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Weekend Results: Jedrzejczyk Cements 125 Ranking; Moyle Wins Tuff-n-uff Tournament


Joanna Jedrzejczyk got the biggest win of her career at Cage Warriors Saturday as she KOed veteran Rosi Sexton.

Jedrzejczyk (6-0) outstruck Sexton, dropping her towards the end of round 1. Sexton survived, and tried to take it to the ground in round 2, eventually taking half guard. Jedrzejczyk was able to stall and get it back to the feet. With a sharp right hook, Jedrzejczyk knocked Sexton into semi-unconsciousness and the ref stopped the contest in round 2.

The #5 Unified flyweight, who is currently signed with Invicta, cements herself as a possible title challenger to champion Barb Honchak. Word is, however, she may drop to 115.

In the other bout on the card, Kerry Hughes battled Amanda Kelly is a war on the feet. Hughes’s right hands made the difference as she was able to get the TKO in round 2.

Courtesy XFC
Courtesy XFC

Silvana Juarez has had the comeback of the year so far, coming from losing two rounds to get the submission win over Mayerlin Rivas in round 3 to win the XFC International flyweight tournament crown.

Rivas’s striking kept Juarez at bay and eventually opened up her up. The doctors let the fight continue, and as Rivas continued to battle in guard, Juarez was able to secure a tight armbar to get the tap.

Juarez stays undefeated at 4-0. You can watch the finish here.

The strawweight tournament final between Vanessa Guimarães and Gloria Bravo was cancelled when Bravo passed out backstage.

In other pro bouts:

  • At RFA in Culver City, California, Rosa Acevedo defeated Kyra Batara by unanimous decision
  • Andria Wawro submitted Jessy Miele by rear naked choke in 20 seconds at Reality Fighting in Uncasville, CT
  • In a pair of bouts at Beatdown MMA in New Town, ND, Sarah Schneider defeated Amber Stautzenberger by unanimous decision and Delaney Owen submitted Shannon Gunville by armbar round 1 
  • Polyana Viana defeated Deborah Ribeiro by TKO round 1 at Talento Uruara Fight in Brazil
  • In two bouts at Bitetti Combat in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Viviane Sucuri defeated Pollyanna Botelho by unanimous decision and Ilara Joanne defeated Yelka Torres by TKO round 1
  • At Shamrock FC in St. Louis, MO, Nikki Smith submitted Christianna Daniels by rear naked choke in 4:53 round 1. In an amateur bout, Rachel Stockman def. Alicia Guest by TKO round 1

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Jamie Moyle is the newest member of the InvictaFC roster.

Moyle defeated Molly Wren-Holms in the Tuff-n-uff strawweight tournament finals to earn the contract Saturday night at the promotion’s 20th anniversary event.

Moyle continued to move forward and try for takedowns throughout the fight, while Holms was defending most of the contest. Moyle got a few takedowns in round one, but Holms was able to block in the later rounds. In the end, Moyle took the unanimous decision win.

In other matches on the card, Liz Tracey submitted Kari Lichtenwalner by rear naked choke at 1:09 of round 1 and Jianna Denizard defeated Cheyanne Vlismas by unanimous decision (115)

In other amateur MMA bouts:

  • In a pair of bouts at Clan Wars in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Stephanie Quaile defeated Fionnuala Malone by TKO round 1 and Leah McCourt submitted Sarah Scott by armbar round 1
  • Yessie Ramirez defeated Abbey Frazier by unanimous decision at BlackoutFC in Fort Scott, Kansas
  • At Fusion Fight League in Billing, MT, Sonya Wilson defeated Kristina Buford by TKO round 1


Cecilia Braekhus has won her 25th straight bout and remains undefeated as she gets the unanimous decision over Jessica Balogun to retain the WBO/WBC/WBA welterweight title in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

Braekhus stated after the fight she wants Ivana Habazin next so she can gain the IBF crown and sweep the table.

An all female boxing card happened in Eastern Cape, South Africa Saturday.

In the main event Noni Tenge (14-1) defeated Oxandia Castillo by majority decision to win the interim WBA welterweight title. The win could see Tenge face Braekus in the near future.

Also on the card:

  • Nozwelethu Mathontsi def. Lisbeth Sivhaga by points to win the vacant South Africa female light flyweight title
  • Nwabisa Mbopa def. Rita Mrwebi by split decision to win the vacant South Africa female super middleweight title

In others boxing matches:

  • In Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France, Karine Rinaldo defeated Marianna Gulyas by TKO round 1 to win the vacant EBU female super bantamweight title
  • In two matches in Manila, Philippines, Momoko Kanda defeated Nongnun Mor Krungthepthonburi by unanimous decision to win the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council minimumweight title and Naome Tacda defeated Ana Pitao by TKO round 1 
  • Yarley Cuadrado defeated Celia Ramos by unanimous decision in Monteria, Colombia
  • In  Pas-de-Calais, France Amelie Blary defeated  Mila Nicolic by TKO (retirement) round 1
  • Bintou Schmill defeated  Klaudia Vigh by TKO round 3 in Niedersachsen, Germany
  • In Bangkok, Thailand, Anrey Onesongchaigym KOed Irada Sithsornram in round 3

Weekend Results – Cutler & Bassett Get W’s; Lecca Takes Interim WBA Crown


A loaded King of the Cage card in Keshena, WI saw four female bouts with two pro fights that gained the winners arguments for Invicta.

Calie Cutler made a successful pro debut after going 7-1 as an amateur getting the armbar submission win over Brittany Dugas in round 3. This is Dugas’s second loss via armbar and sustained a rib injury during the bout. We wish her speedy recovery.

Heather Bassett recovered from her first loss as a pro by getting a TKO over Carolyn Biskup in round 1. Bassett improves to 2-1 as a bantamweight.

In the two amateur bouts, Miranda Dearing submitted Danielle Ternet by armbar in round 2 and Moriel Charneski defeated Missy Pontbriand by in TKO round 2.

Courtesy Premira Round
Baldans. Guerreira Courtesy Primeior Round

A pair of bouts happened at MMA Super Heroes in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as Renata Baldan continues her run at strawweight. The MMASH tournament winner made quick work of Mahri Guerreira with an onslaught of knees and swarming punches, prompting the referee to stop the contest at 2:10 of round 1. BValdan is now 3-0.

Earlier on the card, Daiane Firmino improves to 2-1 with her armbar submission over Karina Santana in round 1.

Magdaleno and Smith Courtesy Marissa Biese Photography
Magdaleno and Smith Courtesy Marissa Biese Photography

In other pro bouts:

  • In a pair of bouts at Conquest of the Cage in Spokane, WA, Stevie VanAssche defeated Kristen Stenzel by TKO round 1 and Elizabeth Phillips defeated Katie Howard by unanimous decision 
  • Raquel Magdaleno defeated Rachael Smith by unanimous decision at NAFC: Mega Brawl in Milwaukee, WI, In an amateur bout, Leah Letson defeated Alex Parks by TKO in round 2
  • At Gladiator’s Challenge in San Diego. CA, Tyra Parker defeated Lisa Lamb by TKO at 1:03 of round 1
  • Gisele Moreira defeated Ariane Lipski by unanimous decision at Nitrix Fights in San Jose, Brazil
  • At Xtreme Kombat in Juarez, Mexico, Karina Rodriguez defeated Vydalia Ramos by TKO at 1:17 of round 1
  • Jennifer Martins defeated Desi Rahayu by TKO at 3:45 of round 1 at Thunder Downunder in Punchbowl, Australia
  • At Iron Fight Combat in Bahia, Brazil, Marilha Santos defeated Chayane Mendes by TKO due to injury in round 1

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In amateur MMA action:

  • At Conflict MMA in Columbia, SC, JJ Aldrich defeated Ashley Greenway by unanimous decision
  • Stephanie Alba submitted Andy Nguyen by armbar round 3 at
  • Cuff MMA in Trinidad
  • In a pair of bouts at Breakthrough MMA in DeLand, Florida, Felicia Spencer submitted Calli Paquette by armbar in round 1 and Lisa Anastario defeated Shawna Ormsbry by split decision
  • At Big Guns in Mansfield, Ohio, Anna Abrams defeated Kayla Kipp by unanimous decision
  • Melinda Lee Oberlin defeated Andrea Utash by TKO round 1 at
  • West Michigan Wars in Benton Harbor, MI
  • At Dead Serious in Rahway, New Jersey, Sadee Monserrate and Elizabeth Welch fought to a split draw
  • Linsey Williams submitted Chelsi Westdorp by rear naked choke at 0:51 of round 2 at Mecca 5 in Prior Lake, Minnesota
  • At World War Fighting Championships in Clive, Iowa, Mary Rouse got the verbal tap over Alena Miwa after a liver kick at 2:54 of round 2
  • Jamie Mahoney defeated Terri Worley by unanimous decision at XFO in Chicago, IL


Linda Laura Lecca gained her first world title as she defeated Simone Da Silva Duarte by unanimous decision to win the interim WBA super flyweight title in Huarochirí, Peru.

Lecca (10-2-1) is also the WBA Fedelatin super flyweight champion.

Ana Laura Esteche and Svetlana Kulakova battled to a split draw in Mytishchi, Russia. With the draw, Esteche retains the WBA light welterweight title. Kulakova was deducted a point in round 5 and 8.

Susi Kentikian Courtesy
Susi Kentikian Courtesy

In Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Susi Kentikian was able to retain her WBA flyweight title with a TKO over Dan-Bi Kim in round 9. Kentikian  improves to 33-2 and has won her 4th straight.

A pair of title bouts happened in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Sabrina Maribel Perez defeated Cristina del Valle Pacheco by split decision to win the vacant WBC Silver super bantamweight title and Marisa Gabriela Nunez defeated Monica Elizabeth Galeano by unanimous decision to win the vacant South American super lightweight title.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, WBO lightweight champ Maria Elena Maderna retained her title by getting the TKO over Angela Marciales in round 7. Maderna wins her 4th straight.

In other boxing bouts:

  • Sanae Jah defeated Corina Carlescu by unanimous decision to win the EBU light flyweight title in Brussels, Belgium
  • In Sunshine North, Victoria, Australia, Sylvia Scharper defeated Kori Farr by unanimous decision to win the vacant Australia bantamweight title
  • Amanda Bobby Cooper defeated Brenda Rodriguez by unanimous decision in Detroit, MI
  • In Denver, Colorado, Kirstie Simmons defeated Betty Stevens by unanimous decision
  • Brenda Gonzales defeated c DJ Morrison by unanimous decision in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • In a pair of bouts in Tlalpan, México, Kandy Sandoval got the TKO over Veronica Rodriguez in round 8 and Lidia Garcia defeated Gabriela Garcia by unanimous decision 
  • Najat Hasnouni defeated Elfi Philipps by split decision in Ninove, Belgium
  • In Valdivia, Chile, Daniela Asenjo defeated Natalia Vanesa Lopez by unanimous decision
  • In a pair of bouts in Magdalena, Mexico Irma Garcia got the TKo over Honey Mae Bermoy in round 4 and Silvia Torres defeated Edith Flores by unanimous decision 
  • Ewa Piatkowska defeated Klaudia Szymczak by unanimous decision in Lunlin, Poland
  • In Uncasville, Connecticut, Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes and Althea Saunders fought to a split draw and Shelly Vincent defeated Lakeysha Williams by unanimous decision 
  • Connie Viruet defeated Angel Ford by TKO round 3 in Whippany, New Jersey

The MRS (WMMA and WBoxing News) May 29, 2014

Miscellaneous News


InvictaFC vet Nicdali Rivera-Colonac will return to action as she will take on Jen Aniano at Battleground MMA June 27 in Tulsa, OK.

Colonac (8-7) is an eight year vet of the sport, and had fought for Invicta three times. After losing her InvictaFC debut to Amy Davis, she would defeat Angelica Chavez at InvictaFC 2. In her last fight, she would lose a submission to former Invicta champion Jessica Penne.

Aniano is looking for her first pro win after dropping her first two. She is a six year vet of the sport.

No word on if the event will be streamed.

Featherweight prospect Andria Wawro will return to the cage June 6 at Reality Fighting in Uncasville, CT, She will take on pro debuter Jessie Miele.

Wawro (2-1) has wins over Cassie Crisano and Adrienne Seiber and has only has been finished once in her MMA career. Miele (2-0 ammy) has a solid BJJ background.

The fight will stream on for $15.


Earlier this month 15 year old Brazilian Andrezza Martins has become the latest teen to turn pro in MMA.

Martins won her debut May 10th getting a unanimous decision over Luana Zuquini in Cerejeiras, Brazil. She joins Japanese fighter Mizuki Inoue and American Shino VanHoose with the distinction of teens under 18 to turn pro in MMA.


Sara McMann’s camp has issued a formal challenge to Sarah Kaufman for her next fight. Kaufman stated on the MMA Hour she wasn’t interested in the fight, but McMann’s manager is trying to push the issue. According to him, the UFC wants the match-up.

Word is Shino VanHoose maybe out for a year due to a plaguing injured back. She is looking to either rehab it or get surgery.

Scheduled Matches


Balden & Guerreira - Courtesy Ana Stavale / MMA Super Heroes
Balden & – Courtesy Ana Stavale / MMA Super Heroes

A pair of bouts are set for MMA Super Heroes in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Strawweight tournament winner Renata Baldan will look to continue her run in the division as she faces pro debuter Mahri Guerreira. Also on the card, Karina Santana de Oliveira (1-0) will battle Daiane Firmino (1-0) in a bantamweight contest.

The matches will stream for free Friday night on Terra Sports Brazil.

Four bouts are set for the King of the Cage event in Keshena, WI Saturday.

Two of the top flyweight prospects will battle as InvictaFc signee Calie Cutler (7-1 ammy) takes on Brittany Dugas (0-1 pro, 7-0 ammy). Also in pro action, Heather Bassett (1-1) faces Carolyn Biskup in Biskup’s pro debut.

Two amateur bouts are also set for the card as Miranda Dearing battles Danielle Ternet and Missy Pontbriand fights Moriel Charneski.

In other pro MMA bouts:

  • At NAFC in Milwaukee, WI, Rachael Smith takes on Raquel Magdaleno. In an amateur bout, Alex Parks battles Leah Letson
  • Leanne Reid faces Adelaide Eva Ayivor at Thunder Downunder in Punchbowl, Australia
  • In a pair of boiuts at Conquest of the Cage 16 in Spokane, WA, Stevie VanAssche fights Kristen Stenzel and Elizabeth Phillips takes on Katie Howard (125)
  • Chayane Mendes faces Marilha Santos at Iron Fight Combat in Bahia, Brazil
  • At Xtreme Kombat in Juarez, Mexico, Karina Rodriguez takes on Vydalia Ramos
  • Lisa Lamb battles Tyra Parker at Gladiator’s Challenge in San Diego. CA
  • At Nitrix Fights in San Jose, Brazil, Ariane Lipski fights Gisele Moreira

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In amateur action this weekend:

  • At Breakthrough MMA in DeLand, Florida, Felicia Spencer take on Calli Paquette
  • Kayla Kipp faces Anna Abrams at Big Guns in Mansfield, Ohio
  • At Proving Grounds in Pasadena, California, Marelyn Svoboda battles Mayra Palestino (170)
  • Melinda Lee Oberlin fights Andrea Utash at West Michigan Wars in Benton Harbor, MI
  • At Dead Serious in Rahway, New Jersey, Sadee Monserrate takes on Elizabeth Welch
  • Linsey Williams faces Chelsi Westdorp at Mecca 5 in Prior Lake, Minnesota
  • At World War Fighting Championships in Clive, Iowa, Alena Miwa battles Mary Rouse
  • Stephanie Alba fights Andy Nguyen at Cuff MMA in Trinidad


WBO lightweight champion Maria Elena Maderna looks to defend her title for the third time by facing Angela Marciales in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Maderna (12-8-3) won 8 of her last nine bouts. Marciales (10-8-3) has won back to back fights.

In Accra, Ghana, Helen Joseph and Melissa Hernandez will battle for the vacant IBF featherweight title. Joseph (12-2-1) looks for her first world title and is the reigning IBF Inter-Continental featherweight champion. Hernandez (19-5-3) is the former WIBA suepr featherweight and WBC featherweight champion.

Duarte & Lecca Courtesy
Duarte & Lecca Courtesy

WBA Fedelatin female super flyweight champion Linda Laura Lecca looks to gain the interim WBA super flyweight title as she faces Simone Da Silva Duarte in Huarochirí, Peru.

Lecca (9-2-1) had won five straight before losing to WBO super flyweight champion Daniela Romina Bermudez. She rebounced in her last match defeating Maria Vega for the vacant WBA Fedelatin title.

Duarte (14-5) is looking for her first world title with 6 finishes to her credit.

Ana Laura Esteche will defend her WBA light welterweight title against Svetlana Kulakova in Mytishchi, Russia.

Esteche (10-3-1) will be defending her title for the first time since gaining the belt this past January. Kulakova (9-0) is the current interim WBA light welterweight champion and looks to unify the titles.

In other pro boxing matches:

  • Fatuma Zarika and Sarah Achieng battle for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental featherweight title in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • In Brussels, Belgium, Corina Carlescu defends her EBU light flyweight title against Sanae Jah
  • Sylvia Scharper and Kori Farr will fight for the vacant Australia bantamweight title in Sunshine North, Victoria, Australia
  • In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monica Elizabeth Galeano faces Marisa Gabriela Nunez for the vacant South American super lightweight title
  • Amanda Bobby Cooper takes on Brenda Rodriguez  in Detroit, MI
  • In Mexico City, Mexico, Rosa Olvera dukes it out with Brenda Fernandez
  • Silvia Zuniga battles Victoria Cisneros in Sonora, Mexico
  • In Denver, Colorado, Kirstie Simmons takes on Betty Stevens (122)
  • Brenda Gonzales faces DJ Morrison in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • In Ninove, Belgium, Elfi Philipps battles Najat Hasnouni (140)
  • Daniela Asenjo fights Natalia Vanesa Lopez in Valdivia, Chile
  • In Magdalena, Mexico, Irma Garcia dukes it out with Honey Mae Bermoy
  • Ewa Piatkowska takes on Klaudia Szymczak in Lunlin, Poland
  • In Uncasville, Connecticut, Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes faces Althea Saunders
  • Connie Viruet battles Lyneisha Jefferson in Whippany, New Jersey

Weekend Results – Danielle Taylor & Annalisa Bucci Picks Up Key Wins

Bucci Courtesy Fabio Corelli
Bucci Courtesy Fabio Corelli


Italy’s Annalisa Bucci has made an argument to be the next star at 145 with her win over Maria Hougaard Djursaa at EUMMA in Copenhagen, Denmark this past weekend.

Bucci (7-3) recovers from her loss to Pannie Kianzad just a few weeks ago to get the unanimous decision victory over Djursaa and wins the EU 145 title . Bucci had been on a five fight win streak since her loss to Kianzad. Currently ranked #10 in the Unified rankings, Bucci should move up come the June list.

You can watch highlights here.

Having gone 4-1 as an amateur, Danielle Taylor earned her second win as a pro getting the TKO victory over Jillian Lybarger at King of the Cage in Scottsdale, AZ.

Taylor had tried out for “The Ultimate Fighter 20” and the win puts a spotlight as a rising star in the strawweight division.

On other pro MMA bouts (all in Brazil):

  • At Top 3 Fight, Jessica Suelem defeated Kessiny Mara by unanimous decision
  • Carina Damm submitted Giseli Casca Grosa by rear naked choke round 1 Ironman Championship Fight 18
  • At America’s FC 1, Mariana dos Santos submitted Bruna Gabriel by guillotine 1:09 round 1
  • Liana Pirosin got the TKO over Geisyele Nascimento in round 2  at Striker’s House – Brazil
  • In a pair of bouts at Aspera FC 7, Karine Silva defeated Patricia Marques by TKO 1:33 round 1 and Janaisa Morandin submitted Ana Luiza de Jesus by rear naked choke 0:59 round 1

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In amateur action:

  • At KCFA in Kansas City, MO, Gabrielle Grimes submitted Stephanie Hull by rear naked choke round 2
  • Jaime Chesney defeated Katelyn Dykas by unanimous decision at Pinnacle FC in Pittsburgh, PA
  • At Caged Combat in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida Cheyanne Vlismas submitted Brianna Smith by armbar 2:27 round 1

Nava Courtesy
Nava Courtesy


Jackie Nava came back after a two year absence from the ring and didn’t lose a step.

Nava (29-4-3) returned in spectacular fashion getting the knockout over Alys Sanchez in round 7 to win the interim WBA super bantamweight title in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. She was the champion before vacating the belt due to the long layoff.

Nava wins her 5th straight fight.

Krasnodar, Russia saw two title bouts and a new champion crowned.

Natalia Smirnova remains undefeated and gains another two titles as she defeated Yarkor Chavez Annan by TKO in round 1.  Smirnova becomes the WIBA and UBO super featherweight.

WIBA and WBC super middleweight champion Nikki Adler successfully defended her title by outlasting  Gifty Amanua Ankrah, who called “no mas” in round 8. Adler improves to 12-0.

EBU flyweight champion Simona Galassi was able to retain her title by getting a technical decision over Galina Koleva Ivanova in Emilia Romagna, Italy. Galassi imprvoes to 20-3-1.

In other boxing action:

  • In Entre Rios, Argentina Karen Elizabeth Carabajal def. Johana Estefania Sanchez by unanimous decision
  • Klaudia Vigh defeated Rita Kenessey by points in Budapest, Hungary
  • In Montebello, California, Keela Byars defeated Bridgette Davis by unanimous decision

The MRS (WMMA and WBoxing News) May 23

Green vs. Wilson Courtesy Ryan Hall/Burnt Imagines
Green vs. Wilson Courtesy Ryan Hall/Burnt Imagines

Miscellaneous News

All of the fights have been posted for the ICF 13 card (with the exception of the main event between Liz McCarthy and Cassie Robb, which will be posted tonight). You can watch them here:

We also have a post fight interview with Emily Corso here.

In a rare fight on Wednesday, Charmaine Tweet has avenged a loss, defeating Anna Barone by rear naked choke in round 1. Barone had KOed Tweet in their first encounter.

Barone weighed in 6 pounds over weight for the match and gave up 20% of her purse.

Tweet improves to 5-4.

Also Wednesday, in boxing, Alicia Ashley defeated Nohime Dennisson by TKO round 6 in Queens, New York

michelle nicolini 02ADCC champion Michelle Nicolini has signed to Legacy MMA.

The BJJ black belt is one of the most accomplished in the lower weight classes and seems to be transitioning to MMA well, going 2-0 with both wins by first round armbars. She is fighting at 115.

Nicolini got her black belt under Robert Drysdale and has been doing seminars all around the world. She will be doing an all female BJJ seminar on June 21 in San Francisco. Details here.

No word on when she will debut for Legacy.

Cortney Casey will be fighting for Pacific Xtreme Combat June 27th in Guam. It is suspected she will be facing promotional star Kailin Curran.

Casey stated she is still with XFC, and they have given her permission to fight on the card. We should have more info next week.

Sofia Bagerdai had a training injury and has had to pull out of her match with Lynn Alvarez at the World Series of Fighting next month. Bagherdai stated the injury would only take a few months to heel but wanted to take some time off to raise her daughter.

Sarah Kaufman was on the MMA Hour and stated she is looking for either a match with Miesha Tate or Cat Zingano. Kaufman theorized Zingano would most likely need a warm-up match before her title match with whomever the champion is after the July fight, and wouldn’t want to wait for or five months for a fight. She also reasoned Tate fight would make sense due to history and “Tate coming off a win”. Both are ranked higher than Kaufman.

On the converse, Kaufman doesn’t want to fight Sara McMann since “she is coming off a loss”.

Kaufman added she “wants to knockout Jessica Eye” but stated a rematch with her wouldn’t be in the cards until Eye gets another win.

You can listen to the complete interview here.

India Gomes took to social media to state her intentions on moving to 135 eventually and challenged Holly Holm to a fight.

Gomes (10-2) hasn’t fought since January 2013. After getting her match cancelled at Invicta last fall due to two opponents dropped out due to medical issues, Gomes is getting antsy to fight. he took her frustrations to social media.

She put the bantamweight division on notice and called out Holm on her facebook, stating InvcitaFC featherweight champ Cyborg Justino is ducking her.

InvictaFC has went on record that Gomes will face Cyborg on the promotion’s next card when they announce it.

Three female fighters have made the Maxim Hot 100, and it’s no surprise who they are.

Gina Carano was the highest ranked, at #39, while UFC champ Ronda Rousey took the 42nd spot. Miesha Tate took #58.

You know that couple hundred dollars Jenny Liou got from Dana White? Liou told Pro WMMA Now the money went to help find her fight team a new gym.

Liou will be facing Jocelyn Lybarger Monday (more on that in scheduled matches).


This Sunday on the podcast, we will talk to veteran fighter Sarah Schneider who will face young gun Amber Stautzenberger at Beatdown 11 in North Dakota June 7th.

You can listen here live at 1 p.m. pst/4 p.m. est.


We talked to InvictaFC head Shannon Knapp this week and the hope is the final details will be set for an announcement this coming week. She has two mock cards set and looks to come out of the gate running once the deal is announced.

We are expecting Jessica Eye and Sara McMann will have match announcements next week.

Liz McCarthy is making Syndicate MMA in Las Vegas her new training home for the next year. TUF 20 hopeful Helen Harper is also making the move to Syndicate as we hear.

After a very successful all female card, Intense Championship Fighting is looking to do a half male/half female card in Great Falls in August during the Montana State Fair. A rematch between Emily Corso versus Lynnell House is rumored.

Scheduled Matches

Van Soest and Payne Courtesy Bennie Palmore
Van Soest and Payne Courtesy Bennie Palmore


Lucy Payne looks to avenge her loss  to Tiffany Van Soest Friday night at Lion Fights’ debut at the the Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, CT. The fight will air on AXS TV. Both fighters came in on weight for their 126 pound bout.

Van Soest is looking to come off her first pro loss and get back in the title hunt. She lost the belt to Caley Reese earlier this year.

Since her loss to Van Soest, Payne got a TKO win over Victoria Lomax, winning the Awakening 57 Kg title.

In an undercard bout, New England based fighters Brandy Young and Colleen Downey will do battle.


For the first time since 2011, the Lybarger sisters will be in action on the same card.

At King of the Cage in Scottsdale, AZ, Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger will take on Jennifer Liou and Jillian Lybarger will face Danielle Taylor. All four fighters tried out for the Ultimate Fighter 20.

Jocelyn (3-1) is coming off a win over Rosa Acevedo at RFA this past April. Liou (2-0) defeated Jillian this past February and is looking to take out the other sister.

Jillian is looking to recover from her pro debut loss to Liou with a win over Taylor. Jillian went 4-4 as an amateur.

Taylor (1-0) won her pro debut this past March and went 4-1 as an amateur.

bucci hougaard weigh ins
Bucci and Hoguaard

An important featherweight bout is on the docket as Maria Hougaard Djursaa and Annalisa Bucci will battle for the EUMMA 145 title in Denmark.

Djursaa is coming off a first round rear naked choke over  Alexandra Buch. She has win three straight including a TKO over Jorina Baars.

Bucci (6-3) is coming off a decision loss to Pannie Kianzad two weeks ago. Bucci was on a 5 fight win streak before the loss.

In a pair of pro bouts in Brazil:

  • At America’s FC 1 in Sao Paulo, Mariana dos Santos takes on Gabriela Lins
  • Janaisa Morandin faces Ana Luiza de Jesus at Aspera FC 7 in Santa Catarina


In Krasnodar, Russia, two world title are up for grabs

WIBA and WBC super middleweight champion Nikki Adler will take on Gifty Amanua Ankrah.  Undefeated Adler (11-0) won both titles last year by unanimous decision.  Ankrah (3-3-1) is coming off back to back KO victories.

The other match will see a battle for the vacant WIBA and UBO super featherweight title as Natalia Smirnova (7-0) will duke it out with Yarkor Chavez Annan (7-6-1).

EBU flyweight champion Simona Galassi will defend her belt against Galina Koleva Ivanova in Emilia Romagna, Italy.

Galassi  (19-3-1) is coming off a loss in a non-EBU title match against WBA champ Susi Kentikian. She had back to back wins before the loss.

Former WBC batnamweight champ Ivanova is looking to snap a two fight losing streak.

In Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, the interim WBA super bantamweight title will be decided as former champ Jackie Nava battles Alys Sanchez.

Nava (28-4-3) was on a four fight win streak before taking a two year break from the sport. Sanchez (12-1) is coming off her first loss, a split decision to Carolina Arias.

On other action, a pair of bouts are set for Sao Paulo, Brazil, as Elica Jamile takes on Milla Ferreira, and Andreia Alves dos Santos faces Aline Vanessa.

Cassie Crisano versus Beatriz Zambonini Mired in Controversy

crissano zambiniYou may have noticed some changes in the results of the fight between Cassie Crisano and Beatriz Zambonini the past day. The fight itself has driven some controversy and from we can gather, it was declared a disqualification by the referee after the fight, with Zambonini winning, but Crisano is stating it was changed to no contest after the promotion saw the video Monday. has made a full report (and has video) of what happened, but for those who don’t understand Portuguese, here is what we can tell you.

Crisano hit a short slam while Zambonini was in guard and the match was stopped. The referee Marcos Hashimoto declared Zambonini the winner by disqualification due to three infractions – a late hit at the end of the second round by Crisano; a knee to the head of a grounded opponent in the third; and the small slam which causes Zambonini’s head to hit against the canvas at the end of the fight.

From what we saw, all three were questionable in the video. Crisano seemed to get up as the ref asked immediately at the end of round 2; the knees we saw were incidental due to movement; and the slam at the end could easily be compared to a similar one Sarah Kaufman did to Roxanne Modafferi several years ago, but on a smaller scale.

Crisano asked the organization to review the fight, and it was changed to a no contest according to her, but DaMadeferroMMA has yet to confirm from the promoters on the actual outcome.

We will keep you posted. For now you can watch the fight from multiple angles here and make your own conclusions.

XFC International Officially Signs 6 More Female Fighters to Roster

XFCi5-Tale-of-the-Tape-Guimaraes-v-Melo-450x300After announcing last month their signing top strawweight prospect Kalindra Faria, XFC International has inked deals with six more female fighters according to a press release.

Faria’s last opponent, Serbian Sanja Sucevic, has also signed a long term deal with the promotion. The Super Fight League vet is 4-3 with her last loss being to Faria.

Among the other international talent the promotion signed to contracts include Vanessa Melo (Brazil), Vanessa Guimaraes (Brazil), Silvana ”La Malvada” Juarez (Argentina), Mayerlin Rivas (Venezuela) and Gloria Bravo (Chile).

XFCi also announced the female flyweight tournament final between Rivas and Juarez and the strawweight tournament final between Guimaraes and Melo will take place on their June 7th card, which will stream on

MMA Super Heroes Announces Two Female Bouts for May 30th


Coming off a very successful strawweight tournament, MMA Super Heroes is back May 30th with two announced female bouts in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Strawweight tournament champion Renata Baldan takes on Mahri Guerreira, while Karina Kamizake will take on Daiane Firmino. reported the matches this past weekend.

Baldan (2-0) made her MMA debut in the tournament in March, looking tough against Brunas Mantos is a war before getting the first round TKO over Michele Angelo to win the tournament.

Guerreira will be making her MMA debut.

Firmino (1-1 pro) made her MMA debut last November with a six second TKO. She would lose her second match two weeks later to Carina Damm by decision.

Kamizake  (1-0 ammy) will be making her pro debut after getting a first round guillotine choke in her last amateur match.

The match is expected to stream for free and we will have details as we get closer to the card.

Weekend Results – Kate da Silva Gains POP Tourney Crown

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Princesses of Pain held another action packed all female card in Aukland, New Zealand Saturday, which saw Kate da Silva gaining the pro bantamweight round robin tournament crown and Tairi Ford gaining the amateur flyweight tournament crown.

Silva (7-1) was able to submit Desiree Ann Maaka by armbar at 4:25 in round 1 and defeat Charlene Watt by unanimous decision to win the round robin pro bantamweight title. In the other fight in the tournament, Watt defeated Desiree Ann Maaka by TKO at 4:29 of round 2.


The amateur flyweight tournament saw ammy bantamweight tournament finalist Tairi Ford take home the title. Ford (5-2 amateur) defeated Hera Tamati by unanimous decision in the semi-finals. In the other semi-final, Serina Cole defeated Ursula Nicole Marshall-Steele by unanimous decision. In the finals, Ford defeated Cole by TKO at 0:42 of round 1 to win the tournament crown.

In other amateur bouts on the card:

– Missy Layton def. Tracey Burns by split decision
– Sabrina Compton def. Gabrielle Marsters by submission (armbar) 0:46 round 1
– Barbra Verlinden def. Bente Hollen by submission (rear naked choke) 1:57 round 2
– Elizabeth Warner def. Krissy Hunter by majority decision

In other pro bouts this weekend:

  • At Superior Challenge in Helsingborg, Sweden, Pannie Kianzad defeated Annalisa Bucci by unanimous decision
  • Cassie Crisano submitted Glauciele Silva by inverted armbar round 1 at Olimpia Fight – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • In a pair of bouts in Santa Catarina, Brazil at Aspera FC 6, Karine Silva KOed Cintia Nunes in round 1, and Roberta Paim defeated Thais Machado by TKO round 1 
  • Betina Baino defeated Claudia Vasconcellos by unanimous decision at Samurai Combate 5 in Rio de Grabde Sul, Brazil
  • At Cage Sports in Tacoma, WA, Katie Howard submitted Reagen Benedetti by rear naked choke at 4:14 in round 2

In other amateur bouts this weekend:

  • At Eternal MMA at the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Janay Harding defeated Helen Malone by TKO round 1
  • Michelle Jones defeated Cheryl Flynn by unanimous decision at AON in Leeds, England
  • At Fightquest 28 in Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada, Johannie Gervais defeated Camelia Blanchette by split decision (115)
  • Bi Nguyen defeated Devaney Clayton by unanimous decision at IXFA in Vinton, Louisiana
  • At Spar Star in Inglewood, California, Alyssa Garcia defeated Jessica Nasrallah by submission 0:27 round 1
  • In three bouts at Ultimate Reno Combat in Reno, NV, Ashley Medina submitted Lacy Pigott by armbar 2:51 round one, Amber Leibrock defeated Stacy Vandiest by verbal submission (rear naked choke) 2:58 round one, and Maria Carona defeated Sav Washington by split decision 

A pair of title bouts happened in Brandenburg, Germany over the weekend.

Derya Saki defeated Flora Machela by TKO round 7 to win the vacant GBC lightweight title. Saki (7-0) stays undefeated and gains her first title.

Jennifer Retzke defeated Everline Odero by unanimous decision to win the vacant GBC light welterweight title. Retzke improves to14-1-1.

Also in boxing this weekend, Kali Reis defeated Marva Dash by disqualification in round 4 in Canton, Massachusetts