Weigh-ins for Invicta Fighting Championships 8 take place today at Aladdin Holiday Inn in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Headling the event is an atomweight title bout between champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson and former Valkyrie titleholder Yasuko “Ikuko” Tamada. In the co-main event, Finnish star Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpää and former XFC champion Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink clash for the vacant Invicta FC strawweight title.

Invicta FC 8 weigh-in results:
Atomweight title: Michelle Waterson (104.8) vs Yasuko Tamada (103.5)
Strawweight title: Katja Kankaanpää (114.0) vs Stephanie Eggink (114.7)
Bantamweight: Ediane Gomes (134.9) vs Tonya Evinger (137.3)*
Flyweight: Tara LaRosa (125.6) vs Roxanne Modafferi (124.9)
Flyweight: Michelle Ould (131.9)** vs DeAnna Bennett (125.4)
Lightweight: Charmaine Tweet (154.5) vs Veronica Rothenhausler (155.0)
Bantamweight: Peggy Morgan (133.5) vs Irene Aldana (135.1)
Strawweight: Ashley Cummins (115.7) vs Alexa Grasso (115.2)
Atomweight: Jodie Esquibel (105.9) vs Jinh Yu Frey (105.4)
Strawweight: Delaney Owen (114.2) vs J.J. Aldrich (115.1)

*Evinger has two hours to make 136.0 pounds.
**Ould has two hours to make 126.0 pounds.

Note: Any fighter who misses weight on her first try will be deducted 10% of her fight purse. If a fighter is still unable to make weight on her second try, the penalty increases to 25%.



Watch the official weigh-in for Invicta FC 8: ‘Waterson vs Tamada’ LIVE and free today at 5pm ET. Then be sure and watch the entire 10-fight card event on Saturday night at 8pm ET LIVE on UFC Fight Pass.

Fight Card:
Michelle Waterson vs Yasuko Tamada (105lbs title)
Stephanie Eggink vs Katja Kankaanpää (115lbs title)
Ediane Gomes vs Tonya Evinger (135lbs)
Michelle Ould vs Deanna Bennett (125lbs)
Roxanne Modafferi vs Tara Larosa (125lbs)
Peggy Morgan vs Irene Aldana (135lbs)
Alexa Grasso vs Ashley Cummins (115lbs)
Veronica Rothenhausler vs Charmaine Tweet (155lbs)
Jody Esquibel vs Jinh Yu Frey (105lbs)
JJ Aldrich vs Delaney Owen (115lbs)

Invicta FC 8 Weigh-in Video:


10543648_688472231233955_1936150461155822356_nAUGUST RESULTS

Saturday – 2nd
– Kenani Mangakahia defeats Zoie Shreiweis via TKO at 1:29 of round 3 at FWC 18

MMA Super Heroes 5
– Aline Sattelmayer defeats Renata Baldan via RNC at 2:40 of round 3
– Daiane Firmino defeats Mariana Leonardo via Unanimous Decision
– Andressa Rocha defeats Amanda Torres via Unanimous Decision
– Luciana Treze defeats Ariane Fajoli via TKO in round 2

Thursday – 7th
– Danielle Taylor defeats Nikki Lowe via Armbar at 4:22 of round 1 at KOTC: Point of Impact

- Arielle Souza defeats “Mahri Guerreira” Costa via Armbar in round 1 at Circuito de Lutas Fight Night 2

Friday – 8th
– Maria Rios defeats Kate McGray via RNC at 1:06 of round 3 at NFA: Valley Invasion 4

Saturday – 9th
– Chantalle Castellanos defeats Jeana Pinelli via Unanimous Decision at Dragon House 17

- Roberta Paim defeats Lilhan Lika via TKO at 3:33 of round 1 at Curitiba Fight Pro 2

- Marília “Chocolate” Santos defeats Gina Naja via Arm Triangle Choke in round 1 at Frajola Fight

- Cristiane Silva defeats Maíra Mazar via Armbar in round 3 at Real Fights 11

- Laura Balin defeats Maria Val via Armbar in round 1 at Desafio Kaeshi 4

- Ingrid Medrano defeats Miki Rogers via Unanimous Decision at Kage Wars 009

- Natalie Hills defeats Lizza Gebilagin via RNC at 1:44 of round 1 at Brace 29

Aspera FC 10
– Claudia Rey defeats Natali Alves via KO at :09 of round 1
– Janaisa Morandin defeats Mariana Oliveira via TKO at :16 of round 1

Deep Jewels 5
– Mizuki Inoue defeats Emi Tomimatsu via Armbar at 1:33 of round 3
– Ayaka Hamasaki defeats Naho Sugiyama via TKO at 4:01 of round 1
– Yuko Oya defeats Sachiko Fujimori via Unanimous Decision
– Mina Kurobe defeats Masako Yoshida via Unanimous Decision
– Miyoko Kusaka defeats Tamaki Usui via Armbar at 2:40 of round 2

Sunday – 10th
– Luana Souza defeats Kelly Katiussy via Keylock in round 2 at X-Fest 7: Battle of the Giants 2

- Elen Torres defeats Beatriz Souza via Unanimous Decision at Arena Nightmare: Luxury & Wickedness

Chaos At The Casino 5
– Amanda Bell defeats Marina Shafir via KO at :37 of round 1
– Jemyma Betrian defeats Hadley Griffith via KO at :47 of round 1

Friday – 15th
– Viviane Sucuri defeats Gina Naja via Armbar in round 1 at Limo Fight 13

Fight To Win MMA
– Latoya Walker defeats Brittney Elkin via Unanimous Decision
– Heather Denny defeats Sarah McLeod via Unanimous Decision

Saturday – 16th
– Sara McMann defeats Lauren Murphy via Split Decision at UFC Fight Night 47

- Catherine Costigan defeats Noelia Molina via Technical Sub-Armbar at 2:14 of round 1 at Cage Warriors 70

Sunday – 17th
– Ga Yeon Song defeats Emi Yamamoto via TKO at 2:23 of round 1 at ROAD FC 17

Thursday – 21st
– Livia Renata Souza defeats Edlaine Godoy via Armbar at 4:01 of round 1 at X-Fight 9

Friday – 22nd
– Glena Avila defeats Stevie VanAssche via TKO(retirement) at 5:00 of round 1 at MMA Summer Showdown

Cage Warriors 71
– Pannie Kianzad defeats Megan van Houtum via TKO at 2:17 of round 3
– Lina Akhtar Lansberg defeats Laura Howarth via TKO(retirement) at 5:00 of round 1

Saturday – 23rd
– Milana Dudieva defeats Elizabeth Phillips via Split Decision at UFC Fight Night 48

- Ingrid Iasmim defeats Betina Baino via TKO in round 2 at Samurai Combate 6

- Chris Stanley defeats Katie Anita Runyan via KO(Flying Spinning Hook Kick) at :05 of round 1 at XFS: Tidal Wave

- Jennifer Maia defeats Elaine Albuquerque via Unanimous Decision at Circuito Talent 11

Sunday – 24th
– Marina Moroz defeats Jin Tang via Armbar in round 1 at Kunlun Fight 8

- Luciana Pereira defeats Mariana Morais via Unanimous Decision at Shooto Brasil 49

Friday – 29th
– Ann Osman defeats Ana Julaton via Split Decision at ONE FC: Reign of Champions

- Jenny Silverio defeats Sarah Lagerstrom via Unanimous Decision at Fight Time Promotions 20

- Valeria “Galactika” Mejia defeats Mishell Bastidas via Armbar in round 1 at Trujillo FC 1

- Yolanda Arias defeats Zulena Alvarez via Unanimous Decision at eXtreme Fighting Combat 5: Challenge

Saturday – 30th
– Bethe Correia defeats Shayna Baszler via TKO at 1:56 of round 2 at UFC 177

- Arlene Blencowe defeats Faith Van Duin via KO(knee to body) at 3:00 of round 3 at Storm Damage 5

- Montserrat Conejo Ruiz defeats Anely Jimenez via Unanimous Decision at XK 25

- Kaela Banney defeats Lisa Yu via Unanimous Decision at Carnage in the Cage 3

- Janaisa Morandin defeats Cynthia Candido via TKO in round 2 at Aspera FC 11

– Seo Hee Ham defeats Alyona Rassohyna via Unanimous Decision
– Ji Yeon Kim defeats Yukimi Kamikaze via RNC at 1:59 of round 1

Sunday – 31st
– Yurika Nakakura defeats Miki Miyauchi via TKO at 3:33 of round 1 at Grachan: Next 1

- Jingnan Xiong defeats Inna Hutsal via Armbar at :51 of round 1 at Kunlun Fight 9

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



Brazilian rising star Bethe “Pitbull” Correia kept her undefeated record intact with an impressive stoppage victory tonight at UFC 177: “Dillashaw vs Soto” in Sacramento, California. The talented bantamweight contender finished veteran Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler on tonight’s main card.

Baszler got off to a strong start in the opening round of the fight and she showcased her slick grappling skills on the mat. Correia rallied in round two, however, and she battered Baszler with dozens of unanswered punches on the feet until the bout was waved off, giving Correia another big victory.

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Press Release – Cage Warriors Fighting Championship will crown its first ever women’s bantamweight world champion on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

The title will be on the line when undefeated duo Pannie Kianzad and Agnieszka Niedwiedz clash over five rounds at CWFC 74 at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Olympic Park.

Kianzad (6-0), who hails from Helsingborg in Sweden, will go into the championship bout on the back of her third-round TKO stoppage of Megan van Houtum last weekend at CWFC 71 in Amman.

The 22-year-old holds other notable victories over current UFC fighter Milana Dudieva, Bellator’s Annalisa Bucci and fellow CWFC bantamweight contender Lina Akhtar Lansberg.

“I’m really proud and excited to be fighting to become the first ever Cage Warriors women’s bantamweight world champion,” said Kianzad, a Rumble Sports team-mate of current CWFC welterweight world champion Nicolas Dalby.

“I’ll be looking to represent my team as best I can, and I look forward to putting on an exciting fight in London in November.”

In her most recent Cage Warriors outing, Niedzwiedz (7-0) picked up a submission-of-the-night win against Gemma Hewitt at CWFC 67 in Swansea back in April.

A native of Katowice in Poland, 19-year-old Niedzwiedz has taken all but one of her wins by stoppage, with two submissions and four by TKO.

Niedzwiedz said: “Pannie Kianzad is a very good fighter and I may need the two extra rounds to stop her. We’ve both earned this chance and we’ll show everyone some world-class women’s MMA in London.

“We’re both young and determined, but I’m younger and more determined. Pannie, you asked for this fight, and I’m looking forward to showing you how much of a mistake that was.”

Cage Warriors 74 will mark CWFC’s first ever event at the Copper Box Arena, which hosted handball at the 2012 Olympic Games and has since staged several large boxing events, as well as being the current home of British Baskteball League team London Lions.

“After a number of sell-out London events at The Forum in Kentish Town over the past couple of years, we’re excited to be bringing Cage Warriors to the Copper Box,” said Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan.

“The card for Cage Warriors 74 is going to be something special, but I’m really looking forward to seeing Pannie and Agnieszka fight to make history as our first women’s bantamweight champion.

“They’re two worthy contenders but one of them is set to taste defeat for the first time on November 15. The eyes of the MMA world will be on this one and I can’t wait for it.”



Press Release – The roster additions continue for Bellator as the promotion has added the #6 ranked featherweight in the world as Annalisa Bucci (7-3) has joined Bellator and will compete in the United States for the first time in her career.

“I feel extremely honored, excited and thankful to be part of the first group of females, fighting for Scott Coker in the new Bellator MMA Women’s Division,” Bucci said. “I cannot find the right words to truly express how I feel. This is more than a payoff for years of hard work, love and dedication to this sport. This is a dream come true!”

Known for her dangerous kickboxing and Muay Thai, Bucci has become synonymous for pushing the pace and keeping her opponents on their heels, and is simply known as “No Fear” within MMA circles.

With the signing, Bellator now has a collection of four of the best featherweights in the sport, as Bucci joins the #2 ranked Marloes Coenen, #3 ranked Julia Budd, and #8 ranked Talita Nogueira.

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



For the second straight time, Marina “The Iron Woman” Moroz played the role of spoiler on Sunday night at Kunlun Fight 8 in Xining, Qinghai, China. The Ukrainian rising star submitted China’s top female fighter, Jin “The Fighting Rose” Tang, in round one of a featured flyweight bout on the card.

Moroz, who upset highly-touted prospect Feier Huang in her Kunlun Fight debut in June, survived an early onslaught from Tang on Sunday and took top position in a scramble on the mat. She then transitioned to a straight armbar that forced Tang to submit for only the second time in her career.

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