Sara McMann

It was not the exciting performance that fans had hoped for, but Olympic silver medallist Sara McMann emerged victorious tonight at UFC Fight Night 88: “Almeida vs Garbrandt” in Las Vegas, Nevada. The standout wrestler outpointed former training partner Jessica “Evil” Eye in a bantamweight bout.

Tonight’s fight featured sparse action, and the crowd grew restless as the fighters cautiously circled each other throughout the tepid opening round. McMann’s takedowns and ground control in the final ten minutes were enough to earn her a clear-cut but uninspiring Unanimous Decision victory.

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Friday – 6th
– Angela Lee defeats Mei Yamaguchi via Unanimous Decision at One Championship: Ascent to Power

1st Round Combat 2
– Juliana Velasquez defeats Elaine Albuquerque via KO(Punches) at 3:55 of round 1
– Ilara Joanne defeats Maria ‘Doida’ Mendes via RNC at 2:37 of round 1

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– Emilce Ortiz vs Silvia Gonzalez
– Patricia Alujas vs Karen Coronel
– Vero Grenno vs Beatriz Acosta

Saturday – 7th
– Liz Tracy defeats Cindy Hales via TKO at 4:11 of round 2 at SFL America: Seattle vs Portland

– Bryony Tyrell defeats Samantha Jean-Francois via RNC at 1:51 of round 2 at BCMMA 15

– Valesca Machado defeats Kakau Costa via Split Decision at Fury Fight

– Sara Varela defeats Thuany Fernandes via Unanimous Decision at Hugs Combat: Fight Night Barueri

– Jocelyn Edwards Laboriel defeats Heydi Irias via TKO at 3:45 of round 2 at UCC 28

Invicta FC 17
– Tonya Evinger defeats Colleen Schneider via Unanimous Decision
– Angela Hill defeats Livia Renata Souza via Split Decision
– Charmaine Tweet defeats Latoya Walker via KO(Spinning Backfist) at 3:41 of round 1
– Kaline Medeiros defeats Alline Sério via TKO at 4:04 of round 2
– Megan Anderson defeats Amanda Bell via TKO at 5:00 of round 1
– Christine Stanley defeats Shannon Sinn via Unanimous Decision
– Rachael Ostovich defeats Ariel Beck via Split Decision
– Laura Howarth defeats Alexa Conners via Split Decision

Sunday – 8th
UFC Fight Night 87
– Germaine de Randamie defeats Anna Elmose by KO(Knee To The Body) at 3:46 of round 1
– Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeats Heather Clark by Unanimous Decision

Monday – 9th
– Paulina Grandos defeats Stephanie Alba via Split Decision at Combate Americas 5

Friday – 13th
– Suvi Salmimies defeats Tatou Ghania via Unanimous Decision at Cage 35

– Lena Ovchynnikova defeats Mara Borella via Split Decision at WMAAF World Cup

– Lisbeth Silva defeats Yajaira Romo via Unanimous Decision at Combate Extremo

Saturday – 14th
– Cris Cyborg defeats Leslie Smith via TKO at 1:21 of round 1 at UFC 198

– Jaimelene Nievera defeats Stephanie Frausto via TKO at 2:43 of round 3 at Bellator MMA 154

– Celine Haga defeats Irene Cabello via Arm-Triangle Choke in round 1 at IFC 5

– Febe Gomez defeats Maria Vega via Split Decision at Warriors KAS 4

– Emily Ducote defeats Jianna Denizard via Unanimous Decision at Xtreme Fight Night 29

– Amy Coleman defeats Annie DeCrescente via Unanimous Decision at Valor 33

– Emi Fujino defeats Yun-Ha Hong via Back Choke in round 1 at Road FC 31

– Cassie Robb defeats Amanda Lovato via Armbar in round 1 at KOTC: Resilient

– Maria Casanova defeats Lysane Delourme via Guillotine Choke in round 1 at 100% Fight 28

– Alyse Anderson defeats Rachel Sazoff via Unanimous Decision at Total Warrior Combat

– Melissa Martinez defeats Iliana Lopez via TKO at :56 of round 1 at XK 32

Sunday – 15th
– Svetlana Khautova defeats Daria Radionova via TKO in round 2 at Fight Nights Global 47

Wednesday – 18th
– Gina Mazany defeats Katie Halley via TKO at 2:45 of round 1 at Alaska FC 124

Friday – 20th
– Vitória Ferreira and Ellen Carol fight to a Draw at Copa Striker’s House 62

– Marciea Allen defeats Moriel Charneski via Unanimous Decision at XFO 58

– Cristiane Lima defeats Geisa Fagundes via Armbar at 2:43 of round 1 at Iron Fight Combat 9

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– Alexis Dufresne defeats Maroles Coenen via Triangle Armbar at 4:33 of round 1
– Veta Arteaga defeats Jackie Vandenburgh via Unanimous Decision

Saturday – 21th
– Amanda Ribas defeats Jennifer Gonzalez via TKO at :42 of round 2 at Max Fight 18

– Leah Letson defeats Allanna Jones via Unanimous Decision at KOTC: Blood Enemies

– Ariane Lipski defeats Juliana Werner via KO(punch) at 4:26 of round 2 at Imortal FC 4

– Montana Stewart defeats Francis Hernandez via RNC in round 3 at Xtreme Fight Night 30

– Ariane Carnelossi defeats Wellen Taynara via Americana in round 1 at Maringá FC

Rei da Selva Combat 7
– Mayana Kellem defeats Fabiana Barrenquevitcz via Unanimous Decision
– Franciele Nascimento defeats Kethlen Santos via TKO at 2:13 of round 1

Jungle Fight 87
– Polyana Viana defeats Debora Dias via Armbar at 3:23 of round 1
– Simone Duarte defeats Samara Santos via RNC at 2:44 of round 2
– Aline Sattelmayer defeats Monique Bastos via Unanimous Decision

Sunday – 22nd
Top FC 11: Top FC vs Kunlun Fight
– Ji Yeon Kim defeats Jin Tang via Unanimous Decision
– Weili Zhang defeats Alice Ardelean via RNC at 4:41 of round 2

Thursday – 26th
EFN: Fight Nights Global 48
– Viktoria Veres defeats Angelina Semenova via TKO at :51 of round 1
– Daria Mikheeva defeats Atyrgul Omurzakova via RNC at :41 of round 1

Friday – 27th
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– Maira Mazar defeats Arielle Souza via KO in round 1
– Janaísa Morandin defeats Lavínia Ione via TKO in round 2

Saturday – 28th
– Veronica Macedo defeats Valérie Domergue via Unanimous Decision at HIT-FC 2

– Katarzyna Sadura defeats Sylwia Zaczkiewicz via KO(punch) in round 1 at Thunderstorm 3

Sunday – 29th
– Sara McMann defeats Jessica Eye via Unanimous Decision at UFC Fight Night 88

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



Alexis “Sneaky Zebra” Dufresne missed weight for the fourth straight time, but picked up the biggest victory of her career tonight at Bellator 155: “Carvalho vs Manhoef” in Boise, Idaho. Dufresne submitted MMA pioneer Marloes “Rumina” Coenen with an impressive first-round triangle armbar.

Tonight’s card was initially slated to feature a featherweight title fight between Coenen and Julia “The Jewel” Budd, but Dufresne stepped in on short notice when Budd sustained an injury. She weighed in five pounds heavy, but handed Coenen the second submission defeat of her career.

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Invicta FC Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino made a successful Octagon debut in front of hometown fans and supporters tonight at UFC 198: “Werdum vs Miocic” in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. Justino quickly stopped Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith in a 140-pound catchweight bout.

Tonight’s UFC debut was a long time coming for Justino, who had been campaigning for a fight in the UFC for more than two years. She towered over Smith, a one-time Invicta FC flyweight title challenger, and battered the Californian with heavy punches en route to a first-round TKO stoppage.

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Competing in front of a partisan crowd in her home country, Germaine “The Iron Lady” de Randamie earned a devastating knockout win tonight at UFC Fight Night 87: “Overeem vs Arlovski” in Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands. The elite bantamweight striker finished Anna “Panda” Elmose.

De Randamie received a tremendous ovation from the fans in attendance, who looked on intently as she ended Elmose’s night with a first-round knee to the body. In strawweight action, Polish star Karolina Kowalkiewicz picked up an impressive Unanimous Decision win over “Hurricane” Heather Clark.

To read the full recap, (click here).



Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger retained her 135-pound title with a dominant decision win tonight at Invicta Fighting Championships 17 in Costa Mesa, California. Evinger defeated a game but overmatched Colleen “The Thoroughbred” Schneider in the main event.

Tonight’s card also featured a second title fight. In the 115-pound co-feature, Angela “Overkill” Hill earned her third straight win and captured the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship by edging out the previously unbeaten Livia Renata “Livinha” Souza in an entertaining, back-and-forth five-round battle.

To read the full event recap, (click here).



Invicta Fighting Championships 17 takes place Saturday night from The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA and streams LIVE on UFC Fight Pass starting at 9:00pm ET. Before tomorrow night’s festivities, the fighters took to the scales for the official weigh-ins.

Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (134.7) vs Colleen Schneider (134.4)
Strawweight Title: Livia Renata Souza (114.1) vs Angela Hill (114.1)
Featherweight: Latoya Walker (144.4) vs Charmaine Tweet (145.2)
Strawweight: Kaline Medeiros (115.3) vs Alline Serio (114.4)
Featherweight: Amanda Bell (145.7) vs Megan Anderson (145.5)
Flyweight: Christine Stanley (125.8) vs Shannon Sinn (124.3)
Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (125.4) vs Ariel Beck (125.2)
Bantamweight: Laura Howarth (134.4) vs Alexa Conners (135.5)