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UFC Books Almeida vs. Lima; Moras vs. Andrade

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The UFC has been busy Tuesday announcing two more bouts in the women’s divisions.

With Jessica Penne being brought in to face champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Juliana Lima was left without an opponent for UFC Fight Night 67 in Goiânia, Brasil on May 30th. The promotion has signed undefeated Ericka Almeida to fill that spot.

Almeida  (7-0) is the Jungle Fight’s strawweight champion, and was signed to Invicta bu had yet to be her debut there. All of her wins were within 2 rounds, with six subs to her credit.

Lima (7-2) is coming off a decision win over Nina Ansaroff in Brazil. Her only losses are to Jedrzejczyk and former Invicta champion Katja Kankaanpaa. She has yet to be finished.

The fight will air most likely air on Fox Sports 1 May 30th.


After a year of waiting, Sarah Moras has finally got her second match in the UFC.

Moras will take on Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night in San Diego July 15th. Currently 4-1 as a pro, she won her UFC debut against Alexis Dufresne. She would make it to the semi-finals of TUF 18, losing to Juliana Pena.

Andrade (12-4) has won three straight before losing to Marion Reneau in February. She is a five fight veterain of the UFC.

The match will most likely air on Fox Sports 1.


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.


Nina Ansaroff Signs to the UFC – Faces Juliana Lima in Debut


InvictaFC flyweight title contender Nina Ansaroff is the latest to sign to the UFC.

Ansaroff will drop to strawweight and make her promotional debut against fellow InvictaFC vet Juliana Lima at UFC Fight Night 56 in Uberlandia, Brazil November 8th.

Having come off a knockout win over Munah Holland, Ansaroff (6-3) has won five straight, all finishes. A long time training partner of UFC fighter Amanda Nunes, she is familiar with fighting in Brazil. Ansaroff also tried out for the Ultimate Fighter 20.

Lima (6-2) is coming off a decision loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk in their UFC debuts. Her only other loss is to current InvictaFC champion Katja Kankaanpaa.

The match is expected to be on the preliminary card, which will air on Fox Sports 1 November 8.


Weekend Results – Jedrzejczyk Successful in UFC Debut; Controversy Surrounds Hammer vs. Mathis

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk made a huge impression in her strawweight debut in the UFC, gaining the unanimous decision win over InvictaFC vet Juliana Lima at UFC on Fox 12 in San Jose, CA.

Jedrzejczyk showed superior striking throughout the match, and even when she was taken down, it didn’t take long for the Polish sensation to escape and get it back to the feet.

All three judges scored it 30-27 for Jedrzejczyk, who stays undefeated at 7-0.

Marion Reneau gets her third straight first round win at RFA 16 in Denver, CO, submitting pro debuter Maureen Riordon.

Reneau (4-1) shower her world class jiu-jitsu early, with a takedown and rolling for knee bars. She would ultimately take side control, mount, and the armbar submission at 4:15 of round 1.

The win has made her a bantamweight ti be on the lookout for.

Three female bouts took place at Roshambo MMA in Chandler Australia:

  • Shauna Carew successfully defender her pinweight (100 lbs) title with a first round rear naked choke over Ginny Connors
  • Jessy Jess Rose wins her third staright and retains her 135 title against last minute replacement Rhiannon Thompson. The duo went five rounds with Rose getting the unanimous decision.
  • Megan Anderson gets her first pro win, defeating Kerry Barrett by majority decision in a featherweight bout

In other pro bouts:

  • At RoadFC in Gumi, South Korea, Hyo-Kyung Song defeated Hazuki Kimura by TKO 2:21 of round 2
  • Holly Cline submitted Jordan Moore by arm triangle choke in 0:45 seconds at ECC in Halafax, Canada

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In amateur MMA action:

  • In a pair of outs at Fighters Source in New York, NY, Angela Hancock knocked out Susie Wyatt-Walters in eight seconds and Fernanda Araujo defeated Danielle Gallagher by TKO 2:20 round 1
  • In a trio of bouts at NAFC in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kali Robbins defeated Shannon Goughary by unanimous decision,  Kelli Richards def. Emily Rady by unanimous decision, and Jennifer D’Acquisto defeated Sheena Brandenburg by TKO 2:49 Round 1 
  • Jessica Middleton knocked out Tabby Patterson in 18 seconds and  LeiLoni Stewart submitted Stephanie Hull by standing guillotine round 1 at Organized Chaos in Topeka, Kansas
  • At Ignite MMA in Amarillo, Texas, Rachel Johnson defeated Kathy McCord by TKO in 24 seconds and Elisa Marrugo defeated Sanaz Khamisi  by split decision 
  • Elizabeth Palacios submitted Brittany Robertson by armbar at 2:36 round 1 at the Legacy Amateur Series in Austin, TX
  • At GFA in Alexandria, Louisiana, Lacie Jackson submitted Rena Pena by armbar round 1
  • Ashley Nash defeated Krystal Ingram by unanimous decision at SHP in Irondale, Alabama
  • At Blackout FC in Carthage, Missouri, Blair Patton submitted Melissa Shepard by guillotine 2:17 round 2
  • Adriene Rainey defeated Joie Emerson by TKO round 2 at UCF in Crestview, FL
  • In a pair of houts at Rise Of A Warrior in Ft. Pierce, FL, Ingrid Medrano defeated Gillian Robertson, and Jackie Abshire defeated Melinda Hill via TKO round 1
  • Cat Silva defeated Hope Halava by TKO round 3 at Evolution Sports Combat in Elizabethtown, TN
  • At Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting in Southagte, MI, Lauren Foley submitted Natelie Madej by armbar

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Some controversy happened over the weekend as Christina Hammer and Anne Sophie Mathis battled for the vacant WBO and Hammer’s WBF light middleweight title in Dessau, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

Mathis had knocked down Hammer in round 3, and look to have possibly won the title, bu the referee announced that Mathis was disqualified to hits to the back of the head. After review, the WBO has declared it a no-contest on Monday.

The WBF sent a letter of their ruling and noted 3 judges were German (Hammer is from there), and Mathis was never during the match warned for holding or shots to the back of the head. The committee also thought the shots were perfectly legal. A rematch was also strongly recommended between the two at a neutral site.

You can watch the video here and judge for yourself.

In Epazoyucan, Hidalgo, Mexico, Anabel Ortiz successfully defended her WBA minimumweight title over Neisi Torres by TKO round 3. Unanswered left hooks to the body toward the ended the fight.

Also on the card, Katia Lopez and Mary Martinez fought to a draw.

In other boxing results:

  • In Sao Paulo, Brazil, Aline de Cassia Scaranello defeated Natalia Falbo Donato by TKO (retirement) round 3 to win the vacant Brazilian super bantamweight title
  • Carla Romina Weiss defeated Vanesa del Valle Calderon by unanimous decision in Maipú, Mendoza, Argentina
  • In a trio of bouts in Alajuela, Costa Rica, Carolina Arias defeated Lorena Arias by unanimous decision, Celina Salazar defeated Maria Elena Villalobos by majority decision, and Yokasta Valle defeated Maria Guadalupe Atilano by unanimous decision 
  • In Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany, Alica Melina Kummer defeated Samia El Khaouat by TKO round 1
  • Jesica Espinal defeated Fabiola Blas by TKO round 1 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Signs to UFC; Faces Lima in Debut


Coming off a huge win over Rosi Sexton, Joanna Jedrzejczyk has signed to the UFC.

The Polish prospect will take on Brazilian Juliana Lima in what will be the second strawweight fight in the promotion at UFC on Fox 12 card in San Jose, CA July 26. MMA Rocks Poland broke the news Monday.

Undefeated Jedrzejczyk (6-0) got the KO over Sexton at Cage Warriors a few weeks ago. She has defeated some of the best talent in Europe. She had signed to Invicta earlier this year, but it looks like the UFC may have bought out her contract. This will be Jedrzejczyk’s debut at strawweight.

Lima (6-1) is coming off a win over Liliani Trolezi in Brazil last October before being signed to the UFC this past December. She was set to fight at TUF 20 but since she doesn’t speak English too well, they decided to sign her directly to the promotion. Her only loss was by decision to Katja Kankaanpaa in Invicta.

The fight is expected to air on the UFC on Fox prelims, which will air on Fox Sports 1 July 26.