Weekly Women’s MMA Review 12/1

Posted: December 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

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

—TUF News—

On the final episode of this season it was Team Rousey’s Jessica Rakoczy punching her ticket to the finale with a unanimous decision victory over Raquel Pennington of Team Tate. Awaiting Rakoczy in the finale was Team Tate’s Julianna Pena who had already advanced with her submission victory over teammate Sarah Moras. At the finale on Saturday night, “Best of” awards were handed out – winning the $25,000 for “Best KO of the Season” was Jessica Rakoczy, “Best Submission of the Season” went to Sarah Moras and “Best Fight of the Season” went to Jessamyn Duke and Raquel Pennington. On the main card, Raquel Pennington beat Roxanne Modaferri and Jessamyn Duke topped Peggy Morgan, both via unanimous decisions. In the title bout it was all Julianna Pena, stopping Jessica Rakoczy via first round TKO. With the victory, Pena earned a 6-figure UFC contact and the first ever female title of “The Ultimate Fighter”.

–Quick Results–

November 29 –  Priscila de Souza (2-0) defeats Christina Mejia (1-2) via Armbar in round 1 at PFC 15

November 29 –  Carina Damm (21-10) defeats Daiane Firmino (1-1) via Unanimous Decision at SFT 2

November 30 –  Christina Tatnell (3-1) defeats Amy Adam (1-3) via TKO in round 1 at Valor 6

November 30 –  HCC 14
Chelsea Bailey (1-0) defeats Juliana Costa (1-2) via Armbar in round 2
Emanuela Ferreira (1-0) defeats Valéria da Silva (1-1) via Unanimous Decision

November 30 –  XFC 3: Showdown
Edith Velasquez(1-0) defeats Idalia Ardon (0-1) via Split Decision
Lorena Hidalgo (1-1) defeats Yolanda Arias (1-1) via Split Decision

November 30 –  TUF 18 Finale
Julianna Peña (5-2) defeats Jessica Rakoczy (1-4, 1NC) via TKO at 4:59 of round 1
Jessamyn Duke (3-0) defeats Peggy Morgan (2-1) via Unanimous Decision
Raquel Pennington (4-3) defeats Roxanne Modafferi (15-11) via Unanimous Decision

–Upcoming Bouts–

December 6 –  Brenda Rodriguez (0-0) makes her pro debut against Marciea “Black Widow” Allen (2-1) at DCS 5: “Season’s Beatings” in Lincoln, NE.

December 6 –  Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (5-0) looks for her sixth consecutive KO/TKO finish against Angela Hayes (6-6) at Fresquez Productions: “Havoc” in Albuquerque, NM.

December 6 –  Unbeaten Bethe “Pitbull” Correia (6-0) makes her UFC debut against tough veteran Julie “Fireball” Kedzie (16-12) at UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia. This bout is part of the prelims which air on Fox Sports 2 starting at 7pm ET.

December 7 –  Amy Cadwell (2-0) faces late replacement Jessica “Black” Doerner (5-2) at CageSport 28 in Tacoma, WA.

December 7 –  Briannah Conatser (0-0) and Rebecca Gullet (0-0) make their pro debut at Shamrock FC in St Louis, MO.

December 7 –  In Brazil, Talita “Treta” Nogueira (5-0) meets Michele Oliveira (0-0) at Taboão Fight Championship, Daniela Cunha (0-0) takes on Tabatha Ricci (0-0) at FMC 1 and Débora Ferreira (0-0) faces Leticia Santos (0-1) at Duelo de Titans.

December 7 –  At Cage Warriors 62 in the UK, Kerry “Rocksteady” Hughes takes on Poland’s Agnieszka “Kuma” Niedzwiedz (4-0) and Laura “Hot Head” Howarth (0-0) makes her long awaited pro debut against Emma Delaney (0-0). This event streams live on MMAjunkie.com.

December 7 –  It’s “Night of Champions” at Invicta FC 7 in Kansas City MO. In the main event, Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (6-3-1) battles Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (8-2) for her Flyweight World title and Carla “The Cookie Monster” Esparza (9-2) defends her Strawweight World title against Claudia Gadelha (11-0) in the co-main event. Also up for grabs is the inaugural Bantamweight World title when the “Queen of Mean” Miriam Nakamoto (2-0) meets Lauren Murphy (7-0). This event is available on both televised and Internet PPV.

Invicta FC 7 Fight Card:
Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (8-2) vs Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (6-3-1) – Invicta FC Flyweight Title
Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (9-2) vs Claudia Gadelha (11-0) – Invicta FC Strawweight Title
Lauren Murphy (7-0) vs “The Queen of Mean” Miriam Nakamoto (2-0, 1NC) – Invicta FC Bantamweight Title
Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres (3-0) vs Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig (9-4)
Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood (7-0) vs Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpää (8-0-1)
Julia “The Jewel” Budd (5-2) vs Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet (4-3)
Vanessa Porto (15-6) vs Zoila “The Warrior Princess” Frausto Gurgel (12-3)
Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (7-4) vs Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger (11-6)
Munah “The Perfect Storm” Holland (5-2) vs Nina “The Strina” Ansaroff (5-3)

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

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