Weekly Women’s MMA Review 4/14

Posted: April 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

539712_10100575242875578_503265383_nCat Zingano Stops Miesha Tate at TUF 17 Finale

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

—Weekend Results—

April 12 –  Manjit Kolekar (3-0) continued her march toward the #1 contender spot for the Flyweight title via a first round TKO over Mona Mounir Mohamed (0-1) at SFL 15.

April 12 –  Bethe Correia (4-0) scored her fourth consecutive victory with a second round TKO stoppage of “Karol Mutante” (0-2) at Bokum FC.

April 13 –  At the TUF 17 Finale, “Alpha” Cat Zingano (8-0) and Miesha “Cupcake” Tate (13-4) stole the show, as well as the $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, in a back-n-forth three round war. In the early stanza it was Tate who got the better of the action, but Zingano came on strong late in the second round and then dominated the third, finishing the fight at 2:55 with a barrage of un-answered knees. With the win, Zingano now faces off against Ronda Rousey as coaches on season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter and gets the next title shot against the champ.

TUF 17 Highlights: Zingano vs Tate

April 13 –  Muay Thai specialist Joanne Calderwood (6-0) showed once again why she is the most feared striker in the Strawweight division by stopping “Slick” Sally Krumdiack (9-7) in round one via TKO at Cage Warriors 53 in Glasgow, Scotland.

April 13 –  Gabrielle “Gabanator” Holloway (3-0) picked up a hard fought unanimous decision over Rosanna “Rosanimal” Garcia (0-1) at Shogun Fights 8.

April 13 –  Alexandra Buch (6-2) got back into the winners circle via a second round TKO stoppage due to a cut against Judo Black Belt Megan van Houtum (1-1) meets at Respect FC 9 in Dormagen, Germany.

April 13 –  Karla Benitez (9-4, 1NC) scored a KO win over Jorgelina Seijas Cecchini (0-1) at Fight4Life 5 and

April 14 –  Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade (9-2) picked up an impressive victory over Milana Dudieva (8-2) via a second round guillotine choke at ProFC 47.

—Upcoming Bouts—

April 19 –  Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink (2-1) takes on late replacement Brianna “The Bull” Van Buren (1-0) at XFC 23: “Louisville Slugfest”. This event will be televised live on AXS.tv starting at 9pm ET.

April 19 –  Maria Hougaard Djursaa (3-4) returns to the cage after giving birth to her son Malte to battle Jorina “JoJo” Baars (1-2) at European MMA 5.

April 19 –  Heather “Ginja Ninja” George (1-0) and Jenna “Harley” Bernick (0-2) clash in a Heavyweight showdown at Steelfist Fight Night 15: “Caged Fury”.

April 20 – Tamikka “Boom Boom” Brents (2-0) looks to continue her climb in the Feathweight ranks against Holly Bartley (0-0) at FFS.

April 20 –  Amber “The Apex Predator” Stautzenberger (2-1) meets late replacement “Heartless” Glena Avila (2-1) at DFC 15: “Spring Brawl”.

April 20 –  Paloma Fabrykant (2-0) takes on Silvana Peralta (0-0) at Real World Fights.

April 21 –  Herica Tiburcio (5-1) faces off with Aline Sattelmayer (2-2) at Start MMA 1 and

April 21 – Miyoko Kusaka (3-5-1) and Kikuyo Ishikawa (8-3) meet at Pancrase: “Sakaguchi Dojo vs Pancrase”.

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