As 2014 ends, many of the top fighters stay at #1 with some fighters moving weight classes.
With Pannie Kianzad’s drop to 135 and inactivity at 145, all the featherweights with the exception of #1 ranked Marloes Coenen moved up a spot. Maria Hougaard re-enters the list at #10.
With Kalindra Faria and Nina Ansaroff’s UFC debuts at strawweight, they drop off the flyweight list. DeAnna Bennett (4) and Juliana Werner (5) move up a spot respectively. Zoila Frausto (6), Aline Serio (7), and Elaine Albuquerque (8) all move up two sports. Debuting in the top 10 are undefeated flyweights Reina Cordoba (9) and Marina Moroz (10).
Due to inactivity, Sadae Numata leave the atomweight top 10. With Saori Ishioka loss, she drops to #9. Naho Sugiyama (6), Yasuko Tamada (7), and Catherine Costigan (8) move up two spots. Cassie Rodish re-enters the top ten.
The bantamweight and strawweight top 10s stays pat to close out the year.
With Invicta 10 approaching, and the UFC crowning its first strawweight champion, we suspect 2015 will begin with a lot of shifting in the rankings.
In action from this morning, Ann Osman defeated Aya Saeid Saber by TKO 3:15 of round 1 at OneFC in Kuala Lumpur.
Jessica Aguilar’s fight with Kalindra Faria is most likely off.
XFC president Myron Molotky was surprised when World Series of Fighting announced the title bout last week, since Faria was under an exclusive contract with the XFC. Faria’s management failed to ask permission from the XFC for the fight, and the XFC is now refusing the bout to happen.
This is a disappointment to fans, who see Faria as the one opponent not signed to the UFC or Invicta that could give Aguilar a run for her money.
WSOF and Faria’s management have yet to make a statement.
Conflict MMA will have an all female amateur card November 8 in Columbia, South Carolina.
In the main event will feature amateur prospects Alyssa Vasquez taking on Alexa Conners for the promotional bantamweight title, while the co-main will see Jennifer Darr taking on Ashley Samples for the vacant strawweight title.
Also announced, Charity Walker will battle Andy Nguyen. We are expecting more fights to be announce this coming weeks.
Molly Dupertuis announced on ProWMMA Now that she will be hang up the gloves after her fight with Nichole Rainey November 22 at V3 Fights in Nashville, Tennessee. A lingering shoulder injury is forcing her to retire but she wanted one more fight, win or lose.
Germany’s Katharina Lehner will take on Sandra Redegeld November 29 at “It’s Lanna Time II” in Bochum, Germany.
For the year, we should be passing 415 pro female MMA fights by the end of October. This will surpass last year’s total and we are projecting 530 fights by the end of the year.
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. pst/12:30 p.m. est on the podcast, we will talk to Jessica Richer, who will be participating in the Tuff-n-uff lightweight tournament. We will also discuss training with Team Hurricane Awesome and Liz Carmouche.
With the already announced Cyborg Justino on InvictaFC 10, Charmiane Tweet announced she will also be a part of the card. Rumors are Irene Aldana, Vanessa Porto, and Jennifer Maia will also be in action.
We told you last week that Sara McMann stated she was close to getting a match with Miesha Tate. This past week, however, Bethe Correia has challenged Tate. Tate responded she is more than willing to fight her.
Having been doing boxing matches the past year, Jen Tate maybe returning to the cage soon.
In what was supposed to be a fight at a catchweight of 152, Jozette Cotton and Holly Lawson will now battle at 167 pounds at Bellator in Council Bluffs, Iowa, which will stream on Spike.com. The prelims start at 4 p.m. pst/7 p.m. est.
Cotton came in at 167 pounds, 15 pounds over the agreed weight and will forfeit 20% of her fight purse to Lawson. Lawson decided to take the fight despite the weight difference.
This will be the first female fighter under the Bellator banner since Scott Coker took over as president of the promotion. The last female bouts Bellator held were in March 2013.
ADCC World Grappling champion and undefeated fighter Michelle Nicolini will make her US MMA debut against InvictaFC vet Norma Rueda Center at LegacyFC in Albuquerque, NM which will air on AXS TV.
Nicolini (2-0) has back to back armbar wins in the first round. A black belt in jiu-jitsu, she is considered one of the top submission grapplers on the planet.
Center (2-1) went undefeated as an amateur and won her first two matches before losing to TUF 20 competitor Joanne Calderwood at Invicta. Training at Jackson-Winkeljohn’s MMA, she has a solid wrestling background.
In other pro bouts:
In a pair of bouts at XKO in Arlington, Texas, Amber Stautzenberger takes on Kathina Catron and Alice Yauger faces Jessica Armstrong
In Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada at Rumble in the Cage 50, Erin McDougall battles Lynnell House
Lena Ovchynnikova fights Madagmaa at Diamond Fight in Singapore
In a pair of fights at Provincial FC in London, Ontario, Canada, Bobbi Jo Dalziel faces Anna Barone and Kara Kirsh takes on Ashley Nichols.
Laura Balin battles Luly Silva at Gladiatores MMA in Brazil
At Grappler Fight Night in Mińsk Mazowiecki, Poland, Wiola Szewczyk fights Klaudia Key Ćwiek (135)
In amateur MMA action:
At United Combat League in Peoria, Illinois, Jenna Fox takes on Katherine Richter
Tiia Kohtamäki faces Minna Grusander at Lohja Fight Night in Lohja, Finland
At Texas Premier Ammy in Midland, Texas, Kenia Rosa battles Ruby Diaz
Lisa Cain fights Casey McGuire at Bluegrass Brawl in Lexington, Kentucky
In pro boxing action:
In Tucuman, Argentina, Cecilia Sofia Mena battles Aline de Cassia Scaranello for the WBC Latino featherweight title
Argentina (FAB) flyweight champion Florencia Roxana Canteros defends her title againt Leonela Paola Yudica Andino in Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
Yohana Belen Alfonzo and Angela Marciales will fight for the vacant WBC Latino super featherweight title in San Luis, Argentina
In a pair of bouts in Panama City, Panama, Maria Milano faces Iliana Bonilla and Zuliana Mendoza takes on Jojahiny Ortega
In Dzierzoniow, Poland, Ewa Brodnicka dukes it out with Jekaterina Lecko
Daniella Smith battles Suzie Ketchley in Northcote, New Zealand
In Mazowiecki, Poland, Ewa Piatkowska fights Zsofia Bedo (140)
Debora Anahi Dionicius dukes it out with Maria Magdalena Rivera in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jessica Aguilar will have a fight on her hands as she will takes on Brazil’s Kalindra Faria at World Series of Fighting 15 in Tampa, FL November 15. The match was announced Monday.
Considered the #1 ranked strawweight on the planet, Aguilar (18-4) dominated Emi Fujino in her last title match and continues her 8 fight win streak.
Faria (15-3-1) will be a tougher challenger to Aguilar’s title, having won 10 straight and has been undefeated at 115. She is the highest ranked competitor that isn’t signed to the UFC or Invicta. A win would give her the top spot in the rankings, putting her on several promotions radars.