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UFC 195 Sees Both Women’s Titles on the Line


It will be the ladies that will kick off 2016 as both UFC female champions will defend their belts at UFC 195 in Las Vegas, NV on January 2.

In a surprise to most fans, the UFC has given Holly Holm a shot at bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey. The former world boxing champion is undefeated in MMA, coming off a win over Marion Reneau by decision. Holm will be the most talented striker Rousey has faced so far.

This announcement comes much to the dismay of Miesha Tate, who was heavily speculated to get her 3rd crack at the champ.

The co-main event will most likely see the much anticipated rematch between champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Claudia Gadhela. The match hinges on medical clearances from both fighters after hand injuries.

The first time around, Jędrzejczyk took home a razor thin split decision which earned her a shot at then champion Carla Esparza. Jędrzejczyk would take home the title. Gadhela defeated former #1 fighter Jessica Aguilar to gain the rematch, this time with the gold on the line.

Both matches will be on the main pay-per-view card.

Wombat Watercooler July 15

Courtesy UFC
Holm & Reneau Courtesy UFC

UFC heads to San Diego with two solid bantamweight bouts.

Top boxer-turned-MMA-fighter Holly Holm looks for her second UFC win as she takes on rising star Marion Reneau. Holm hit the scales at 135 and Reneau 134.5 Tuesday with an intense 30 second staredown following.

Holm is coming off a razor thin decision win over Raquel Pennington in her UFC debut in February. Reneau has won her past 5 fights and finishing in four of them.

andrade moras weigh in
Andrade & Moras Courtesy UFC

The other match sees the return of TUF 18 vet Sarah Moras as she takes on Jéssica Andrade. Moras has won back to back on her official record, including her UFC debut. Andrade is coming off a loss to Reneau having won three straight.

The Holm-Reneau match will air on the main card, while the Moras-Andrade fight will be on the prelims. Both will air on Fox Sports 1 Wednesday night.

Cyborg Courtesy InvictaFC/Ester Lin
Cyborg Courtesy InvictaFC/Ester Lin

Cyborg Justino was the big winner this weekend, gaining $100,000 (which includes a $50,000 win bonus) for her efforts. This doesn’t include her performance of the night bonus or any sponsors pay. Should be noted Cyborg is being paid through the UFC rather than Invicta. Her payout is twice as much of what the rest of the fighters on the card got combined.

Van Duin got $6000 for her efforts.

Here is the rest of the payouts (not including bonuses or sponsor money):

  • Tonya Evinger: $11,000 (includes $5,500 win bonus) def. Irene Aldana: $5,000
  • Ayaka Hamasaki: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Herica Tiburcio: $5,500
  • Pannie Kianzad: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Jessica-Rose Clark: $2,000
  • Amber Brown: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Catherine Costigan: $2,000
  • Jamie Moyle: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Amy Montenegro: $2,000 (This was Fight of the Night)
  • Amber Leibrock: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus) def. Marina Shafir: $2,500 (Leibrock got a Performance of the Night bonus)

You can read complete results here.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released medical suspensions for the InvictaFC card. Faith Van Duin can’t compete until August 9th, Irene Aldana until August 24th, and Marina Shafir until July 31st.

InvictaFC President Shannon Knapp will be looking to close out the year with three cards. She had confirmed a September and December card Thursday. The third will be in either October or November. You can read more about the rest of Invicta’s 2015 here.

Knapp also stated she would like Jennifer Maia to fight soon and is looking at possible opponents.

Michelle Waterson’s third round rear naked choke over Angela Magana at the TUF 21 Finale Sunday banked her $30,000 (including $15,000 win bonus). Magana got $10,000 in the loss. This doesn’t include any bonuses or sponsorship money.

Waterson injured her hand during the fight and will be getting it x-rayed this week. If it is fractured, she will be medically suspended until January 12. If cleared medically, she will can get a fight after August 3rd.

Magana is medically suspended until August 9th for cautionary reasons. She reported coming into the fight with an injured rib.

UFC strawweight Tina Lahdemaki will be out until 2016 due to a shoulder injury. We wish her a speedy recovery.


Holm vs. Reneau Official for July

11143467_10153375676262094_7492687043970950916_nAs speculated last week, Holly Holm and Marion Reneau will be fighting on the UFC Fight Night San Diego July 15th. The UFC website posted the match Wednesday.

Former pound for pound boxing world champ Holm (8-0) is coming off a split decision win in her UFC debut over Raquel Pennington. Six of her wins were by TKO or KO.

Reneau (6-1) has yet to be finished, having finished all but one of her wins. In her last fight, she defeated Jessica Andrade by triangle choke.

The winner would make a case for a possible title shot against champion Ronda Rousey.

The match will air on Fox Sports 1 July 15th.

Holm vs. Pennington Rebooked for UFC 184


Undefeated MMA fighter Holly Holm will make her long awaited UFC debut and it will be against Raquel Pennington.

MMAJunkie is reporting the match will take place at UFC 184 in Los Angeles February 28. Originally the pair was set to fight December 6 at UFC 181 but Holm had to bow out due to injury. Pennington would submit Ashlee Evans-Smith on the card.

Former multi-time boxing champ Holm has finished in all but one of her MMA fights.

The match is expected to be on the televised prelims on Fox Sports 1. The co-main event will see Ronda Rousey facing Cat Zingano for the UFC women’s bantamweight title.

Holly Holm vs. Milena Dudieva Targeted for December


Holly Holm’s long awaited UFC debut could happen in December.

UFC Tonight reported Wednesday a match between Holm and Milena Dudieva is being targeted for UFC 181 in Las Vegas December 6.

The former boxing champion, Holm (7-0) has finished by TKO or KO in all but one of her MMA wins.

Dudieva (11-3) is coming off a controversial split decision over Elizabeth Phillips in her UFC debut. She has won three straight and has notable wins over Sheila Gaff and Danielle West.

If booked, the match is expected to be a part of the preliminary card and will air on Fox Sports 1.