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Tonight’s episode featured the final two quarterfinal bouts of the TUF 26 tournament to determine the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion.  No. 2 Barb Honchak and No. 14 Nicco Montano both advanced to the semis with unanimous decision victories.

Honchak, the former Invicta FC flyweight champ, cruised to victory over No. 10 Rachael Ostovich, while Montano battered No. 6 Montana Stewart en route to victory.  Honchak and Montano now face-off against one another to determine who fights for the title at the Finale.

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

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In the first two quarterfinal bouts of the TUF 26 tournament that will crown the UFC’s inaugural women’s flyweight champion, No. 1 seed Roxanne Modafferi and No. 12 seed Sijara Eubanks both needed just one round to dispatch their opponents.

Modafferi finished off No. 8 seed Emily Whitmire via TKO with ground-and-pound from mount, while Eubanks delivered a devastating head kick to No. 4 DeAnna Bennett for the KO victory. Modafferi and Eubanks will now meet in the semi-finals.

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

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Press Release –  The fight card for Invicta Fighting Championships 26 has undergone a change to one of the previously announced match-ups and added three new bouts.

Flyweight Jessica-Rose “Jessy Jess” Clark has been pulled from her match-up with former title challenger Vanessa Porto (18-8). Stepping in to face the Brazilian will be UFC veteran Milana Dudieva (11-6).

Undefeated Brazilian strawweight Virna Jandiroba (11-0) will make her promotional debut against returning veteran Amy Montenegro (8-2). Jandiroba enters the contest having won nine of her 11 career bouts via submission. Montenegro is coming off a “Fight of Year” contender against Celine Haga at Invicta FC 21 earlier this year.

In the atomweight division, former title challenger Amber Brown (6-4) tangles with Texan Tessa Simpson (5-2). Both fighters are eager to work back into title contention in the sport’s deepest 105-pound division.

Finally, flyweight knockout artists Karina Rodríguez (5-2) and Christine Ferea (1-1) will look to add to their respective highlight reels. Mexico’s Rodríguez put away Brazilian Bárbara Acioly at Invicta FC 24, while Ferea engaged in a three-round war with kickboxing champion Tiffany Van Soest at Invicta FC 23.

Invicta FC 26 takes place Friday, December 8, from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 8pm ET.

The current fight card for Invicta FC 26:

Flyweight Title: Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) vs Aga Niedźwiedź (10-0)
Strawweight: MIZUKI (12-4) vs Janaisa Morandin (9-1)
Flyweight: Vanessa Porto (18-8) vs Milana Dudieva (11-6)
Strawweight: Amy Montenegro (8-2) vs Virna Jandiroba (11-0)
Atomweight: Amber Brown (6-4) vs Tessa Simpson (5-2)
Flyweight: Christine Ferea (1-1) vs Karina Rodríguez (5-2)

Tickets for the event are on sale now via Ticketfly.com. Additional bouts for the event will be announced at a later date.

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“Thug” Rose Namajunas shocked the mixed martial arts world tonight with a sensational victory at UFC 217: “Bisping vs St. Pierre” in New York City, New York. Namajunas stopped previously unbeaten titleholder Joanna Jędrzejczyk to become the new UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion.

While some had predicted that Namajunas’s best success would come on the ground, it was instead her striking skills and underrated power that propelled her to a quick and dominant win over Jędrzejczyk, who had done her best to antagonise Namajunas with trash talk leading up to the bout.

To read the full recap, (click here).

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Overcoming a rib injury, Emily Whitmire posted a quick submission victory during tonight’s eighth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 26: “A New World Champion.” Team Gaethje’s Whitmire concluded the elimination round by finishing Team Alvarez’s Christina Marks with a first-round armbar.

Whitmire dominated the brief bout on the ground en route to the impressive victory, and her win propelled Team Gaethje into a 5-3 lead after the first round of the gruelling competition. The quarterfinal round of TUF 26 begins during next week’s episode, and all four matchups were revealed tonight.

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

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Sunday – 1st
(121) – Karla Benitez defeats Maria Gonsales via TKO in round 1 at Hombres de Honor 89

Tuesday – 3rd
(115) – Weili Zhang defeats Bianca Sattelmayer via Armbar in round 1 at Kunlun Fight MMA 15

Thursday – 5th
(115) – Maiara Alves defeats Samara Santos via Split Decision at Mirage Combat

Saturday – 7th
(115) – Polyana Viana defeats Pamela Ferreira via Triangle Choke in round 1 at WOCS 47

(110) – Andressa Romero defeats Mirella Sollis via Armbar in round 1 at Fatality Arena 10

(135) – Bunmi Ojewole defeats Katharyna Araujo via Triangle Choke in round 2 at EFC 64

(105) – Katie Saull defeats Kelly Vilarino via Armbar in round 1 at KOTC: Last Stand

(115) – Sandra Lavado defeats Jazmín ‘Vaca’ Garzón via Unanimous Decision at Peru FC 23

UFC 216
(125) – Mara Romero Borella defeats Kalindra Faria via RNC at 2:54 of round 1
(115) – Poliana Botelho defeats Pearl Gonzalez via Unanimous Decision

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(125) – Romina Sorera Torres and Araceli Fornera fight to a Draw
(115) – Veronica Grenno defeats Mariana Zaya via Submission in round 1

Sunday – 8th
(115) – Viviane Araujo defeats Ayaka Miura via TKO(doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 1 at Pancrase 290

Monday – 9th
(125) – Emiko Raika defeats Ji-Yeon Seo via RNC at 2:37 of round 2 at TTF CHALLENGE 07

Friday – 13th
(125) – Mackenzie Dern defeats Mandy Polk via RNC at 2:55 of round 1 at LFA 24

Saturday – 14th
(125) – Cornelia Holm defeats Diana Filipa via Unanimous Decision at Cage Warriors 87

(135) – Valérie Domergue defeats Clara Ricignuolo via Unanimous Decision at European Beatdown 2

(125) – Carla Leon defeats Marta Amigo via TKO at 5:00 of round 2 at Madness FC 9

(125) – Jennifer Gonzalez defeats Audrey Kerouche via Armbar in round 1 at Gladiator Fighting Arena

(115) – Lacey Schuckman defeats Rosa Acevedo via Unanimous Decision at SCL 62: Unbroken

(125) – Magdalena Rak defeats Rafaella Milner via Unanimous Decision at FEN 19: Battle of Wrocław

(125) – Joselyne Edwards defeats Trisha Cicero via Unanimous Decision at UCC Fight Night 8

Sunday – 15th
(115 title) – Jéssica Delboni defeats Pamela ‘Pitbull’ Rosa via TKO in round 1 at Angels & Fight MMA

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(108) – Rena Kubota defeats Andy Nguyen via KO(body punch) at 3:23 of round 1
(165) – Reina Miura defeats Crystal Stokes via Unanimous Decision
(108) – Maria Oliveira defeats Alyssa Garcia via Unanimous Decision
(108) – Kanna Asakura defeats Sylwia Juśkiewicz via Unanimous Decision
(108) – Irene Rivera defeats Miyu Yamamoto via Armbar at 2:26 of round 2

Friday – 20th
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(125) – Kristina Williams defeats Heather Hardy via TKO(doctor stoppage) at 2:00 of round 2
(125) – Lisa Blaine defeats Ana Julaton via Split Decision

Saturday – 21st
(105) – Julia Polastri defeats Nathielly Santos via Unanimous Decision at NCE 19

(118) – Liana Pirosin defeats Larissa ‘Malvadeza’ via Split Decision at Arzalet Fighting Globe Championship 2

(105) – Tomo Maesawa defeats Yuko Kiryu via Unanimous Decision at DEEP 80 IMPACT

(145) – Macy Chiasson defeats Miranda Dearing via Armbar in round 3 at Caged Warrior Championship 16

(115) – Morgan Solis defeats Kaila Thompson via TKO at 1:03 of round 1 at FCF 54

(145) – Yekaterina Makarova defeats Rukhshona Murodova via TKO at :54 of round 1 at SLMMA 12

UFC Fight Night 118
(115) – Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeats Jodie Esquibel via Unanimous Decision
(135) – Aspen Ladd defeats Lina Lansberg via TKO at 2:33 of round 2

Sunday – 22nd
(125 title) – Ariane Lipski defeats Mariana Morais via RNC at :58 of round 1 at KSW 40

(125) – Simone Duarte defeats Caroline Yariwake via Unanimous Decision at Shooto Brasil 76

(125) – Verónica Vargas defeats Yasmeli Araque via RNC in round 2 at CRF Shows 25

Friday – 27th
(135) – Lara Fritzen defeats Mayra Cantuaria via Armbar in round 1 at Shooto Brasil 77

(125 title) – Mabelly Lima defeats Patricia Alujas via RNC in round 1 at Limo Fight Championship 19

TFC DREAM 4
(105) – Jae Choi defeats Eun Ha Kim via Unanimous Decision
(115) – Si Yoon Park defeats Yeon-hwa Park via Unanimous Decision

Saturday – 28th
(105) – Lindsey VanZandt defeats Bi Nguyen via Split Decision at KOTC: Locked In

(105) – Yoon Ha Hong defeats Seul Gi Jeon via Unanimous Decision at ROAD FC 043/Young Guns 37

(145) – Luz Vazquez defeats Alicia Ayala via RNC in round 2 at Xtreme Cage Fight 2

(125) – Molly McCann defeats Priscila de Souza via Unanimous Decision at Cage Warriors 88

Sunday – 29th
(115) – Pan Hui defeats Izumi Noguchi via Majority Decision at Grandslam 6

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

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Press Release –  Invicta Fighting Championships will return to action on Friday, December 8, from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The event streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 8pm ET.

In the night’s main event, flyweight champion Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) will defend her 125-pound title against undefeated Polish fighter Agnieszka Niedźwiedź (10-0). Brazil’s Maia is coming off back-to-back “Fight of the Year” contenders against Roxanne Modafferi and Vanessa Porto. Niedźwiedź, meanwhile, kept her perfect record intact in May, besting the aforementioned Porto in the Invicta FC 23 main event.

The co-main event features the return of Japan’s MIZUKI (12-4) against Brazilian Janaisa Morandin (9-1). The 23-year-old MIZUKI enters the contest having won four straight, including a second-round armbar finish of Lynn Alvarez in her most recent Invicta appearance. Morandin thrilled in an action-packed bout at Invicta FC 25, taking home “Fight of the Night” honors for her battle with former champion Livia Renata Souza.

Also on the card, former flyweight title challenger Vanessa Porto (18-8) takes on Australia’s Jessy Jess (7-4, 1 NC).

The current fight card for Invicta FC 26:

Flyweight Title: Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) vs Agnieszka Niedźwiedź (10-0)
Strawweight: MIZUKI (12-4) vs Janaisa Morandin (9-1)
Flyweight: Vanessa Porto (18-8) vs Jessy Jess (7-4, 1 NC)

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