In action Thursday:
In pro MMA:
- Amy Montenegro defeatd Diana Rael by TKO in round
2 at King of the Cage in Idaho.
- Ava Knight defeated Guadalupe Martinez by unanimous decision to win the vacant WBC International flyweight title in Washington D.C.
- Tyrieshia Douglas gains the vacant WIBA World bantamweight title with an unanimous decision win over Christina Ruiz in Baltimore, MD
- In Westbury, New York, Amanda Serrano defeated Carla Torres by TKO round 1
In amateur MMA action at Gladiator Fighting Association in Topeka, KS:
- Tabby Patterson def. Cara Jo Wesemann by unanimous decision to win the 145 title
- Julie Murray def. Katherine Grasshopper by TKO 1:18 round 2
- Savannah Self def. Alexis Cheatham by TKO 2:32 round 2
- Jessika Brown def. Jennifer Dunn by KO 0:23 round 1
Holly Holm is out of her match with Raquel Pennington at UFC 181 next month.
Holm has suffered a neck injury and will be taking it “day by day” to see if it will heal on its own. No word if Pennington will get another opponent.
Also in the injury front, UFC Strawwweight Tina Lähdemäki has to undergo shoulder surgery and will be out for 9 months.
After losing to Randa Markos, Tecia Torres advanced to the quarterfinals of “The Ultimate Fighter 20” tournament by defeating Bec Rawlings by unanimous decision. Torres will face former InvictaFC champion Carla Esparza in the next round.
The episode itself drew 578,000 live viewers – one of the best ratings of the season. Wednesday’s broadcast saw the most drama and cattiness of the episodes thus far.
Next week, Randa Markos and Felice Herrig square off in the quarterfinals.
The Princesses of Pain female fighting promotion will return to action November 29 will a docket of exciting fights.
The main event will feature Kate da Silva defend her 60 kg title against Dawn Chalmers.
In other pro bouts:
- Tairi Ford vs Gaela Nixon
- Gentiane Lupi vs Alex Sorthis
- Hera Tamati vs Catherine Drinnann
- Charlene Watt vs Bridget Lords
- Barbara Verlinden vs Tracey Burns
More matches to be announced soon.
A pair of bouts have been announced for OneFC December 5 in Manilla, Philippines.
Ana Jualton looks for her second win of her MMA career as she takes on Egypt’s Walaa Abas, while local favorite Jujeath Nagaowa will battle Tharoth Sam of Cambodia.
Two new fighters have signed to Invicta.
Texas’s Tessa Simpson signed this past week. The 3-1 atomweight returned to action last year with a win over Paulina Granados.
German strawweight Daniela Kortmann signed Thursday to the promotion, The first from Germany yo be signed, she went 3-1 as an amateur and won her pro debut in 2012.
World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo told us during the WSOF conference call Thursday to expect more expansion of the women’s division in 2015. Sefo stated “timing” had a lot to do with not doing it this year. (We can only assume he meant TUF 20.)
He also is looking to develop a bantamweight division.
However, XFC is not too pleased with Kalindra Faria signing to the promotion.
XFC has filed a lawsuit against WSOF in the US over the Brazilian strawweight. Faria had signed an exclusive contract with the XFC before signing to WSOF. Faria will face WSOF champion Jessica Aguilar Saturday. More on that below.
A new trailer for “Boxing Chicks” is up. The story of former boxing trainer turned coach Terri Moss and her fight team will be released in December. You can see the trailer here.
Zoila Fruasto helped aspiring fighter Jennifer Penfield live out her dream, if just for an afternoon.
Penfield spared with the former Bellator champion in a Ford commercial. You can watch it here.
In the podcast Sunday we will talk to Rachael Smith about her upcoming fight with Kathina Catron and looking for her first pro win.
Come December 22, Ashlee Evans-Smith will be able to “seek other opportunities” as her “6 month inactive clause” in her WSOF contract will kick in.
Despite her ACL and meniscus tear, Heather Clark is insisting she will still fight on the TUF 20 finale.
Jessica Eye (10-2; 1NC) and Leslie Smith (7-5-1) look to make their way up the 135 division rankings as they will be the featured bout on the UFC prelims on Fox Sports 1 Saturday. Both tipped the scales at 134.
Eye is coming off a loss to Alexis Davis, while Smith is coming off a win over Jessamyn Duke. Both seem acclimated to the higher altitude and look to entertain the fans in Mexico.
The #1 ranked Jessica Aguilar will defend her WSOF title for the second time against the #8 ranked Kalindra Faria in Tampa, FL Saturday, which will air on NBC Sports Net. Both Aguilar (115) and Faria (114.8) came in on weight.
Aguilar has won 9 straight including her title win over Alida Gray and her title defense over Emi Fujino. With The Ultimate Fighter 20 almost ready to crown a champion, Aguilar need a solid win the stay at the top.
Faria is riding an 11 fight win streak and is looking to make an instant impact at 115. She has finished in 5 of her last 11 wins and is ranked in both the flyweight and strawweight divisions.
Cage Warriors will crown its first women’s bantamweight champion in London, England Saturday, in a fight that will stream on MMAJunkie.com.
Sweden’s Pannie Kianzad and Finland’s Eeva Siiskonen will duke it out for initial 135 title. Both Kianzad (134.8) and Siiskonen (134.3) came in on weight.
Kainzad (6-0) is undefeated having finished Megan van Houtum in her CWFC debut. This will be the debut of Siiskonen in the promotion, having two finishes t her credit.
Also on the undercard, Anna Elmose (134.6) will take on Emma Delaney (135.7).
MMA Super Heroes will feature another tournament heading to their card in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In the strawweight grand prix semi-finals, Camila Lima takes on Virna Jandiroba and Aline Sattelmayer faces Marília “Chocolate” Santos. The winners will square off later that night for the tournament crown. Howver, Santos came in at 125 pounds, so may have disqualifed herself from the finals.
In a non-tounament bout, Ariane Lipski battles Daiane Firmino in a strawweight encounter.
Cortney Casey looks for her third profession win as she takes on Gina Iniong at PXC in Manila, Philippines. This will stream on PXC’s livestream channel.
Arizona’s Casey (2-1) won her PXC debut this past June. The former Tuff-n-uff amateur champion has finished in both of her pro wins.champion.
Hometown fighter Iniong (3-1) is coming off a very close split decision over veteran Mei Yamaguchi at her last PXC bout.
In other pro MMA bouts:
- At LegacyFC in Houston, TX, Stephanie Alba takes on Maria Lopez
- In a pair of pro bouts at Sugar Creek Showdown in Hinton, OK, Amber Stautzenberger faces Delaney Owens and Jade DeHaas fights Anita Rodriguez. In an amateur bout Wendy Simmons battles Emily Ducote
- Stephanie Bragayrac takes onm Mariana Moraes at Explosion MMA in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
- At USA MMA in Lafayette, Louisiana, Jazmine Hargrave faces Brooksie Bayard
Intense Cage Fight returns to Great Falls, MT and will feature an amateur flyweight bout between Hannah Kampf and DJ Morrision.
Wombat Sports will be there live to cover the fight, so follow us @WombatSports for results.
In other amateur action:
- In a pair of bouts at Steefist MMA in Salt Lake City, Utah, Mallory Rogers takes on Brenda Enriquez and Alysa Westergard faces Chelsya Howard
- At Ultimate Beatdown in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, Samantha Tan battles Goh Shee Han
- Morgana Silva fights Vitoria Ferreira at Gladiator CF in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
- In Chertsey, Surrey, England at Too Much Talent, Louise Hiller takes on Samantha Taylor
- At A-Town Throwdown in Austin, MN, Cynthia Bottelberghe faces Jessica Fresh
- Sereina Comstock battles Megan Wallace at IFC Fight Night in Owensboro, Kentucky
- In Sacramento, California at West Coast FC, Ashley Medina fights Melissa Wang
- At Spartan Combat League in Loveland, Colorado, Samantha Gilliland takes on Kathryn Yost
Tori Nelson (c) vs. Victoria Cisneros – WIBA welterweight title & vacant UBF World welterweight title
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Alejandra Marina Oliveras (c) vs. Erica Anabella Farias – WBC World light welterweight title
In other boxing action:
- In Daegu, South Korea Hye Soo Park takes on Dorkmaipah Kiatpompetch
- Anahi Esther Sanchez battles Betina Gabriela Garino in Buenos Aires, Argentina