tuff-n-uff in Las Vegas, NV this past Friday.
Aspen Ladd handed Roma Pawelek her first loss, getting the guillotine at 2:45 of round 1. Ladd had missed weight and the bout was set at 127 pounds.
In other bouts on the card:
- Danielle Alfapada def. Chloe Woodie by split decision
- Kristen Maaranen def. Kalecia Weisbarth by split decision
In other amateur action:
- At the IT Fight Series in Lima, OH, Crystal Ceaser defeated Chelsea Herring by split decision
- Hanna Cox submitted Mariah Smith by rear naked choke round 1 at Battle in the South in Wilmington, North Carolina
- In a pair of bouts at Bull City Brawl in Durham, North Carolina, Kortney Singleton submitted Dominique Smith by rear naked choke round 3 and Amanda Lee defeated Katie Holloman by unanimous decision decision
- At Rumble at Raxx in Port Allen, Louisiana Rachelle Dupont TKOed Emmy Wheeler in round 1
- Sarah Scott defeated Avril Murphy by split decision at UXC in Toomebridge, Northern Ireland
- At Warrior Nation XFA in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Lina Soto submitted Katlynn Szafarowicz by rear naked choke at 1:27 of round 2
- Jackie Micale submitted Amanda Trevail by rear naked choke at 1:55 of round 1 at Gladius Fights in Liverpool, New York
- At Destiny MMA in Honolulu, Hawaii, Angela Lee submitted Monica Franco by armbar round 1
Naoko Shibata retained her IBF light flyweight title for the first time, getting the TKO over Ana Arrazola by TKO in round 9 in Tokyo, Japan. Shibata extenders her win streak to four and improves to 13-3.
Also on the card, Momo Koseki defeated Denise Castle by TKO round 8.
In Berlin, Germany, Jennifer Retzke gains the vacant IBO welterweight title by getting a split decision over Florence Muthoni. The two fought to a draw the first time around for the belt a year ago. Retzke remains unbeaten on her past 4 fights and snaps Muthoni’s three fight win streak.
In other boxing bouts:
- At Ciudad Neza, México, Nancy Gonzalez defeated Maria Padron by unanimous decision
- In a trio of bouts in Puerto Armuelles, Panama, Yaditza Perez defeated Jojahiny Ortega by TKO round 2, Nataly Delgado TKOed Kelly Patino in round 1, and Zuliana Mendoza defeated Veronica Taylor by TKO round 3
- Carolina Marcela Gutierrez defeated Anahi Yolanda Salles by unanimous decision in Cordoba, Argentina
- In Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Tania Enriquez KOed Ana Perez by round 1
- Noemi Bosques TKOed Yolaine Lin De Lauf in round 3 in Tampa, Florida