Former UFC women’s bantamweight ace Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm looks to get back into title contention when she returns to the Octagon on July 23rd at UFC on FOX 20 in Chicago, Illinois. Holm faces off against Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko in what may serve as the night’s main event.

The matchup was announced during Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight. Holm suffered her first loss and relinquished her title to Miesha “Cupcake” Tate in a thrilling back-and-forth battle at UFC 196 in March. Shevchenko lost a decision to Amanda “Lioness” Nunes earlier on the UFC 196 card.

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Press Release – The fight card for Invicta Fighting Championships 17 has undergone some last-minute changes.

The promotion has announced that a training injury has forced Japan’s MIZUKI (11-4) from her strawweight clash with Brazilian Aline Serio (9-5).

Replacing MIZUKI will be veteran Kaline Medeiros (6-4). “The Dark Angel” will make her Invicta debut riding the momentum of a three-fight winning streak. The native Brazilian, who now fights out of the United States, holds wins over Invicta veterans Stephanie Eggink and Kathina Catron.

Additionally, the atomweight contest between promotional newcomers Tessa Simpson (4-1) and Julia Jones (4-0) has been removed from the event.

The eight-fight event will feature two title fights, as bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger (17-5) meets California’s Colleen Schneider (10-6), and unbeaten strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza (9-0) takes on UFC veteran Angela Hill (4-2).

The event will take place from The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa on Saturday, May 7. It will stream live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 9pm ET.

The current fight card for Invicta FC 17:
Bantamweight Title: Tonya Evinger (17-5) vs Colleen Schneider (10-6)
Strawweight Title: Livia Renata Souza (9-0) vs Angela Hill (4-2)
Featherweight: Latoya Walker (5-0) vs Charmaine Tweet (8-5)
Strawweight: Kaline Medeiros (6-4) vs Aline Serio (9-5)
Featherweight: Amanda Bell (3-3) vs Megan Anderson (5-2)
Flyweight: Christine Stanley (4-1) vs Shannon Sinn (2-2)
Flyweight: Rachael Ostovich (2-2) vs Ariel Beck (3-2)
Bantamweight: Laura Howarth (2-1) vs Alexa Conners (0-0)



Friday – 1st
Ladies Fight Night 2
– Weronika Zygmunt defeats Virak Furo via TKO at 3:06 of round 1
– Veronica Macedo defeats Lillę Vincze via TKO at 2:13 of round 1
– Valerija Sochenko defeats Magdę Olelską via TKO at :24 of round 1
– Hanna Gujwan defeats Dianę Tapalaj via RNC at 2:43 of round 2

Saturday – 2nd
– Arielle Souza defeats Luciana ’13’ Treze via RNC in round 3 at Thunder Fight 6

Shooto Brasil 62
– Luciana Pereira defeats Jaqueline Ferreira via Unanimous Decision
– Anne Ferreira defeats Carol Nakamura via Unanimous Decision

Knock Out Championship 9
– Maguy Berchel defeats Ainara Mota via Unanimous Decision
– Lucie Bertaud defeats Morgane Manfredi via Unanimous Decision
– Ainara Mota defeats Mandy Deschamps via Guillotine Choke at 3:30 of round 3
– Maguy Berchel defeats Ghania Tatou via Unanimous Decision

Friday – 8th
– Shanna Young defeats Pam Sorenson via Split Decision at KOTC: Generation X

– Jenny Liou defeats Jaymee Jones via Armbar at :59 of round 1 at Xtreme Fight Night 28

Saturday – 9th
– Andy Nguyen defeats Elane Santiago via TKO at 3:58 of round 3 at KOTC: New Era

– Griet Eeckhout defeats Daniela Kortmann via RNC in round 2 at IFO 1: MMA meets Wild West

– Virna Jandiroba defeats Karol Nascimento via Armbar in round 2 at Circuito MNA de MMA 2

– Jin Tang defeats Fabrina Vanessa via Armbar in round 1 at Kunlun Fight 42

Sunday – 10th
– Maryna Moroz defeats Cristina ‘Barbie’ Stanciu via Unanimous Decision at UFC Fight Night 86

Friday – 15th
– April Osenio defeats Natalie Gonzales Hills via Armbar at 3:23 of round 1 at ONE Championship: Global Rivals

– Montserrat Alvarez Cienfuegos defeats Mixia Medina via RNC in round 1 at Coliseo Gladiadores

BH Sparta 8
– Cris Macfer and Natália Miranda fight to a Draw
– Lara Fritzen defeats Erica Rush via TKO in round 1

Saturday – 16th
– Xiaonan Yan defeats Seo Hee Lim via TKO in round 1 at ROAD FC 30

– Aitek Emadi defeats Alice Ardelean via Unanimous Decision at GMC 8

– Caitlin McEwen defeats Jess Doueihi via TKO at 1:32 of round 1 at Brace 39

– Anastasia Yankova defeats Anjela Pink via Armbar at 1:35 of round 1 at Bellator MMA 152

– Lucrezia Ria defeats Elodie Giorla via Armbar in round 1 at Trieste in the Arena

– Mabelly Lima defeats Gina Naja via via RNC at 3:38 of round 1 at Aspera FC 34

– Maguy Berchel defeats Audrey Kerouche via Armbar in round 1 at GOTA 4

– Rosy Duarte defeats Juh Moura via Unanimous Decision at Santa Rita Fight Champions

UFC on FOX 19
– Rose Namajunas defeats Tecia Torres via Unanimous Decision
– Raquel Pennington defeats Bethe Correia via Split Decision

Shock n’ Awe 22
– Molly McCann defeats Valerie Domergue via Split Decision
– Jade Barker defeats Judith Levi via RNC at 2:30 of round 2

NP Fight Night
– Sarah Frota defeats Bruna Felício via Triangle Choke at 3:31 of round 2
– Elika Rodrigues defeats Rúbia Gomes via TKO at :57 of round 1

Sunday – 17th
Rizin 1
– Gabi Garcia defeats Anna Malyukova via Armbar at 2:04 of round 2
– Kanako Murata defeats Natalya Denisova via Unanimous Decision

Thursday – 21st
– Istela Nunes defeats Karoline Martins via KO(head kicks) in round 3 at Festival de Lutas da Cufa 2

Saturday – 23rd
– Carla Esparza defeats Juliana Lima via Unanimous Decision at UFC 197

– Davina Maciel defeats Kiara Molina via Armbar in round 1 at Extreme Warriors International

– Geli Bulaong defeats Jen Damaso via Guillotine Choke in round 1 at URCC 27: Rebellion

– Fabrina Vanessa defeats Jaqueline Farias via Unanimous Decision at Aspera FC 35

– Luana Carvalho and Nubia Nascimento fight to a Draw at Zoff 2

Sunday – 24th
– Syuri Kondo defeats Kanna Asakura via Unanimous Decision at Pancrase 277

Monday – 25th
Combate Americas 4
– Kyra Batara defeats Jenny Silverio via TKO at 4:13 of round 2
– Paola Ramirez defeats Amber Tackett via TKO at 4:05 of round 1

Friday – 29th
– Killastina Makihele defeats Nikita Netjes via Front Choke at :59 of round 1 at SteelFist Fight Night 41: Provoked

Saturday – 30th
– Pearl Gonzalez defeats Katie Casimir via Armbar in round 2 at Hoosier Fight Club 28

– Mayara ‘Sheetara’ Bueno Silva defeats Marilia Santos via TKO(retirement) at 5:00 of round 1 at SSF 4

– Samin Kamal Beik defeats Katia Moauro via Unanimous Decision at Slam FC 9: Armageddon

XKO 30
– Dominique Gallagher-Gonzales defeats Julie Toledo via Unanimous Decision
– Shana Dobson defeats Cassandra Spatz via Unanimous Decision

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



Recent women’s strawweight title challenger Valérie “Trouble” Létourneau is set to compete in her home country on June 18th at UFC Fight Night 89: “MacDonald vs Thompson” in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Létourneau will face off against Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood in a unique one-off flyweight bout.

UFC officials announced the matchup today and further clarified that it does not represent the creation of a full-time 125-pound women’s weight class. Létourneau recently dropped a Unanimous Decision to Joanna Jędrzejczyk in November, while Calderwood is coming off of a close victory in July.

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Krush women’s kickboxing champion Syuri Kondo began her MMA career with a close and competitive decision victory tonight at Pancrase 277 in Tokyo, Japan. Kondo edged out previously undefeated teen prospect Kanna Asakura in a featured strawweight showdown on tonight’s main card.

The talented fighters spent the majority of the bout battling for takedowns and trading strikes in clinches against the cage. Kondo managed to secure a tight rear-naked choke in the dying stages of round three, which proved to be just enough to seal a razor-thin decision victory on the scorecards.

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Carla Esparza and Claudia Gadelha

Former UFC women’s strawweight champ Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza made a triumphant return to the Octagon and picked up a pivotal win tonight at UFC 197: “Jones vs St. Preux” in Las Vegas, Nevada. The standout wrestler earned a Unanimous Decision victory over Juliana “Ju Thai” Lima.

Esparza, who took tonight’s fight on short notice, got back in contention for the 115-pound women’s title that she relinquished to Joanna Jędrzejczyk 13 months ago. She used her wrestling skills to keep Lima pinned down on the mat in all three rounds and walked away with a well-deserved victory.

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Strawweight standout Randa “Quiet Storm” Markos looks to get back into title contention with a win on June 18th at UFC Fight Night 89: “MacDonald vs Thompson” in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Markos faces off against RFA champion Jocelyn “Lights Out” Jones-Lybarger in a featured matchup.

TSN.ca first reported on plans for the bout on Thursday. Markos recently dropped a decision to unbeaten rising star Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC on FOX 17 in December. Jones-Lybarger also seeks redemption after suffering a Unanimous Decision loss to Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres at UFC 194.

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