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Wombat Watercooler July 15

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Holm & Reneau Courtesy UFC

UFC heads to San Diego with two solid bantamweight bouts.

Top boxer-turned-MMA-fighter Holly Holm looks for her second UFC win as she takes on rising star Marion Reneau. Holm hit the scales at 135 and Reneau 134.5 Tuesday with an intense 30 second staredown following.

Holm is coming off a razor thin decision win over Raquel Pennington in her UFC debut in February. Reneau has won her past 5 fights and finishing in four of them.

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Andrade & Moras Courtesy UFC

The other match sees the return of TUF 18 vet Sarah Moras as she takes on Jéssica Andrade. Moras has won back to back on her official record, including her UFC debut. Andrade is coming off a loss to Reneau having won three straight.

The Holm-Reneau match will air on the main card, while the Moras-Andrade fight will be on the prelims. Both will air on Fox Sports 1 Wednesday night.

Cyborg Courtesy InvictaFC/Ester Lin
Cyborg Courtesy InvictaFC/Ester Lin

Cyborg Justino was the big winner this weekend, gaining $100,000 (which includes a $50,000 win bonus) for her efforts. This doesn’t include her performance of the night bonus or any sponsors pay. Should be noted Cyborg is being paid through the UFC rather than Invicta. Her payout is twice as much of what the rest of the fighters on the card got combined.

Van Duin got $6000 for her efforts.

Here is the rest of the payouts (not including bonuses or sponsor money):

  • Tonya Evinger: $11,000 (includes $5,500 win bonus) def. Irene Aldana: $5,000
  • Ayaka Hamasaki: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Herica Tiburcio: $5,500
  • Pannie Kianzad: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Jessica-Rose Clark: $2,000
  • Amber Brown: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Catherine Costigan: $2,000
  • Jamie Moyle: $4,000 (includes $2,000 win bonus) def. Amy Montenegro: $2,000 (This was Fight of the Night)
  • Amber Leibrock: $2,000 (includes $1,000 win bonus) def. Marina Shafir: $2,500 (Leibrock got a Performance of the Night bonus)

You can read complete results here.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released medical suspensions for the InvictaFC card. Faith Van Duin can’t compete until August 9th, Irene Aldana until August 24th, and Marina Shafir until July 31st.

InvictaFC President Shannon Knapp will be looking to close out the year with three cards. She had confirmed a September and December card Thursday. The third will be in either October or November. You can read more about the rest of Invicta’s 2015 here.

Knapp also stated she would like Jennifer Maia to fight soon and is looking at possible opponents.

Michelle Waterson’s third round rear naked choke over Angela Magana at the TUF 21 Finale Sunday banked her $30,000 (including $15,000 win bonus). Magana got $10,000 in the loss. This doesn’t include any bonuses or sponsorship money.

Waterson injured her hand during the fight and will be getting it x-rayed this week. If it is fractured, she will be medically suspended until January 12. If cleared medically, she will can get a fight after August 3rd.

Magana is medically suspended until August 9th for cautionary reasons. She reported coming into the fight with an injured rib.

UFC strawweight Tina Lahdemaki will be out until 2016 due to a shoulder injury. We wish her a speedy recovery.


Holm vs. Reneau Official for July

11143467_10153375676262094_7492687043970950916_nAs speculated last week, Holly Holm and Marion Reneau will be fighting on the UFC Fight Night San Diego July 15th. The UFC website posted the match Wednesday.

Former pound for pound boxing world champ Holm (8-0) is coming off a split decision win in her UFC debut over Raquel Pennington. Six of her wins were by TKO or KO.

Reneau (6-1) has yet to be finished, having finished all but one of her wins. In her last fight, she defeated Jessica Andrade by triangle choke.

The winner would make a case for a possible title shot against champion Ronda Rousey.

The match will air on Fox Sports 1 July 15th.

Off Debut Win, Marion Reneau to Fight Jessica Andrade


It didn’t take long for Marion Reneau to make an impression in the UFC.

After her one-sided win over Alexis Dufresne, Reneau will make a quick turnaround to face Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil February 22.

Reneau (4-1) fought Dufresne this past weekend in what was a striking clinic. It was the first time Reneau won by a decision, having won the rest of her fights via finishes. The performance garnered her an apology from UFC President Dana White, who rejected her from being a participant in “The Ultimate Fighter 18”.

Reneau will have her toughest challenge to date in Andrade (12-3) who has won three straight. Her most recent win saw her submit Larissa Pacheco, handing the fellow Brazilian her first loss.

The fight will most likely take place on the preliminary card. It will either air on Fox Sports 1 or stream on UFC Fight Pass.

Marion Reneau to Battle Alexis Dufresne in UFC Debut


After her announcement several weeks ago, Marion Reneau finally has a date and opponent for her UFC debut.

Reneau will take on Alexis Dufresne at UFC 82 in Las Vegas, NV January 3rd.

Reneau (4-1) has finished three straight opponents in the first round and has yet to be finished. Dufresne (5-1) lost for the first time in her UFC debut against Sarah Moras. She has finished in all her wins.

The match will kick off the card on UFC Fight Pass.

Marion Reneau Signs to the UFC


Although she was set for her InvictaFC this past weekend, Marion Reneau won’t see the Invicta cage anytime soon.

The California bantamweight prospect announced via Facebook she has signed to the UFC. Reneau (4-1) has finished in all her pro wins with three coming in round 1.

She had signed to InvictaFC earlier this year and was to take on Irene Aldana at InvictaFC 10, but Aldana had to pull out due to recovering from bronchitis.

No word on when she will be making her UFC debut.


Marion Reneau in for Injured Lauren Barefoot at RFA 16


Lauren Barefoot has suffered a neck injury in training and will be out of her fight with Maureen Riordon at RFA 16 in Denver July 25th. Marion Reneau will step into Barefoot’s place.

Reneau (3-1) has finished all of her wins including a KO in her last fight. Riordon (3-2 ammy) has been fighting for the past four years, but things started to gear up this year as she is staying very active. After this match with Barefoot, she will be a part of an all female boxing card in September.

The match will air on AXS TV July 26.