Charismatic Japanese star “King” Reina Miura kept her perfect professional MMA record intact with a one-sided stoppage victory tonight at Deep Jewels 16 in Tokyo, Japan. Miura finished German opponent Kristin Handel late in the opening round of their welterweight main event matchup tonight.

Deep Jewels 16 also featured four atomweight bouts including a potential title eliminator in the co-main event. Satomi “Sarami” Takano secured her third straight finish under the Deep Jewels banner by defeating fellow promotional mainstay Tomo Maesawa in an action-packed battle.

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



Invicta Fighting Championships 23 takes place Saturday night from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. and streams LIVE on UFC Fight Pass starting at 8:00pm ET. Before tomorrow night’s festivities, the fighters took to the scales for the official weigh-ins.

Flyweight: Vanessa Porto (125.8) vs Agnieszka Niedźwiedź (126)
Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (125.7) vs Sarah D’Alelio (125.6)
Atomweight: Herica Tiburcio (105.5) vs Tessa Simpson (105.8)
Bantamweight: Elizabeth Phillips (140.4)* vs Kelly Faszholz (135.3)
Flyweight: Andrea Lee (125.5) vs Liz Tracy (125.4)
Featherweight: Ediane Gomes (145..4) vs Pam Sorenson (145.4)
Strawweight: Tiffany Van Soest (115.4) vs Christine Ferea (115.9)
Bantamweight: Shaianna Rincon (135.4) vs Brooksie Bayard (135.4)

*Phillips missed weight, will be fined 25% of her fight purse.



UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk retained her title with a dominant Unanimous Decision victory tonight at UFC 211: “Miocic vs dos Santos 2” in Dallas, Texas. Jędrzejczyk defeated top-ranked Brazilian challenger Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade in impressive fashion.

On tonight’s preliminary card, strawweight rising star Cortney “Cast Iron” Casey earned the biggest win of her career. Casey put herself in future title contention with a well-deserved Unanimous Decision over former WSOF champion Jessica “Jag” Aguilar, who remains winless inside the Octagon.

To read the full recap, (click here).



PRESS RELEASE – A new division will be created and a new champion will emerge from the next season of The Ultimate Fighter®. Women’s flyweights, between the ages of 21-34 with a winning record and at least three professional fights are invited to attend the open casting call in Las Vegas. The season will also be open to females on the current UFC roster that can successfully make 125-pounds throughout the duration of the season. The previous casting call for women’s strawweights and bantamweights as well as male middleweights has been cancelled. The season will begin filming in July and premiere on FS1 later this year.

Applications, which should be completed and brought to tryouts, can be found online at http://www.ufc.com/TUF26. The athletes will be required to grapple and hit pads, so please bring appropriate gear. Applicants will be notified at the end of the day if they have been selected to move on in the casting process. If selected, applicants must be prepared to stay in Las Vegas until Saturday, May 27. All questions can be directed to gdefranco@pilgrimstudios.com.

The Ultimate Fighter, which debuted in 2005, has launched the careers of some of the UFC’s most recognizable names and successful athletes. The series has produced six UFC champions including Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, TJ Dillashaw, Carla Esparza, and Matt Serra.

WHO: 125-pound women

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23 at 8 a.m. PT

WHERE: Palace Station Hotel
2411 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89102



Saturday – 1st
(125) – Molly McCann defeats Lacey Schuckman via Unanimous Decision at Cage Warriors 82

(125) – Shana Dobson defeats Rebecca Adney‏ via Unanimous Decision at XKO 35

(125 title) – Roxanne Modafferi defeats Priscila Souza via Armbar in round 2 at Fusion: Ladies Fight Night

IMPI World Series Asia 6
(145 title) – Jennifer Norris defeats Ramona Pascual via Armbar in round 3
(125) – Si Man Un defeats Cookie Wong via Armbar in round 1

Wednesday – 5th
(115) – Sandra Lavado defeats Andrea Soraluz via Kneebar in round 3 at Fusion FC 26

Thursday – 6th
Kunlun Fight MMA 10
(125) – Heqin Lin defeats Hanna Yurchenkova via TKO at 3:45 of round 1
(135) – Hui Liang defeats Wei Xie via Unanimous Decision

Friday – 7th
(145) – Helena Kolesnyk defeats Tatiana Portnova via TKO at :25 of round 1 at Tech-Krep FC

(140) – Alexa Conners defeats Calie Cutler via Unanimous Decision at LFA 8

Saturday – 8th
(115 title) – Bryony Tyrell defeats Griet Eeckhout via Unanimous Decision at 360 MMA 2: Volition

(105) – Cassie Robb defeats Jayme Hinshaw via TKO at 2:41 of round 2 at KOTC: Starbound

(130) – Anastasia Yankova defeats Elina Kallionidou via Unanimous Decision at Bellator MMA 176

(125) – Pamela Mara defeats Bruna Goodoy via TKO in round 2 at Demolidor Fight MMA 9

UFC 210
(115) – Cynthia Calvillo defeats Pearl Gonzalez via RNC at 3:45 of round 3
(135) – Katlyn Chookagian defeats Irene Aldana via Split Decision

Ladies Fight Night: Five Points
(125) – Katarzyna Lubońska defeats Nubia Nascimento via Split Decision
(115) – Sylwia Juśkiewicz defeats Liudmila Pylypchak via Unanimous Decision
(135) – Katarzyna Sadura defeats Suvi Salmimies via Unanimous Decision
(135) – Talita de Oliveira defeats Iren Racz via Arm-Triangle Choke in round 1
(125) – Katarzyna Biegajło defeats Anzelika Petkeviciute via TKO in round 1

Friday – 14th
(125) – Lena Ovchynnikova defeats Helen Harper via TKO(doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2 at Bellator MMA 177

(125) – Sabina Mazo defeats Jamie Thorton via KO(head kick) at 4:50 of round 1 at LFA 9

Saturday – 15th
(105) – Mellissa Wang defeats Denise Bruckner-Gillentine via Unanimous Decision at World FC 68

(105) – Grace Cleveland defeats Kelly Vilarino via Armbar at 4:14 of round 1 at KOTC: Territorial Dispute

(125 title) – Camila Lima defeats Laisa Coimbra via RNC in round 3 at Fatality Combat 2

(135) – Arlene Blencowe defeats Rhiannon Thompson via TKO in round 1 at Australian FC 18

UFC on FOX 24
(115) – Rose Namajunas defeats Michelle Waterson via RNC at 2:47 of round 2
(135) – Ketlen Vieira defeats Ashlee Evans-Smith via Unanimous Decision

NP Fight Brasil 6
(125 title) – Sarah Frota defeats Viviane Araujo via TKO at 2:11 of round 1
(115) – Marcela Giantomassi defeats Jesian Julia via Armbar in round 2

Sunday – 16th
(125) – Becky Martin defeats Virak Furo via TKO in round 1 at Aeron FC 1: Dawn of the Dragon

Rizin 5: Sakura
(108) – Rena Kubota defeats Dora Perjes via KO(punch to the body) at 2:49 of round 1
(198) – Reina Miura defeats Jazzy Gabert via Armbar at 4:54 of round 2
(105) – Saori Ishioka defeats Bestare Kicaj via RNC at 2:14 of round 1
(105) – Kanna Asakura defeats Aleksandra Toncheva via Unanimous Decision

Thursday – 20th
(105) – Alesha Zappitella defeats Stephanie Alba via Unanimous Decision at Combate Americas 13  **Changed to a NC**

Friday – 21st
(125) – Ilima-Lei Macfarlane defeats Jessica Middleton via Armbar at 2:15 of round 1 at Bellator MMA 178

ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny
(115) – Gina Iniong defeats Natalie Gonzales Hills via Unanimous Decision
(125) – Michelle Nicolini defeats Irina Mazepa via Armbar at 2:11 of round 1

XFL 34
(115) – Sarai Saenz defeats Sandra Chimeyo via TKO at 4:39 of round 1
(115) – Valeria Ramirez defeats Paola Reyes via TKO at 2:36 of round 1
(125) – Diana Reyes defeats Gabriela Hernandez via TKO at 2:04 of round 1

Saturday – 22nd
(155) – Keelin Gallup defeats Erica Godinez via Split Decision at Dragon House MMA 25

(125) – Liliya defeats Jie Miao via Unanimous Decision at WLF W.A.R.S. 13

(125) – Cheri Muraski defeats Shannon Sinn via Scarf Hold Americana in round 2 at SCL: AvM 8

UFC Fight Night 108
(115) – Danielle Taylor defeats Jessica Penne via Unanimous Decision
(135) – Alexis Davis defeats Cindy Dandois via Unanimous Decision

GMC 11
(125) – Kamila Porczyk defeats Anita Doganova via Unanimous Decision
(125) – Mandy Böhm defeats Johanna Robertz via RNC at 4:02 of round 1

Friday – 27th
Road to M-1: St. Petersburg 2
(128) – Liliya Kazak defeats Zlata Sheftor via TKO in round 1
(117) – Ksenia Guseva defeats Anastasia Bobryshova via TKO in round 1
(132) – Rimma Golubeva defeats Anna Rudenko via TKO in round 3

Friday – 28th
(158) – Svetlana Khautova defeats Zamzagul Fayzallanova via Unanimous Decision at Fight Nights Global 64

Rise of Heroes/Conquest of Heroes: Chengde
(115) – Feier Huang vs TBD
(125) – Gabby Romero defeats Meng Bo via Armbar in round 1

Fight2Night 2
(115) – Virna Jandiroba defeats Ericka Almeida via Split Decision
(115) – Marina Rodriguez defeats Samara Santos via Unanimous Decision

Saturday – 29th
(130) – Valerie Domergue defeats Morgane Manfredi via Unanimous Decision at Gladiator Fighting Arena 7

(125) – Mariya Agapova defeats Yulia “Killer” Litvinceva via TKO in round 1 at Brave FC 6

Sunday – 30th
(115) – Elaine Leal defeats Geísa Veloso via Unanimous Decision at Shooto Brasil 71

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



Strawweight prospect “Dynamite” Danielle Taylor picked up the biggest victory of her career tonight at UFC Fight Night 108: “Swanson vs Lobov” in Nashville, Tennessee. Taylor edged out former Invicta FC champion Jessica Penne in a closely-contested matchup on the preliminary card.

Also on tonight’s card, former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis got back on the winning track with a narrow decision victory over grappling specialist Cindy “Battlecat” Dandois, who made her Octagon debut following a successful stint with Invicta FC.

To read the full recap, (click here).


Pam Sorenson vs Jessica Rose Clark

Press Release –  As revealed by Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp on Invicta FC All-Access, two new match-ups have joined the fight card for Invicta Fighting Championships 23.

Joining the previously announced main event between former flyweight title challenger Vanessa Porto (18-7) and undefeated Agnieszka Niedźwiedź (9-0) of Poland will be a featherweight contest between Brazil’s Ediane “India” Gomes (10-4) and Pam “Bam” Sorenson (5-1), as well as a bantamweight affair featuring newcomers Shaianna “Yaya” Rincon (0-0) and Brooksie “The Bear” Bayard (1-1).

Gomes will be making her fifth appearance in the Invicta cage. She’ll return to 145 pounds for the first time since 2013 after two fights at bantamweight. The Brazilian has faced many of the sport’s biggest names including current Invicta champion Tonya Evinger, current UFC champion Amanda Nunes and former champion Ronda Rousey.

Minnesota’s Sorenson will compete for the second time under the Invicta banner. She claimed a split decision win over Australia’s Jessy Rose-Clark at Invicta FC 20 last November.

The 23-year-old Rincon will be making her professional debut at the event. Hailing from California, the MMA Gold fighter compiled a perfect 4-0 record as an amateur.

Bayard enters the event having split her two professional outings. The Louisiana native, who now trains in California, is coming off a first-round submission win in her most recent bout.

The event takes place Saturday, May 20, from the historic Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. It streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 8pm ET.

The updated Invicta FC 23 fight card can be found below:

Flyweight: Vanessa Porto (18-7) vs Agnieszka Niedźwiedź (9-0)
Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (20-13) vs Sarah D’Alelio (11-6)
Atomweight: Herica Tiburcio (10-4) vs Tessa Simpson (5-1)
Bantamweight: Elizabeth Phillips (6-5) vs Kelly Faszholz (3-2)
Flyweight: Andrea Lee (6-2) vs Liz Tracy (3-1)
Featherweight: Ediane Gomes (10-4) vs Pam Sorenson (5-1)
Strawweight: Tiffany Van Soest (0-1) vs Christine Ferea (1-0)
Bantamweight: Shaianna Rincon (0-0) vs Brooksie Bayard (1-1)

Tickets for Invicta FC 23 can be purchased via Ticketfly.com.