UFC heads to San Diego with two solid bantamweight bouts.
Top boxer-turned-MMA-fighter Holly Holm looks for her second UFC win as she takes on rising star Marion Reneau. Holm hit the scales at 135 and Reneau 134.5 Tuesday with an intense 30 second staredown following.
Holm is coming off a razor thin decision win over Raquel Pennington in her UFC debut in February. Reneau has won her past 5 fights and finishing in four of them.
The other match sees the return of TUF 18 vet Sarah Moras as she takes on Jéssica Andrade. Moras has won back to back on her official record, including her UFC debut. Andrade is coming off a loss to Reneau having won three straight.
The Holm-Reneau match will air on the main card, while the Moras-Andrade fight will be on the prelims. Both will air on Fox Sports 1 Wednesday night.
Cyborg Justino was the big winner this weekend, gaining $100,000 (which includes a $50,000 win bonus) for her efforts. This doesn’t include her performance of the night bonus or any sponsors pay. Should be noted Cyborg is being paid through the UFC rather than Invicta. Her payout is twice as much of what the rest of the fighters on the card got combined.
Van Duin got $6000 for her efforts.
Here is the rest of the payouts (not including bonuses or sponsor money):
- Tonya Evinger: $11,000 (includes $5,500 win bonus) def. Irene Aldana: $5,000
- Ayaka Hamasaki: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Herica Tiburcio: $5,500
- Pannie Kianzad: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Jessica-Rose Clark: $2,000
- Amber Brown: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Catherine Costigan: $2,000
- Jamie Moyle: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Amy Montenegro: $2,000 (This was Fight of the Night)
- Amber Leibrock: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus) def. Marina Shafir: $2,500 (Leibrock got a Performance of the Night bonus)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released medical suspensions for the InvictaFC card. Faith Van Duin can’t compete until August 9th, Irene Aldana until August 24th, and Marina Shafir until July 31st.
InvictaFC President Shannon Knapp will be looking to close out the year with three cards. She had confirmed a September and December card Thursday. The third will be in either October or November. You can read more about the rest of Invicta’s 2015 here.
Knapp also stated she would like Jennifer Maia to fight soon and is looking at possible opponents.
Michelle Waterson’s third round rear naked choke over Angela Magana at the TUF 21 Finale Sunday banked her $30,000 (including $15,000 win bonus). Magana got $10,000 in the loss. This doesn’t include any bonuses or sponsorship money.
Waterson injured her hand during the fight and will be getting it x-rayed this week. If it is fractured, she will be medically suspended until January 12. If cleared medically, she will can get a fight after August 3rd.
Magana is medically suspended until August 9th for cautionary reasons. She reported coming into the fight with an injured rib.
UFC strawweight Tina Lahdemaki will be out until 2016 due to a shoulder injury. We wish her a speedy recovery.