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Weekend Results – Tate Gets 1st UFC Win; Persoon Gains 4th World Title

Pro MMA

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Miesha Tate has gotten her first UFC, defeating Liz Carmouche at UFC on Fox 11 in Orlando, Florida Saturday by unanimous decision.

Tate (14-5) looked a little sluggish in the first round, with Carmouche controlling the takedown and grappling game. Tate warmed up more in the second with her striking, despite getting taken down again by Carmouche and stifled on the mat.

Tate pushed forward in round 3, getting a takedown of her own and taking side control. Tate threatened with several chokes throughout the round, with Carmouche surviving a tight rear naked choke.

In the end, the judges gave Tate the nod 29-28 all.

Carmouche suffered a wrist injury and is on medical suspension until a doctor clears her. Tate is clear and a possible rumored fight Sarah Kaufman in a rematch in June ahead of her.


In other pro bouts:

  • At Kansas Fighting Allaince in  Kansas City, MO, Trisha Clark def. Amanda LaVoy by submission (armbar) 4:44 round 1
  • Rebecca Ruth defeated Crystal Stevens by TKO round 1 at ShamrockFC in St. Louis, MO
  • At Fight to Win in Denver, CO, Lacey Schuckman submitted Melissa Meyers by rear naked choke at 1:35 round 1. In an amateur bout, Mallory Martin submitted Nekah Dmitreyva by armbar round 2

Ammy MMA

Bergstrom vs. Dorn Courtesy Amanda Lynn/Steelfist
Bergstrom vs. Dorn Courtesy Amanda Lynn/Steelfist

Steelfist Cage Fights in Salt Lake City, UT had an action packed set of female bouts this past weekend. In the only female pro bout on the card, Killastina Matatohi got the TKO over Rachel Kemker in round 1.

The amateur card saw:

  • Rianne Whiting  defeating Danielle Donaldson by TKO round 2 to win the ammy 135 title
  • Charlene Donahue defeating Krystal Larson by TKO (retirement) round 2
  • Brenda Enriquez submitting Carissa Merrill by rear naked choke in round 1
  • Buffy Ogden defeated Morghan Filler by TKO round 2
  • Jennifer Snyder defeated Becca Cater by TKO (retirement) round 2
  • Jessica Bergstrom defeated Deane Dorn by TKO round 1
  • Ambur Madsen defeated Palen Cornell by TKO round 1

In other amateur bouts:

  • At MMA Finnish Championships, Tina Lähdemäki defeated Suvi Salmimies by TKO round 1
  • Ronni Lawrence defeated Susie Wyatt by unanimous decision at Fight Hard MMA in St. Charles, MO
  • At EAC in Fredericktown, Ohio, Kayla Kipp defeated Kelly Wisecarver by TKO 1:26 round 1
  • Jennifer Darr defeated Stephanie Alba by decision at Wild Bill Fight Night in Duluth, Georgia
  • At Capital City Cage Fights in Lansing, MI, Angela Jennings defeated Brittney Wellington by TKO round 1 to win the ammy 125 title.
  • Selina Valdez-Montoya defeated Latrisha Breidenbach by TKO (retirement) round 1 at UFA in Denver, CO
  • At Battle at the Bay in Anacortes, Washington, Shawn Dee Solosabal and Brittany Simms fight to a majority draw

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Courtesy gva.be

Boxing

Delfine Persoon has now four belts around her waste.

The WIBF, WBF, & WIBA lightweight champ defeated WBC champ Erica Anabella Farias in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium to become the #1 lightweight boxer on the planet.

You can watch the fight here.


On other boxing bouts:

  • In a pair of fights in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Laura Soledad Griffa defeated Alicia Monica Machaca by unanimous decision, and Julieta Andrea Cardozo defeated Maria Cecilia Roman by unanimous decision 
  • Karina Rodriguez defeated Yolanda Segura by TKO (retirement) round 6 in Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico

The MRS (WMMA & WBoxing News) – April 19

Miscellaneous News

In pro MMA action from Friday night, Lacey Schuckman submitted Melissa Meyers by rear naked choke 1:35 round 1 at Fight to Win MMA in Denver.


In Shoot Boxing in Tokyo, Japan, Rena Kubota defeated Seo Hee Im by KO (Standing Guillotine Choke) 2:50 round one, and Ai Takahashi defeated Matsukuma Kikukawa by TKO 2:04 round one.


Kankaanpaa
Kankaanpaa

Three female bouts are set for Finland May 17th, and an Invicta vet will co-main event the card.

Invicta strawweight title contender Katja Kankaanpää will fight in her home country as she takes on Ukrainian Alyona Rassohyna.

Kankaanpää (8-1-1) is coming off her first pro loss to UFC sognee Joanne Calderwood. She has notable wins over Aisling Daly and Mei Yamaguchi.

Rassohyna (8-2) is coming off four straight first round armbars and will be the first time she will fight in northern Europe.

Finnish standout Suvi Salmimies will look to impress as she takes on Yana Lyashko of Russia. The third match will feature Vuokko Katainen taking on Julia Borisova.


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Fox

HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumble” will feature a story about transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox. It will include an interview with the first woman to beat Fox, Ashlee Evans-Smith.

The show will air Tuesday.

You can watch a preview here.


Andria Wawro will return to action June 6 as she will take on Jessy Miele at Reality Fighting 52 in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.

One to the top featherweight prospects, Wawro (2-1 pro) won three of her 4 matches as an amateur. He last pro bout was last year with a unanimous decision win over Cassie Crisano.

Meile will make her pro debut after having her first and only amateur bout in 2009. The BJJ purple belt has traned in fighting for 8 years.

The fight will most likely be streamed on Go Fight Live for $10.


Universal Sports Network will be broadcasting the finals of the “US Open” freestyle wrestling tournament Saturday night in Vegas.

Here are the list of the finals:

  • Alyssa Lampe vs. Victoria Anthony (48 kg/105.5 lbs.)
  • Katherine Fulp-Allen vs. Whitney Conder (53 kg/112.25 lbs.)
  • Helen Maroulis vs. Sarah Hildebrandt (55 kg/121 lbs.)
  • Alli Ragan vs. Trinity Griffin (58 kg/128 lbs.)
  • Jennifer Page vs. Jenna Burkert (60 kg/132 lbs.)
  • Randi Miller vs. Veronica Carlson (69 kg/152 lbs.)
  • Jackie Cataline vs. Iris Smith (75 kg/165 lbs.)

The matches will air starting at 7 p.m. pst/10 p.m. est.


Julaton
Julaton

On Sunday at noon pst/3 p.m. est, we will talk to boxing champ Ana Julaton, who will make her MMA debut against Aya Saeid Saber at OneFC in the Philippines.

You can listen live here Sunday.


Rumors

A Brazilian website is reporting the World Series of Fight is looking to book Cyborg Justino versus Holly Holm for sometime next year.

Justino is currently sign with Invicta, and she is at the end of her contract after her next match. InvictaFC president Shannon Knapp has told us that Justino will defend her 145 title against India Gomes in June.

As of now, Justino’s management has stated they are not interested in signing with the WSOF anytime soon.


Speaking of Invicta, Knapp is expected to make an announcement next week about the June event and a possible tv deal.

Should be noted the Fox and the UFC not only recognized InvictaFC in their graphics and commentary Wednesday, but they also used Invicta footage to pump up the fight between Sarah Kaufman and Leslie Smith. UFC and Fox never does this…


According to Dana White, Ronda Rousey requested to defend her title on the July 5th card. White noted that Cat Zingano was still dealing with “personal issues” and was the reason she wasn’t available. Miesha Tate stated this week she is picking Rousey to win over challenger Alexis Davis. Liz Carmouche refused to pick.


White also mentioned he is working on getting the Strikeforce fights on Fightpass. Due to a provision in their Strikeforce deal with Showtime, they aren’t allowed to air the complete fights anywhere. They would also need to edit sponsors out of the fights.


Scheduled Fights

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Fox will air it’s first female bout on national broadcast television as Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche will face off in the co-main event on the “UFC on Fox 11” card in Orlando, FL. Both Tate (135.5) and Carmouche (135) made weight.

Both coming off losses, a win will get the one of them back in the title hunt.

The match will air on Fox Saturday night.


In other pro bouts:

  • At Kansas Fighting Alliance in Kansas City, MO, Trisha Clark takes on Amanda LaVoy
  • Crystal Stevens faces Rebecca Ruth at ShamrockFC in St. Louis, MO

Ammy MMA

Steelfist will have seven amateur bouts plus one pro bout in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Rachel Kemker vs. Killastina Matatohi (pro heavyweight)
  • Rianne Whiting vs. Danielle Donaldson (ammy 135 title)
  • Charlene Donahue vs. Krystal Larson (150)
  • Brenda Enriquez vs. Carissa Merrill (120)
  • Buffy Ogden vs. Morghan Filler (145)
  • Becca Cater vs. Jennifer Snyder (125)
  • Jessica Bergstrom vs. Deane Dorn (195)
  • Palen Cornell vs. Ambur Madsen (125)

Watch the @WombatSports twitter feed for up to the minute results.


Lawrence & Wyatt
Lawrence & Wyatt

In other amateur bouts:

  • At Fight Hard MMA in St. Charles, MO, Susie Wyatt faces Ronni Lawrence
  • Kelly Wisecarver takes on Kayla Kipp at EAC in Fredericktown, Ohio
  • In Absolute Action MMA in Williamstown, Kentucky, Kia Peppard battles Desiree Wilson (135)
  • Jennifer Darr fights Stephanie Alba at NFC in Duluth, Georgia
  • In UFA in Denver, CO, Selina Valdez-Montoya faces Latrisha Breidenbach

Boxing

Erica Anabella Farias will defend her WBC lightweight title against Delfine Persoon Sunday in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Farias (19-0) is looking for her 20th win and her 9th defense of her title. Persoon (28-1) is looking to put a fourth belt around her waste, as she is the current WIBF, WBF, and WIBA lightweight champion.


In a pair of bouts Buenos Aires, Argentina, Julieta Andrea Cardozo faces Maria Cecilia Roman and Alicia Monica Machaca battles Laura Soledad Griffa 

Weekend Results: Shafir Wins Pro Debut; Holmes & Moyle Advance at Tuff-n-uff

Pro MMA

World Class Judoka Marina Shafir was successful in her pro debut this past weekend, taking on last minute opponent Chandra Engel by armbar at Chaos at the Casino 4 in Inglewood, CA.

Shafir got the takedown early, and tried for the armbar, but she got tangled in the ring ropes. After adjusting position, she was able to get the armbar on the second attempt for her first pro win.

You can watch the fight here.

WMMA Round-up did an interview post fight with Shafir, which can be seen here.


Courtesy Dao of Cat Fighter
Courtesy Dao of Cat Fighter

Jocelyn Lybarger gets her third win with a unanimous decision over  Rosa Acevedo at RFA 14 in Cheyenne, WY. Lybarger threatened a rear naked choke at the end of round 1 which Acevedo fought off. It was Lybarger’s striking in rounds 2 & 3 that sealed the deal and the win.


Undefeated Polish fighter Agnieszka Niedzwiedz gains her sixth win getting the triangle submission over Gemma Hewitt at Cage Warriors 67 in Swansea, Wales.

Courtesy Dolly Clew/Cage Warriors
Courtesy Dolly Clew/Cage Warriors

The two started to exchanged strikes early and eventually clinched against the cage. Niedzwiedz tried to throw Heweitt but Niedzwiedz was just able to muscle her down landing in Hewitt’s guard. Niedzwiedz tried to get some ground and pound as Hewitt slips to her hip. Niedzwiedz adjusts and slaps an armbar from bottom. Niedzwiedz then transitioned to the triangle for the tap in the first round.

You can watch the fight here.


In other pro bouts:

  • At Rouge Fights in Redding, PA, Brianna VanBuren defeated Katie Klimansky by TKO round 1
  • Naiara Guerreira got the TKO over Jackeline Sales Ferreira Leite in round 2 at  Arena Combat in Brazil
  • At Rolim Fight Combat 2 in Rolim de Moura, Brazil, Rosangela dos Santos defeated Fabrina Vanessa by split decision
  • Mariana Morais submitted Mariana Santos by armlock round 1 at Circuito Talent de MMA 8 in Brazil.
  • At Araguatins Fight Night in Brazil, Polyana Vianna defeated Thais by TKO in round 1
  • Debi Studer submitted Mara Romero guillotine round 2 at MAX FC in Switzerland
  • At Fighters World Cup in Australia, Arlene Blencowe submitted Kenani Mangakahia by triangle at 4:04 of round 3. In an amateur bout, Megan Anderson defeated Janay Harding by unanimous decision.

Ammy MMA

Tuff-n-uff kicked off their strawweight tournament in Las Vegas, NV this weeken, with the winner being signed to Invicta.

In the first semi-final, Molly Wren-Holmes defeated Laura Uyeda by unanimous decision. In what was mainly a striking battle, both fighters saw some damage, but it was Holmes who got the higher scoring shots. You can watch the fight here.

Moyle & Denizad
Moyle & Denizad

The second semi-finals saw Jamie Moyle get the TKO over Jianna Denizard at 2:36 of round 2. Moyle used her wrestling to stifle Denizard, and would ultimately get the mount and TKO in round 2 for the win. You can watch the fight here.

Holmes and Moyle will square off in the finals on the May 2 card at the Cox Arena in Las Vegas.

In a non-tournament bout, Alenna Nilsen defeated Jennifer Chareunvong by split decision


In other ammy bouts:

  • At Kaged Kombat FC in Saratoga Springs, New York, Paige Matheson defeated Heather Lefevre by unanimous decision
  • Ashley Hancock got the TKO over Andy Nguyen by TKO round 2 at XFE in Greenville, South Carolina
  • At A-Town Throwdown in Austin, Minnesota, Christina Jobe defeated Chelsi Westdorp by unanimous decision
  • Elisa Marrugo defeated Michelle Brunson by split decision at Dragon’s Tail in Tyler, Texas
  • At Budo Fights in Bend, OR, Anna Symonds submitted Laura Wallace by rear naked choke round 1
  • Sarah Click got the TKO knee to the body over Shannon Harney in 46 seconds at CFX in Boston, MA

Boxing

Paola Gabriela Casalinuovo wins her first world title as she defeated Yajaira Hernandez by TKO round 7 to win the vacant IBF light middleweight title in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Casalinuovo remains undefeated at 11-0.

Also on the card, Paola Benavidez defeated Guadalupe Maria Antonia Maldonado by unanimous decision.


Gabriela Bouvier retains her IBF flyweight title by defeating Carolina Alvarez by unanimous decision in Maldonado, Uruguay. Bouvier improves to 12-4-1 and extends her win streak to three.


In other boxing bouts:

  • In a pair of bouts in San Luis, Argentina, Yohana Belen Alfonzo defeated Maria Eugenia Lopez by unanimous decision to win the vacant Argentina (FAB) super featherweight title, and Vanesa Lorena Taborda defeated Soledad del Valle Frias by points 
  • Marie Riederer knocked out Veronika Hornyak in round 1 in Berlin, Germany
  • In a trio of bouts in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Katia Gutierrez defeated Brenda Flores, Sandra Robles defeated Paloma Lopez, and Tania Enriquez defeated Diana Gonzalez; all by by unanimous decision 
  • Marianna Gulyas defeated Agnes Draxler by points in Šturovo, Slovakia
  • In a trio of bouts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Yamila Esther Reynoso defeated Pamela Diaz by TKO round 2, Csilla Nemedi got the TKO over Anita Kosics in round 1, and Alexandra Gorog fights Klaudia Vigh to a draw 
  • Latashia Burton defeated Dionna Brooks by points in Cut Off, Louisiana
  • In Aube, France, Anne Sophie Da Costa defeated Maria Rosa Tabbuso by points
  • In a pair of fights in Quintana Roo, Mexico, Anabel Ortiz defeated Ivoon Rosas by unanimous decision, and Arely Valente and Maria Salinas fight to a draw 
  • Sofia, Bulgaria had four female bouts. Kremena Petkova defeated Galina Gumliiska by unanimous decision, Teodora Bacheva defeated Svetla Taskova by split decision, Tzvetalina Konstantinova defeated Dilyana Todorova by split decision, Borislava Goranova defeated Lubka Asenova by unanimous decision, and Djuliana Nikolova and Elena Bolrachova fight to a draw.

Ana Julaton to take on Aya Saeid Saber in MMA Debut

Julaton
Julaton
Saber
Saber

After signing a multi-fight contract for OneFC, boxing champion Ana Julaton is ready to make her first steps into the cage as she will take on Egypt’s Aya Saeid Saber at their May 2nd event in Manila, Philippines. The match was made official Monday.

Julaton (13-4-1 boxing) is the former WBO Super Bantamweight and IBA Super Bantamweight World Champion and has won 3 of her last five fights. She has been making the transition to MMA since late last year, and will be considered the hometown favorite due to her Filipina heritage.

Egypt’s Saber (1-3 MMA) is a vet of India’s Super Fight League and started her MMA career in 2012. She won her debut by decision.

“Aya Saber is an experienced MMA warrior and champion in kickboxing. I know she will bring her very best on May 2nd,” Julaton stated in a press release. “I’m training for my ONE FC homecoming fight in Manila harder than ever before and what gives me strength through my ups and downs are the hearts of my Kababayon all over.”

“I am excited and honored to be the first female mixed martial artist from Egypt to compete in ONE FC,” Saber commented. “I can’t wait to get into the cage and beat Ana and make my fight team and family proud. Unlike Ana, I am not new to MMA. Be careful Ana, you are entering my world. I’m coming!”

The fight joins Fillipina Jujeath Nagaowa versus India’s Jeet Toshi on the card.

The event will stream in the U.S. on OneFC.com for $10 May 2.

The MRS – April 11

Miscellaneous News

In MMA action Wednesday at OFC 2 in Brazil, Bruna Vargas defeated Rafaela Garcia via Unanimous Decision and Carolina Karasek defeats Nanda Gadea via TKO in round 1.


On Thursday, Rosy Duarte defeated Cristina Araujo via Armbar in round 1 at OxMMA in Brazil.


Also Thursday, Latravia Pierce defeated Kim Colbert by points in boxing in Houston, TX.


jj yvonne poster icfA second match has been announced for the upcoming Intense Cage Fighting’s all female card May 9th in Great Falls, MT.

JJ Aldrich (6-3) will take on Yvonne Alameda (2-1) in a strawweight amateur bout. The match joins Cassie Robb versus Liz McCarthy on the card.

We will have more fight announcements in the coming weeks and will be covering the event live May 9.


Muay Thai fighter Angela Hill will make her long awaited pro MMA debut April 26 as she will face Stephanie Skinner at USFFC 18 in Winston Salem, North Carolina April 26.

Hill made her pro Muay Thai debut last year for Lion Fights getting an unanimous decision win. Skinner (2-4) is coming off a win over Margaret Bloom in 2012.

It will be streamed on GFL.TV for $10.


XFC International tryouts have been announced for May 10th in Osasco SP, Brazil. They are looking for both male and female fighters. More details can be found here.


After over a year of no Ultimate Women’s Challenge drama, the show’s producer Lyle Howry is suing the fighters because they “leaked secrets and results from the show.”

The show will never see the light of day due to the production company not paying anyone including the fighters and crew, with the latter having “lost a solid portion of the footage”. The fighters lobbied the state of Utah for the fight results from the show to be made public so they can add it to their records.

You can read the complete story behind the fiasco here.


Rumors

Gina Carano met with Dana White Wednesday night to possibly talk  a match with Ronda Rousey. White confirmed the meeting did happen, but was tight lipped on what went down.


Holly Holm has decided to get surgery on her broken arm, with no exact timeline on when she will return.

As for her future, Holm’s manager was tight lipped about a rumored match between Holm and Cyborg Justino, but did state they invited Cyborg to Holm’s Legacy match last week.

The Legacy matchmaker stated during an interview this week that an European promoter has offered $250,000 for a boxing match between Holm and WBA/WBC/WBO Welterweight champ Cecilia Brækhus. Holm stated she was interested in fighting Brækhus in boxing this fall in Vegas.


Scheduled Fights

Courtesy RFA
Courtesy RFA

Pro MMA

InvictaFC vet Jocelyn Lybarger hopes for her third pro win as she takes on Rosa Acevedo at RFA 14 in Cheyenne, WY which will air on AXS TV. Both Lybarger (119.4) and Acevedo (119.6) came in on weight for their 120 catchweight bout.

Lybarger (2-1) won her pro debut at Invicta in 2012, and a year later would get a 27 second submission win over Jessica Armstrong-Kennett. She is coming off a loss to Sarah Alpar by unanimous decision last July.

Acevedo (1-0) won her pro MMA debut last month against Sharice Davids. She went 4-2 as an amateur.


Niedzwiedz & Hewitt
Niedzwiedz & Hewitt Courtest Cage Warriors/Dolly Clew

Bantamweight prospect Agnieszka Niedzwiedz will look for her 6th straight win as she faces Gemma Hewitt at Cage Warriors in Swansea, Wales. Niedzwiedz (135.4) and Hewitt (134.1) both came in on weight.

Poland’s Niedzwiedz (5-0) has finished all but one of her opponents, getting a unanimous decision in her Cage Warriors debut this past December over Kerry Hughes.

England’s Hewott (1-0) got a TKO in her pro debut against Chloe Hinchliffe this past November.

The match will be streamed live and free in MMAJunkie.com at 4pm ET/1pm PT.


Marina Shafir will make her long awaited pro MMA debut as she faces Chandra Engel at Choas at the Casino in Inglewood, California.

Shafir went undefeated as an amateur 5-0 with all wins by submission. Good friend and training partner of Ronda Rousey, she has won all but one fight by armbar.

Engel lost in her pro debut against InvictaFC vet Marciea Allen. She went 9-8 as an amateur with five by submission.


In other pro bouts:

  • At Rouge Fights in Redding, PA, Brianna VanBuren takes on Katie Klimansky
  • Naiara Guerreira battles Jackeline Sales Ferreira Leite at Arena Combat in Brazil
  • At Rolim Fight Combat 2 in Rolim de Moura, Brazil, Rosangela dos Santos faces Fabrina Vanessa
  • In Austrailia at FWC 17, Arlene Blencowe fights Kenani Mangakahia. In an amateur bout, Janay Harding takes on Megan Anderson 

Moyle & Denizard Courtesy Ultra Vista/Tuff-n-uff
Moyle & Denizard Courtesy Ultra Vista/Tuff-n-uff

Ammy MMA

The Tuff-n-uff strawweight tournament starts Friday night with two semi-final bouts. All fighters made weight. (Click the links to read interviewers for the fighters):

In a non-tournament strawweight bout, Jennifer Chareunvong takes on Alenna Nilsen.

The fights will stream on GoFightLive.tv for $10.


In other ammy bouts:

  • At Kaged Kombat FC in Saratoga Springs, New York, Paige Matheson takes on Heather Lefevre
  • Andy Nguyen faces Ashley Hancock at XFE in Greenville, South Carolina
  • At A-Town Throwdown in Austin, Minnesota, Christina Jobe battles Natalie Madej
  • Michelle Brunson fights Elisa Marrugo at Dragon’s Tail in Tyler, Texas

Boxing

Gabriela Bouvier will defend her IBF flyweight title for the first time taking on Carolina Alvarez in Maldonado, Uruguay.

Bouvier (11-4) has won back to back fights and won the title this past October. Alvarez (11-5) is coming off a TKO win over Basilia Mancilla this past December.


Paola Gabriela Casalinuovo and Yajaira Hernandez will battle for the vacant IBF light middleweight title in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Casalinuovo (10-0) has finished all her opponets, having yet to see a third round. Hernandez (15-5) has 9 KOs to her credit and has won four of her last 5.

In another bout on the card, Paola Benavidez will face Guadalupe Maria Antonia Maldonado.


Sofia, Bulgaria will have six female bouts on a packed card Sunday:

  • Galina Gumliiska vs. Kremena Petkova (135)
  • Teodora Bacheva vs. Svetla Taskova (112)
  • Tzvetalina Konstantinova vs. Dilyana Todorova (118)
  • Djuliana Nikolova vs. Elena Bolrachova (135)
  • Borislava Goranova vs. Lubka Asenova (147)
  • Djuliana Nikolova vs. Elena Bolrachova (135)

In other pro boxing matches:

  • In a pair of bouts in San Luis, Argentina, Yohana Belen Alfonzo and Maria Eugenia Lopez will fight for the vacant Argentina (FAB) super featherweight title, and Soledad del Valle Frias takes on Vanesa Lorena Taborda.
  • Marie Riederer faces Veronika Hornyak in Berlin, Germany
  • In a trio of bouts in Tijuana, Mexico, Katia Gutierrez fighters Brenda Flores, Sandra Robles faces Paloma Lopez, and Tania Enriquez dukes it out with Diana Gonzalez
  • Dionna Brooks battles Latashia Burton in Cut Off, Louisiana

Weekend Results – Holm Earns First MMA Title; Dudieva Earns 10th Win

Courtesy Sherdog

Pro MMA

Holly Holm got her first piece of MMA gold this past Friday, but not without injury.

The undefeated striking phenom took home the initial Legacy 135 title in her hometown of Albuquerque, NM with a fifth round TKO over Brazilian standout Julie Werner.

Holm (7-0) would control most of the match in the center of the cage with her kickboxing, with Werner trying to work against the fence with knees. Holm broke her arm due to a blocked headkick in the first round, which wasn’t known to anyone besides Holm at the time.

Holm continued her offence in round two, almost finishing the fight with liver kicks to Werner. Rounds three and four saw Werner being the aggressor, but Holm’s punching was just too fast and was able to dodge most of Werner’s punches.

A head kick would drop Werner in round five, but it would a few punches on the ground would be needed to make the ref stop the contest at 1:50.

Holm stated she doesn’t have a timeline on a return as she is weighing her rehab options.

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Courtesy Super Lutas

Unbeaten bantamweight Larissa Moreira Pacheco continues to prove to be the top prospect not signed to a major promotion, getting a triangle choke submission win over Liziane Silveira at Jungle Fights in Brazil. The action packed fight which could be a contender for “Fight of the Year”.

In the first round, Pacheco and Silveira exchanged knees in the clinch early, as they were separated and Pacheco got the takedown. and transitioned to mount, securing an armbar. Silveira  powerbomed her way out, getting some ground and pound before Pacheco tried for a heel hook. They fought their way back up to the feet. Pacheco landed a knee that dropped Silveira right before the bell.

Both stated a striking war in the second round, with Pacheco’s accuracy battling Silveira’s power. Silveira would get a knee to the face of Pacheco, but Pacheco would fight through it. Pacheco got a takedown as the round ended.

Third round saw Pacheco get the body lock takedown on Silveira and would settle into a half guard. Pacheco landed some ground and pound and would be swept by Silveira, who would get some ground and pound of her own. Pacheco secured a triangle from bottom at the 2:25 for the tap.

Pacheco wins her 10th fight, none going the distance.

In another pro bout on the card, Mariana Leonardo submitted Edlaine França by armbar round 2.

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Milana Dudieva put herself back on the bantamweight map as she defeated Daria Chibisova to gain her second straight win.

Dudieva (10-3) had gotten the takedown and fought off an armbar and got the heel hook for the tap at 3:34 of round one.

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DEEP-JEWELS champ Seo Hee Ham made a successful homecoming getting a two round decision over fellow JEWELS vet Shino Van Hoose at RoadFC in Seoul, Korea. The #3 ranked Ham was dominate as expected, but VanHoose looked much improved throughout.

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In other pro bouts:

  • At Rumble at the Roseland in Portland, Oregon, Glena Avila defeated Katie Howard by split decision
  • In a pair of bouts at Arena Fight Night 3 in Brazil, Amanda Torres defeated Lucia Senna and Paula Baack defeated Mayara Ferreira Aguiar, both by unanimous decision 
  • Iman Darabi def. Veera Nykänen by unanimous decision at IRFA 6 in Sweden
  • At RespectFC 11 in Germany, Aitek Emadi defeated Anne Merkt by unanimous decision
  • In Wasilków, Poland at Exclusive Fight, Barbara Nalepka submitted Katarzyna Jakubczak by guillotine in 20 seconds.
  • Elaine Albuquerque defeated Carol Javali by unanimous decision at Cabo Fight Championship in Pernambuco, Brazil

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Ammy MMA

Howard and Avila Courtesy Paul Nelson
Howard and Avila Courtesy Paul Nelson

In ammy MMA action this weekend:

  • At the Midwest Fight Series in Indianapolis, Indiana, Danielle Ternet got the TKO over Beth Wright at 1:45 of Round 1
  • Sarah Payant defeated Sarah Jacobson by unanimous decision at Premire FC in Agawam, Massachusetts
  • In Dunfermline, Scotland at Art of Combat,  Helen Copus got the TKO over Tracey McFarlane at 1:12 of round 1
  • At Slugfest in Witkowo, Poland, Małgorzata Smaczniak defeated Zuzanna Zygmuńska by unanimous decision
  • Mayra Palestino defeated Dania Lopez by unanimous decision at No Limit Fighting in Madera, California
  • At AOL MMA in Plant City, Florida, Letrail Solomon submitted Cheyanne Vlismas by guillotine at 1:02 round 2 to win the 105 title

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Boxing

Courtesy Noti Fight

Maria Elena Maderna successfully defended her WBO lightweight title for the second time defeating Dalia Vasarhelyi in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Maderna (12-8-3) was able to get the TKO in round 3 and earned her third straight win.

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Kenia Enriquez earns her first boxing title, getting a 7th round TKO over Jolene Blackshear to win the vacant NABF light flyweight title in  San Diego, CA.

Enriquez (11-0) has gotten six KOs in her career and recently handed Noemi Bosques her first loss.

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Former WBC youth boxing title holder Mayela Perez gained her first major title as she defeated Alejandra Lopez by unanimous decision to win the vacant WBC Silver minimumweight title in Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico.

The former WBC Youth Super Flyweight and Minimumweight champ came back after a majority draw last year.

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In other pro boxing matches:

  • In Santa Fe, Argentina, Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre defeated Victoria Noelia Bustos by unanimous decision
  • Jesica Espinal got the TKO over Johana Garcia in round 2 at Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • In Chihuahua, Mexico, Ibeth Zamora Silva defeated Judith Rodriguez by unanimous decision
  • Iliana Bonilla defeated Zuseth Hoyte by unaimous decision in Santiago, Panama
  • In a pair of bouts in Slaska, Poland, Klaudia Szymczak got the TKO over Diana Borodka in round 1, and Karina Kopinska defeated Gabriella Roman by unanimous decision 
  • Angela Marciales defeated Angie Barca by unanimous decision in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • In Lombardia, Italy, Anita Torti defeated Monica Gentili by split decision

The MRS (WMMA & WBoxing News) – April 5

Miscellaneous News

We are happy to announce Intense Cage Fighting will be holding an all female card on May 9th in Great Falls, MT. The card will feature a four woman tournament to crown the first ever ICF flyweight champion.

Wombat Sports will be giving you complete coverage of the event including interviews, previews, and live results as it happens.

Stay tuned!


Tiburcio
Tiburcio

The new Unified rankings are out with only one change in the strawweight top 10.  With her win this past weekend,  InvictaFC signee Herica Tiburcio has entered into the list, taking the 10 spot. She bumps Bec Hyatt to #12.

You can read the complete April 2014 Unified rankings here.


Paige Van Zant has signed to the UFC directly and won’t be a part of the Ultimate Fighter.

The now 20 year old is one year shy of the 21 year old age limit due to alcohol being available in the house.

There are still unconfirmed reports that the Brazilians, Claudia Gadelha and Juliana Lima, will also be signed directly to the UFC and forego TUF 20, because of the language barrier.


UFC champion Ronda Rousey has gotten her way and will part with her management, at least partly.

Through arbitration, the California State Athletic Commission has released Rousey from a three year deal she made with Fight Tribe Management. However, this only bans Fight Tribe from getting fees from Rousey’s fight purses. Outside projects including her acting career, modeling, and promotional gigs are still in effect, but Rousey can fight that part of the contract in the California Superior Court; which her attorney Steven Bash intends on doing.


Two female fights are scheduled for Lappeenranta Fight Night 10 in Finland May 17. Vuokko Katainen will face Julia Borisova and Suvi Salmimies will take on a fighter to be determained.


Amateur prospect and WMMA Press Award winner Susie Wyatt will be back in action April 9th as she face Ronnie Lawrence at Fight Hard MMA in St. Louis April 19. Wyatt (7-3) has only been stopped once in her career. Lawerence is currently undefeated at 6-0 and has finished all her opponents.


Merrill
Merrill

On the Wombat Sports podcast at 1 p.m. pst/4 p.m. est, we will have amateur fighter Carissa Merrill, who will be a part of an historic half female and half male card in Utah.

You can listen here live on Sunday.


Rumors

Gina Carano stated on “The Arsenio Hall Show” this week she will be meet with UFC president Dana White next week to talk about a possible comeback.

You can watch her appearance here.


According to Holly Holm’s coach Mike Winkeljohn, Holly Holm’s management will try to go back to the bargaining table with the UFC after her match this weekend at Legacy. He says Holm is opening to fight InvictaFC featherweight champion Cyborg Justino and Holm’s management is looking to do a pay-per-view event if that happens.


Scheduled Fights

Pro MMA

Werner & Holm
Werner & Holm

Holly Holm will seek to get her first MMA title as she takes on Brazil’s Julie Werner at Legacy Fighting for their vacant bantamweight title in Albuquerque, NM which will air on AXS TV Friday night. Both fighters came on weight.

Holm (6-0) has knocked out five of her six opponents, going the distance in her last match against Angela Hayes in December

Julie Werner (7-3) is on a five fight win streak with her only losses to Vanessa Porto.


Pacheco & Silveira
Pacheco & Silveira

Undefeated Brazilian bantamweight Larissa Pacheco is looking for her 10th straight win as she faces Liziane Silveira at Jungle Fights 68 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Pacheco (9-0) has finished all her fights, with 5 submissions and 4 KOs. She is looking to sign with the UFC.

Silveira (2-0) is looking for the upset, with two first round wins of her own.


Glena Avila is looking to snap a two fight losing streak as she faces former amateur champion Katie Howard at Rumble at the Roseland in Portland, Oregon

Avila (2-2) got back to back armbar wins to start her pro career, and lost back to back decisions.

Howard (1-0) is coming off a decision win over Miriam Cardoso Cerqueira in February.


In other pro bouts:

  • At IRFA 6 in Sweden, Iman Darabi faces Veera Nykänen. This will stream live and free here at 9 a.m. pst/Noon est Saturday.
  • In a pair of bouts at Arena Fight Night 3 in Brazil, Amanda Torres takes on Lucia Senna, and Paula Baack battles Mayara Ferreira Aguiar.
  • Anne Merkt fights Aitek Emadi at RespectFC 11 in Germany
  • At Exclusive Fights IV in Wasilków, Poland, Barbara Nalepka faces Katarzyna Jakubczak. This will stream live and free here at 9 a.m. pst/Noon est Saturday.
  • At Cabo Fight Champioship in Pernambuco, Brazil, Carol Javali battles Elaine Albuquerque
  • Seo Hee Ham faces Shino VanHoose at Road FC in Seoul, South Korea
  • At ProFC 53 in Oblast, Russia, Annalisa Bucci takes on Milana Dudieva. This will stream for $10 at Epicentre.tv.

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Ammy MMA

In ammy MMA action:

  • In a pair of bouts at Premire FC in Agawam, Massachusetts, Sarah Payant faces Sarah Jacobson and Jessy Miele takes on Pam Sorenson
  • Devaney Clayton battles Bianca Rodriguez at XFC Louisiana – Ponchatoula, Louisiana
  • In Dunfermline, Scotland at Art of Combat, Helen Copus fights Tracey McFarlane
  • At Slugfest in Witkowo, Poland, Małgorzata Smaczniak faces Zuzanna Zygmuńska
  • Shauna Dicintio takes on Kirsten Scott at Heroes Combat League in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • At No Limit Fighting in Madera, California Dania Lopez battles Mayra Palestino (205)
  • Beth Wright fights Danielle Ternet at Midwest Fight Series in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • At AOL MMA in Plant City, Florida, Cheyanne Vlismas faces Letrail Solomon

Boxing

Maria Elena Maderna will look to defend her WBO lightweight title for the second time as she faces Dalia Vasarhelyi in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Maderna (11-8) won 7 of her past 8 fights, gaining the title last June. She defeated Diana Ayala by unanimous decision in her first title defense in December.

Vasarhelyi (7-4) is on a three fight win streak and is coming off a first round TKO over Veronika Hornyak last month.


In San Diego, California, Kenia Enriquez and Jolene Blackshear will battle for the vacant NABF light flyweight title.

The undefeated Enriquez (10-0) has five KOs to her credit, and is coming off an unimous decsion win over Noemi Bosques.

Blackshear (8-4) has won four of her past 6 fights and is coming off an unanimous decision loss to Maria Suarez.


In other boxing action:

  • In Lombardia, Italy, Anita Torti and Monica Gentili will fight for the vacant Italy lightweight title
  • Victoria Noelia Bustos faces Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre in Santa Fe, Argentina
  • In Loir-et-Cher, France, Bilitis Gaucher takes on Laura Godbillon
  • Jesica Espinal battles Johana Garcia in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • In Chihuahua, Mexico, Ibeth Zamora Silva dukes it out with Judith Rodriguez
  • Zuseth Hoyte fights Iliana Bonilla in Santiago, Panama

Weekend Results: Brazilian Talent Shines as Porto & Tiburcio Earn Wins

Pro MMA

Faria vs. Balin
Faria vs. Balin

Brazil saw 11 female fights this weekend with the strawweights in all but one.

We start with a jam packed card at MMA Super Heroes in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In the main event, Kalindra Faria (14-3-1) earns her 10th straight victory with a rear naked choke over Laura Balin. Faria was dominant in round 1 controlling Balin on the ground and continued control in round two, getting the rear naked choke to earn her second win in two weeks.

InvictaFC signee Herica Tiburcio (8-2) used her superior wrestling to outpoint Aline Sattelmayer to take the unanimous decision victory. Tirburcio have several huge takedowns during the match, and had some solid submission attempts throughout.

Balad
Balad

The undercard featured the MMA Super Heroes Strawweight Grand Prix, with Renata Baldan make an impactful pro debut and winning her first title.

Baldan would battle Bruna Wing in the semi-finals in what was a war on the feet. Baldan’s more accurate strikes gave her the edge and would get the unanimous decision to put her in the finals.

The other semi-final would see Michele Angelo get a devastating KO over Roberta Pereira da Silva Gomes. After a solid first round, Angelo, a right hand would drop Gomes to prompt a walk off KO in round 2.

In the finals, Baldan and Angelo started out in a slugfest, which saw Baldan taking the upperhand. Baldan would finish off Angelo with a series of knees to be crowned the strawweight champion.

In a reserve tournament bout on the card, Graziele Ricotta and Luciana Treze fought to a majority draw.


Meanwnile in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a pair of bouts happened at Fatality Arena 6.

InvictaFC’s Vanessa Porto (17-6) had little problems with Ana Maria India in her bamtamweight battle. The #2 ranked 125er on the planet was able to outstrike Maria in a rematch from their 2006 battle. Maria tried to takedown Porto but was easily thwarted. Porto would take an unanimous decision.

In a strawweight match, Aline Serio was flawless against last minute replacement Mayara Aguiar. Serio was set to fight Bianca Daimoni but Daimoni had dropped out only hours before the match.

Serio’s striking was just too much for Aguiar, and it took 60 seconds for Serio to get the TKO victory.


Courtesy Pinoy Cage News
Courtesy Pinoy Cage News

Phillipina fighter Gina Iniong picked up her 3rd win as she got the split decision over veteran fighter Mei Yamaguchi at Pacific Xtreme Fighting.

Iniong (3-1) started quick with punches, which forced Yamguchi to clinch and Yamaguchi started to knee Iniong’s thigh. Iniong would reverse a takedown attempt by take top position. Yamaguchi would secure the armbar on Iniong from bottom, with Iniong trying the slam out of it several times. Iniong would finally fight free of the armbar and the first round ends.

Second round saw Yamaguhci get the takedown early and get back control. Iniong escaped and got it back to the feet, but Yamaguchi got another takedown and landed some ground and pound before Iniong fought her way back to her feet. Yamaguchi would continually attack Iniong’s thigh while hitting some punches to the face that caused Iniong’s nose to bleed. Iniong would get a throw over Yamaguchi and pin her against the cage. Yamaguchi would fight through and get to her feet to end the round strong with punches to Iniong.

The final stanza say a battle on the cage in the clinch. Yamaguchi would try to get a takedown, but Iniong would reverse and get some striking before a scramble to the feet. Yamaguchi would get a takedown and get some ground and pound as time expired.

One judge gave it to Yamaguchi 29-28, while two judges gave the fight to Iniong 29-28 and 30-27.

Yamaguchi intends to appeal the decision.


In other pro action:

  • In a pair of strawweight tournament bouts at XFC in Sao Paulo, Brazil,  Vanessa Guimaraes defeated Marcela Yineris by split decision and Vanessa Melo defeated Gloria Bravo by unanimous decision
  • At BAMMA in Commerce, CA, Kyra Batara submitted Misha Nassiri by armbar round 1 and Melanie Lacroix defeated Brooksie Bayard by unanimous decision (135)
  • Diana Atkin got the TKO over Michelle House by TKO in round 1 at Unity MMA in Edmonton, Canada
  • At Rumble On The River on Tulsa, OK, Erin McDougall defeated Jaymee Jones by unanimous decision
  • At Max Fights 19 in Fargo, ND, Mariah Prussia defeated Brandis Lafrombois by TKO 0:27 round 1
  • Holly Cline defeated Jen Aniano by unanimous decision at Extreme Combat Challenge – Muncie, Indiana
  • At Shooto Finland in Lahti, Vuokko Katainen got the first round TKO over Yana Lyashko
  • Natalie Roy defeated Nikki Lowe by TKO 1:40 round 1 at Triple A MMA – Santa Fe, NM. In an amateur bout, Lindsay Jones defeated Michelle Williamson by unanimous decision
  • In China at Kunlun Fights, Jin Tang defeated Song Xiaoqing by TKO 2:15 round 2.

Ammy MMA

Mallett Courtesy TXMMA.com/Mike Calimars
Mallett – Courtesy TXMMA.com/Mike Calimars

In amateur action:

  • In a pair of bouts at Epic Fighting in San Diego, CA, Maria Dominguez defeated Roesha Hightower by unanimous decision and Alyssa Garcia defeated Tushara Veerella by unanimous decision
  • At United Cage Fights in Merrionette Park, Illinois Debra Dunkel-Bartecki got the TKO in 17 seconds over Shantara Profit
  • In a pair of bouts at Caged Warriors 3 in Houma, Louisiana, Jamie Blanton go the TKO over Cammie Hoover in 22 seconds, and Ashley Milligan submitted Faith Charfauros guillotine in 58 seconds
  • Katie Vanderhoff defeated Christina Adams by unanimous decision at IT Fight series – Findlay, OH
  • At CCE in Pueblo, CO, Angela Hancock defeated Shawna Tyler by TKO 0:41 round 1
  • In a pair of fights at Cowboy Extreme Fighting in San Antonio, Texas, Fatima Mallett submitted Laurie Ashby by triangle round 2, and Dominique Gallegher-Gonzales defeatred Stephanie Builderback by decision
  • Elyse Stevenson submitted Amanda Pack anaconda choke) round 3 at BFL in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
  • In Shock ‘n’ Awe in Portsmouth, England, Molly McCann defeated Ameesha Bhudia by TKO 2:01 round 1
  • Corrie Ward defeated Madison Depiero by TKO round 2 at WFF in Chandler, Arizona

Boxing

Dionicius vs. Torres
Dionicius vs. Torres

A stacked card in Buenos Aires, Argentina happened over the weekend with four female bouts.

Debora Anahi Dionicius successful defended her IBF super flyweight title getting the 4th round TKO over Neisi Torres. Dionicius goes 16-0.

In other action:

  • Alejandra Soledad Morales def. Norma Elizabeth Diaz Caucota by unanimous decision  (118)
  • Vanesa del Valle Calderon def. Alicia Machaca by points  (126)
  • Julieta Cardozo def. Paola Gamarra by unanimous decision (118)

In boxing action this weekend:

  • In Brandenburg, Germany, Ramona Kuehne retains her WBO/WIBF/WBF super featherweight title by defeating Gina Chamie by unanimous decision
  • Mayra Alejandra Gomez defeated Carolina Marcela Gutierrez Gaite by split decision to win the interim WBO bantamweight title in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • In a pair of bouts in Cordoba, Argentina, WBO super bantamweight champion Marcela Eliana Acuna defeats Estrella Valverde by TKO round 6 and Yesica Patricia Marcos def. Silvia Fernanda Zacarias by unanimous decision
  • In Puy-de-Dôme, France, Farida El Hadrati got the TKO in round 2 over Cindy Bonhiver to win the vacant France light welterweight title
  • Elfi Philipps and Najat Hasnouni fought to a draw in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • In Athens, Greece, Areti Mastrodouka defeated Claudia Ferenci by unanimous decision
  • Pasa Malagic defeated Sandra Zekic by TKO round 2 in Nyon, Switzerland

Alexis Dufresne Signs to UFC; Faces Nunes in Orlando

Dufresne
Nunes
Nunes

Undefeated lightweight Alexis Dufresne has signed to the UFC and will face Amanda Nunes April 19th in Orlando, Florida. Several Brazilian MMA sites reported the news Saturday.

Dufrense (5-0) has finished all of her opponents in the first round with 2:20 the longest she ever been inside the cage competing. After two submission victories to start out her career, the BJJ standout got three straight TKOs. She trains out of Team Quest in California.

In the UFC title hunt, Amanda Nunes (9-3) is 2-0 in the UFC with wins over Sheila Gaff and Germaine de Randamie. Both were first round finishes.

The fight will be a part of the preliminary card of The UFC on Fox 11 card. On the main card, Miesha Tate will take on Liz Carmouche.

The prelims will air on Fox Sports 1.

The MRS (WMMA & WBoxing News) – Mar. 21

Miscellaneous News

Based on your suggestions from our survey, we updated the site with new colors and a new banner. We also added a #WMMA new twitter feed on the main page as well to help you catch up on some news as it happens.

We will be trying to expand our coverage in other combat sports as well.

We will continue to have our survey up to take your suggestions from you so we can continue to improve the site. Thanks for helping us make Wombat Sports better.

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Porto
Porto

Vanessa Porto has inked a new long term deal to InvictaFC.

One of the top flyweights in the planet, Porto (16-6) is currently ranked #2 in the world at 125. Her most recent win was over Zolia Frausto this past December on Invicta’s 7th card.

“I’m very happy to sign this long-term deal with Invicta,” Porto stated in a press release. “They have treated me very well in the past and I want to make Invicta my home for a long time to come. I’m very grateful to have an opportunity to prove myself in the best women’s MMA organization in the world. Hopefully I’ll get my chance at the Invicta belt soon.”

Porto will be fighting outside of Invicta in her home country of Brazil against Ana Maria next weekend.

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Holm - Courtesy NMCombatSports.com
Holm – Courtesy NMCombatSports.com

The UFC and Holly Holm could not reach a deal this past weekend. Money seemed to the sticking factor.

Holm still has a title fight coming up against Juliana Werner at Legacy April 4th live on AXS TV.

On a side note, UFC president Dana White stated he has not been in talks with Gina Carano.

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Women’s MMA Round-up did a great little breakdown and some helpful hints about the upcoming Ultimate Fighter 20. If you are planning to go down to try out or just want a quick refresher on what is going down watch the video here.

We are hearing that if you have a winning record,and only have 1 pro fight you can try out.

We will have more about TUF 20 in the rumors section below.

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bravo melo breakdown

XFC International continues it’s promotion of female talent with two strawweight bouts set for March 29.

  • Chile’s Gloria Bravo (1-1) will face Brazil’s Vanessa Melo (2-2)
  • Columbia’s Marcela Yineris (pro debut) takes on Brazil Vanessa Guimaraes (2-2)

The event will stream on XFCMMA.com March 29th.

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InvictaFC vet Stephanie Frausto will face Stephanie Skinner in a Muay Thai bout at 408 Fights “Battle of the Bay 2” card this coming Friday March 28th in San Jose.

There are going to be another 6-7 female Muay Thai fights on the card as we hear.

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Australia’s Arlene Blencowe (3-4) will look to even her record as she takes on Kenani Mangakahia at FWC 17 April 12. Mangakahia (2-1) is coming off a first round TKO over Belinda Sedgwick.

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Undefeated Pannie Kianzad will be back in the cage May 3rd at Superior Challenge in Sweden against a yet to be named opponent.

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Ashlee Evans-Smith will be featured on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” April 22.

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Rugilo
Rugilo
Salmimies

Amateur Finnish MMA fighter Suvi Salmimies (1-0-1) is battling in a new arena. Salmimines is on Finland’s version of “The Voice” and has made it past the battle rounds.

You can watch her last performance here.

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On Sunday at 1 p.m. pst/4 p.m. est on the podcast, we will talk to Muay Thai fighter Prairie Rugilo who will fight on the Friday night Fights live stream next week. Rugilo established “Team Girl Fight” and is a member of the New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

You can listen live here on Sunday.

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Rumors

Gadelha
Gadelha

We are getting word from our sources that Claudia Gadelha and Juliana Lima might be immediately signed to the UFC and not participate in “The Ultimate Fighter 20”.

The reason we are hearing is Fox Sports 1 has a problem with the language barrier with the two Brazilian signees.

Gadelha has tweet she hasn’t heard anything on her end, but that may just mean she hasn’t gotten word yet.

This would increase the spots available during the tryouts to seven. We may see one more spot open as well due to another issue. We will have more about this next week.

Saturday, we will be doing a scouting report on who is going officially and who we expect to see there. Wombat Sports will be covering the tryouts in Vegas April 27-28.

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We can tell you Zoila Fruasto and Norma Center have no plans on trying out for TUF 20.

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OneFC president Victor Chua is stating we may see former boxing champ Ana Julaton make her MMA debut soon. Julaton has been doing some cross training and OneFC has expressed interest in signing her.

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RFA matchmaker Scott Cutbirth stated on the Pro WMMA Now podcast they do have both UFC and Invicta outs in their contracts. He also stated he is open to a 155 division.

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Schedule Fights

Lansberg & Deleaney
Lansberg & Deleaney

Pro MMA

Lina Akhtar Lansberg and Emma Delaney are ready to go for their bantamweight contest at Cage Warriors in Ballerup, Denmark Saturday. Lansberg (134.9) made weight, while Delaney (138.5) came in 3.5 pound over. Delaney will give up 40% of her purse.

England’s Delaney (0-1) is coming off a split decision loss to Laura Howarth at Cage Warriors in December. Sweden’s Lansberg (1-1) will make her Cage Warriors debut, coming off her first win as a pro over L.J. Adams.

The match will stream on Cage Warrior’s facebook at 11:45 a.m. pst/2:45 p.m. est.

In a non-streamed amateur bout, Anna Elmose will face Sinead Kavanagh.

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Fallon Fox looks to recover from her first loss as she takes on Heather Bassett in a bantamweight match at XFO 50 in Chicago Friday night. Both Fox (135.4) and Bassett (134.5) made weight.

Fox (3-1) was a finalist in the CFA featherweight tournament losing to Ashlee Evans-Smith in the finals. Fox had finished all her pro opponents before the loss.

Bassett (1-0) mad her pro debut this past August, getting the submission over Breea Gilbert. Bassett went 4-2 as an amateur.

Word is that Kelly Warren maybe out due to an unforeseen medical condition and will not face Pearl Gonzalez at the event.

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In other pro MMA action:

  • At Storm Damage 4 in Australia, Ginny Conners faces Rachel Head
  • Iryna Shaparenko takes on Kamila Porczyk at KSW 26 in Poland
  • Dora Perjes battles Eleonora Tassinari at MMA Revolution in Hungary.

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Ammy MMA

In amateur action:

  • At Battle in the South in Wilmington, North Carolina, Mariah Smith takes on Michaela Seitter (125)
  • Christina Perez faces Kelsey Hundt at Rock Xtreme MMA in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • In North Logan, Utah at Clash MMA, Heidi Wollabaek battles Nicole Sontag (135)
  • At WFC in Las Vegas, NV, Kari Lichtenwalner fights Christine Ferea
  • Jessica Middleton faces Adrianna Lowrey  at Carnage 2 in Lawrence, Kansas
  • At All Star MMA in Montebello, CA, Elizabeth Johnson takes on Elizabeth Lebeau (145)

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Boxing

In Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany,  Alexandra Vlajk looks for her first titles as she faces Renata Domsodi for the vacant UBO, WBF International, and Hungary bantamweight championships.

Vlajk (5-0) made her pro debut last October and has rolled through her competition. She will face her toughest test in Domsodi (11-4) who has went 4-2 in her last six.

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Ji-Hye Woo will defend her IFBA World Super featherweight title against Jennifer Han in Gun San City, South Korea Sunday.

Woo (13-2) defeated Xu Chun Yan last April in her first title defense since winning the title in 2011. Han (10-2) has won back to back unanimous decision wins.

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Sonya Lamonakis and Tiffany Woodard will look for their first regional title as they battle for the vacant USA New York State heavyweight title in Queens, New York in a rematch.

Lamonakis (8-1-2) defeated Tanzee Daniel, recovering from her first loss of her career. Woodard (4-7-3) is looking to get back to her winning ways.

The two fights have fought twice before, with Lamonakis taking a majority decision in the first bout and a draw in the rematch.

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In other boxing action:

  • In Brooklyn, New York, Heather Hardy takes on Nydia Feliciano
  • In a pair of bouts in Benguet, Philippines, Norj Guro faces Rosemarie Cruz, and Carleans Rivas battles Oshiru Tamami
  • Ruth Stephanie Aquino dukes it out with Cristina Beatriz Cuevas in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • In Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada, Lucia Larcinese fights Jackie Trivilino
  • Adela Celeste del Carmen Peralta takes on Marisa Gabriela Nunez in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Also in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Karen Elizabeth Carabajal faces Lorena Noemi Gomez
  • Erin McGowan battles Sriphrae Nongkipahuyuth in Madeley, Western Australia, Australia
  • In Liege, Belgium Djemilla Gontaruk dukes it out Wendy Gervois
  • Jessica Belder fights Galina Gumliiska in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • In Noginsk, Russia. Ekaterina Izotova takes on Agnes Draxler