WMMA Today gets you caught up on the week that was and the week that will be in women’s MMA.
(8-12) 9th ranked Featherweight, Ronda Rousey was victorious in her Strikeforce Challengers 18 debut, defeating Sarah D’Aleilo via armbar submission at :25 of the first round. However, the win did not come without controversy. After a beautiful transition to an armbar, Rousey cranked on the pressure which brought an “aggghhh” from D’Alelio. Rousey indicated to referee Steve Mazzagatti that she had heard a verbal submission from D’Alelio and although Mazzagatti himself obvisiously hadn’t heard it, he stopped the fight anyway.
Rousey’s post fight explanation of the stoppage
(8-13) Diana Rael returned to the Strawweight division and defeated 8th ranked, Angelica Chavez via Split Decision at MMA Fight Pit: “Genesis”.
(8-13) Angela Magana secured an armbar and got the victory over Avery Vilche at 1:09 of the first round at Clash in the Rockies: “The New Generation”.
(8-19) Michelle Ould returns after fourteen months off due to injuries to face Christina Marks at Mez Sports: “Pandemonium”. This event will be streamed LIVE for $10 at GoFightLive.
(8-19) In a battle of the undefeated, UK’s Simona Soukapova takes on Spain’s Karla Benitez at Hombres de Honor 26.
(8-20) Felice Herrig looks to hand Kelly Warren the first loss of her career at Fight Tour: “Sylvia vs Adams”. This event will also be streamed LIVE for $10 at GoFightLive.
(8-20) Trisha Clark meets Brenda Gonzales at KOTC: “Overdrive” and
(8-21) Chloe Johnson takes on Amber Hill at Gladiator Challenge: “Pro-Am Series”.
**Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.