Weekly Women’s MMA Review – 2/12

Posted: February 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

Marianna Kheyfets picks up TKO win at XFC 16

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

Feb 10 –  In a battle between top 125-pound prospects, it was 10th ranked Marianna “The Crushen Russian” Kheyfets (5-0) defeating Heather “Hurricane” Clark (4-2) via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 5:00 of round 1 at XFC 16: “High Stakes”. The first round was extremely close, with both fighters content to keep the battle standing throughout, however with just seconds left in the round, Clark took Kheyfets to the mat with a leg trip and unfortunately either took a knee or elbow to the eye, causing the ringside doctor to stop the bout between rounds due to the extreme swelling.

Feb 10 –  In another very competitive bout, Munah Holland (3-1) defeated Pearl Gonzalez (0-1) via majority decision at Ring of Combat 39 in Atlantic City.

Feb 11 –  5th ranked Featherweight, Yana “Foxy” Kunitskaya (6-1) defeated Ekaterina Saraykina (0-1) via TKO at 1:06 of the first round at Verdict Fighting Championship 1.

Feb 12 –  In the lone pro MMA bout at Girl Fights Only 7, it was Danielle “The Curse” West (4-2-1) picking up the win over Jorina “Jo-Jo” Baars (0-2) via third round TKO.

—Upcoming Fights—

Feb 17 –  Top 115-pound prospect, “Little” Patricia Vidonic (6-1) takes on number 2 ranked, Jessica “Jags” Aguilar (12-4) at Fight Time Promotions 8.  GoFightLive will show a delayed broadcast of this event on February 21st at 5pm eastern.

Feb 17 –  Heather Painter (1-1) meets Larissa Tyler (1-0) at Alaska Fighting Championship.

Feb 18 –  Shana “Rock Solid” Nelson (4-2) drops down to the Bantamweight division to meet Sweden’s Lina “Lynx” Eklund (1-0) at CFX: “Winter Brawl”.

Feb 18 –  9th ranked Super Flyweight, Jessica “Evil” Eye (5-1) returns to the cage to battle Kelly Warren (3-1) at NAAFS: “Caged Vengeance 10”.

Feb 18 –  Due to injury, Julianna Peña is out of her bout with Lauren “All-in” Taylor (4-0) at Arctic Combat 12. A replacement opponent is TBD.

Feb 18 –  Amanda “Powerhouse” Lucas (3-1) takes on Yumiko Hotta (5-3) at DEEP 57 for the DEEP Open-Weight Women’s Championship.

Feb 18 –  Sarah Morrison (0-0) makes her pro debut against Bec “Rowdy” Hyatt (0-1) at Brace for War 14. This event will be streamed LIVE and can be purchased for $15 at GoFightLive and

Feb 18 –  Both Stephanie “The Scrapper” Skinner (0-3) and Britany Nipper (0-4) look for their first win as a professional as they battle at UFA 8: “Women of MMA”. This event will also feature 7 or more amateur female bouts.

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

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