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Jedrzejczyk versus Penne to Main Event UFC Germany Event


Due to Alexander Gustafsson being out of his match with Glover Teixeira as the main event of the UFC’s June 20th event in Berlin, Germany, a new main event is booked as Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her newly won 115 title against former InvictaFC atomweight champ Jessica Penne. The news came out Friday.

Jedrzejczyk (9-0) TKOed Carla Esparza to win the belt on March. Much speculation was around who was going to be the champion’s next challenger as several has tossed their hat in the cage.

Former InvictaFC champ Penne (12-2) was set to face Juliana Lima at UFC Fight Night 67 in a few weeks, but got the call she has been waiting for. Her only two losses were to Zoila Frausto and newly signed UFC fighter Michelle Waterson. Since her loss to Waterson, she has won back to back fights, including a Fight of the Night performance against Randa Markos.

The fight will air on UFC Fight Pass June 20.

Jessica Penne vs. Juliana Lima Set for May


Former InvictaFC atomweight champion Jessica Penne loos to continue her run in the UFC as she takes on Juliana Lima at UFC Fight Night 67 in Goiania, Brazil. Lima announced the fight on her instagram account Sunday.

Penne (12-2) made the semi-finals of the TUF 20 starwweight championship tournament losing to tournament winner Carla Esparza. Penne defeated Lisa Eliis and Aisling Daly on TUF 20.

Penne would defeat Randa Markos by split decision in what was a match of the year candidate in December.

Brazilian Lima (7-2) is coming off a win over Nina Ansaroff this past November. Her only losses are to the two world strawweight champions – UFC champ Joanna Jędrzejczyk and InvictaFC champ Katja Kankaanpaa.

The match will air on Fox Sports 1.


The MRS (WMMA and WBoxing News) Nov. 28

In action Friday morning, Suvi Salmimies and Isabelle Pare fight to a draw at Cage 28 in Finland.

In the second quarterfinal of TUF 20, Jessica Penne defeated Aisling Daly by decision after a third extension round. You can read MMA Rising’s report in the fight here.

Next Wednesday, the finally two quarterfinal matches as Carla Esparza faces Tecia Torres in a match a year in the making, and Rose Namjunas takes on Joanne Calderwood.

Irene Alana has an unknown illness and is out of InvictaFC 10 next weekend against Marion Reneau. A replacement has yet to be named.

mma super heroes 8 dec 2014Two female bouts have been announced for MMA Super Heroes last card of 2014.

Tournament winner Renata Baldan looks to recover from her first loss as she takes on unbeaten Luciana Treze in a strawweight contest, and Karina Santana de Oliveira looks to gain her second win as a pro against flyweight prospect Mariana Leonardo.

Australia’s XFC (not to be confused with XFC International) will start its flyweight tournament February 28, 2015 in Brisbane.

The opening round features Terissa Wall (1-0) taking on Kate Da Silva (7-2) and Jaz Walker (1-0 ammy) battling Hera Tamati (0-1).

We wish a speedy recovery to InvictaFC vet Jasminka Cive as she is battle a staph infection.


Still some heavy rumors that InvictaFC 11 will be in Denver.

Scheduled Fights


Thompson and Da Silva
Thompson and Da Silva

Princesses of Pain is back as they are set for their all female MMA card this weekend in New Zealand.

In the main event, champion Kate da Silva will start her drop in weight classes, taking on Rhiannon Thompson in a 132 pound catchweight bout.

In the co-main event, Tairi Ford and Gaela Nixon duke it out in a flyweight contest.

All fighters made weight.

In other matches on the card:

  • Gentiane Lupi vs Alex Sorthis
  • Hera Tamati vs Catherine Drinnann
  • Charlene Watt vs Bridget Lords
  • Barbara Verlinden vs Tracey Burns

You can watch a preview of the card here.

Amateur standout Roma Pawelek will make her long awaited pro debut as she takes on the undefeated Ashleigh Heustis at Beatdown in Newtown, ND.

Also on the card, InvictaFC vet Kathina Catron battles Rachael Smith.

In other pro bouts:

  • In a pair of bouts at It’s Lanna Time 2 in Germany, Katharina Lehner takes on Sandra Redegeld, and Ania Fucz faces Cinja Kiefer
  • Karine Silva battles Sarah Silva at AFC 14 in Lages, Brazil

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In amateur action:

  • In a pair of bouts at Spar Star in Inglewood, CA, Danielle Mack fights Farren Romero and JaShonna Owens faces Selena Lorigo
  • Jady Larissa takes on  Paula Eletrica at Copa Striker’s House 44 in Brazil

Brækhus  and Retzke
Brækhus and Retzke


Pound for pound queen Cecilia Braekhus will defend her four titles this weekend in Frederiksberg, Denmark.

The 26-0 WBA/WBO/WBC/IBF World welterweight champion will take on #1 contender Jennifer Retzke.

Retzke (15-1-1) has only lost once in the past 4 years. She is the current IBO welterweight champion, but will not be defending her title.

Both Brækhus (64.6 kg) and Retzke (66 kg) made weight.

Also on the card,  Klara Svensson will defend her  interim WBC World light welterweight title against Lucia Morelli.

In Guanajuato, Mexico, Jessica Gonzalez will defend her interim WBC World female bantamweight title for a second time against Magali Rodriguez.

Gonbzalez (5-1) won the title last year, and is coming off a split draw to Estrella Valverde this past August. Rodriguez (14-5-1) is coming off a TKO win over Marisela Landa in August and is looking for her first win.

In other boxing bouts:

  • In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fernanda Soledad Alegre takes on Ana Laura Esteche
  • Enis Pacheco faces Paola Rojas in Montelibano, Colombia
  • In Samobor, Croatia, Ivana Habazin battles Galina Gumliiska
  • Megan Ouvrard fights Cyrielle Hebert in Charente-Maritime, France

TUF 20 Episode 3 – Penne Defeats Ellis for Second Time

penne tuf 20Mental games were the theme for the third installment of the series with pranks, fun questions, and a fighter who may have lost her edge.

We start the episode UFC President Dana White calling Bec Rawlings into the office. White tells Rawling her step-father has died. He was suffering from Parkinson’s, so Rawlings knew it wasn’t too long before he passed. It didn’t stop her from crying over the loss, and Angela Magana led Team Melendez in prayer for Rawling’s mom. Later, the coaches came to the house to consul and cheer up Rawlings. Assistant coach Jake Shields remember how he felt when his dad passed during a fight camp and understood Rawling’s position.

The next day, we have a distraught but regrouping Team Melendez who now focuses on Lisa Ellis for her rematch with Jessica Penne. Ellis hasn’t fought since she met Penne the first time, having a family in the interim. Most of the episode talk about how Ellis didn’t seem to have the “Eye of the Tiger” she did before she started her family.

Penne discussed how she took up Martial Arts after being bullied. The UFC failed to mention she was the former InvictaFC atomweight champion, but it will be mentioned at some point. Penne’s fight with Ellis the first go round was called “The bloodiest fight in WMMA history”. Penne won by TKO, with Ellis saying it was stopped too soon.

Back at the house, Team Melendez tried to have a friendly game of questions and answers, with Heather Clark trying to be the team leader once again. The team gets more aggravated and annoyed.

For the first time this season, we get weigh-ins. Both fighters came in on weight. Team Melendez sneaks a pair of granny panties into Team Pettis’s locker room to their wall of panties. As Team Pettis comes in from weigh-ins, they notice them, and Penne takes them down and goes to Team Melendez’s room and covers up the photo of Melendez with the panties.

The fight came, and Ellis tried for the takedown. Penne gets back up and they pummel against the fence. Ellis tries for a throw, but Penne takes the back. Penne sinks in the rear naked choke for the win. Team Melendez continues it losing streak.

Next week the #1 seed Car;la Esparza from Team Pettis takes on the #16 seed Angela Hill from Team Melendez. In the previews, Angela Magana and Clark has words in the sauna.

Quotes of the Night:

“Will you, Jessica Penne, take me, LBD, as your BFF?” – Felice Herrig giving Jessica Penne a friendship bracelet.

“People have talked to her already and it doesn’t do a f—ing thing!” – Angela Magana talking about Heather Clark

“Of course we would say big butts because we don’t have big t*tt*#s.” Rose Namajunas after asked about rather having a big butt or big boobs.

“Horny Thorn Rose” – Rose Namajunas after being asked about creating her stripper name.


TUF 20 Teams and First Round Matches

Courtesy Fox Sports
Courtesy Fox Sports

After an eventful promotional week for TUF 20, several sites are reporting the teams and opening round matches for the show, which will have its two hour premier Wednesday on Fox Sports 1.

Team Pettis (Green) : Alex Chambers, Felice Herrig, Carla Esparza, Joanne Calderwood, Ais Daly, Randa Markos Thomas, Jessica Penne, and Justine Kish

Team Melendez (Purple): Rose Namajunas, Heather Clark, Emily Kagan, Angela Magana, Tecia Torres, Lisa Ellis, Angela Hill, and Bec Rawlings.

After the teams were selected, they seeded the competitors and had each match have a representative from each time. The opening round matches contain two epic rematches – Penne vs. Ellis and Clark vs. Herrig. Here is the complete list:

  • Rose Namajunas vs. Alex Chambers
  • Heather Clark vs. Felice Herrig
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Emily Peters Kagan
  • Aisling Daly vs. Angela Magana
  • Tecia Torres vs. Randa Markos Thomas
  • Jessica Penne vs. Lisa Ellis
  • Carla KristenEsparza vs. Angela Hill
  • Justine Kish vs. Bec Rawlings

The start of the season begins Wednesday oin Fox Sports 1.