“Women’s MMA Today” gets you caught up on the week that was and the week that will be in women’s MMA.
Last week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter featured a battle between each team’s number one picks, Julianna Peña of Team Tate and Shayna Baszler of Team Rousey. Baszler, the odds on favorite to win the entire competition, was expected to make short work of Pena, however on this night it was Pena securing the huge upset, via a second round rear-naked choke. With the victory, Team Tate obtained control of the next fight pick and matched up Chris Holdsworth against Team Rousey representative Chris Beal. TUF airs each Wednesday night at 10pm ET on Fox Sports 1.
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September 13 – Returning to the cage after a 4-year hiatus, Tessa Simpson (3-1) showed no signs of ring-rust en route to a dominate unanimous decision victory over previously unbeaten Paulina “Firefox” Granados (2-1) at Legacy 23.
September 21 – Tina Lähdemäki (3-0) looks to maintain her perfect record against late replacement Stephanie Page (0-0) at Cage 23 in Finland.
September 21 – Boxing champion Arlene “Angerfist” Blencowe (2-4) returns to the cage for the seventh time in 2013, her fourth bout in just the last month, to face Mae-Lin Leow (1-2) at MMA Downunder 4 in Australia.
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