Friday – 5th
(115) – Lucélia Souza defeats Solange Tirolli via TKO in round 1 at Thunder Fight 8

Saturday – 6th
(115) – Maryna Moroz defeats Danielle Taylor via Split Decision at UFC Fight Night 92

(105) – Grace Cleveland defeats Cassie Robb via Unanimous Decision at SCL 51

(135) – Alessia Espinosa-Vallve defeats Mel Zeman via Unanimous Decision at Storm Damage 9

(115) – Dany Fenix defeats Karol Mutante via Split Decision at Natal FC 11

Aspera FC 42
(115 title) – Viviane Sucuri defeats Carolina Karasek via Unanimous Decision
(115) – Kinberly Novaes defeats Bianca Sattelmayer via Unanimous Decision

Sunday – 7th
(115) – Zhang Weili defeats Emi Fujino via TKO(ref stoppage – cut) at 2:51 of round 2 at Kunlun Fight 49

(145 title) – Tamara Leorde defeats Ana Costa via Guillotine Choke in round 5 at Favela Kombat 21

Friday – 12th
(155) – Sarah Patterson defeats Killastina Makihele via TKO in round 2 at SteelFist Fight Night: Dominate

(115) – Ana Fatia defeats Paula Mutante via KO(punch) in round 1 at IBF 4

Saturday – 13th
(115) – Gillian Robertson defeats Monica Medina via Unanimous Decision at Blood & Sand 20

(135) – Gina ‘Naja’ Santana defeats Jaqueline Bento via Unanimous Decision at Serra Fight 2

(125) – Marilia Santos defeats Erika Alcantara via Unanimous Decision at Sidney Sibamba Fight

(115) – Istela Nunes defeats Mei Yamaguchi via Split Decision at One Championship: Heroes of the World

(125) – Nicco Montano defeats Shana Dobson via Unanimous Decision at KOTC: Will Power

(125) – Priscila Cachoeira defeats Paula Baack via Unanimous Decision at Hipnose Fight Night 2

(135) – Yanan Wu defeats Saeedeh Fardsanei via TKO in round 1 at CKF Sunkin

Aspera FC 43
(135 title) – Taila Santos defeats Laisa Coimbra via TKO at 1:27 of round 1
(121) – Caroline Silva defeats Thaiane Souza via Unanimous Decision

Sunday – 14th
(135) – Veronica Macedo and Iren Racz fight to a Majority Draw at INNFERNO FC 2

Friday – 19th
Xtreme Fighters Latino
(125) – Sandra ‘Sapo’ Chimeyo defeats Montserrat Alvarez Cienfuegos via Guillotine Choke in round 2
(115) – Saraí Sáens defeats Gabriela Picazo via TKO in round 1

Saturday – 20th
(135 title) – Sarah Frota defeats Dayane Mestrinha via RNC in round 1 at Arena Fire Fight 5

(105) – Nicole Hunt defeats Rachel Sazoff via Unanimous Decision at USFFC 28: Dissension

(130) – Natalya Safronova defeats Jin Tang via TKO in round 1 at Kunlun Fight 50

(110) – Maria Oliveira defeats Raissa Lisboa via KO in round 1 at Skull FC 1

(115) – Svetlana Gotsyk defeats Feier Huang via Armbar in round 2 at WLF EPIC 7

UFC 202
(135) – Raquel Pennington defeats Elizabeth Phillips via Unanimous Decision
(115) – Cortney Casey defeats Randa Markos via Armbar at 4:34 of round 1

IMPI World Series: Asia 4
(138) – Ramona Pascual defeats Ella Tang via TKO(doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2
(125) – Cookie Wong defeats Rochelle Lestino via TKO at 1:55 of round 2

Saturday – 27th
(115) – Paige VanZant defeats Bec Rawlings via KO(jumping switch kick & punches) at :17 of round 2 at UFC on FOX 21

(140) – Julia Avila defeats Carolyn Biskup via TKO at 1:28 of round 1 at XKO 32

(125) – Cynthia Calvillo defeats Jessica Sanchez (Birch) via TKO in round 2 at Global Knockout 7

(115 title) – Amanda Torres defeats Kakau Costa via RNC in round 3 at Arena Fight Night 4

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(115) – Mika Nagano defeats Sachiko Fujimori via Armbar at 2:34 of round 3
(105) – Mina Kurobe defeats Tomo Maesawa via Unanimous Decision
(105) – Kanna Asakura defeats Yoon Ha Hong via Unanimous Decision
(115) – Tanja Hoffmann defeats Daiichi Date via Unanimous Decision
(105) – Pan Hui defeats Yuko Kiryu via Unanimous Decision
(125) – Yukari Nabe defeats Nao Date via Unanimous Decision

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



Strawweight star “12 Gauge” Paige VanZant made a triumphant return to the Octagon tonight with a highlight-reel knockout victory at UFC on FOX 21: “Maia vs Condit” in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. VanZant finished “Rowdy” Bec Rawlings with a jumping switch kick early in round two.

VanZant kept her distance and struck with a variety of kicks in the opening round, but Rawlings got the better of the exchanges with power punches and knees. Against her corner’s wishes, VanZant continued to throw flashy kicks in round two including the vicious strike that floored Rawlings for good.

To read the full recap, (click here).


Competing for the first time in nearly three years, top Deep Jewels star Mika “Future Princess” Nagano made a successful return to MMA competition tonight at Deep Jewels 13 in Tokyo, Japan. Nagano rallied from the brink of defeat and finished Sachiko Fujimori in the strawweight main event.

Nagano, who took a lengthy hiatus from fighting after giving birth to her first child, got off to a rocky start against Fujimori but battled back to secure a come-from-behind victory. In tonight’s atomweight co-feature, Mina Kurobe eked out a contentious Unanimous Decision win over Tomo Maesawa.

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

Irene Aldana vs Jessamyn Duke

Press Release –  The fight card for Invicta Fighting Championships 19 has added six more bouts.

In addition to the previously announced pair of title fights, Mexico’s Irene Aldana (5-2) will take on former featherweight Faith Van Duin (6-2) of New Zealand, undefeated Indian strawweight Manjit Kolekar (8-0) meets veteran Kaline Medeiros (7-4), striking stalwart Tiffany Van Soest (0-1) makes her promotional debut against a soon-to-be-announced strawweight opponent, atomweight Julia Jones (4-0) looks to keep her perfect record intact against Stephanie Skinner (4-5), Amber Leibrock (1-1) welcomes fellow featherweight Amy Coleman (2-0) to the Invicta cage, and Ashley Greenway (1-0) clashes with Icelandic newcomer Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir (0-0).

Invicta FC 19 will be headlined by interim flyweight champion Jennifer Maia (13-4-1), who puts her belt on the line against veteran Roxanne Modafferi (19-12). The co-main event also features gold on the line as atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (13-1) aims to make her second title defense against Jinh Yu Frey (5-1). The event takes place from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday, September 23 and airs live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

The complete fight card for Invicta FC 19 can be found below:

Flyweight Title: Jennifer Maia (13-4-1) vs Roxanne Modafferi (19-12)
Atomweight Title: Ayaka Hamasaki (13-1) vs Jinh Yu Frey (5-1)
Bantamweight:  Irene Aldana (5-2) vs Faith Van Duin (6-2)
Strawweight:  Manjit Kolekar (8-0) vs Kaline Medeiros (7-4)
Strawweight: Tiffany Van Soest (0-1) vs TBD
Atomweight:  Julia Jones (4-0) vs Stephanie Skinner (4-5)
Featherweight: Amber Leibrock (1-1) vs Amy Coleman (2-0)
Strawweight: Ashley Greenway (1-0) vs Sunna Rannveig Davidsdottir (0-0)

Tickets for Invicta FC 19 go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, August 27, at 11am ET and will be available for $75, $50 and $35 at Ticketfly.com.


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Bantamweight contender Raquel “Rocky” Pennington extended her winning streak to three with a hard-fought decision victory tonight at UFC 202: “Diaz vs McGregor” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pennington defeated Elizabeth Phillips in a competitive back-and-forth matchup on tonight’s preliminary card.

In featured strawweight action tonight, Cortney “Cast Iron” Casey earned her second straight first-round finish in a span of just six weeks. Casey, who destroyed Cristina “Barbie” Stanciu this past month, picked up the biggest victory of her career by submitting Randa “Quiet Storm” Markos tonight.

To read the full recap, (click here).



Press Release –  Invicta Fighting Championships is staying in the Midwest for its 19th event. The promotion will return to the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri, on Friday, September 23. The event will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

In the night’s main event, interim flyweight champion Jennifer Maia (13-4-1) will put her belt on the line against veteran Roxanne Modafferi (19-12). Brazil’s Maia captured gold at Invicta FC 16 in March in a “Fight of the Year” battle with countrywoman Vanessa Porto. The 27-year-old currently rides a four-fight winning streak. The UFC and Strikeforce veteran Modafferi has won four of her five appearances in the Invicta cage. The Las Vegas-based fighter has won back-to-back fights over DeAnna Bennett and Mariana Morais.

The co-main event will also feature gold on the line as atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki (13-1) aims to make her second title defense against Jinh Yu Frey (5-1). Japan’s Hamasaki was last in action in March, submitting challenger Amber Brown via third-round armbar to retain her 105-pound championship. Frey will enter the title match-up having won three straight fights under the Invicta FC banner, including a decision win over former champion Herica Tiburcio in her last outing.

The current fight card for Invicta FC 19:
Flyweight Title: Jennifer Maia (13-4-1) vs Roxanne Modafferi (19-12)
Atomweight Title: Ayaka Hamasaki (13-1) vs Jinh Yu Frey (5-1)

Ticket information and additional bouts for Invicta FC 19 will be announced at a later date.



Invicta FC Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino competes inside the UFC Octagon for the second time on September 24th at UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia, Brazil. Justino is set to battle Swedish standout Lina “Elbow Princess” Länsberg in the 140-pound catchweight main event.

UOL first reported on plans for the bout earlier this week, and UFC officials later confirmed the pairing. Both Justino and Länsberg are undefeated since their pro debuts. Justino recently stopped Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith at UFC 198, and Länsberg picked up a second-round TKO victory in March.

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