Germaine de Randamie & Julia Budd Ready to Go for Strikeforce Challengers

Photo Courtesy Ester Lin/Strikeforce

The first female fight under the Zuffa banner is set for Friday night.

Germaine de Randamie (145) and Julia Budd (145.5) were on weight for their match at Strikeforce Challengers Friday night in Kent, WA.

This is a rematch of sorts, as Randamie TKOed Budd in a kickboxing match in 2008. Since then, Budd wanted a rematch, and Randamie was more than willing to accept.

The winner of this match could have a strong argument as a challenger to Cyborg Santos’s 145 pound title.

Strikeforce Challengers will be live on Showtime Friday night.

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“Little” Patricia Vidonic’s Road to the Championship Blog: Fight Week

By ProMMA Now

Well here we are, fight week!! I am feeling awesome both mentally and physically. My head is in this 100%, I am focused, determined and bringing my A game.

It’s like the smaller I get, the stronger I feel. My cardio is top notch, I have been working at high altitudes since December; so if this fight goes the distance, I am fully prepared…

(Read more at ProMMANow.com)

Kickboxers Femina Wachal vs. Cheryl Chan in Vancouver Friday

Women’s kickboxing heads to Vancouver.

On a loaded AMA 5 kickboxing/MMA card, two of Surrey, Canada’s own will duke and kick it out. Femina Wachel out of Wachel’s MMA faces Cheryl Chan out of Mendoza’s Fight team. Chan has an amateur MMA record of 2-2 and Wachel is a kickboxing instructor out of her and her husband’s gym in Surray.

The bout is sanctioned by the IFK and will happen live Fridat at Fraserview Hall in Vancouver. Tickets are available at Gioco Sports world and Top Ranked Martial Arts in Vancouver.

Julie Kedzie vs. Alexis Davis Scheduled for Strikeforce July 30

As Strikeforce 135 pound champion Marloes Coenen takes on Miesha Tate for her belt, two possible contenders for the title will be featured July 30’s undercard.

Fighting veteran Julie Kedzie, who is #9 in the Unified Rankings, will face former Raging Wolf champion and #7 ranked Alexis Davis at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson in Chicago.

Davis (9-4) has faced some of the best in the world, and has a win over Tonya Evinger. She lost a close split decsion to Shayan Baszler last year at Freestyle Cage Fighting, which was a match of the year candidate.

Kedzie (16-8) has been a staple of women’s MMA since the early days of the sport, and is hot off a win against Kaitlin Young. Kedzie faced Gina Carano in the first ever female televised bout in 2007, which garnered fight of the night honors.  She is also the leader of one of the most successful women’s MMA team in the country at Jacksons/Winkeljohn in Albuquerque, NM.

The match will take place during the preliminaries, and will air on HDNet July 30.

Get to Know Ladie Lacey Schuckman

by Amber – BrawlBase.com

I recently had the chance to have a quick Chat with Lacey Schuckman. If you’ve been hiding under a rock and you don’t know who Lacey is, you’re in for a treat. She is a beast in her division, which is a mere 110lbs, and to most seems like it would be impossible for anyone of her stature to do any real damage. However, you would be sadly mistaken to jump into a cage with Lacey expecting not to get bullied around…

(Read more at BrawlBase.com)

Strikeforce Champ Cyborg Santos Added to the G2 Summit

If you want to learn from one of the best pound for pound Women’s  MMA fighters in the world, here is your chance.

Strikeforce 145 pound champion Cyborg Santos was just announced as one of the 14 fighters giving seminars at the G2 Women’s MMA Summit July 1-3 in Las Vegas.  With an impressive 10-1 record,  she is seen as a true representative of the sport. Out of the Shooto Boxe gym in San Diego, this is your chance to learn from the champ.

Santos joins fellow Strikeforce fighter Julie Kedzie; Bellator fighters Jessica Aguilar & Carla Esparza; and pro-fighters Shayna Baszler and Michele Gutierez as seminar instructors.

The cost of the G2  Summit is $120. For a complete list of seminars and to sign-up please go to http://G2Fight.com.

 

 

Friday Night WMMA Results – It’s Not a Race Ladies…

Ediane Gomes
Ronda Rousey
Sara Mann

 

Ready, set, submit!

Ediane Gomes, Sara McMann, and Ronda Rousey played a game of one-upmanship Friday as each took less than a minute to submit their respective opponent.

It started at the Blackeye Entertainment card in Fletcher, NC, when Ediane Gomes (7-2) came back from losing to Rousey via armbar in 25 seconds in March by defeating Kat Alendal with an anklelock in 42 seconds. Not to be out done, Olympic silver medalist in wrestling McMann (2-0) got an armbar on Olympic bronze medalist weightlifter Julie Malenfant in 32 seconds.

Meanwhile in Calgary, Canada, after all the drama leading into the fight between Rousey and Charmaine Tweet (Rousey was offered a Strikeforce match, but was unable to get out her contract with the Hard Knocks Fighting Championships), it only took 49 seconds for her to armbar Tweet. Expect Rousey to announce she is signing with Strikeforce in the next week.

Back at the Blackeye card, Glena Avila defeats Angelica Brotherton via armbar at 4:01 of round 3 in her pro debut, which gained them Fight of the Night honors. Avila was undefeated in the amateur ranks and is looking to be a rising star in the 115 pound ranks.

Vanessa Mariscal goes 2-0 with a win over Colleen Schneider via rear naked choke at 1:40 of round 3.

The northeastern U.S. had two female fights scheduled. Sarah Maloy had fell down some stairs before her American Fight Organization match with Katie Merrill, and had to withdraw from the fight. Maloy had a pinched nerve in her back, but should be okay.

Finally, Munah Holland improves to 2-1 when she defeated Marissa Caldwell via TKO at 1:00 of round 2 at the Ring of Combat card in Atlantic City, NJ.

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