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Former Valkyrie Featherweight Champion “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi makes her Deep Jewels debut on May 18th at Deep Jewels 4 in Tokyo, Japan. The skilled grappler is set to face off against journeywoman Yukiko Seki in a featured 48-kilogram matchup that was officially announced earlier today.

Yamaguchi was in talks to compete for Deep Jewels when the promotion formed this past year, but she instead opted to sign with Pacific Xtreme Combat. Also announced today for the Deep Jewels 4 card was a grappling match between veteran Miyoko Kusaka and newcomer Sayuri Yamaguchi.

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Invicta Fighting Championships continues to replenish its 115-pound division with the recent additions of XFC champion Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink and unbeaten Xtreme Kombat titleholder Alexa Grasso. Eggink and Grasso signed with Invicta FC this past week and both will debut later this year.

MMARising.com confirmed Eggink’s signing with multiple sources close to the promotion on Sunday. She has won three straight fights and captured the XFC Women’s Strawweight Championship in September. Grasso joins teammate and fellow Xtreme Kombat champion Irene Aldana on the roster.

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“Women’s MMA Today” gets you caught up on the week that was and the week that will be in women’s MMA.

–Quick Results–

April 16 -  Sarah Kaufman (17-2, 1NC) defeats Leslie Smith (6-5-1) via Unanimous Decision at TUF Nations Finale

April 18 -  Lacey Schuckman (10-7) defeats Melissa Myers (0-1) via RNC in round 1 at FTW: Animals

April 19 -  Trisha Clark (3-7) defeats Amanda LaVoy (2-6) via Armbar in round 1 at KCFA 10

April 19 -  Killastina Makihele (1-0) defeats Rachel Kemker (1-3) via TKO in round 1 at Steelfist Fight Night 24

April 19 -  Rebecca Ruth (1-0) defeats Crystal Stevens (0-1) via TKO in round 1 at Shamrock FC: Revenge

April 19 -  Miesha Tate (14-5) defeats Liz Carmouche (9-5) via Unanimous Decision at UFC on Fox 11

–Upcoming Bouts–

April 26 -  “Someone’s 0 must go” when Mariah Prussia (2-0) faces off against Shannon “Wild Child” Gunville (2-0) at DFC 18: ‘Spring Brawl 2014′ in Fargo, ND.

April 26 -  Kalindra Faria (14-3-1) looks for her eleventh consecutive win against Serbia’s Sanja Sucevic (4-2) at XFCi 4 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This event streams live and free at xfcmma.com starting at 11:30pm ET.

April 26 -  Stephanie “The Scrapper” Skinner (2-4) welcomes Muay Thai specialist Angela “Overkill” Hill (0-0) to the pro ranks at USFFC 18: ‘Metal and Mayhem’ in Winston-Salem, NC. This event will be streamed live at gfl.tv for $10.

April 26 -  Calie “The Honey Badger” Cutler (0-0) makes her highly anticipated pro debut against Brittany “Too Smooth” Dugas (0-1) at KOTC: ‘Clockwork’ in Lac du Flambeau, WI. Dugas will be looking for some revenge having lost her pro debut to Cutler’s training partner, Amanda Bobby Cooper.

April 26 -  Brazil’s Elen “Sweet” Torres (0-0) travels to Paraguay to make her pro debut against Pamela Boveda (2-1) at Rhino Fight Combat 6 and Jaquelline Santana (0-0) meets Jessica Suelem (1-3) in her pro debut at Barracão Fight Championship 3 in Brazil.

April 26 -  Brittney Elkin (1-0) meets late replacement Amanda “The Lady Killer” Bell (0-2) and Shannon Sinn (0-0) makes her pro debut against Courtney Himes (0-1) at SCL: ‘Army vs Marines 5′ in Loveland, CO. This event will stream live at gfl.tv for $15 and

April 26 –  It’s a battle of the unbeaten when ’4 Horsewomen’ member Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (3-0) battles Bethe “Pitbull” Correia (7-0) at UFC 172 in Baltimore, MD. This bout is part of the preliminary card and will be televised live on Fox Sports 1 starting at 8pm ET.

Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.

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Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate overcame a slow start in round one and earned her first Octagon win tonight at UFC on FOX 11: “Werdum vs Browne” in Orlando, Florida. Tate defeated former U.S. Marine Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche in the co-feature.

The opening round of tonight’s featured matchup belonged to Carmouche and she kept Tate on the defensive with takedowns and ground control. Tate stole round two with submission attempts and she dominated the final five minutes of the fight en route to a hard-fought Unanimous Decision win.

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Former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman overcame two late opponent changes and earned her first UFC victory tonight at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale in Québec City, Québec, Canada. Kaufman defeated Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith in a bantamweight rematch from Invicta FC 5.

Unlike in the first fight, which Kaufman won via a razor-thin and contentious Split Decision, she was in control of tonight’s rematch from start to finish. Kaufman landed crisp punches throughout the three-round battle and she mixed up her strikes effectively en route to a well-earned decision victory.

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PRESS RELEASE – XFC International today announces that it has secured an exclusive agreement with seasoned contender, Strawweight Kalindra Faria. Faria joins a list of elite mixed martial artists from XFC International tournament fighters and SuperFight contenders to recently sign with the world’s fastest growing MMA promotion.

Kalindra Faria is considered to be one of the most fierce Brazilian female fighters, and is an impressive Muay Thai fighter coming to XFCi with a 10 fight winning streak. Since her debut in 2009 in MMA, she has won fourteen bouts against three loses and one draw in her impressive career, earning her a spot as one of the finest female fighters in the Strawweight division.

 
An experienced fighter in the MMA scene, Faria (14-3-1) will compete inside the XFC Hexagon against Sanja Sucevic (4-2), the impressive Strawweight from Serbia, on XFCi 4, live from Sao Paulo, Brazil on REDE TV! and UOL.

Myron D Molotky, XFC International President, commented “We are very pleased to add Kalindra Faria to our growing female roster of XFC International fighters. XFC is proud to have Kalindra represent the Next Generation of MMA superstars.”

“Kalindra is currently ranked #5 in the flyweight division in the world, according to Unified Women’s Mixed Martial Arts, and we expect that her move to Strawweight will make a dramatic change in that division as well” Molotky continued.

With an impressive record, complete with submissions and all out battles, Kalindra will now have the opportunity to showcase her immense skills on the big stage for the world to see in the XFC Hexagon.

Eduardo Duarte, XFC International MatchMaker, added “Kalindra is one of the most technical female MMA fighters in Latin America, and recognized worldwide as a top contender in this highly competitive division. Kalindra will have the opportunity to pursue her dream to continue challenging the top fighters worldwide in the XFC Hexagon.”

XFCi 4 will take place live from Sao Paulo Brazil, on April 26, 2014 at 00:30am Brasilia time/ 11:30pm Eastern Standard time on REDE TV!.

Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.

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10257170_708123959230777_3302796040705524042_nThe 4-Horsewomen Continue To Ride Roughshod Over The Competition

“Women’s MMA Today” gets you caught up on the week that was and the week that will be in women’s MMA.

–Results–

To see last weekend’s results, (click here).

–Upcoming Bouts–

April 16 -  Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (6-4-1; 0-0 UFC) and Sarah Kaufman (16-2, 1NC; 0-0, 1NC UFC) slugged it out for three rounds in their first encounter at Invicta FC 5, resulting in a very contentious Split Decision victory for Kaufman. One year later and on short notice, Smith looks for redemption against her former foe at TUF Nations Finale: “Canada vs Australia”. This bout is part of the preliminary card and will be televised on Fox Sports 1 staring at 5pm ET.

April 19 -  Hannah “The Last Ronin” Zeciri (0-0) meets Rebecca Ruth (0-0) in their pro debuts at Shamrock FC: “Revenge” in St Louis, MO and Trisha Clark (2-7) faces Amanda “Red Fox” LaVoy (2-5) at KCFA 10 in Independence, MO.

April 19 -  Rachel “The Riot” Kemker (1-2) takes on Killastina “Killa” Matatohi (0-0) at Steelfist Fight Night 24: “New Era” in Salt Lake City, Utah. This all-female fight card also includes 7 amateur bouts and

April 19 -  Former title contenders Miesha “Cupcake” Tate (13-5; 0-2 UFC) and Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche (9-4; 1-2 UFC) look to get back in the title picture in a pivotal matchup at UFC on Fox 11 in Orlando, FL. This bout is part of the main card and will be televised on Fox starting at 8pm ET.

Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.

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