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DEEP-JEWELS Announces 106 Championship Grand Prix

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Yamaguchi
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Tomimatsu

DEEP-JEWELS has announced Wednesday an eight woman grand prix that will start February 21 to crown a new 106 champion. The title was vacated by Seo Hee Ham when she signed to the UFC late last year.

Among the announced participants are former Valkyrie champion and veteran fighter Mei Yamaguchi (12-8); and the former interim D-J 115 champion Emi Tomimatsu (8-9). Tomimatsu will be making her atomweight debut in the tournament.

Also slated to take part in the tournament: Tomo Maesawa (4-4), Ayaka Miura (1-1), Satomi Takano (4-5), Mina Kurobe (4-0), Yukiko Seki (13-24), and Masako Yoshida (18-20). A reserve bout has also been announced between Miyoko Kusaka (5-8) and Miki Araki (nee Pan Hui) (1-0).

Conspicuous by their absences are former 106 champion Naho Sugiyama and current #2 Unified ranked atomweight Ayaka Hamasaki. Hamasaki’s non-participation fuels speculation she will be fighting on the next InvictaFC card; if not in a title match, a match that would be a title eliminator. Sugiyama has also fought under the Invicta banner and could see action as well.

We will have complete coverage of the pairings and the event in the coming weeks.

Watch the TUF 20 Weigh-ins Here at 4 p.m. pst/7 p.m. est

Ultimate Media DayThe conclusion of “The Ultimate Fighter 20” leads to eight fights including the crowning of the first ever UFC strawweight champion Friday night in Las Vegas.

The main event of the finale will see Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas square off for the initial 115 belt, plus the rest of the cast (expect Justine Kish) will be in action.

The event will also see the U.S. debut of former DEEP-JEWELS champion and Korea star Seo Hee Ham.

The fighters hit the scales at 4 p.m. pst/7 p.m. est and you can watch live below.

Six Fights Announced for TUF 20 Finale

FOX Sports 1 TUF 20 cast/ Sydney Leroux/ Megan RapinoeAn unexpected treat Wednesday night as Fox Sports Live announce six of the fights that will happen on the TUF 20 finale.

Besides the championship match to crown the first ever UFC strawweight champion, Korean MMA star and former DEEP-JEWELS champion Seo Hee Ham will make her debut. Justin Kish will be the only cast member not to fight due to injury. It is expected the two semi-finalist that lose on next week’s episode will square off with each other.

Here are the fights announced for December 12 in Las Vegas:

  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Seo Hee Ham
  • Tecia Torres vs. Angela Magana
  • Bec Rawlings vs. Heather Clark
  • Lisa Ellis vs. Felice Herrig
  • Emily Kagan vs. Angela Hill
  • Ais Daly vs. Alex Chambers

The some of the fights will air on Fox Sports 1, while others on UFC Fight Pass December 12.

The MRS (WMMA & WBoxing News) – May 16

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McCarthy & Robb

Miscellaneous News

Reminder that we have coverage of the Intense Cage Fighting event in Great Falls, MT tonight. The five fight card includes two pro bouts – Emilt Corso versus Lynnell House and Cassie Robb battling Liz McCarthy.

Three amateur bouts are also set:

  • Hannah Kempf vs. Tagina Devereaux
  • Kayla Green vs. Sonya Mae Wilson
  • Anna Symonds vs. Heather Wilson

Sorry to say there won’t be a stream for the event, but we will be live tweeting results. Follow @WombatSports and @WMMANews.


Amber Stautzenberger and Sarah Schneider look to recover from losses as they will square off at Beatdown MMA in New Town, ND June 7th.

Stautzenberger (4-2) was on a four fight win streak before losing to veteran fighter and World Series of Fight signee Lynn Alvarez. She defeated Glena Avila and Lacey Schukman during the streak.

Schneider (6-6) is coming off a two year absence from the sport. She had back ti back wins before losing to former InvictaFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza. Schneider has been training recently out of CSA in the Bay Aarea.

Also on the card, Shannon Gunville taking on Delaney Owen.


Rumors

No rumors this week. Hopefully some next week.


Scheduled Matches

Pro MMA

Deep Jewels will have a loaded 4th card Tokyo, Japan Sunday, which will crown their first 135 champion.  Shizuka Sugiyama (11-3-1) and Takayo Hashi (14-4-1) will battle for the crown. Also 105 champion Seo Hee Ham will be doing a kickboxing match with Yuuki Kira, plus the D-J debut of Mei Yamaguchi.

Here is the current card:

  • Shizuka Sugiyama vs. Takayo Hashi- initial 135 title
  • Saori Ishioka vs Satomi Takano (105)
  • Mei Yamaguchi vs. Yukiko Seki (116)
  • Yuko Kawabata vs Naomi Taniyama (105)
  • Shiori Hori vs Maya Dobashi (115)
  • Ayaka Miura vs Ella Wu (115)
  • Tomo Maesawa vs Brittany Ann Decker (115)
  • Shiori Hori vs Maya Dobashi (125)
  • Seo Hee Ham vs Yuuki Kira (105) (kickboxing)

The card will air live Sunday morning on the Deep UStream channel for $10.


A trifecta of fights are set for Lappeenranta Fight Night in Finland.

InvictaFC fighter Katja Kankaanpää will return to fight in her home country taking on Alyona Rassohyna. Also ammy talent Suvi Salmimies will take on Clemence Schreiber. England’s  Kate Jackson will face hometown fighter Vuokko Katainen.

The event will stream for $10 by going to Fightnight.fi/online-stream.


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Kowalkiewicz & Cive

A verteran InvictaFC fighter and a newly signed one will square off for the KSW strawweight title. Undefeated fighter Karolina Kowalkiewicz (4-0) looks to defend her title by facine Invicta vet Jasminka Cive (5-1) in Gdańsk, Poland.

Kowalkiewicz has finished two of her opponents and her last win was over another InvictaFC vet Simona Soukupova.

Cive had finished all her opponents before losing her first match to Bec Rawlings.


In other pro action:

  • At AFC 20 in Hollywood, FL, Valérie Létourneau takes on Jazmine Quezada
  • Sarah McLeod faces Shawna Lang at Prize Fighting Championships in Williston, ND
  • At PrestigeFC in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, Sarah Mcrann vs. Diana Atkin

Ammy MMA

In amateur action:

  • At Rumble Time in Kansas City, MO, Marissa Smith takes on Gina Begley
  • Venus Marcial face. Farren Romero at TFA in Wilmington, California
  • At AFL 45 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Charmaine Rosario battles Heidi Thompson
  • Danielle Alfapada takes on. Amanda Taylor at King of the Cage in Las Vegas, NV
  • At Central Coast Showdown in Salinas, California, Shaianna Rincon faces Michelle Gama (135)
  • In a pair of bouts at Mansion Fights in North Hollywood, CA, Maria Dominguez battles Elizabeth Rodriguez and Mayra Palestino faces Marelyn Svoboda

Boxing

Tori Nelson is looking to defend her WIBA welterweight title for the second time against former world champion Mia St. John in Annandale, Virginia.

Nelson (8-0-3) has yet to taste defeat having won the title last year. Nelson is also the WBC middleweight champion,

Veteran St. John (47-13-2) is coming off back to back losses two of the top fighters in the division, Tiffany Junot and Cecilia Braekhus. This after back to back wins after a three year absence.


A pair of title fights are set in Osaka, Japan.

Mari Ando will defend her WBC minimumweight title for the first time against Yuko Kuroki. Ando (11-6) lost back to back title bouts before getting her title last December.  Kuroki (10-4) is looking for her first title.

Also on the card, Nao Ikeyama and Jessebelle Pagaduan will battle for the vacant WBO atomweight title. Ikeyama (13-3-1) is the former WIBA minimumweight champion and is coming off back to back wins. Pagaduan (6-0) is looking for her first world championship after gaining the Philippino boxing titles.


In other boxing action:

  • Sindy Amador will defend her  IFBA light flyweight title against Maria Suarez in  Ontario, California
  • In Durango, Mexico, Aracely Palacios will duke it out with Karina Hernandez for the vacant NABF female flyweight title
  • Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre faces Maria Soledad Capriolo for the vacant South American super featherweight title in Cordoba, Argentina
  • In Nerang, Queensland, Australia, Shannon O’Connell takes on Gentiane Lupi
  • In a pair of bouts in Bayern, Germany, Ranan Durdu battles Mirabela Georghe and Christina Rupprecht dukes it out with Raluca Dinescu-Constantinescu
  • In Durango, Mexico, Nora Cardoza faces Lorena Mendoza
  • Soledad Macedo takes on. Amarilis Adorno in Salto, Uruguay
  • In Clichy la Garenne, Hauts-de-Seine, France, Maiva Hamadouche battles Wendy Gervois