Sunday night, Paraguay’s Fight Kuna promotion made history as they held the first ever all female card in the country.
The main event featured Paraguay trained Stephanie Bragayrac getting a submission win over Argentina’s Yazmín Marzo. The rest of the 10 fight card established some new stars in South America.
Here are the complete results:
- Stephanie Bragairac def. Yazmín Marzo by submission (Guillotine Choke) 1:13 round 1 (140)
- Alicia Andino def. Veronica Grenno by Unanimous Decision (115)
- Patricia Alujas def. Silvia ‘Pucca’ Gonzalez by Disqualification round 3 (115)
- Emilce Ortiz def. Anita Cardozo by KO 1:45 round 3 (110)
- Monica Quiroga def. Ruth Roa by KO 3:45 of round 2 (115)
- Angelica Bordon def. Charline Acosta by TKO 2:30 round 2 (130)
- Laura Patino def. Beatriz Acosta by Unanimous Decision (110)
- Sally Ortigoza def. Claudina Candia by TKO 4:55 round 1 (135)
- Araceli Roja def. Katherin Souludre by submission 2:10 round 1 (120; amateur bout)
At World Series of Fighting in Tokyo, Japan, Japanese fighting legend Hisae Watanabe made a successful return to MMA, defeating Ye Ji Lee by TKO at 3:00 of round 2.
Watanabe (20-6) hadn’t fought MMA in nine years, but she came in like she hasn’t missed a step. The KO specialist racked up her 12th finish by that method and will look to make an impact in the atomweight division.
In the other female bout on the card, Ukraine’s Anna Bezhenar got her second win as a pro, defeating Singapore’s May Ooi by unanimous decision.
In other pro action this past week:
- At Dragon House in San Fransico, California Jaimelene Nievera defeated Charlene Gellner by leglock round 2. In an amateur bout, Edna Martinez defeated Maritza Sanchez by split decision
- In Fight Night Kotka, Finland Eeva Siiskonen and Irén Rácz fought to a draw
- At 100% Fight in France, Maguy Berchel and Maria Casanova fight to a draw
Holly Holm has taken more World MMA Awards than any other fighter.
Holm won four trophies, including Upset, Newcomer, Knockout, and Female Fighter of the Year at the ceremony this past weekend at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
The ceremony will air on Friday on Fox Sports 2.
It is a rematch everyone wants to see, and it will be in the UFC.
Tecia Torres will looks to keep her record undefeated as she takes on Rose Namajunas on April 16 in Tampa, Florida. The match could see the next contender for the strawweight title.
Torres (7-0) is coming off a win over a late replacement in Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger in December. She is officially 3-0 in the UFC.
Namjunas (4-2) has won back to back fights, with her only losses to Torres and Carla Esparza.
The two first squared off at InvictaFC 6 in 2013, with Torres taking the unanimous decision win.
Also announced for the card, Raquel Pennington (6-5) is looking for her second straight win against former title challenger Bethe Correia (9-1).
Both matches will air on Fox Network April 16.
Jessica Aguilar and Juliana Lima have agreed to a fight. Rumor is UFC 198 in Brazil May 14.
Aguilar (19-5) was on an 11 fight win streak before losing her UFC debut to Claudia Gadelha. Lima (8-2) is coming off back to back wins.
The Ultimate Fighter 23 has started shooting this past week, with “Get in the House” matches. The cast has yet to be announced, but won’t surprise us if they are revealed during UFC 196 fight week.
Multiple WMMA Press Award winner Angela Lee will be back in action February 20th as she takes on Rebecca Heintzman at One Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Lee (4-0) has submitted all of her pro opponents with her first three in the first round. She won the “Submission of the Year” with a twister over Natalie Gonzales-Hills.
Heintzman (2-1) was undefeated as an amateur and is coming off a decision loss to Katlyn Chookagian.
Both fighters have signed multi-fight deals with the promotion.
The fight will stream on OneFC.com.
Top atomweight Mei Yamaguchi will return to PXC to take on Tessa Simpson in Guam March 18th.
Yamaguchi (15-8-1) has won three straight since her drop to 105. She had lost back to back razor thin split decision at PXC.
Simpson (3-1) is coming off a decision win over Paulina Granados at Legacy.
The match will stream on PacificXtremeCombat.com March 18th.
Jessy Rose Clark will look to get back on the winning track by taking on Australian kickboxing star Jade Thomson at Brace MMA March 26th.
Clark (5-1; 1NC) is coming off a loss to Pannie Kianzad at Invicta this past July after winning three straight.
Thomson will be making her MMA debut after winning multiple regional Muay Thai titles. She also has a background in karate and is a purple belt in jiu-jitsu.
The fight will stream on UFC Fight Pass March 26th.
InvictaFC vet Maria Hougaard Djurssa will look to get back in the win column taking on Lina Lansberg at Odense Fight Night in Denmark March 12th.
Djurssa (5-6) has lost back to back fights including her InvictaFC debut in 2014. She has wins over Alexandra Buch and Jorina Baars.
Lansberg (5-1) lost her pro debut to Pannie Kianzad but has yet to lose since. A win could put her on the map for Invicta or the UFC.
XFC announced Silvana Juarez versus Julie Werner on March 19 in Sao Paulo. More matches to be announced in the coming weeks.
Zoila Frausto will make her return to Tachi Palace Fights February 18th in Lemoore, California. No word on an opponent.