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Watercoler: UFC 205 Adds Jędrzejczyk vs. Kowalkiewicz; Tate vs. Pennington

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Cris Cyborg Justino made weight at 141 pounds on Friday ahead of her match with Saturday against Lina Lansberg in Brasilia, Brazil for UFC Fight Night. Lansberg tipped the scales at 140 pounds. The match will air on Fox Sports 1 as the main event. Continue reading Watercoler: UFC 205 Adds Jędrzejczyk vs. Kowalkiewicz; Tate vs. Pennington

Watercooler: Rousey’s Return Date? Cooper vs. Elmose Announced & More

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BJPenn.com is reporting Ronda Rousey may return for UFC 207 December 30th in Las Vegas in a title match with champion Amanda Nunes.


UFC President Dana White told the press this week he is very interested now in a fight between Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Ronda Rousey. This is a vast change from hos stance on only holding the fight at 135 for the title. Continue reading Watercooler: Rousey’s Return Date? Cooper vs. Elmose Announced & More

Kalyn Schwartz Signs to Invicta; Faces Tiffany Van Soest in Debut

13001178_1606031132993254_5594681182817991372_nInvictaFC announced Tuesday who will face Muay Thai champion Tiffany Van Soest in her promotional debut.

Undefeated amateur fighter Kalyn Schwartz (6-0) will be making her pro debut at InvictaFC 19 in Kansas City September 23rd against the Muay Thai superstar. A dedicated Marine, Schwartz started training in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

After the Corp, she took up some bad habits but her soon-to-be fiance Chris Holliday sparked her passion back into training, and she found great success as an amateur fighter. She has won multiple title in several weight classes including King of the Cage.

She currently co-owns Rogue Combat Academy with Holliday while going to college at Southern Oregon University pursuing a Fitness Technician degree. She is also a part of their women’s wrestling team.

The match against Van Soest will stream on UFC Fight Pass September 23rd.

You can read more about Kalyn Schwartz at MyaMMANews.com.

InvictaFC 19 Adds Van Soest; Aldana vs. Van Duin; Plus 4 More Bouts

InvictaFC announced Friday six more bouts will be added to the two title matches for its upcoming 19th outing in Kansas City, Missouri September 23rd.

The featured contest will see former featherweight title challenger Faith Van Duin against former bantamweight title challenger Irene Aldana. Van Duin (6-2) is coming off a title loss to featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino in her last Invicta outing, but has since dropped to bantamweight, defeating Charlene Watt this past June in her home country of New Zealand.

Aldana was supposed to fight on the previous Invicta card, but her opponent Taila Santos was unable to get into the country. The Mexican stand out recovered from her loss to champion Tonya Evinger by defeating Jessamyn Duke  at InvictaFC 16.

Muay Thai world champion Tiffany VanSoest will make her promotional debut on the card against a yet to be named opponent at strawweight. Splitting her time between Bali MMA and Steel MMA, VanSoest won her opening round Glory Kickboxing match in May. The “Timebomb” is 0-1 in MMA with one amateur win with both being in China in 2011.

Two new countries will debut representatives on the InvictaFC 19 card.

Top India prospect Manjit Kolekar (8-0) looks to prove herself as she takes on Brazil’s Kaline Medeiros (7-4). Kolecar is the first ever winner of the Super Fight League women’s tournament and has had half of her wins by stoppage. She will be making her US debut.

Medeiros is on a four fight win streak and looked impressive in her InvictaFC debut this past May, defeating Alline Serio on short notice.

The other country making its InvictaFC debut is Iceland with Sunna Davidsdottir. The winner of the IMMAF European Open last year, she finished in two of the three matches in the tournament. This will be her professional debut.

Standing in her way is Ashley Greenway, who won her debut with promotion this past March. Greenway was a multi-time amateur champion.

Undefeated atomweight contender Julia Jones (4-0) will make her promotional debut against Stephanie Skinner (4-5). Jones has faced some of the top prospects at 105 and has came victorious including a win over Paulina Granados.

Skinner has won back to back fights since her loss to current InvictaFC champion Angela Hill in 2014.

In a battle of emerging featherweights, Amber Leibrock looks to recover from her loss to Megan Anderson against undefeated Amy Coleman. Leibrick won the Tuff-n-uff featherweight tournament to win a spot in Invicta, and defeated Marina Shafir last year in 37 seconds in her promotional debut.

Cole is making her InvictaFC debut having won back to back fights as a pro. Her most recent fight was a win over Annie DeCrescente this past May.

This brings a total of 8 fights, which includes the Interim Flyweight Title bout between champion Jennifer Maia and Roxanne Modafferi, and the Atomweight Title bout between champion Ayaka Hamasaki and Jinh Yu Frey.

The complete card will stream 0n UFC Fight Pass September 23rd.

Main Event

  • Jennifer Maia (c) vs. Roxanne Modafferi –  Interim Flyweight Title

Co-Main Event

  • Ayaka Hamasaki (c) vs. Jinh Yu Frey – Atomweight Title

Main Card

  • Bantamweight: Irene Aldana  vs. Faith Van Duin
  • Strawweight: Manjit Kolekar vs. Kaline Medeiros
  • Strawweight: Tiffany Van Soest vs. TBA
  • Atomweight: Julia Jones vs. Stephanie Skinner
  • Featherweight: Amber Leibrock vs. Amy Coleman
  • Strawweight: Ashley Greenway vs. Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir

InvictaFC 18 Primer

Invicta heads back to home base in Kansas City, Missouri for the first time since September with their 18th offering.

For the first time, a title won’t be defended on an InvictaFC card but a new #1 contenders will be determined in the main event. Alexa Grasso returns to Invicta as she takes on Jodie Esquibel to determine a number 1 contender for the strawweight title. Continue reading InvictaFC 18 Primer

Wombat Watercooler -Bellator, POP, and Invicta Adds Fights to a Busy Summer

No female MMA fighters made the ESPN the Body Issue this year, but women’s combat sports did get two representatives.

Olympians Adeline Gray (wrestling) and Claressa Shields (boxing; 2012 gold medalist) are both in the issue. Both will represent Team USA in Rio. Continue reading Wombat Watercooler -Bellator, POP, and Invicta Adds Fights to a Busy Summer

Wombat Watercooler – Damm vs. Alpar; MacFarlane vs. Ruth Announced

Carina Damm has an opponent for her TitanFC debut.

Sarah Alpar has stepped up to take on the long time vet at the promotion’s June 10th event in Coral Gables, Florida. It will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

Continue reading Wombat Watercooler – Damm vs. Alpar; MacFarlane vs. Ruth Announced

InvictaFC 17 Primer

Starting its 5th year in operation, InvictaFC has a stacked eight fight card which sees two title fights with dominat champions.

Bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger looks to defend her title for the second time as she takes on the scrappy Colleen Schneider. The co-main event sees the strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza facing a resurging Angela Hill.

Here is a breakdown of the entire card plus weigh-in results.

Continue reading InvictaFC 17 Primer

Watercooler: InvictaFC 17 Changes; UFC Gets Flyweight Bout

13151921_1150559741643980_5243507510679537103_nInvictaFC 17 loses a bout, but gains a new fighter.

Mizuki has dropped out of her match with Aline Serio due to injury, so Kaline Medeiros has stepped up to take her place. Medeiros (6-4) has a KO of the Year win over Stephanie Eggink, and has a kimura win over Sarah Payant in her Bellator bout last year. The fight is still announced at strawweight.

Julia Jones is out of her InvictaFC debut against Tessa Simpson due to injury, so the match has been scrapped.

We will have a primer for InvictaFC 17 shortly after weigh-ins on Friday. Continue reading Watercooler: InvictaFC 17 Changes; UFC Gets Flyweight Bout

On its 4th Annversary, We Breakdown InvictaFC by the Numbers

Very few promotions can say they have lasted as long as InvictaFC.

A loyal fan base and an eye for talent, Shannon Knapp has kept the promotion going through stream crashes, back office drama, losing a lot of talent to the UFC, and putting out fires at events. Many would falter at these hurdles, but InvictaFC continues to shine after four years of operation.

Let’s breakdown four years of events that helped break the glass ceiling of female athletes in the MMA world.

Continue reading On its 4th Annversary, We Breakdown InvictaFC by the Numbers