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.
A concussion in training has forced UK star Rosi “The Surgeon” Sexton out of a CWFC Women’s Super Flyweight Championship bout with Sheila “The German Tank” Gaff. The bout, which was to take place at Cage Warriors 43 on July 9th in North London, England, has now been scrapped entirely…
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.
Before she steps into the Strikeforce cage against Julia Budd Friday, WMMA Round-up caught up with Germaine de Randamie. Randamie talks about her previous outing with Budd in kickboxing, her desire to stay at 135 after this fight, and another Holland native, Strikeforce 135 pound champion Marloes Coenen.
Long-time pound-for-pound queen Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii will return to Jewels on July 9th when she faces promotional star Mika “Future Princess” Nagano for the second time. The featured bout will be part of a stacked Jewels: “15th Ring” card at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan…
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…
Olympic Bronze medalist judoka Ronda Rousey has yet to see a second minute and was able to dismantle Charmaine Tweet quickly in 49 seconds. Rousey got one takedown, but was unable to hold Tweet. After some striking, Rousey took down Tweet again and it’s was elementary from there.
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.
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.