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Press Release –  Invicta Fighting Championships 18 has added a familiar face to its fight card.

Visa issues have forced undefeated Indian fighter Manjit Kolekar (8-0) from her strawweight match-up with Lynn Alvarez (6-3). Replacing Kolekar will be Japan’s MIZUKI (11-4).

The 21-year-old MIZUKI enters the contest having won three straight, including back-to-back wins via armbar. She was last in the Invicta cage in January at Invicta FC 15, where she submitted veteran Lacey Schuckman and earned “Performance of the Night” honors.

Invicta FC 18 is headlined by a strawweight battle between Mexico’s Alexa Grasso (7-0) and veteran Jodie Esquibel (5-1). In the co-main event, Grasso’s teammate, former title challenger Irene Aldana (6-2), will welcome undefeated Brazilian Taila Santos (13-0) to the promotion in a bantamweight affair.

The updated fight card for Invicta FC 18:

Strawweight: Alexa Grasso (7-0) vs Jodie Esquibel (5-1)
Bantamweight: Irene Aldana (6-2) vs Taila Santos (13-0)
Flyweight: Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (7-0) vs Claudia Rey (6-0)
Bantamweight: Cindy Dandois (6-2) vs Jessamyn Duke (3-4, 1 NC)
Featherweight: Megan Anderson (6-2) vs Peggy Morgan (4-3)
Atomweight: Tessa Simpson (4-1) vs Simona Soukupova (5-3-1)
Strawweight: MIZUKI (11-4) vs Lynn Alvarez (6-3)
Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd (3-0) vs Jessica Hoy (1-0)
Bantamweight: Sijara Eubanks (1-1) vs Amberlynn Orr (0-0)

Tickets for Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel, available for $100, $75, $50, $40, and $30, are on sale now at CageTix.com.

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Two-division CFFC champion Katlyn Chookagian made a successful UFC debut with a big win tonight at UFC Fight Night 91: “McDonald vs Lineker” in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Chookagian took a Unanimous Decision victory over former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion “Lucky” Lauren Murphy.

Ealier on tonight’s card, strawweight prospect Cortney “Cast Iron” Casey earned her first UFC victory in quick and dominant fashion. Casey stopped Cristina “Barbie” Stanciu with vicious ground and pound in the first round, then called out former UFC champion Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza.

To read the full recap, (click here).

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Hard-hitting Brazilian veteran Amanda “Lioness” Nunes achieved her dream of becoming a UFC champion with a sensational victory tonight at UFC 200: “Tate vs Nunes” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nunes destroyed Miesha “Cupcake” Tate in the main event to become UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion.

Tonight’s quick and devastating victory was unquestionably Nunes’s most impressive performance to date, and she now becomes the latest woman to hold the 135-pound title. Her first challenger may be TUF 18 winner Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña, who defeated “Alpha” Cat Zingano tonight.

To read the full recap, (click here).

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UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk successfully retained her title with a hard-fought victory tonight at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jędrzejczyk rallied in the later rounds en route to a Unanimous Decision win over rival Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha.

Tonight’s championship rematch was a long time coming for Jędrzejczyk and Gadelha, who first clashed in late 2014 when Jędrzejczyk eked out a razor-thin decision win. Also tonight, Tatiana Suarez Padilla submitted Amanda Bobby “ABC” Cooper in the TUF 23 women’s strawweight final.

To read the full recap, (click here).

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Former top Jewels star Mika “Future Princess” Nagano makes her official return from retirement when she competes on August 27th at Deep Jewels 13 in Tokyo, Japan. Nagano is set to face off against strawweight prospect Sachiko Fujimori in a three-round bout that may headline the card.

Nagano has not competed in MMA since Deep Jewels 2 in late 2013, and she announced her retirement the following year after revealing that she was pregnant with her first child. Also booked for Deep Jewels 13 next month is an atomweight contender’s bout between Mina Kurobe and Tomo Maesawa.

To read the full article, (click here).

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Press Release –  The lineup for Invicta Fighting Championships 18 is complete.

Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp revealed two additional bouts for the nine-fight card on the latest episode of Invicta FC Radio.

Rising bantamweight star Aspen Ladd (3-0) of California meets promotional newcomer Jessica Hoy (1-0) of Nevada, while Texas prospect Tessa Simpson (4-1) welcomes Simona Soukupova (5-3-1) back to the Invicta cage in an atomweight affair.

The bouts join the previously announced strawweight headliner between Mexico’s Alexa Grasso (7-0) and veteran Jodie Esquibel (5-1). In the co-main event, Grasso’s teammate, former title challenger Irene Aldana (6-2), will welcome undefeated Brazilian Taila Santos (13-0) to the promotion in a bantamweight affair.

The complete fight card for Invicta FC 18:
Strawweight: Alexa Grasso (7-0) vs Jodie Esquibel (5-1)
Bantamweight: Irene Aldana (6-2) vs Taila Santos (13-0)
Flyweight: Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (7-0) vs Claudia Rey (6-0)
Bantamweight: Cindy Dandois (6-2) vs Jessamyn Duke (3-4, 1 NC)
Featherweight: Megan Anderson (6-2) vs Peggy Morgan (4-3)
Atomweight: Tessa Simpson (4-1) vs Simona Soukupova (5-3-1)
Strawweight: Manjit Kolekar (8-0) vs Lynn Alvarez (6-3)
Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd (3-0) vs Jessica Hoy (1-0)
Bantamweight: Sijara Eubanks (1-1) vs Amberlynn Orr (0-0)

Tickets for Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel, available for $100, $75, $50, $40, and $30, are on sale now at CageTix.com.

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proxy2JUNE RESULTS

Friday – 3rd
(125) – Ronni Nanney defeats Susie Wyatt via Unanimous Decision at Shamrock FC: Explosion

(132) – Daiane Firmino defeats Daiane Mixeli via TKO in round 1 at Desafios dos Guerreiros

(125) – Katarzyna Lubońska defeats Renata Cseh-Lantos via Unanimous Decision at PLMMA 68/3F

(115) – Montana Stewart defeats Mellony Geugjes via Unanimous Decision at SCC: Preserving the Arts

(110) – Jenna Serio defeats Sadee Monseratte via RNC at 2:50 of round 1 at ROC 55

Saturday – 4th
(115) – Jéssica Andrade defeats Jessica Penne via TKO at 2:56 of round 2 at UFC 199

(125) – Gosia Smaczniak defeats Kinga Jedrusik via Split Decision at Slugfest 7

(125) – Marta Souza defeats Pri Ferreira via Unanimous Decision at Gladiator Combat Fight 21

(125) – Bárbara Acioly defeats Vitoria ‘Sakai’ Ferreira via TKO at 4:48 of round 1 at Brabos Combat 2

(125) – Elodie Giorla defeats Florence Hoarau via Guillotine Choke in round 1 at Octagon Fighting Club 15

(110) – Sunisa Srisan defeats Audreylaura Boniface via TKO at 1:33 of round 2 at Full Metal Dojo 11

New Corpore Extreme 5
(115) – Aline Nery defeats Aline Sattelmayer via Unanimous Decision
(105) – Bianca Sattelmayer defeats Thaty Bergamaschi via Armbar at 3:04 of round 2

Shooto Kings 4: Battle Royale
(115) – Tanja Hoffmann defeats Sayuri Yamaguchi via Unanimous Decision
(115) – Bestare Kicaj defeats Raffaela Milner via Unanimous Decision

KOTC: Firefight
(125) – Christina Marks defeats Lissette Neri via TKO at 2:22 of round 2
(115) – Kanako Murata defeats Maia Stevenson via TKO at 3:43 of round 3
(125) – Jamie Milanowski defeats Yumi Matsumoto via Armbar at 2:38 of round 2

Floripa Fight Championship
(105 title) – Silvania Monteiro defeats Aline Furacao via Headscissor Armbar at 4:00 of round 1
(115 title) – Marina Rodriguez defeats Marcia Oliveira via TKO at 1:42 of round 1
(135 title) – Gisele Moreira defeats Jessica Suelem via TKO at 4:55 of round 1

Sunday – 5th
(125) – Manjeet Kolekar defeats Bharati Dhondiyal via RNC in round 3 at Real Cage Predator 001

DEEP Jewels 12
(105 title) – Naho Sugiyama defeats Emi Tomimatsu via Unanimous Decision
(105) – Saori Ishioka defeats Hana Date via Armbar at 4:39 of round 1
(115) – Nori Date defeats Yuko ‘Amiba’ Oya via Unanimous Decision
(105) – Mina Kurobe defeats Renju Date via TKO at 1:25 of round 1
(115) – Tomo Maesawa defeats Karei Date via TKO at 2:30 of round 1
(105) – Yuko Kiryu defeats Real Date via Unanimous Decision

Monday – 6th
(132) – Diana Belbita defeats Furó Virág via TKO at 2:08 of round 1 at RXF 23: Judgment Day

Thursday – 9th
(143) – Yelena Kolesnyk defeats Xiaomin Wang via Choke in round 2 at WBK 15

Friday – 10th
(122) – Monica Medina defeats Summer Artherton via Triangle Choke in round 1 at DCS 26: Battle Tested

(135) – Tiffany Teo defeats Lumindas Liezel Merasol via RNC at 1:53 of round 1 at Singapore FC 3

(135) – Carina Damm defeats Sarah Alpar via Unanimous Decision at Titan FC 39

Saturday – 11th
(145) – Elina Kallionidou defeats Dora Kalpakidou via TKO(retirement) at 5:00 of round 1 at Cage Survivor 5

(115 title) – Montserrat Ruiz defeats Jasmin Gonzalez via TKO at :47 of round 1 at MCF: Battle on the Beach

(121) – Priscila Cachoeira defeats Kakau Costa via Unanimous Decision at Your Chance MMA 1

(115 title) – Elaineleal Cris defeats Olga Amara via RNC at 4:39 of round 1 at Balloutta Combat 2

Power Samurai 1
(135) – Bianca Daimoni defeats Dayane Souza via Unanimous Decision
(115) – Adriana Del Vigna defeats Cynthia ‘Mortiça’ Candido via Armbar at 4:58 of round 2
(135) – Mariza ‘Nina’ Loch defeats Sidy Rocha via KO in round 1

Friday – 17th
(135) – Faith Van Duin defeats Charlene Watt via Unanimous Decision at Brace 41

(125) – Shana Power defeats Micol DiSegni via Unanimous Decision at EFC 50

(141) – Marina Mokhnatkina defeats Ekaterina Torbeeva via Armbar at :25 of round 1 at EFN: Fight Nights Global 50

(115) – Lohana Bahiense defeats Vanessa Cuca via Unanimous Decision at Valent’s Night 2

Xtreme Fighters Latino
(125) – Karina Rodríguez defeats Jaclyn ‘La Chilanga’ Sanchez via TKO(corner throws in towel) at 4:45 of round 2
(115) – Valeria ‘Vale’ Ramirez defeats Gabriela ‘Chikis’ Hernandez via Unanimous Decision

Saturday – 18th
(119) – Celine Haga defeats Karla Benitez via Arm Triangle in round 1 at World Fight Tour 3

(115) – Amanda Torres defeats Denise Campos via Armbar at 3:09 of round 1 at X-Force MMA

UFC Fight Night 89
(125) – Joanne Calderwood defeats Valérie Létourneau via TKO at 2:51 of round 3
(115) – Randa Markos defeats Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger via Unanimous Decision

Sunday – 19th
(105) – Jeong Eun Park and Hisae Watanabe fight to a Majority Draw at VTJ Osaka

Friday – 24th
(115) – Amira Hafizovic defeats Meg Gallager via Triangle Choke at 2:39 of round 1 at Hex Fight Series 6

Bellator MMA 157
(125) – Ilima-Lei Macfarlane defeats Rebecca Ruth via RNC at 3:00 of round 2
(130) – Katy Collins defeats Michelle Royer via Armbar at :48 of round 1
(110) – Ashley Cummins defeats Nikki Smith via Knee Choke at 1:33 of round 2

Saturday – 25th
(125) – Alice Yauger defeats Roxanne Ceasear via Unanimous Decision at XKO 31

(130) – Marija Malenica defeats Fabrina ‘Gladiadora’ Vanessa via Unanimous Decision at Faith Fight Championship

(115) – Lucelia ‘Luh’ Souza defeats Oseny Dantas via Unanimous Decision at Thunder Fight 7

Jungle Fight 88
(135 title) – Amanda Lemos defeats Mayra Cantuaria via KO(knee) at :28 of round 3
(115) – Veronica Grenno defeats Camilla Guimaraes via Unanimous Decision

Sparta Combat League 49
(155) – Brittney Elkin defeats Kola Shippentower via TKO at 4:22 of round 1
(125) – Jenny Liou defeats Shannon Sinn via Armbar at 2:53 of round 3

Sunday – 26th
(105) – Satoko Shinashi defeats Proof Date via TKO at 1:32 of round 1 at DEEP 76

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

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