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Former UFC title challenger Sara McMann earned her third straight win in quick and easy fashion tonight at UFC Fight Night 105: “Lewis vs Browne” in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. McMann submitted an overmatched and overweight Gina “Danger” Mazany early in a would-be bantamweight bout.

Tonight’s card also featured a much more competitive women’s bout in the strawweight division, and rising star Randa “Quiet Storm” Markos took a razor-thin Split Decision victory over former UFC champion Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza after three entertaining rounds of back-and-forth action.

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Decorated Muay Thai striker Germaine “The Iron Lady” de Randamie made history with a hard-fought victory tonight at UFC 208 in Brooklyn, New York. De Randamie defeated Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm in the main event to become the inaugural UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion.

Tonight’s competitive title tilt was contested entirely on the feet, and de Randamie’s strong start in the early rounds was marred only by two late punches after the bell. Holm was more aggressive in the final ten minutes, but de Randamie stuffed numerous takedowns and edged out the win.

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Press Release –  Invicta Fighting Championships 22 has added five new bouts.

The night’s co-main event will feature atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (14-1) moving up a weight class to take on former strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza (9-1). Hamasaki will enter the contest having won five straight fights, including back-to-back title defenses against Jinh Yu Frey and Amber Brown. Souza will compete for the first time since her Invicta FC 17 battle with Angela Hill.

Also at strawweight, former title challenger DeAnna Bennett (8-2) takes on Jodie Esquibel (5-2). The pair were originally slated to collide at Invicta FC 21, but the bout had to be rescheduled. Bennett will return for the first time since Invicta FC 16, where she engaged in a back-and-forth battle with veteran Roxanne Modafferi. Esquibel headlined Invicta FC 18 in July against Mexico’s Alexa Grasso.

Recent atomweight title challenger Jinh Yu Frey (5-2) battles undefeated Brazilian newcomer Janaisa Morandin (9-0). Frey came up short in her quest for gold at Invicta FC 19 after doctors stopped her bout due to a cut. Morandin has reeled off nine straight wins in her home country, including five by way of strikes.

Finally, two additional strawweight match-ups are slated for the event. Iceland’s Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir (1-0), fresh off her decision win over Ashley Greenway at Invicta FC 19, welcomes newcomer Mallory Martin (1-0) to the Invicta cage, while unbeaten Kal Holliday (1-0) looks to build off her submission victory over Tiffany Van Soest when she takes on 19-year-old sensation Miranda Maverick (1-0).

The bouts join the previously announced bantamweight title rematch between champion Tonya Evinger (18-5, 1 NC) and Russian challenger Yana Kunitskaya (9-2, 1 NC).

The event takes place Saturday, March 25 from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 8pm ET.

The current Invicta FC 22 fight card:
Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (18-5, 1 NC) vs Yana Kunitskaya (9-2, 1 NC)
Strawweight: Ayaka Hamasaki (14-1) vs Livia Renata Souza (9-1)
Strawweight: DeAnna Bennett (8-2) vs Jodie Esquibel (5-2)
Atomweight: Jinh Yu Frey (5-2) vs Janaisa Morandin (9-0)
Strawweight: Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir (1-0) vs Mallory Martin (1-0)
Strawweight: Kal Holliday (1-0) vs Miranda Maverick (1-0)

Tickets for Invicta FC 22 go on sale Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. via Ticketfly.com. Additional bouts for the event will be announced at a later date.

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Veteran strawweight contender Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig picked up the biggest victory of her mixed martial arts career tonight at UFC Fight Night 104: “Bermudez vs Korean Zombie” in Houston, Texas. Herrig defeated fellow striker Alexa Grasso in the featured 115-pound co-main event.

In other strawweight action on tonight’s UFC card, Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade set up a future UFC title shot by defeating Invicta FC champion Angela “Overkill” Hill. In preliminary card action, Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres defeated rival “Rowdy” Bec Rawlings for the second time.

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c3tmz3svcaami09JANUARY RESULTS

Monday – 2nd
(115 title) – Weili Zhang defeats Veronica Grenno via KO at 1:50 of round 1 at Kunlun Fight MMA 8

Saturday – 7th
(135 title) – Julia Avila defeats Nicco Montano via Unanimous Decision at HD MMA 7

(125 interim title) – Jamie Thorton defeats Jaymee Nievara via Guillotine Choke at :57 of round 1 at URCC 29: Conquest

(135 title) – Jessy Miele defeats Calie Cutler via RNC in round 2 at Reality Fighting

(138) – Zaira Dyshekova defeats Huaxiang Dong via Armbar in round 1 at WBK 22

Friday – 13th
(115) – Cynthia Calvillo defeats Montana Stewart via TKO at 2:54 of round 3 at LFA 1

(105) – Bi Nguyen defeats Katie Saull via Unanimous Decision at TKO Fight Alliance: Knockout Nights

TKO 37: Rivals
(115) – Griet Eeckhout defeats Lindsay Garbatt via RNC at 3:07 of round 1
(115) – Ashley Nichols defeats Ashley Letourneau via TKO at 1:47 of round 1

Saturday – 14th
(135) – Fernanda Barbosa defeats Nao Date via Armbar in round 1 at Angel’s Fighting 2

(125) – Cheri Muraski defeats Jamie Milanowski via Armbar in round 2 at KOTC: Most Wanted

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(145 interim title) – Megan Anderson defeats Charmaine Tweet via TKO at 2:05 of round 2
(135) – Raquel Pa’aluhi defeats Pannie Kianzad via RNC at 3:40 of round 1
(145) – Leah Letson defeats Elizabeth Phillips via KO at 1:18 of round 1
(135) – Aspen Ladd defeats Sijara Eubanks via Unanimous Decision
(125) – Andrea Lee defeats Jenny Liou via KO at 1:14 of round 1
(115) – Amy Cadwell Montenegro defeats Celine Haga via Unanimous Decision
(125) – Christine Ferea defeats Rachael Ostovich via TKO at 1:29 of round 3

Sunday – 15th
(115) – Nina Ansaroff defeats Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger via RNC at 3:39 of round 3 at UFC Fight Night 103

Thursday – 19th
(105) – Lisbeth Silva defeats Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc via RNC at 3:07 in round 1 at Combate Americas 10

Friday – 20th
(115) – Gabby Romero defeats Linsey Williams via RNC at 3:15 of round 1 at LFA 2

(140) – Alexa Conners defeats Annie DeCrescente via Unanimous Decision at NFC 90

(125) – Sushila Dahiya defeats Daisy Singh via Unanimous Decision at SFL 2017: Delhi Heroes vs Haryana Sultans

Saturday – 21st
(125) – Colleen Schneider defeats Chrissie Daniels via Anaconda Choke at 1:30 of round 1 at Bellator MMA 170

(125) – Asha Roka defeats Angela Pink via TKO at :09 of round 1 at SFL 2017: U.P. Nawabs vs Sher-E-Punjab

Sunday – 22nd
(125) – Hannah Kampf defeats Thulasi Helen via Arm Triangle Choke in round 1 at SFL 2017: Pirates vs Bengaluru Tigers

Friday – 27th
(115) – Maria Rivera defeats Sarah Click via TKO at 2:40 of round 1 at CES 41

(125) – Manjit Kolekar defeats Heena Ali Shaikh via Armbar in round 1 at SFL 2017: Mumbai Maniacs vs Gujarat Warriors

Bellator MMA 171
(125) – Jessica Middleton defeats Alice Yauger via Unanimous Decision
(125) – Bruna Ellen defeats Carmella James via Unanimous Decision

Saturday – 28th
(135) – Valentina Shevchenko defeats Julianna Pena via Armbar at 4:29 of round 2 at UFC on FOX 23

(145) – Arlene Blencowe defeats Janay Harding via KO at 1:08 of round 1 at Legend MMA 1

(130) – Shannon Sinn defeats Ashley Deen via Split Decision at SCL 57

(125) – Corinne Laframboise defeats Dilara Kocak via Armbar in round 1 at We Love MMA 28

(125) – Kiran Singh defeats Bharti Dhoundiyal via Guillotine Choke in round 1 at SFL 2017: Delhi Heroes vs U.P. Nawabs

(121) – Thaiane Souza defeats Alexandra Alves via RNC at 4:09 of round 1 at Face the Danger 14

Sunday – 29th
(125) – Asha Roka defeats Rajni Devi via RNC in round 1 at SFL 2017: Haryana Sultans vs Sher-E-Punjab

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

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Decorated Muay Thai champion Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko earned a shot at UFC title gold with an impressive submission victory tonight at UFC on FOX 23 in Denver, Colorado. Shevchenko finished off TUF 18 winner Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña in the bantamweight main event.

Shevchenko, who dropped a razor-thin decision to current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda “Lioness” Nunes in March, earned a rematch with Nunes tonight. Peña got off to a strong start in round two, but Shevchenko caught her in an impressive armbar for the tapout victory.

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Press Release – Invicta Fighting Championships 22 has its headliner.

Bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger (18-5, 1 NC) will once again put her title on the line against Russian challenger Yana Kunitskaya (9-2, 1 NC) on Saturday, March 25 from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

The match-up is rematch of the Invicta FC 20 main event which took place November 18 and was initially ruled a first-round submission win for Kunitskaya. However, following a ruling by the Missouri Office of Athletics, the bout was overturned to a no-contest and Evinger retained her 135-pound championship.

Evinger will enter the title defense riding a lengthy, 10-fight undefeated streak. Prior to the first meeting with Kunitskaya, Evinger had reeled off six consecutive wins inside the Invicta cage. The 27-year-old Kunitskaya, who made her promotional debut at the November event, has stopped seven of her nine wins by way of strikes.

The current Invicta FC 22 fight card:
Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (18-5, 1 NC) vs Yana Kunitskaya (9-2, 1 NC)

Additional bouts for the event, as well as ticketing information, will be announced at a later date.

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