“Women’s MMA Today” gets you caught up on the week that was and the week that will be in women’s MMA.
August 10 – As usual, the ladies stole the show at Disorderly Conduct: “The Yin & The Yang” in Omaha, NE. Both Lauren Barefoot (1-0) and Marciea Allen (1-0) made very impressive pro debuts as Barefoot stopped Ashleigh Curry (1-2) via TKO in round one and Allen finished off Chandra Engel (0-1) via a first round Triangle Choke. Also on the card were 4 amateur bouts:
Summer Artherton defeated Katie Moerke via TKO in round 3 for 115-pound title
Sarah McLeod defeated Alexandria Stobbe via Stranding Guillotine in round 3
Jozette Cotton defeated Erin Smith via Unanimous Decision
Mercedes Timmerman defeated Tera Carper via Split Decision
August 17 – Angela Magana (11-4) meets 5th ranked Flyweight Jessica “Evil” Eye (7-1) at NAAFS: “Rock N Rumble 6”. This event will be streamed LIVE and can be purchased for $10 at GoFightLive.
August 18 – Strikeforce: “Rousey vs Kaufman” takes place at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA and features “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey (5-0) defending her Strikeforce Bantamweight Championship against number one contender and former champion Sarah Kaufman (15-1). This bout headlines the main card which will be shown LIVE on Showtime starting at 10pm ET.
On the undercard, 5th ranked Bantamweight Miesha “Takedown” Tate (12-3) takes on 8th ranked Julie “Fireball” Kedzie (16-10) and Muay Thai sensation Germaine “The Iron Lady” de Randamie (2-2) faces number 1 ranked Featherweight Hiroko “Cat’s Eye” Yamanaka (12-1, 1NC). The undercard bouts will be shown LIVE on Showtime Extreme starting at 8pm ET.
August 18 – Jill Slatten (1-6) squares off against Jessica “Raising Havoc” Halverson (3-1) in an 165-pound bout at Fight Hard MMA and
August 18 – Kinberly Novaes (3-1) meets Chayani Mendes (0-0) at NCF 12.
**Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.
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