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XFC Adds 115 tournament bouts; Silva vs. Santos to September card

Santos
Santos
da Silva
da Silva

Three additional bouts have been added to stacked XFC card in Sao Paulo, Brazil September 19th.

New Zealand’s Kate da Silva will make her promotional debut against Marilia Santos. Silva (9-2) has won four of her last 5 bouts, with 5 submissions to her credit. Santos (4-0) had finished her first three professional fighters and won a razor thin majority decision over Aline Sattelmayer.

The night will also spark another strawweight tournament for the promotion.

Germany’s Sheila Gaff will return to action after a two year absence to take on Antonia Silvaneide Marretinha. Gaff (8-6) will drop for the first time to 115 after losing back to back in the UFC at 135 pounds. Gaff would win three straight at flyweight before entering the UFC. Marretinha (4-2) was the runner-up of the XFC season 2 flyweight tournament. She would lose to Poliana Botelho in the finals.

The other semi-final sees Russia’s Julia Borisova take on Brazil’s Ilara Joanne. Borisova (3-1) lost in the opening round of the XFC season 2 flyweight tournament. She has a noatable win over China’s Jin Tang. Joanna (2-2) has won back to back fights, including an 18 second rear naked choke finish in her last bout.

The three bouts join the flyweight title match between season 1 tournament winner Silvana Juarez and season 2 winner Poliana Botelho.

Most of the matches will stream for free on XFCMMA.com September 19th.

July 2014 Rankings – Fly and Feather See Movement

Jedrzejczyk
Jedrzejczyk

With her win over Rosi Sexton at Cage Warriors, Joanna Jedrzejczyk moves from #5 to #4 in the flyweight rankungs this month. With Jedrzejczyk now signed to the UFC, she will most likely drop off the list next month as she will be dropping to strawweight.Julia Berezikova is off the list due to inactivity. The pushes spots 7-10 from June up a spot, with  Viviane Pereira entering the list at #10.

At featherweight, Ashlee Evans-Smith has dropped off the list due to due dropping to 135 in her fight this past month. Latoya Walker moves up to #9 and Kate Da Silva enters the list at #10.

The rest of the divisions stay pat in the top 10.

We are expecting major changes in August as some fighters haven’t fought in a year and several fighters changing weight divisions for TUF 20.

You can read the complete July 2014 rankings here.