Weekly Women’s MMA Review – 12/18

Posted: December 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

Cris Cyborg returns in dominating fashion

WMMA Today gets you caught up on the week that was and the week that will be in women’s MMA.

—News—

–  Voting for the 2011 Fan Favorite Female Mixed Martial Artist Award is still on-going. The nominees are Jessica Aguilar, Marloes Coenen, Alexis Davis, Megumi Fujii, Sarah Kaufman, Sara McMann, Roxanne Modafferi, Ronda Rousey, Christiane “Cyborg” Santos and Miesha Tate. Voting ends December 29th, so be sure and cast your vote. (vote here)

—Weekend Results—

12-15  After a two-year layoff due to injuries, Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña (3-0) returned to her winning ways by submitting Rachael Swatez (4-3) with a guillotine choke in the second round at Conquest of the Cage.

12-17  Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman (7-4) became the new ROF 125-pound Young Guns Champion by defeating Michelle “Bobcat” Blalock (1-1) via a guillotine at 1:02 of the second round at Ring of Fire 42: “Who’s Next?”.

12-17  Jenn “Lil Ice” Berg missed weight and her bout with Stephanie “The Scrapper” Skinner at Proving Grounds: “The Road to Redemption” was canceled.

12-17  Kyane “The Pepper” Hampton (3-5) defeated Britany “Kid Lightning” Nipper (0-4) at Don’t Blink: “Border Wars 2″ and

12-17  Vanessa Reinsch (1-1) defeated Vanessa Schulze (0-1) via rear-naked choke in round one at FAA: “We Love MMA 2”.

12-17  Strikeforce Featherweight Champion, Christaine “Cyborg” Santos (11-1) demolished 2nd ranked Hiroko “Cat’s Eye” Yamanaka (12-2) via a :16 TKO at Strikeforce: “Melendez vs Masvidal”. After the bout Cyborg was asked about potential challengers and her thoughts on fast rising superstar, Ronda Rousey. “I’m ready for a fight with her,” Santos said. “I think she talks too much, but she can keep training, and when she’s ready, I’m ready, anytime, anywhere.”

Cyborg vs Yamanaka Fight Video

12-17  Jewels Lightweight (115-lbs) Queen Champion Ayaka Hamasaki made a successful defense of her title and Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama kept her unbeaten record intact by winning twice in one night to become the first Jewels Featherweight (106-lbs) Queen Champion at Jewels: “17th Ring”. Full results were as follows:

(Fly-4)Ayaka Hamasaki defeats (Fly-5)Seo Hee Ham via TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 5:00 of round 1
(Stw-1)Naho Sugiyama defeats (Stw-4)Misaki Takimoto via Armbar at 4:01 of round 1
(Stw-1)Naho Sugiyama defeats (Stw-2)Kikuyo Ishikawa via Split Decision
(Stw-4)Misaki Takimoto defeats (Stw-5)Yukiko Seki via Unanimous Decision
(Fly-6)Mei Yamaguchi defeats Mika Nagano via Split Decision
(Stw-8)Sachiko “Sachi” Yamamoto defeats (Stw-3)Yasuko Tamada via Split Decision
Emi Fujino defeats Celine Haga via Unanimous Decision
Emi Tomimatsu defeats Rina Tomita via Split Decision
Shino VanHoose defeats Asami Higa via Unanimous Decision
Yuka Okumura defeats Anna Saito via Heel Hook at 4:41 of round 1

—Upcoming Fights—

No fights this week, so here’s wishing a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

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

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