Japanese star Shizuka Sugiyama’s 125-pound debut will have to wait. The popular karateka was scheduled to face South Korean kickboxer Hyo Kyung Song on next Saturday’s Deep Jewels 5 card in Tokyo, but Song has been forced out due to an injury and Sugiyama has been removed from the card.

Deep Jewels officials announced the change today. Sugiyama had been set to drop down to the newly-formed Deep Jewels welterweight division after an unsuccessful 135-pound title bid in May. Song earned her first professional win this past weekend, but suffered an undisclosed injury in the process.

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ronda-rousey-vs_-alexis-davis-ufc-175-july-2014_7July Results

Saturday – 5th
– Ronda Rousey defeats Alexis Davis via KO at :16 of round 1 at UFC 175

- Taila Santos defeats Geisyele Nascimento via KO in round 2 at UOC 1

Sunday – 6th
– Sarah Moras defeats Alexis Dufresne via Unanimous Decision at TUF 19 Finale

Saturday – 12th
– Betina Baino defeats Kelly Katiussy via Split Decision at Adrenalina Fighting Panambi: Destruction

Wednesday – 16th
UFC Fight Night 45
– Leslie Smith defeats Jessamyn Duke via TKO at 2:24 of round 1
– Claudia Gadelha defeats Tina Lähdemäki via Unanimous Decision

Friday – 18th
– Alice Yauger defeats Shannon Sinn via Unanimous Decision at SCL: Heat

Saturday – 19th
– Kristi Lopez defeats Katie Castro via TKO in round 1 at Xplode Fight Series: Cerebral

- Beckie Ruth (Gullet) defeats Mandy Polk via TKO in round 1 at Shamrock FC: Collision

- Jessica Medeiros de Andrade defeats Nayara Hemily via Unanimous Decision at Coliseu FC 2

- Tania Pereda defeats Karina Gonzalez via Armbar at 4:19 of round 1 at Xtreme Kombat 24

- Tatiana Padilla Suarez defeats Tyra Parker via Unanimous Decision at Gladiator Challenge: Night of the Champions

CageSport 31
– Katie Howard defeats Amy Montenegro via Split Decision
– Emily Corso defeats Hadley Griffith via RNC at 1:52 of round 1

Friday – 25th
– Marion Reneau defeats Maureen Riordon via Armbar at 4:15 of round 1 at RFA 16

Saturday – 26th
– Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeats Juliana Lima via Unanimous Decision at UFC on Fox 12

- Holly Cline defeats Jordan Moore via Arm Triangle at 1:45 of round 1 at Extreme Combat Challenge: Fireworks

- Lacie Jackson defeats Rena Pena via Armbar in round 1 at Global Fighting Alliance 26

- Hyo-Kyung Song defeats Hazuki Kimura via TKO at 2:21 of round 2 at ROAD FC 16

Roshambo 3
– Shauna Carew defeats Ginny Connors via RNC at 2:08 of round 1
– Jessy Jess defeats Rhiannon Thompson via Unanimous Decision
– Megan Anderson defeats Kerry Barrett via Majority Decision

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



Polish standout Joanna Jędrzejczyk made a successful UFC strawweight debut with an impressive decision win tonight at UFC on FOX 12: “Lawler vs Brown” in San Jose, California. Jędrzejczyk outpointed fellow striker Juliana “Ju Thai” de Lima Carneiro in the UFC’s second 115-pound female fight.

Jędrzejczyk showcased her elite striking skills in her UFC debut tonight and she repeatedly scored with overhand rights that kept Lima on the defensive. Jędrzejczyk’s defence against Lima’s takedowns and submission attempts was also on point and she cruised to a well-deserved decision victory.

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Press Release – The UFC organization announced that it would feature its first-ever women’s match-up in Asia at UFC FIGHT NIGHT MACAO: BISPING vs. LE on Saturday, 23 August. Russia’s Milana Dudieva is set to take on American Elizabeth Phillips in a women’s bantamweight fight at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao.

Dudieva (10-3 professional MMA record, fighting out of Alagir, Russia), who will be making her UFC debut, and Phillips (4-2, fighting out of Spokane, Washington), a former Washington State Amateur MMA champion, are bringing a combined 10 first round finishes to the Octagon® in what promises to be a supercharged clash between two division up-and-comers.

“I’m excited for this event at The Venetian Macao and making history with the first UFC women’s fight in Asia,” commented Dana White, UFC President. “The women’s division has become very popular around the world, and Ronda Rousey has become arguably the biggest star in the sport. This women’s bout is an amazing addition to an already stellar card.”

“The Venetian Macao has established a reputation for itself as the place to be for experiencing trailblazing events,” said Olaf Gueldner, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Sands China Ltd. “We’re pleased to be hosting another first for Macao and for Asia with this exciting women’s bout at UFC Fight Night Macao. One-of-a-kind events like these are part of our company’s multi-tiered entertainment strategy, helping raise the profile of Macao as a world centre of tourism and leisure.”

Undefeated bantamweight champion and Olympian, Ronda Rousey, who recently won the ESPY’s 2014 award for top female athlete, will be attending UFC Fight Night Macao. Ronda’s success and global appeal has helped grow the sport of women’s mixed martial arts and in turn the growth of the sport in Asia. “I am so excited to be coming back to Asia, and so proud to be here as the UFC reaches another incredible milestone in women’s MMA,” commented Ronda. Joined by other guest fighters, Ronda will be taking part in a variety of activities across fight week in Macao in August.



History was made tonight when the UFC’s women’s strawweight division officially debuted at UFC Fight Night 45: “Cerrone vs Miller” in Atlantic City, New Jersey. BJJ black belt Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha earned a big win over Tina “Jelly Bean” Lähdemäki in the UFC’s first 115-pound female fight.

In other action on the UFC Fight Night 45 preliminary card tonight, veteran standout Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith battered TUF 18 quarterfinalist Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke en route to a commanding first-round TKO win. Smith picked up her first Octagon victory with the impressive stoppage.

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Brazilian rising star Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade looks to take another step towards UFC title contention when she returns to the cage at UFC Fight Night 51: “Bigfoot vs Arlovski” on September 13th in Brasilia, Brazil. Andrade battles French Canadian striker Valérie “Trouble” Létourneau.

UFC officials announced the featured bantamweight bout today. Andrade is coming off of a pair of impressive wins inside the Octagon and she now aims to make it three in a row in front of Brazilian supporters. Létourneau made a successful short-notice UFC debut against Elizabeth Phillips on June 14th.

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South Korean star Ga Yeon Song is set to make her professional mixed martial arts debut on August 17th at Road Fighting Championship 17 in Seoul. The 19-year-old striking sensation will compete in a featured 48kg atomweight bout on the card against an opponent to be announced soon.

Dubbed “the most beautiful MMA fighter in the world” by both Road FC and Korean media, Song has already proven that she has fighting skills to back up the hype that surrounds her. The popular kickboxer is unbeaten in her amateur career and hopes to become South Korea’s premier female fighter.

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