Competing for the first time in more than 17 months, former Invicta FC champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson was impressive in victory tonight at UFC on FOX 22 in Sacramento, California. Waterson choked out popular rising star “12 Gauge” Paige VanZant in the strawweight main event.

Waterson dominated the action on the mat after taking VanZant down in the opening round, and she pocketed an additional $50,000 in the form of a Performance Bonus for her impressive victory. In tonight’s Fight of the Night, Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith defeated Irene Aldana at bantamweight.

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Kunlun Fight MMA 7 Results

Posted: December 15, 2016 in Uncategorized


In the main event at Kunlun Fight MMA 7, Weili Zhang picked up her ninth win in a row while successfully defending her strawweight title with a knockout of Karla Benítez and Jingnan Xiong scored a TKO victory over Alena Gondasova in the co-main. The full results are as follows:

(115 title) – Weili Zhang defeats Karla Benítez via KO at 2:15 of round 1
(125) – Jingnan Xiong defeats Alena Gondasova via TKO in round 2
(135) – Liana Dzhodzhoa defeats Tao Li via Armbar at 3:14 of round 1
(125) – Na Liang defeats Barbara Nakepka via RNC at 2:39 of round 1
(128) – Jin Tang defeats Karine Gevorgyan via TKO at 3:24 of round 1
(125) – Mallory Martin defeats Heqin Lin via Unanimous Decision
(135) – Yanan Wu defeats Anjela Pink via TKO at 1:17 of round 1
(125) – Marilia Santos defeats Qi Hui Yan via Unanimous Decision



Press Release – Invicta Fighting Championships 21 has added four bouts.

Swedish bantamweight Pannie Kianzad (8-1) will return to action against Hawaii’s Raquel Pa’aluhi (5-5), undefeated Aspen Ladd (4-0) will take on grappling ace Sijara Eubanks (2-1), also at 135 pounds, veteran strawweights DeAnna Bennett (8-2) and Jodie Esquibel (5-2) square off, and newcomer Brieta Carpenter (0-0) will welcome boxing champion Heather Hardy (0-0) to the Invicta cage at flyweight.

Kianzad returns to the Invicta cage after falling short against champion Tonya Evinger are Invicta FC 14 last year. Pa’aluhi, meanwhile, has won three of her last four, including wins over veterans Ediane Gomes and Kaitlin Young.

The 21-year-old Ladd has continued her winning ways since moving up to bantamweight, defeating Jessica Hoy and Kelly McGill in her last two appearances. Eubanks, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, earned her second career win via strikes at Invicta FC 18, stopping Amberlynn Orr in the first round.

Bennett, a former strawweight title challenger, will return for the first time since Invicta FC 16, where she engaged in a back-and-forth battle with veteran Roxanne Modafferi. Esquibel headlined Invicta FC 18 in July against Mexico’s Alexa Grasso.

Hardy, 34, carries an undefeated record of 18-0 in the boxing ring and currently holds the WBC international featherweight and super bantamweight titles. Carpenter signed with the promotion in June after compiling an 8-2 amateur record, including a 10-second knockout in her most recent outing.

Invicta FC 21 will take place Saturday, January 14 from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event will air live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. The night’s main event will feature a featherweight clash between Megan Anderson (7-2) and Charmaine Tweet (9-5).

The current fight card for Invicta FC 21:
Featherweight: Megan Anderson (7-2) vs Charmaine Tweet (9-5)
Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (8-1) vs Raquel Pa’aluhi (5-5)
Strawweight: DeAnna Bennett (8-2) vs Jodie Esquibel (5-2)
Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd (4-0) vs Sijara Eubanks (2-1)
Flyweight: Heather Hardy (0-0) vs Brieta Carpenter (0-0)

Tickets for Invicta FC 21 go on sale Saturday, December 10 at 10am CT via Ticketfly.com. Additional bouts for the event will be announced at a later date.


15056327_10154546286876276_5835009377349754756_nNOVEMBER RESULTS

Thursday – 3rd
DEEP Jewels 14
(105) – Mina Kurobe defeats Saori Ishioka via Unanimous Decision
(105) – Tomo Maesawa defeats Emi Tomimatsu via RNC at 1:24 of round 3
(125) – Emiko Raika defeats Jin Hee Gan via Unanimous Decision
(115) – Ayaka Miura defeats Sachiko Fujimori via Scarf Hold Armlock at :35 of round 2
(105) – Satomi Takano defeats Miyuki Furusawa via Armbar at 3:53 of round 1
(125) – Nori Date defeats Takako Iizuka via TKO at :48 of round 1
(105) – Hana Date defeats Sayuri Yamaguchi via Unanimous Decision
(165) – Reina Miura defeats Eriko Iwamoto via Armbar at 1:57 of round 1

Friday – 4th
(120) – Lindsay Garbatt defeats Maguy Berchel via TKO at 3:30 of round 3 at TKO MMA 36

(115) – Virna Jandiroba defeats Lisa Ellis via RNC in round 1 at Fight 2 Night

(125) – Hannah Merullo defeats Sarah Payant via Armbar at 4:51 of round 1 at Bellator MMA 163

Saturday – 5th
(115) – Alexa Grasso defeats Heather Clark via Unanimous Decision at UFC Fight Night 98

(105) – Grace Cleveland defeats Stephanie Skinner via Kneebar at 3:10 of round 2 at SCL 54

(125) – Ainara Mota defeats Audrey Kerouche via RNC in round 1 at Gladiator Fighting Arena

(135) – Jan Finney defeats Allanna Jones via TKO in round 2 at STFC 40

(115) – Sarah Click defeats Ronni Nanney via Unanimous Decision at Cage Titans FC 31

(120) – Samira El Khawad defeats Tiziana Olmo via TKO at 2:40 of round 2 at We Love MMA 25

Top FC 13
(135) – Ji Yeon Kim defeats Tao Li via RNC in round 2
(115) – Ye Dam Seo defeats Yoo Jin Jung via Unanimous Decision

Sunday – 6th
(125 title) – Geli Bulaong defeats Qi Hui Yan via TKO in round 1 at URCC 28: Vindication

Thursday – 10th
(125) – Lena Ovchynnikova defeats Karla Benitez via Unanimous Decision at Bellator MMA 164

Friday – 11th
(135) – Cindy Dandois defeats Anjela Pink via Scarf Hold Armlock at :13 of round 1 at Conquest of the Cage

(145) – Bruna Araujo defeats Gisele Barbosa via Unanimous Decision at Shooto Brasil 67

ONE Championship: Defending Honor
(125) – Michelle Nicolini defeats Mona Samir via RNC at 2:16 of round 1
(135) – Tiffany Teo defeats Walaa Abbas via RNC at 4:15 of round 2

Saturday – 12th
(125 title) – Sarah Frota defeats Bruna Felício via Armbar in round 1 at NP Fight Night 5

(135 title) – Juliana Velasquez defeats Taynna Taygma via Unanimous Decision at IKombat 1

(125) – Emanuela Ferreira defeats Maria Mendes via TKO at :52 of round 1 at HCC: The Start 3

(135) – Valērija Sotčenko defeats Vestina Bagdonaitė via TKO at :43 of round 1 at Freon: Gigant Fights 5

Dragon House 24
(135) – Nikohl Johnson defeats Angela Samaro via Armbar at :39 of round 1
(145) – Allison Schmidt defeats Erica Godinez via RNC at :41 of round 2

Guerra Campal 3
(xxx) – Jennifer Gonzalez defeats Lohana Bahiense via Ankle Lock at 1:15 of round 2
(xxx) – Caroline Gallardo defeats Angie Keller Gutierrez via KO(punches) at 2:20 of round 3

UFC 205
(115 title) – Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeats Karolina Kowalkiewicz via Unanimous Decision
(135) – Raquel Pennington defeats Miesha Tate via Unanimous Decision
(135) – Liz Carmouche defeats Katlyn Chookagian via Split Decision

Total Warrior Combat
(105 title) – Alyse Anderson defeats Tushara Veerella via TKO in round 3
(125) – Katelyn Dykas defeats Kathleen Albany via RNC in round 1
(145) – Annie DeCrescente defeats Carolyn Biskup via TKO in round 3

Sunday – 13th
Pancrase 282
(125) – Rin Nakai defeats Charlene Watt via TKO at 3:43 of round 2
(115) – Syuri Kondo defeats Sharma Devaiah via TKO at 3:38 of round 1

Friday – 18th
(110) – Eliana Castiglioni defeats Elizabeth Nieva via TKO at 4:00 of round 1 at Invictus Fighters 15

Invicta FC 20
(135 title) – Yana Kunitskaya defeats Tonya Evinger via Armbar at 1:59 of round 1    **(changed to a NC)
(115 title) – Angela Hill defeats Kaline Medeiros via Unanimous Decision
(105) – Hérica Tibúrcio defeats Simona Soukupova via Unanimous Decision
(115) – Ashley Yoder defeats Amber Brown via Armbar at 2:31 of round 2
(135) – Pam Sorenson defeats Jessy Jess via Split Decision
(115) – J.J. Aldrich defeats Lynn Alvarez via Unanimous Decision
(135) – Alexa Conners defeats Stephanie Egger via Split Decision
(115) – Miranda Maverick defeats Samantha Diaz via RNC at 4:26 of round 1

Saturday – 19th
(115) – Claudia Gadelha defeats Cortney Casey via Unanimous Decision at UFC Fight Night 100

(115) – Xiaonan Yan vs Emi Fujino ruled a NC(cut caused by accidental headbutt) at ROAD FC 34

(115) – Jemma Thomas defeats Anya Hynes via Unanimous Decision at WFC-UK 3

(130) – Mandy Böhm defeats Sandra Redegeld via TKO at 2:25 of round 1 at GMC 9

(120) – Cynthia Calvillo defeats Gillian Robertson via Unanimous Decision at GKO 8

(125) – Angela Danzig defeats Julie Daniels via Unanimous Decision at KOTC: Warp Speed

(125) – Daiane Firmino defeats Natalia Silva via Unanimous Decision at Batalha MMA 4

(135) – Lucie Pudilova defeats Alexandra Buch via Guillotine Choke in round 1 at Clash FC

UFC Fight Night 99
(115) – Amanda Cooper defeats Anna Elmose via Unanimous Decision
(135) – Marion Reneau defeats Milana Dudieva via TKO at 3:03 of round 3

Bellator MMA 165
(115) – Keri Melendez defeats Sheila Padilla via KO(punches) at :47 of round 1
(125) – Sarah D’Alelio defeats Jaimelene Nievera via Armbar at 4:46 of round 2

Friday – 25th
(135) – Cinja Kiefer defeats Zana Setzock via TKO in round 2 at Mirko’s Fight Night

Saturday – 26th
(115) – Danielle Taylor defeats Seo Hee Ham via Split Decision at UFC Fight Night 101

(135) – Suvi Salmimies defeats Vanessa Melo via Split Decision at Cage 37

(125) – Molly McCann defeats Anjela Pink via TKO in round 1 at Shinobi War 9

(140) – Brenda Gonzales-Means defeats Yumi Matsumoto via TKO in round 1 at KOTC: Duke City 2

(115) – Joice Mara defeats Daiany Mota via Unanimous Decision at Rei da Selva 8

(115) – Simone Silva defeats Liliani Trolezi via Armbar at 2:48 of round 2 at Federation Fight Pro

(135) – Caitlin McEwen defeats Jess Doueihi via TKO at 2:57 of round 2 at Brace 45

(130) – Mara Romero Borella defeats Maria Casanova via Armbar in round 2 at Colosseum MMA in the Cage 4

Imperium MMA Pro 12
(115) – Virna Jandiroba defeats Suiane Teixeira via Armbar at :46 of round 1
(135) – Layze Cerqueira defeats Alessandra Tainara via Unanimous Decision

Rankings info supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings



It did not come without controversy, but top-ranked strawweight contender Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha walked away with a Unanimous Decision victory tonight at UFC Fight Night 100: “Bader vs Nogueira 2” in São Paulo, Brazil. Gadelha defeated Cortney “Cast Iron” Casey in featured action.

Gadelha controlled the majority of tonight’s fight on the feet and on the ground, and she was well on her way to a victory until she threw an illegal soccer kick that grazed Casey’s head in round three. The fight continued with no points deducted, and Gadelha prevailed on the judges’ scorecards.

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TUF 23 finalist Amanda Bobby “ABC” Cooper picked up her first official UFC win in featured strawweight action tonight at UFC Fight Night 99: “Mousasi vs Hall 2” in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Cooper rallied to take a Unanimous Decision victory over former bantamweight Anna “Panda” Elmose.

Tonight’s preliminary card also featured a second women’s bout that ended in a third-round TKO victory for popular bantamweight contender Marion “The Belizean Bruiser” Reneau, who halted a two-fight losing streak by finishing veteran Russian standout Milana Dudieva with a barrage of elbows.

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Veteran Russian contender Yana “Foxy” Kunitskaya made the most of a big opportunity and shocked the MMA world at Invicta Fighting Championships 20 tonight in Kansas City, Missouri. Kunitskaya submitted Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger to become the new Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion.

Evinger entered tonight’s championship main event as a heavy favourite, but Kunitskaya secured a first-round armbar for the upset victory. In the Invicta FC 20 co-main event, strawweight champion Angela “Overkill” Hill retained her title with a decision win over Kaline “The Dark Angel” Medeiros.

To read the full event recap, (click here).