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.
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
Since last fall, XFC’s main focus shifted from the US to Brazil. After a long wait, the promotion will be returning to the their hometown with three female bouts this fall.
On MMA Madhouse’s Cage Zombies radio, XFC’s John Prisco announced they will hold a card in late August/early September in Tampa, FL at the Sundome. The co-main event is expected to be Pearl Gonzalez defending her title against a yet to be named opponent.
Also on the card, XFC vet Cortney Casey will take on Angela Hill. It is expect this will be Casey’s debut at strawweight.
Highly touted amateur fight Andrea Lee will make her pro debut taking on seasoned vet Suzie Montero.
No word on if the event will be televised. We should have more details in the coming weeks.