With Anthony Pettis out due to injury, Jessica Eye versus Miesha Tate has been pushed to co-main event status at UFC on FOX 16 July 25th in Chicago. The match will are on Fox.
Veronica Rothenhausler has announced her retirement.
The knockout specialist had stated a series of concussions in her career has forced her to hang up the gloves. After several spectaculiar first round KOs, Rothenhausler had her first loss of her career to Charmaine Tweet at InvictaFC 8.
We wish her the best in her retirement.
Undefeated Tennessee featherweight Hannah Rogers has to InvictaFC. The promotion announced the signing this past week.
Rogers (4-0) has finished in three of her wins.
No word on when she will debut with the promotion.
A pair of bouts have been announced for Immortal FC in Curitiba, Brazil on June 13.
InvictaFC vet Jennifer Maia will take on Peru’s Stephanie Bragayrac. Maia (9-4-1) is coming off a loss to DeAnna Bennett. The Brazilian had back to back wins going into that fight.
Bragayrac (5-2) is one of the top prospects out of Peru, having finished in all but one of her wins.
In the other match, Isabelly Varela is set to face Priscila Ferreira in a battle of unbeaten flyweights.
No word on if there will be a stream.
Hawaii’s Bryanna Fissori has signed to Bellator.
Fissori won her pro debut last October with a 33 second TKO. She went 6-2 as an amateur with three finishes.
No word on when she will debut with Bellator.
After missing weight at Invicta, Jenny Liou-Shriver has decided to go up to flyweight. With the move, she won’t be fighting Glena Avila at King of the Cage in early June.
However, Avila will now take on Cheryl Chan June 27th in Oregon at KOTC.
We ❤ MMA has announced a match between bantamweights Katharina Lehner and Camilla Hinze in Berlin, Germany on July 4
Finnish star Suvi Salmimies (3-0-1) will face Belorussian Liliya Kazak (3-3) at Cage 30 in Helsinki, Finland on May 16.
Alexis Davis needs your help to support her niece’s battle with cancer.
The Hayden’s Hugs Campaign is help 5 year old Hayden, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer a day after Davis’s win over Sarah Kaufman.
Tuesday morning, InvictaFC released the rest of the matches for their upcoming 10th card in Houston, TX December 5.
In what will be a flyweight contender’s match, #3 Unified ranked Jennifer Maia will face #5 ranked DeAnna Bennett.
Maia (9-3-1) has back to back wins in Brazil this year, and will make her return to the promotion. Her last fight in Invicta saw her lose a decision to current UFC fighter Leslie Smith in a title eliminator. A win will get her back in consideration for a title fight.
The undefeated Bennett (5-0) got her biggest win of her career with a TKO win over Michelle Ould at InvictaFC 8. She has finished all but one of her pro opponents.
After a successful debut at lightweight, Charmaine Tweet will return to featherweight to take on #4 ranked Faith Van Duin.
#8 ranked Tweet (6-4) has won 5 of her last 6 fights, with those 5 wins being finishes. In her last outing at InvictaFC 8, Tweet handed Veronica Rothenhausler her first defeat.
New Zealand’s Van Duin (4-1) made her mark winning the Storm Damage one night tournament last August in Australia. She is coming off a loss to Arlene Blenclowe.
After impressive debuts at InvictaFC 8, Mexico’s Irene Aldana and Alexa Grasso will return to action in separate matches against Marion Reneau and Alida Gray respectfully. Also announced, Peggy Morgan, who will be returning to featherweight, will take on promotional debuter Andria Wawro; InvictaFC vets Jinh Yu Frey and Cassie Robb will face off in an atomweight encounter; and Rachael Ostovich and Evva Johnson will make their promotional debuts.
The main event will feature Michelle Waterson defending her atomweight title for the second time as she faces Brazilian Hérica Tibúrcio. The co-main event will see Tonya Evinger and Cindy Dandois in a bantamweight match; and the featured bout will see Roxanne Modafferi versuses Vanessa Porto in a rematch of their 2008 encounter.
InvictaFC 10 will emanate from Houston, Texas December 5th and will stream on UFC Fight Pass.
WSOF vet Alida Gray (4-1) is the newest edition to the strawweight division. Having scored a 5 second award winning knockout last year, Gray suffered her first loss as a pro to champion WSOF Jessica Aguilar.
Bantamweight Evva Johnson (1-0) is also looking to make some waves. Going 8-1 as an amateur with 6 submission, she is coming off a second round win over Priscilla Brownfield.
Ediane Gomes also announced she has renewed her contract with Invicta this week.
DEEP-JEWELS announced four more fights for their November 2 card.
Besides the atomweight title bout between atomweight Seo Hee Ham and Saori Ishioka, former WSOF title challenger Emi Fujino (13-8) will face Ayaka Miura (1-0). Bantamweight Shizuka Sugiyama (11-4-1) looks to get back on the winning track taking on Yurika Nakakura (3-1).
Also Tomo Maesawa (3-4) faces Yuko “Amiba” Oya (8-3) and Satomi “Sarami” Takano (3-4) takes on Mina Kurobe (3-0).
Maia (9-3-1) has won back to back outside of Invicta this past year. He last loss was to the UFC’s Leslie Smith. She has wins over Zoila Frausto and Jessica Andrade.
Bragayrack (3-1) could make a quick name for herself over the top ten ranked Maia. She has two TKO wins to her credit.
Colleen Schneider has a new opponent for fighter October 4th in Tacoma, WA.
Brenda Gonzalez (5-1) will challenge Schneider for her Super Fight League flyweight title as the Indian promotion will make its US debut.
Gonzales finished in all but one of her wins, with her lone loss coming from UFC fighter Rina Nakai. The New Mexico native trains with InvictaFC signee Amber Brown and UFC fighter Tim Means.
Schneider won the SFL title last year in Mumbai, India with a keylock submission over Sanja Sucevic. She won four straight before losing to InvictaFC fighter DeAnne Bennett. She is training under UFC fighters Josh Barnett and Shayna Baszler.
Also added to the card, Cheryl Chan will take on Hadley Griffith.
Gina Carano versus Ronda Rousey isn’t happening anytime soon.
Carano is currently booked for two movies at the end of this his year and the January 3 bout won’t be possible. UFC President Dana White stated he couldn’t believe how much she wanted to face Rousey, but it only makes sense because it’s very unlikely Carano would win.
In a fight that could determine Ronda Rousey’s next opponet will happen in Vegas Saturday as Cat Zingano will return from a year and a half absence to face Amanda Nunes. Both Zingano and Nunes came in at 135.
Zingano (8-0) defeated Miesha Tate in a title eliminator last year, but a knee injury sidelined her. She has yet to taste defeat and has only went to decision once in her pro career.
Nunes (9-3) is looking for her third UFC win, having had back to back TKOs. She has finished in all her wins with a 14 second knockout.
The fight will be a part of the main card and will air on pay per view.
XFCi is back Saturday with the opening round of their flyweight tournament and the finals of their strawweight tounament.
In the battle of the Vanessa’s, Guimaraes (3-2) will face Melo (3-2) in the finals of the strawweight grand prix that started this past spring.
The flyweight grand proix opening round will feature Brazil taking on the world.
American Rachael Cummins (2-1) will battle Brazil’s Taila Santos (3-0)
Mexico’s Karina Rodrigues (3-1) takes on Brazilian Poliana Botelho (2-1)