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The MRS (WMMA and WBoxing News) June 13

Miscellaneous News

Hamasaki
Hamasaki

DEEP-JEWELS has announced their next card. The promotion’s 5th event will take place August 9th in Tokyo. The news was broke for the US audience by the CJ Report.

No matches were announced, but will mark the return of 115 champion Ayaka Hamsaki. Hamasaki had surgery on her knee after her last fight, a loss to current UFC signee Claudia Gadelha at Invicta last July. It is susepcted Hamasaki will be defending her D-J title against either 115 tournament winner Emi Tomimatsu or InvictaFC vet Mizuki Inoue. Both are set to fight on the card.

Other announced for event include Naho Sugiyama, Miyoko Kusaka, Yuko Ohya, and Tamaki Usui.

The matches are expected to stream on their UStream for $15.


Joeclyn Lybarger has signed a multi-fight deal with RFA. The promotion announced the signing Thursday. Lybarger (3-1) won her RFA debut with an unanimous decision over Rosa Acevedo in April.


Julie Kedzie is moving to Kansas City to fulfill her role as a full time matchmaker, commentator, and consultant for Invicta. With the move, she leaves her long time home of Albuquerque and her coaching and mentoring job at Jackson’s MMA. In the eight years at Jackson’s, she started one of the most recognized and accomplished female MMA teams in the country.

We look forward to her continuing efforts to improve and expand Invicta and it’s roster.


Interesting state we were discussing on twitter this week. Currently Invicta’s women’s divisions has more countries represent than the UFC’s women’s division.

  • Invicta (10): USA, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Netherlands, Finland, and Poland
  • UFC (8): USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Scotland, Russia, Netherlands, and Finland

The UFC number could increase by two countries if Helena Harper (England) and Ais “The Bash” Daly (Ireland) is added to TUF 20.


Jessica Aguilar stated during a conference call for the World Series of Fighting 10 that she is being paid on par with the male champions under contract with the promotion. She has two more fights on her contract, including her upcoming title fight with Emi Fujino June 21 in Vegas, which will air on NBS Sports Net. She express she is going to “see what happens” after the contract expires to decide to stay with WSOF or look for other offers.

Aguilar has been doing vlogs to chronicle her training and life coming up to her defending her belt. You can watch them here.


Frausto and Ould from 2010
Frausto and Ould from 2010

Michelle Ould and Zolia Frausto have buried the hatchet. The two head a heated war of words in 2010 and was one of the most heated rivalries in WMMA. Four years later, tempers have mellowed and the two told us that hostilities are over.


For those who missed out, several connections between the Miss USA pageant and the world of female combat sports.

The winner, former Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, is a black belt in Tae Kwan Do. Miss Virginia had wrestled for nine years on the boy’s team.

With Sanchez’s new role as Miss USA, Tuff-n-uff ring girl Stephanie Ann Cook is the new Miss Nevada.


On the podcast Sunday at 1 p.m. pst/4 p.m. est. we will have Brigitte Narcise, who will be facing Kaline Medeiros at CES in Lincoln, RI June 27.

You can listen the podcast live here on Sunday.


Rumors

Cage Warrior’s head Graham Boylan stated during a post event interview last weekend he is planning on doing an all female card (or two) by the end of the year. He has 29 female fighters under contract.


We are getting word that the reason Rin Nakai may not being coming to the U.S. to fight anytime soon is because of a lagging knee problem. Under US rules knee pads and taping are not allowed.


Scheduled Fights

Latourneau & Phllips
Latourneau & Phillips

Pro MMA

Two UFC newcomers will square off on FX Network in the US as a part of the UFC 174 prelims in Vancourver, Canada Saturday. Both Latourneau (134.5) and Phillips (135) made weight.

Canadian and TUF 18 vet Valerie Letourneau will be taking on last minute replacement American Elizabeth Phillips. Letourneau (5-3) won her last official fight in May 2013 with a 34 second TKO over Jordan Moore. Phillips (3-1) is riding a three fight win streak.


OneFC will once again have a female match as Malaysia’s Ella Tang will face Indonesia’s Desi Rahayu in Jakarta, Indonesia. This will stream on OneFC.com for $10 and will start at 2 a.m. pacific/5 a.m. est Saturday mourning.. Both made weight at 133 pounds for their bantamweight contest.


In other pro bouts:

  • At Valor 8 in Launceston, Tasmania (which will stream on GFL.tv for $15 at 1 a.m. pst/4 a.m. est Satruday) Tammy Taylor faces Zoie Shreweis.
  • Across the Tasman Sea at XFC Australia – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Jessy Rose-Clark takes on Kate Da Silva
  • Tamikka Brents battles Bobbi-Jo Dalziel at Pro Fighting Series 3 in Sarnia, Canada
  • At Triple A MMA in Castle Rock, CO, Nohime Dennison fights Natalie Roy
  • Natasha Creger takes on Celine Haga at Global Knockouts in Jackson, CA
  • At Irongirl MMA in Brazil, Carina Damm faces Elaine Albuquerque
  • In a pair of bouts at Strong Fight Combat in Brazil Renata Santos battles Fernanda Silva and  Bianca Reis fights Carolina Raposo da Silva 

Ammy MMA

Goddesses of War in Port Richey, FL will have a seven fight all female card, spotlighting up and coming talent in amateur divisions

  • Allison Ainley vs. Hannah Fitzpatrick
  • Mary Kate Hayes vs. Amber Rodriguez
  • Robin Wissman vs. Shalyn Cook
  • Desiree Wilson vs. Victoria Fernandez
  • Nikki Berry vs. Carla Thomas
  • Gillian Robertson vs. Kristi Vorce
  • Tanya Greenlee vs. Amy Sica

In other amateur MMA bouts:

At Gladiators of the Cage in Pittsburgh, PA, Melissa Gasdick faces Rikki Shutsa

Annalie Mendoza takes on McKell Shurtliff at The Clash in North Logan, UT

At Dynasty Combat Sports in Nebraska City, Nebraska Tara Nelson fights Casi Jo Lee (115)

Ashley Jane battles Bior Guigni at ECFC 1 in  Lowell, Massachusetts

At Hard Knock Fights in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Which will stream on GFL.tv for $15 on Friday at 5 p.m. post/8 p.m. est) Kayla Matton takes on Katie Saull

Amy Coleman battles Evva Johnson at Volunteer Brawl in Knoxville, TN


Boxing

In boxing this weekend:

  • In a pair of bouts in Tampa, Florida, Chevelle Hallback faces Dominga Olivo and Noemi Bosques takes on Elizabeth Anderson 
  • Heather Hardy dukes it out with Jackie Trivilino in Brooklyn, New York
  • In Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Sheena Kaine battles Lynell House
  • Ashleigh Curry fights Melisenda Perez in Saint Joseph, Missouri

xIonx Joins Wombat Sports as a Sponsor

XionX_LogoWombat Sports seals another partnership as xIonx has signed on as a sponsor.

Dr. Howard Fidler, DC, the Director of Sports Performance for the company, has worked with some of the best sports athletes including Mike Tyson, pro wrestlers, golfers, and Olympians. His work with MMA fighters, including many female fighters, have gained “Doc Howie” a reputation as a go-to for pain relief and body alignment.

The xIonx bands were tested the man himself, giving them to his patients hoping to debunk it like some of those other performance bands on the market. Athletes proved the bands work; giving them improve energy, fell less fatigued, and helps with muscle soreness and faster recovery. As a user myself, I can attest the band has helped me with balance and the occasional headache.

If you you press the link and buy a band, part of the proceeds goes back to us to help us expand coverage on the site. xIonx always helps support female fighters in multiple ways.

Welcome to the family xIonx and Doc Howie!

Wombat Sports Partners with MMA Somnia

mma somina logo whiteWombat Sports is proud to announce it’s newest sponsor MMASomnia.com.

MMA Somnia is dedicated helping female fighters getting what they need to succeed. They sell women’s boxing, MMA, and Muay Thai gear and we felt that they fill a much needed spot in terms of helping the sport succeed.

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Please help support us and MMA Somnia as we both try to make female fighting even better.

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

Pro MMA

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

Ammy MMA

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

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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

Wombat Sports Celebrates Three Years of Women’s Combat Coverage

thrid anniversaryWe started Wombat Sports back in 2011 with the hope of giving the world more information and exposure of women’s combat sports, be it MMA, boxing, BJJ, kickboxing, or wrestling. Three years later, all sports have gained some ground and created new stars.

These past three years we have seen the creation of Invicta, women in the UFC, and women’s boxing in the Olympics. Women’s Muay Thai gained ground with US promotions, and women’s wrestling has expanded on all levels from the high school level to collegiate to the Olympics.

The participation of girls at younger and younger ages has also become a good sign growth won’t be stifled anytime soon.

Among our accomplishments have been covering events all across the U.S., helping introduce new stars, and connecting fans to their favorite fighters. We are a portal for information, including fight results of all types and how you can check out your favorite fighter on many different platforms. We may not be the first ones to be dedicated to female fighting, but we are seeing more and more sites pop up every day and we are proud to help inspire people to promote the female fighting community.

We are hoping to continue to grow and expand over the coming years. Increasing coverage in boxing and kickboxing, continuing to introduce new up and coming talent, and gaining relationships with promoters interested in giving female fighters opportunities to fight.

We thank you, our readers, for the continued support of the website. We also thank the fighters who have been open with us and giving up some time so we may expand the fans’ minds to their world.

Thanks to our friends and family in the female fighting community who have been the backbone of the site. Your information and insight has been invaluable to keep us as one of the top sites for female fighting news.

No clue what the next year will bring in women’s combat sports, but we are excited to be a part of the journey.

 

Nordic Coliseum Boxing to Pick up All-Female Fighting Mantle

West
West

With the success of InvictaFC in gaining women a platform and exposure in MMA, there has been a demand for an all-female boxing promotion to emerge. Nordic Coliseum Boxing has answered that call.

The promotion has announced their first all-female card August 15 in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. The event will stream live on GoFightLive.tv.

Many familiar faces from the boxing and MMA realm are set to fight on the historic card. Among the top boxers are top super bantamweights Kaliesha West (current IFBA champion; 16-1) and Dayana Cordero (current IBO champion; 13-4-1). No word on if either boxer’s title will be on the line.

Among the MMA stars include InvictaFC vets Charmaine Tweet and Kaiyana Rain, who both have kickboxing experience going in. Both will fight in separate bouts.

The current list of matches hinges on the Quebec Commissions approval, so the card may change.  (All divisions are boxing weight classes)

Main Event  

  • Kaliesha West vs Dayana Cordero – Super Bantamweight 8 rounds

Co-main

  • Lita Mae Button vs Maureen Riordon – Super Lightweight  6 rounds

 

Main card

  • Brenda Gonzales vs Lucia Osegueda – Lightweight 6 rounds
  • Annie Mazerolle vs Charmaine Tweet – Super Welterweight 6 rounds
  • Jacqueline Park vs Kaiyana Rain – Flyweight 4 rounds
  • Monique Duval vs Maricela Cornejo – Super Welterweight 4 rounds
  • Sherine Thomas vs Vanessa Bradford – Super Featherweight 6 rounds
  • Ashley Nichols vs Amanda Lovato – Flyweight 4 rounds
  • Eloise Picard vs Judy Pereira – super bantamweight 4 rounds

Weekend Results – ICF Females Shine; DEEP-JEWELS Crowns 135 Champ

McCarthy vs. Robb
McCarthy vs. Robb

Pro MMA

We were live at the Four Season Arena in Great Falls for the Intense Championship Fight’s first ever all female card this past Fridfay. The six fight card didn’t disappoint as Portland’s Emily Corso gain her first two wins as a professional and Liz McCarthy get a much needed win.

The main event saw InvictaFC vets McCarthy and Cassie Robb in what was a highly technical contest.  Both saw improvement in their time off from the cage with Robb’s striking and McCarthy’s clinch work. In the end, McCarty would take the unanimous decision.

Corso’s first fight ended in controversy as the ref stopped the contest in the first round, thinking her opponent Lynnell House tapped. Both fighters disagreed with the tap, but the ref sited “fighter’s safety” and declared it a technical submission. House’s camp is appealing the ruling.

You can watch the fight here.

Corso vs. Beck Courtesy Burnt Images/Ryah Hall
Corso vs. Beck Courtesy Burnt Images/Ryah Hall

Corso would compete later in the night to take on Ariel Beck in what was Beck’s pro debut. Beck, a professional boxer, struck hard to open the first round before Corso initiated the takedown. Beck would try for a headlock, which prompted Corso take Beck’s back and sink in the rear naked choke at 1:28.

In amateur action:

  • Hannah Kampf def. Tangina Deveraux by split decision
  • Heather Wilson def. Anna Symonds by split decision
  • Kayla Green def. Sonja Wilson by unanimous decision (watch the video here)

Fight videos will be posted throughout the week here on Wombat Sports plus post fight interviews.


Courtesy Fight 2 Live

DEEP-JEWELS had a set of seven MMA bouts plus on female kickboxing contest.

In the main event, Strikeforce vet Takayo Hashi was crowned the first ever DEEP-JEWELS 135 champion, defeating Shizuka Sugiyama by TKO in round 3.

The first round saw a close striking exchange between the two fighters. The rounded ended with Hashi getting Sugiyama into a triangle choke as the bell sounded.

The second round started much like the first, but Hashi was able to initiate the taekdown and get some ground and pound in. The rounded ended on the feet, with Hashi taking the upperhand in striking.

Hashi would strike in the clinch at the beginning of the first stanza, but Sugiyama would mount a short comeback with punches and a takedown. Sugiyama would take Hashsi’s back. Hashi would reverse and attempt several submission before taking top position and then Sugiyama’s back. Hashi would land ground and pound and the ref stopped the contest at 4:20 of round 3 to be crowned the first ever D-J 135 champion.

Hashi improves to 15-4-1.

Courtesy Fight 2 Live
Courtesy Fight 2 Live

Also on the card, former Valkyrie champion Mei Yamaguchi made a successful DEEP-JEWELS debut by submitting Yukiko Seki. Yamaguchi controlled all of the fight, landing strikes, and initiating the choke. Seki refused to tap and went out forcing the ref to stop the contest. Yamaguchi improves to 12-7-1 and snaps a two fight losing streak.

In other action on the card:

  • Saori Ishioka def. Satomi Takano by technical submission (armbar) 4:44 round 1
  • Naomi Taniyama def. Yuko Kawabata by unanimous decision
  • Shiori Hori def. Maya Dobashi by technical submission (armbar) 4:43 round 1
  • Ayaka Miura def. Ella Wu by Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1:25 round 1
  • Tomo Maesawa def. Brittany Ann Decker by unanimous decision
  • Seo Hee Ham def. Yuuki Kira by unanimous decision in a kickboxing match

Finland saw three female bouts, including InvictaFC star Katja Kankaanpää returning to action fight in her homeland.

Kankaanpää would defeat Alyona Rassohyna by armbar at 3:53 in round 2. Kankaanpää improves to 9-1-1 and recovers from her first loss. She also re-affirms her spot as one of the top InvictaFC straweights.

Also on the card, Finland’s Vuokko Katainen and England’s Kate Jacksonwent to a split draw, and Suvi Salmimies won her pro debut against last minute replacement Clemence Schreiber.


Courtesy Ground and Pound Germany
Courtesy Ground and Pound Germany

Newly signed InvictaFC fighter Karolina Kowalkiewicz got her 5th straight win and retained her KSW strawweight title with a submission win over InvictaFC vet Jasminka Cive.

Undefeated Kowalkiewicz took the fight to the ground early and was able to take mount and the back while on the mat. Cive fought out of a rear naked choke, but Kowalkiewicz transitioned to the armbar for the tap at 3:53 of round 1.


On other pro bouts:

  • At AFC 20 in Hollywood, FL, Valérie Létourneau TKOed Jazmine Quezada in 38 seconds
  • Sarah McLeod submitted Shawna Lang by rear naked choke at 4:56 in round 2 at Prize Fighting Championships in Williston, ND
  • At PrestigeFC in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, Diana Atkin defeated Sarah Mcrann by TKO at 2:39 of round 2

Ammy MMA

In amateur action this past weekend:

  • At AFL 45 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Heidi Thompson defeated Charmaine Rosario by unanimous decision
  • Marissa Smith defeated Gina Begley by unanimous decision at Rumble Time in Kansas City, MO
  • At Central Coast Showdown in Salinas, California, Shaianna Rincon submitted Michelle Gama by guillotine on round 1
  • Bianca Rodriguez submitted Emily Ducote by armbar round 1 at BG MMA in Enid, OK
  • In a pair of bouts at Cage of Honor in Cape Girardeau, MO, Nora Hamilton TKOed Savannah Smith in 1:02 of round 1, and Shawna Tyler defeated Terri Triplett bt TKO in round 1
  • Rebekah LeVine won the XAFS atomweight title by KOing Leslie Sanchez in round 2 at  Xplode Amateur Fight Series in Escondido, CA
  • At Fight Force International Kage Wars in Biloxi, MS, Miki Rogers defeated Elisa Marrugo by TKO round 1

Boxing

WIBA welterweight Tori Nelson remains undefeated as she finished  Mia St John by TKO in round 2 in Annandale, Virginia.

Nelson (9-0-3) came off strong out of the gate, landing huge shots to outmusucle St. John. In round two the referee saw enough and stopped the contest.


A pair of title bouts happened in Osaka, Japan.

Yuko Kuroki gained the WBC minimumweight title, getting the unanimous decision over now former champ Mari Ando. Kuroki improves to 11-4.

Nao Ikeyama won the vacant WBO atomweight title with her unanimous decision win over Jessebelle Pagaduan. Ikeyama hands Pagaduan her first loss.


In Saarland, Germany, Raja Amasheh was crowned the WBF and WBC Silver flyweight champion. Amasheh defeated Susana Cruz Perez by unanimous decision to win the vacant title. Raja Amasheh is now 17-0.


Sindy Amador successfully defended her IFBA light flyweight title with a split decision over Maria Suarez in Ontario, California. Amador improves to 12-1.


In other boxing action the past weekend:

  • In a pair of bouts in Durango, Mexico, Karina Hernandez won the vacant NABF female flyweight title by defeating Aracely Palacios by unanimous decision and Nora Cardoza defeated Lorena Mendoza by unanimous decision
  • Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre defeated Maria Soledad Capriolo by unanimous decision to win the vacant South American super featherweight title in Cordoba, Argentina
  • In Nerang, Queensland, Australia, Shannon O’Connell def. Gentiane Lupi by majority decision
  • Christina Rupprecht KOed Ramona Panait in round 1 in Bayern, Germany
  • In Versoix, Switzerland, Ornella Domini defeated Borislava Goranova by unanimous decision
  • Maiva Hamadouche got the TKO over Wendy Gervois in round 4 in Clichy la Garenne, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • In Chihuahua, Mexico, Jessica Arreguin Munoz got the TKO over Karla Ivette Valenzuela Garcia in round 5
  • In a pair of bouts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Debora Anahi Dionicius defeated Alejandra Maria de Lujan Rios by unanimous decision and Julieta Andrea Cardozo defeated Lorena Noemi Gomez by majority decision

The MRS (WMMA & WBoxing News) – May 16

McCarthy & Robb
McCarthy & Robb

Miscellaneous News

Reminder that we have coverage of the Intense Cage Fighting event in Great Falls, MT tonight. The five fight card includes two pro bouts – Emilt Corso versus Lynnell House and Cassie Robb battling Liz McCarthy.

Three amateur bouts are also set:

  • Hannah Kempf vs. Tagina Devereaux
  • Kayla Green vs. Sonya Mae Wilson
  • Anna Symonds vs. Heather Wilson

Sorry to say there won’t be a stream for the event, but we will be live tweeting results. Follow @WombatSports and @WMMANews.


Amber Stautzenberger and Sarah Schneider look to recover from losses as they will square off at Beatdown MMA in New Town, ND June 7th.

Stautzenberger (4-2) was on a four fight win streak before losing to veteran fighter and World Series of Fight signee Lynn Alvarez. She defeated Glena Avila and Lacey Schukman during the streak.

Schneider (6-6) is coming off a two year absence from the sport. She had back ti back wins before losing to former InvictaFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza. Schneider has been training recently out of CSA in the Bay Aarea.

Also on the card, Shannon Gunville taking on Delaney Owen.


Rumors

No rumors this week. Hopefully some next week.


Scheduled Matches

Pro MMA

Deep Jewels will have a loaded 4th card Tokyo, Japan Sunday, which will crown their first 135 champion.  Shizuka Sugiyama (11-3-1) and Takayo Hashi (14-4-1) will battle for the crown. Also 105 champion Seo Hee Ham will be doing a kickboxing match with Yuuki Kira, plus the D-J debut of Mei Yamaguchi.

Here is the current card:

  • Shizuka Sugiyama vs. Takayo Hashi- initial 135 title
  • Saori Ishioka vs Satomi Takano (105)
  • Mei Yamaguchi vs. Yukiko Seki (116)
  • Yuko Kawabata vs Naomi Taniyama (105)
  • Shiori Hori vs Maya Dobashi (115)
  • Ayaka Miura vs Ella Wu (115)
  • Tomo Maesawa vs Brittany Ann Decker (115)
  • Shiori Hori vs Maya Dobashi (125)
  • Seo Hee Ham vs Yuuki Kira (105) (kickboxing)

The card will air live Sunday morning on the Deep UStream channel for $10.


A trifecta of fights are set for Lappeenranta Fight Night in Finland.

InvictaFC fighter Katja Kankaanpää will return to fight in her home country taking on Alyona Rassohyna. Also ammy talent Suvi Salmimies will take on Clemence Schreiber. England’s  Kate Jackson will face hometown fighter Vuokko Katainen.

The event will stream for $10 by going to Fightnight.fi/online-stream.


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Kowalkiewicz & Cive

A verteran InvictaFC fighter and a newly signed one will square off for the KSW strawweight title. Undefeated fighter Karolina Kowalkiewicz (4-0) looks to defend her title by facine Invicta vet Jasminka Cive (5-1) in Gdańsk, Poland.

Kowalkiewicz has finished two of her opponents and her last win was over another InvictaFC vet Simona Soukupova.

Cive had finished all her opponents before losing her first match to Bec Rawlings.


In other pro action:

  • At AFC 20 in Hollywood, FL, Valérie Létourneau takes on Jazmine Quezada
  • Sarah McLeod faces Shawna Lang at Prize Fighting Championships in Williston, ND
  • At PrestigeFC in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, Sarah Mcrann vs. Diana Atkin

Ammy MMA

In amateur action:

  • At Rumble Time in Kansas City, MO, Marissa Smith takes on Gina Begley
  • Venus Marcial face. Farren Romero at TFA in Wilmington, California
  • At AFL 45 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Charmaine Rosario battles Heidi Thompson
  • Danielle Alfapada takes on. Amanda Taylor at King of the Cage in Las Vegas, NV
  • At Central Coast Showdown in Salinas, California, Shaianna Rincon faces Michelle Gama (135)
  • In a pair of bouts at Mansion Fights in North Hollywood, CA, Maria Dominguez battles Elizabeth Rodriguez and Mayra Palestino faces Marelyn Svoboda

Boxing

Tori Nelson is looking to defend her WIBA welterweight title for the second time against former world champion Mia St. John in Annandale, Virginia.

Nelson (8-0-3) has yet to taste defeat having won the title last year. Nelson is also the WBC middleweight champion,

Veteran St. John (47-13-2) is coming off back to back losses two of the top fighters in the division, Tiffany Junot and Cecilia Braekhus. This after back to back wins after a three year absence.


A pair of title fights are set in Osaka, Japan.

Mari Ando will defend her WBC minimumweight title for the first time against Yuko Kuroki. Ando (11-6) lost back to back title bouts before getting her title last December.  Kuroki (10-4) is looking for her first title.

Also on the card, Nao Ikeyama and Jessebelle Pagaduan will battle for the vacant WBO atomweight title. Ikeyama (13-3-1) is the former WIBA minimumweight champion and is coming off back to back wins. Pagaduan (6-0) is looking for her first world championship after gaining the Philippino boxing titles.


In other boxing action:

  • Sindy Amador will defend her  IFBA light flyweight title against Maria Suarez in  Ontario, California
  • In Durango, Mexico, Aracely Palacios will duke it out with Karina Hernandez for the vacant NABF female flyweight title
  • Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre faces Maria Soledad Capriolo for the vacant South American super featherweight title in Cordoba, Argentina
  • In Nerang, Queensland, Australia, Shannon O’Connell takes on Gentiane Lupi
  • In a pair of bouts in Bayern, Germany, Ranan Durdu battles Mirabela Georghe and Christina Rupprecht dukes it out with Raluca Dinescu-Constantinescu
  • In Durango, Mexico, Nora Cardoza faces Lorena Mendoza
  • Soledad Macedo takes on. Amarilis Adorno in Salto, Uruguay
  • In Clichy la Garenne, Hauts-de-Seine, France, Maiva Hamadouche battles Wendy Gervois

The MRS – (WMMA & WBoxing News) May 12

Miscellaneous News

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We are gaining unprecedented access to the upcoming Intense Championship Fighting all female card.

We will have full coverage of the event, from weigh-ins to post-fight, starting Thursday, including video interviews with all 14 fighters.

The main event will feature InvictaFC vets Cassie Robb and Liz McCarthy.

We expect to announce a stream for the event Thursday.


Amanda Kelly and Kerry Hughes look to recover after their first losses at Cage Warriors as they will square off at the promotion’s 69th event June 7 in London, England.

Scotland’s Kelly (1-1) lost by unanimous decision to Laura Howarth in December. Kelly had a highlight reel KO over Hannah Stephens last October.

Hughes (1-1) lost to Agnieszka Niedzwiedz by decision in her Cage Warrior’s debut. Hughes would go 3-0 as an amateur before winning her debut over L.J. Adams.

The fight will stream on MMAJunkie.com June 7.


Shino VanHoose will make her long awaited U.S. debut as she faces Tyra Parker at Gladiator’s Challenge May 31 in San Diego. CA.

The 19 year old VanHoose (3-3) started her pro career at age 15, going 3-0. She would take current DEEP-JEWELS champion Seo Hee Ham the distance in her last fight, losing by decision. VanHoose had moved to the U.S. last year.

Parker (3-4) had submitted her opponents in all of her wins inclduing an armbar over Michele Gutierrez. Parker is coming off a loss to  Kristi Lopez by a close split decision. This will be Parker’s debut at strawweight.

No word on if this will be streamed.


vanburen anaverde tale of the tapeXFC vet Brianna VanBuren will return to action as she will take on Maria Andaverde at West Coast Fighting in Sacramento June 28.

VanBuren (3-1) has back to back wins including a decision over Patricia Vidonic. Andaverde is looking to snap a two fight skid, having won her pro debut in 2011.

No word on if this will be streamed.


The International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame ceremony will be streamed live and free at LDLTV.com on July 10th.

You can read about the inductees here.


Ava Knight has gotten a job with the UFC, but she won’t be doing MMA anytime soon.

Knight reported last week she will be one of the boxing coaches at the UFC Gym in Las Vegas.


Ultimate Fighter 20 competitor Felice Herrig participated in bikini contest over the weekend. You can see pics here.


Rumors

Cat Zingano has been cleared to start training and compete again. Zingano had turned down a fight with champion Ronda Rousey in July due to personal issues, so we don’t expect her to return to the octagon until late summer or early fall.


 

For those who are keeping track (like we are) out of the 36 fighters that tried out for TUF 20, several have booked matches in the coming weeks. Besides the a fore mentioned, Maria Andaverde, Brianna VanBuren, and Tyra Parker, both Lybarger sisters are also taking in fights this month. Obviously if they were picked they wouldn’t risk injury if they were on the short list of possible people for the house (and neither would the UFC we assume).

The UFC insisted they didn’t allow losing records and those with only one or two fights on their record. If you do the math like we did, that gets us under 20. We expect the number to decrease quickly in the coming weeks.


New Zealand’s Kate da Silva and Faith van Duin are campaigning to be on the UFC’s New Zealand debut card June 28. Silva (7-1) and Duin (4-0) squared off in the finals of the Storm Damage tournament this past August seeing Duin getting the triangle submission in round 4.


Scheduled Match (results)

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Courtesy LadyGo Blog

Pro MMA

Rin Nakai gains another solid victory as she defeats InvictaFC fighter Sarah D’Alelio by unanimous decision at Pancrase in Japan.

Nakai (16-0-1) used her grappling to control most of the match, getting the nod from the judges. Nakai has been on a roll with decision wins over Tara LaRosa and now D’Alelio.


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Courtesy MMARocks.pl

Invicta’s newest flyweight signee has earned another win before her promotional debut.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk (5-0) remains undefeated as she defeated Spain’s Karla Benitez at Arena MMA in Warsaw, Poland. The match was all standing, with Benitez the aggressor in the first round. It was Jedrzejczyk counter-punching that proved more effective and gained her the unanimous decision.


In other pro matches:

  • In a pair of matches at JVT 6 in Rio Grande do Sul Brazil, Débora Ferreira got the TKO over Rafaela Garcia in round 2, and Luana Souza defeated Carolina Karasek by split decision 
  • Circuito Talent de MMA in Sao Paulo, Brazil say a trio of bouts. Jennifer Maia submitted Aline Serio by rear naked choke at 2:18 round 2; Luciana Pereira and Deise Lee fought to a draw; and Bianca Daimoni KOed Yelka Torres at 1:20 round 2.
  • Beatriz Zambonini and Cassie Crisano fight to a no-contest at Ring of Fire in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Flor Fonseca defeated Paloma Fabrykant by split decision at Heroes MMA in Buenos Aries, Argentina
  • At XKO in Arlington, Texas, Jade DeHaas defeated Alice Yauger by unanimous decision
  • At XCC in Philadelphia, PA, Hannah Cifers got the TKO over Rachel Sazoff at 1:12 round 1

Ammy MMA

In amateur action this past weekend:

  • At Aggressive Combat in Jamaica, New York, Hannah Mcgurkin defeated Destiny Quinones by unanimous decision (115)
  • In a pair of bouts at Brawl INC in Branson, MO, Stephany Hull submitted Kara Bader-McSpadden by ezekiel choke at 2:45 round 1 and Tina Brown submitted Jessica Fletcher by guillotine 3:53 round 1 
  • Jenna MaCallister defeated Selina Valdez-Montoya by unanimous decision at NMEF in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • At WFC in Laughlin, NV, Shannon Reed KOed Danielle Mack by in round 1
  • Andrea Sawyer submitted Julie Dezellem by rear naked choke in round 1 at Ax Fighting in Lynnwood, Washington
  • At Torstar Naczaj Team Fight Night in Wołomin, Poland, Aleksandra Milczarek submitted Klaudia Ćwiek by arm triangle choke at 2:40 round 1
  • Liana Bogdanovs Tunmer defeated Kelly Savory by decision at FightStar Championship in Halifax, England

Boxing

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Halabi Courtesy schwaebische.de

It was a loaded week of for title bouts.

We start in Germany where three different cards saw three title bouts.

We start in Ulm, Germany, as Rola El Halabi successfully defended her WBF Light welterweight title against Victoria Cisneros by unanimous decision. She would also win the vacant WIBA andUBF Light welterweight title. Halabi inproves to 14-1.

Also on the card, Nicole Wesner KOs Sandra Zekic in round 2.


Down the road in Pfinzhalle, Germany, Melanie Zwecker defeated Grecia Nova by unanimous decision to win the vacant WBF International featherweight title. Zwecker remains undefeated and gains her first world title.


In Europahalle, Germany, WIBF light middleweight champion Maria Lindberg successfully defended her title as she got the TKO over Edita Lesnik in round 3. Lindberg also won the vacant WIBA light middleweight title and improves to 9-1.


A pair of IBF title matches happened in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico as Carolina Rodriguez gained the IBF bantamweight title by defeating former champion Janeth Perez by majority decision, and Victoria Argueta got the unanimous decision over IBF minimumweight champ Nancy Franco to win the belt.


A trio of memale bouts happen in Whitehall, New York. Carla Torres defeated Ronica Jeffrey by split decision to win the vacant WIBA featherweight title; Melissa St Vil defeated Dominga Olivo by unanimous decision; and Bertha Aracil KOed Jennifer Woodward in round 1 


In La Guaira, Venezuela,  Ogleidis Suarez defeated Calixta Silgado by unanimous decision to win the interim WBA super featherweight title. In other action on the card, Mayerlin Rivas defeated Liliana Martinez by unanimous decision


In other boxing action:

  • In Nairobi, Kenya, Sarah Achieng defeated Carolyn Orenja by unanimous decision to win the vacant IBF Inter-Continental featherweight title
  • In a pair of bouts in Hérault, France, France flyweight champ Laetitia Arzalier defeated Sandy Coget by unanimous decision and Cyrielle Hebert and Elina Jurkane fought to a draw 
  • Down the road at Deux-Sèvres, France, Ericka Rousseau defeated Jasmina Nadj by points
  • Csilla Nemedi def. Agnes Draxler by TKO round 3 in Budapest, Hungary
  • In Frenkendorf, Switzerland, Aniya Seki defeated Alexandra Gorog by TKO round 1

Weekend Results – Kate da Silva Gains POP Tourney Crown

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Silva

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.

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Ford

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

The MRS (WMMA & WBoxing News) May 2

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Julaton Courtesy Nevin Reyes/Rappler

Miscellaneous News

In results from Friday morning, boxing champion Ana Julaton makes a successful pro MMA, getting the TKO over Aya Saeid Saber by TKO round 3, and Jujeath Nagaowa defeated Jeet Toshi by TKO in round 2.


In boxing action Thursday, Ana Simeonova defeated Ivana Yaneva by unanimous decision in Sofia, Bulgaria.


We got a lot of interviews this past week in Vegas besides the ones we did with the TUF tryout participants. These includes TUF 20 housemates Tecia Torres and Emily Peters-Kagan, as well as Miesha Tate, Amanda Nunes, Kyra Batara, Julie Kedzie, Jordan McDonald, and Tuff-n-uff promoter Jeff Meyer. These will be posted in the coming weeks.

For now, you can watch the TUF tryout interviews below:

Part 1 (Angela Hill, Angelica Chavez, Helen Harper, Holly Cline, & Jenny Liou)

Part 2 (Justine Kish, Aisling Daly, Amy Cadwell-Montenegro, Nina Ansaroff, Claire Fryer, Diana Rael, & Danielle Taylor)

Part 3 (Heather Clark, Lisa Ellis, Chelsea Bailey, Jocelyn Lybarger, Jillian Lybarger, Maria Andaverde, Charlene Gellner, & Tessa Simpson)


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Randamie

Milana Dudieva has signed to the UFC and sees her first test against Germaine de Randamie at UFC 174 in Vancouver, Canada June 14th.

Dudieva (10-3) is coming off back to back submission wins and finished all but one of her wins. She has wins over former UFC fighter Sheila Gaff and  InvictaFC vet Danielle West.

Randamie (4-3) won her UFC debut over veteran fighter Julie Kedzie, but would lose to Amanda Nunes this past fall.

The match is suspected to air on Fox Sports 1 as a part of the UFC 174 prelims.


The new Unified rankings are out with some changes in the bantamweight, flyweight, and strawweight lists.

With her loss to Miesha Tate, Liz Carmouche drops down a spot to #9, trading places with InvictaFC champion Lauren Murphy.

With Leslie Smith move back to 135, she has dropped out of the 125 rankings shifting everyone below #3 up a spot. Zoila Frausto returns to the list at #10.

With her recent set of wins, Kalindra Faria enters the strawweight list at #9, pushing Herica Tiburcio out of the Top 10.

Featherweight and atomweights stay pat.

You can read the complete Unified rankings here.


Bantamweight standout Kate da Silva will take on Jess Rose Clark at XFC Australia for the promotions first ever 135 title June 14th in Brisbane, Australia.

Da Silva (5-1) was a runner-up in the Storm Damage tournament this past fall, losing to Faith Van Duin. She will be a part of the Princesses of Pain round robin tournament this weekend.

Clark (3-1) is coming off a first round submission win and finished all but one of her opponents.


Suvi Salmimies has a change in opponent for upcoming fight at Lappeenranta Fight Night 10 May 17 in Finland. She will take on pro debuter Clemence Schreiber of France.


Our news editor MarQ was a guest of Fight Life Media this past week to talk about covering women in MMA and what he expects in the upcoming Ultimate Fighter season.

They also did an interview with Heather Clark who tried out for TUF 20.

You can watch the interviews here.


Rumors

A lot of the foreign TUF cast is sticking in the US to get prepared for June when they enter the house. Alex Chambers has been training with Miesha Tate at Xtreme Couture, while Bec Rawlings has been training in San Diego at Alliance MMA with Brandon and Kerry Vera.

Joanne Calderwood told us she is heading back to Scotland for her training camp.


Many of those in Vegas this week went to Xtreme Couture to train, and we expect the women’s team, right now headed by Miesha Tate, will see some more members as the year progresses.


Even though we can’t say who made it or not, several fights were booked in the next couple of weeks that may not happen if one or two of the participants are picked up for TUF 20. So keep an eye on our Upcoming Fights/Results page for changes.


Kyra Batara will be fighting for RFA June 6 and her opponent should be announced in the next few days.


Scheduled Fights

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Maaka, Watt, & Silva

Pro MMA

Princess of Pain returns to Aukland, New Zealand with two female tournaments and an action packed undercard.

The pro tournament will feature three bantamweight prospects in a round robin. Kate Da Silva (5-1 pro), Desiree Ann Maaka (1-1 ammy) and Charlene Watt (4-1 ammy) will fight each other with the winner getting a title shot against champion Dawn Chalmers.

An amateur flyweight tournament is also set. In the semi-finals, Tairi Ford takes on Hera Tamati, while Serina Cole faces Ursula Nicole Marshall-Steele. The winners will face each other later in the night to crown a tournament champion.

Four other non-tournament bouts will also happen:

  • Missy Layton vs. Tracey Burns
  • Gabrielle Marsters vs. Sabrina Compton
  • Barbra Verlinden vs. Bente Hollen
  • Elizabeth Warner vs. Krissy Hunter

In other pro bouts:

  • Pannie Kianzad takes on Annalisa Bucci at Superior Challenge in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • In Olimpia Fight in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Cassie Crisano faces Glauciele Silva (145)
  • In a pair of bouts at Aspera FC 6 in Santa Catarina, Brazil, Karine Silva battles Cintia Nunes and Roberta Paim fights Thais Machado
  • Betina Baino takes on Claudia Vasconcellos at Samurai Combate 5 in Rio de Grabde Sul, Brazil
  • At Cage Sports in Tacoma, WA, Reagen Benedetti faces Katie Howard

Ammy MMA

In amateur action this weekend:

  • At Eternal MMA in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Janay Harding faces Helen Malone
  • Cheryl Flynn takes on Michelle Jones at AON in Leeds, England
  • At Fightquest 28 in Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada, Johannie Gervais battles Camelia Ruest
  • Devaney Clayton fights Bi Nguyen at IXFA in Vinton, Louisiana
  • At Spar Star in Inglewood, California, Jessica Nasrallah takes on Alyssa Garcia
  • In a pair of bouts at Ultimate Reno Combat in Reno, NV, Lacy Pigott faces Ashley Medina, and Stacy Vandiest battles Amber Leibrock 

Boxing

A pair of title bouts are set for Brandenburg, Germany.

Derya Saki will take on Flora Machela for the vacant GBC lightweight title, and Jennifer Retzke battles Everline Odero – vacant GBC light welterweight title.

Saki (6-0) finished four of her opponents and seeking her first title. Machela (5-1) has finished in all but one of her wins and also seeks her first belt.

Retzke  (13-1-1) is the German GBA champion and has 9 KOs to her credit. Odero (6-4-1) has yet to be finished.


In other boxing action

  • In Sao Paulo, Brazil, Rose Volante faces Erika Karolina
  • Kali Reis battles Marva Dash (160) in Canton, Massachusetts

The MRS – (WMMA & WBoxing News) – April 25

the-ultimate-fighter-tufMiscellaneous News

Reminder that we will be at ground zero Monday as eight spots are up for grabs on “The Ultimate Fighter 20”. We have 20 confirmed trying out for the show but expect more will show up.

We can tell you also the already announced eight cast members will be in town next week for medicals. (Juliana Lima, Paige Van Zant, and Claudia Gadelha won’t be doing the show.) It will be a quick turnaround in terms of those eight chosen at tryouts who will be picked Monday night. There will be a total of 16 fighters in the TUF house.

If the UFC stands to form, we won’t know the rest of the cast until filming ends in late June/early July.

Make sure to follow our twitters @WombatSports & @Wmmanews for updates. We plan in posting some interview with the hopefuls and a few surprise guests.


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Yamaguchi

Mei Yamguchi (11-7-1) will make her long awaited DEEP-JEWELS debut on the promotion’s 4th card May 18th.

The former Valkyrie champ is coming off back to back split decision losses at PXC, which could have gone either way. She dropped to 105 in her last fight and looked impressive at her new weight.

Yamagucho will face journeywoman Yukiko Seki (12-23) who is coming off a decision win last November over Madoka Ebihara.

The card will be main evented by Shizuka Sugiyama and Takayo Hashi battling for the inaugural D-J 135 title.


Charmaine Tweet hopes to average a loss May 21 as she takes on Anna Barone in Montreal, Canada.

Barone (2-3) KOed Tweet in 18 seconds in the first meeting in October 2011. Barone only fought once since then, losing to Kaitlin Young via doctor’s stoppage.

Tweet (4-4) was on a three fight win streak before debuting for Invicta last year, losing a decision to Julia Budd.

The fight will take place at 155 pounds and will main event the card. It is expected to be streamed.


Featherweight prospect and Dane Maria Hougaard Djursaa will look to gain some gold as she faces Italian Annalisa Bucci at European MMA May 23rd in Falconer Salen in Denmark.

Djursaa (5-4) is on a three fight win streak with wins over Jorina Baars and Alexandra Buch. Bucci (6-2) is on a five fight win streak, finishing all but one opponet during her streak. She will face undefeated Pannie Kianzad May 3 before taking on Djursaa.

No word on if the fight will be streamed.


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Hamasaki

The CJ Report did an interview with InvictaFC vet and former JEWELS 115 title holder Ayaka Hamasaki. She is currently rehabbing a nagging knee injury she had before her last fight with Claudia Gadelha. She went under the knife a month after  her last fight and seems to be recovering well. She hopes to return in late summer or early fall for DEEP-JEWELS. Contrary to early reports, she stated a drop to 105 is an option, but she is sticking to 115 for now.

In the interview, she talked about the retirement of long time training partners Megumi Fujii and Htiomi Akano, and the current WMMA scene in Japan. You can watch it here.


Amateur prospect Sarah McLeod will make her pro debut May 16th at Prize Fighting Championship in Williston, North Dakota against Shawna Lang.

McLeod (7-5-1) has won her last three fights. Not much is know about Lang, but has a win over Brittany Weis in 2012. She has also fought for Fusion Fight Legaue out of Billings, MT.

This fight will stream live on gofightlive.tv for $10.


World boxing champion Cecillia Braekhus has parted ways with her promoter according to an article on NRK Sports.

Braekhus has had problems with her promoter, Sauerland, for a while. She was waiting for her contract to be up to get rid of the promoter so she can fight more often and help pave the way to a possible superfight with Holly Holm.

Thanks to @LEEKDaSneek for the news tip.


The Americana MMA clothing line has announced they have put a $5000 KO bounty on UFC Champ Ronda Rousey.

The company specified that they will give the award to the first fighter who gets a knockout over the champ in a sanctioned fight.


Wimp2Warrior Season 2 is in the can and will debut in Australia in June. The series, which takes ordinary men and women and turn them into MMA fighters, will also post videos as the series progresses for foreign viewers.  They are planning a third season, which will feature a U.S. vs. Canada cast.

You can watch a trailer so season 2 here.


Rumors

As we mentioned several times before, Juliana Lima and Claudia Gadelha won’t be taking part in the Ultimate Fighter 20. A major reason is due to the language barrier. We are hearing that Gadelha will be making her octagon debut in Brazil in June.


InvictaFC vet Danielle West has stated she is dropping to 125 and is preparing a test cut in the next few weeks. She plans on returning to action in August.


Alexis Davis will spend part of her upcoming fight camp at Team Alpha Male to help with her wrestling.


ADCC and world BJJ champion Gabi Garcia stated she will make her MMA debut at Real Fighting Japan August 17 against a yet to be named opponent according to an article on DamadeFerro.com. She also mentioned being given an offer to fight for XFCi.


Scheduled Fights

Pro MMA

corriea duke weigh inTwo undefeated fighters will battle in Baltimore at UFC 172.

Ultimate Fighter vet Jessamyn Duke and Brazilian Bethe Correia are both seeking their second UFC win. Both came Correia (135) and Duke (135.5) came in on weight.

Duke (3-0; 1NC) is coming off a decision win over TUF castmate Peggy Morgan. She has been training with champion Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler to prepare for the fight.

Correia (7-0) is coming off a decision win over Julie Kedzie. She trains with the Pitbull Brothers of Bellator fame.

The fight will air on the televised prelims on Fox Sports 1 Saturday.


Kalindra Faria looks for her 11th straight win as she takes on Sanja Sucevic at XFC International in Sao Paulo ,Brazil.

Faria (14-3-1) made a successful transition strawweight in her lat outing, submitting Laura Balin in the second round at MMA Super Heroes. She has finished six of her last 11.

Sucevic (4-2) is coming off a loss last year to TUF 18 contestant Colleen Schneider at 125 pounds. She is making her way back to strawweight and has wins over Lena Ovchynnikova and Irene Cabello.

The fight will stream for free on XFCMMA.com Saturday.


In other pro bouts:

  • In a pair of fights at Spartan Combat League in Denver, CO,  Brittney Elkin faces Amanda Bell and Shannon Sinn takes on Courtney Himes 
  • Angela Hill makes her pro debut against Stephanie Skinner at USFFC in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • At DakotaFC in Fargo, North Dakota, Mariah Prussia battles Shannon Gunville
  • Pamela Boveda fights Elen Torres at Rhino Fight Combat 6 in Alto Parana, Paraguay
  • At Barracão Fight Championship 3 in Ponta Grossa, Brazil, Jessica Suelem dukes it out with Jaquelline Santana
  • Aline Sério faces Paula Baack at GSF in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • At Jason Fight Championship 1 in Brazil, Ana Maria Índia takes on Ilara Joanne

Ammy MMA

In amateur action this weekend:

  • In a pair of bouts at Gladius Fights 11 in Cortland, New York, Hannah Grable takes on Andrea Lee and Alyssa Vasquez faces Janice Meyer.
  • Ashley Jackson battles Nichole Usko at NAAFS – Akron, Ohio
  • At Warrior FC in Corbin, Kentucky, Elizabeth Richardson dukes it out with Alannah Arnett
  • Aspen Ladd fights Cynthia Calvillo at WCFC in Sacramento, California
  • At Rage in the Cage in Staffordshire, England, Anya Lynette Hynes takes on Amy O’Mara (120)
  • Sinead Kavanagh faces Aoifé Murphy  at Cage Contender in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • At FiveStar in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada, Robin Combs battles Elyse Stevenson

Boxing

Yesica Yolanda Bopp is looking to be a two division champion as she takes on Daniela Romina Bermudez for the vacant WBO flyweight title in Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

Bopp (26-1) is the current WBO/WBA light flyweight champion having won the title last July. She successfully defended the title in December against Ana Fernandez.

Bermudez (16-2-2) is on an eleven fight win streak and hold belts at bantamweight and super flyweight.

Also on the card, Adela Celeste del Carmen Peralta faces Maria Angelica Ruiz.


Nicole Boss looks to defend her EBU lightweight title for the first time as she takes on Sopio Putkaradze in Berne, Switzerland.

Boss (11-4-2) in on a four fight win streak and won the vacant title with a decision win over Kremena Petkova in December.

Putkaradze  (10-1-2) has won four straight and is looking for her first boxing title.


In other boxing action:

  • In a pair of bouts in Polanco, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Maria Ramirez takes on Sonia Osorio, and Viridiana Ramos faces Estefani Casilla 
  • In bouts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ruth Stephanie Aquino fights Tamara Marianella Nunez and Stefany Bizquiazo battles Norma Elizabeth Diaz Caucota 
  • In Panama City, Panama, Zuliana Mendoza dukes it out Jocelyn Edwards and Iliana Bonilla faces Zuseth Hoyte 
  • Ericka Rousseau takes on Bilitis Gaucher in Charente-Maritime, France
  • In Saint-Maur, Indre, France, Jessica Tamara Vargas fights Cindy Bonhiver (122)
  • Anne Sophie Da Costa dukes it out Fleis Djendji in Saint-Just en Chaussee, Oise, France
  • In Haute-Vienne, France, Myriam Dellal faces Wendy Gervois (135)
  • Jessica Balogun takes on Edita Lesnik in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • In Kielce, Poland, Ewa Brodnicka fights Kremena Petkova
  • Anna Donatella Hultin battles Karina Kopinska in Malmo, Sweden
  • In Buchs, Switzerland, Vivian Fontana dukes it out with Katarina Vistica