WMMA World Report March 10

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Bellator announced two female bouts for their debut in Torino, Italy April 16.

Russian flyweight Anastasia Yankova will make her Bellator debut against American  in a MMA bout, while world champion Denise Kieholtz will be in kickboxing bout with an opponent to be determined.

Yankova (2-0) has yet to fight out of Russia, but has two wins has come by way of armbar. Pink (1-1 amateur) is a teammate of the UFC’s Juliana Pena and looks to turn some heads against the Russian.

The fights will air April 16 on Spike TV.

Maryna Moroz will return to action as she takes on  newly signed Cristina Stanciu at UFC Fight Night 86 on April 10 in Zagreb, Croatia.

Moroz (6-1) is coming off her first loss, losing a decision to Valerie Letourneau back in August. Moroz has a notable submission win over Joanne Calderwood.

Stanciu (5-0) is one of Romania’s top prospects. Having trained kickboxing since the age of nine, she has won multiple medals in WuShu. This will be her first MMA fight out of her native Romania.

The match will be on the UFC Fight Pass prelims April 10.

Cage Warriors announced the first female bout for their comeback event on April 15 in London, England.

In a battle of undefeated bantamweights, Anna Elmose (3-0) will take on France’s  Stephanie Page (2-1). Elmose will make her second trip into the CWFC cage coming off three straight TKO finishes. Page won back to back in 2015.

No word on where the card will stream.

Japan has several upcoming matches coming up in the next few months.

  • Rizin will return April 17th in Tokyo with two female bouts. Rena Kubota will we return to shootbooking and world class wrestler Kanako Murata will make her MMA debut. Both opponents to be announce.
  • Pancrase will feature a bout between undefeated Kanna Asakura and pro wrestler and kickboxer Syuri Kondo.
  • The next DEEP JEWELS card June 5th. will feature Mei Yamaguchi defending her title and D-J debut of mma prospect Yukari Yamaguchi.

Hera Tamati and Jade Thomson will fight for Brace MMA  flyweight title in Sydney, Australia March 26.

Tamati (5-3) lost to  Kate Da Silva at featherweight last month but looks to get back on the winning track. Three time world kicking champion Thomson will be making her MMA debut.

The fight will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

April Osenio and Natalie Gonzales Hills will fight on the ONE Championship 40 card April 15th in Manila, Phillippines.


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