Sara McMann

Following a disappointing decision loss in January, Olympic silver medallist Sara McMann looks to get back into bantamweight title contention when she battles hard-hitting Brazilian Amanda “Lioness” Nunes at UFC Fight Night 73: “Teixeira vs St. Preux” on August 8th in Nashville, Tennessee.

UFC officials announced the featured matchup on Monday. McMann got off to an excellent start in her UFC 183 bout with former Strikeforce champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate, but faltered as the fight progressed and dropped a close decision. Nunes has earned TKO wins in three of her four UFC bouts.

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10430875_1632955786936731_1768995973805331597_nMAY RESULTS

Saturday – 2nd
– Stacy Hayes defeats Claire Smith via TKO at 2:13 of round 1 at UCMMA 43

– Emiko Raika defeats Sayako Fujita via KO at 2:14 of round 1 at Real FC 2

– Emi Fujino defeats Jeong Eun Park via Majority Decision
– Ji-Yeon Kim defeats Hatice Ozyurt via Armbar at 1:14 of round 2

Thursday – 7th
– Jaimee Nievera defeats Kameron Perkins via Armbar at 3:55 of round 3 at TPF 23

Friday – 8th
– Brooksie Bayard defeats Sha Whittington via RNC in round 1 at USA-MMA: Friday Night Fights

Saturday – 9th
– Katy Collins defeats Katherine Farrow via TKO at 1:29 of round 1 at ShoFight MMA: Branson Brawl

– Jessica ‘Bakan’ Hoy defeats Jessica Eve Richer via TKO at 1:54 of round 3 at COGA: Battle at the Bay 11

– Gisele Moreira defeats Priscila Souza via Unanimous Decision at Nitrix Champion Fight 23

– Thaiane Souza defeats Jessica Suelem via Split Decision at Marau Fight 2

– Amanda de Lemos defeats Débora Dias Nascimento via KO at 3:23 of round 1 at Jungle Fight 77

– Jenny Huang defeats Daizy Singh via Unanimous Decision at PRO FC 10

– Paula Vieira da Silva defeats Wellen Taynara via RNC in round 1 at MMA Sanda Combat 2

Hungarian FC 9
– Katlyn Chookagian defeats Melinda Fábián via Armbar in round 1
– Katlyn Chookagian defeats Linn Wennergren via Unanimous Decision
– Melinda Fábián defeats Barbora Polakova via Armbar in round 1

Sunday – 10th
UFC Fight Night 65
– Bec Rawlings defeats Lisa Ellis via RNC at 4:09 of round 1
– Alex Chambers defeats Kailin Curran via Armbar at 3:15 of round 3

Thursday – 14th
– Ilara Joanne defeats Regina Pereira via RNC at :18 of round 1 at Limo FC 15

Friday – 15th
– Arlene Blencowe defeats AJ Jenkins via TKO at 4:08 of round 1 at Bellator MMA 137

Fusion Fight League: Epic Evolution
– Tara LaRosa defeats Katie Howard via Unanimous Decision
– Kyra Batara defeats Celine Haga via Unanimous Decision

Saturday – 16th
– Lily Kazak defeats Suvi Salmimies via Armbar in round 1 at Cage 30

– Kali Robbins defeats Priscilla Brownfield via Reverse Triangle Choke at 1:10 of round 1 at No Mercy 4

– Virna Jandiroba defeats Carla Ramos via Triangle Choke in round 1 at Banzay FC 2

– Lina Lansberg defeats Alexandra Buch via TKO at 2:30 of round 1 at Superior Challenge 12

– Rosy Duarte defeats Elaine Albuquerque via Unanimous Decision at Brabos Combat 1

– Elaineleal ‘Pantera’ Cris defeats Kenya Miranda via Unanimous Decision at War of Champions 4

– Debora Ferreira defeats Paula Vieira da Silva via TKO in round 1
– Carolina Karasek defeats Claudia Vasconcelos via Armbar in round 1

Fight Nights Fight Club
– Iryna Shaparenko defeats Anzhelika Bakarova via Armbar in round 1
– Mariam Khalilova defeats Viktoria Sklyarova via TKO in round 1

Sunday – 17th
Noxii Combat 1
– Kinberly Novaes defeats Renata Baldan via Unanimous Decision
– Carol Correia defeats Daiana Torquato via Split Decision
– Taila Santos defeats Ana Paula via TKO in round 1

Friday – 22nd
– Angela Lee defeats Aya Saeid Saber via Armbar at 1:43 of round 1 at ONE Championship 27: Warrior’s Quest

Saturday – 23rd
– Simona Soukupova defeats Iman Darabi via TKO in round 2 at IRFA 8

– Taila Santos defeats Wellen Taynara via TKO(Doctor Stoppage) at 5:00 of round 1 at Aspera FC 19

– Anna Elmose defeats Mara Romero Borella via KO in round 2 at UCL 23

– Helen Harper defeats Sofie Langsford via Unanimous Decision at MMA Showdown 5

– Alessia Espinosa-Vallve defeats Natalie Gonzales-Hills via KO at 2:00 of round 3 at Brace 34

– Terissa Wall defeats Brooke McLeod via RNC at 4:59 of round 1 at XFC 24

Sunday – 24th
– Marta ‘Gladiadora’ Souza defeats Geyse via Armbar in round 1 at Energy Combat Girls 2

Friday – 29th
– Irene Cabello defeats Hermi Garcia via Armbar in round 1 at Mix Fights

– Yoo Jin Jung defeats Yuko Kiryu via TKO at 1:00 of round 1 at Top FC 7: Return to Basics

– Fairlynn Smallchild defeats Ulrike Strunk via KO at :15 of round 1 at United MMA 23

Saturday – 30th
– Juliana Lima defeats Ericka Almeida via Unanimous Decision at UFC Fight Night 67

– Molly McCann defeats Katy Horlick via TKO at 3:12 of round 1 at Shock N’ Awe 20

– Rachael Cummins defeats Slavka Vitali via Unanimous Decision at Venator FC: Guerrieri Italiani

– Luana Carolina de Souza defeats Isabela de Padua via Guillotine Choke in round 2 at Casa Branca Fight

– Bianca de Araújo Carvalho defeats Ana Fatia via RNC in round 3 at Round X

– Shawna Anderson defeats DJ Morrison via TKO in round 1 at Prize FC 9: Bakken Brawlers

– Paulina Vargas defeats Mariana Alvarez via TKO in round 2 at Xtreme Kombat 30

Princesses of Pain 45
– Charlene Watt defeats Hera Tamati via TKO(corner stoppage) in round 3
– Eleanor Samuels defeats Renata Poa via DQ(head kick while grounded) in round 3
– Hannah Dawson defeats Serina Cole via TKO at 3:00 of round 3
– Charlene Watt defeats Barbara Verlinden via TKO in round 2
– Hera Tamati defeats Tairi Ford via Guillotine Choke in round 1
– Charlene Watt defeats Gaela Nixon via RNC in round 1
– Tairi Ford defeats Barbara Verlinden via Majority Decision
– Hera Tamati defeats Gentiane Lupi via Unanimous Decision

Sunday – 31st
DEEP Jewels 8
– Mei Yamaguchi defeats Satomi Takano via TKO at 4:57 of round 2
– Tushara Veerella defeats Misaki Takimoto by Unanimous Decision
– Mei Yamaguchi defeats Mina Kurobe via Unanimous Decision
– Satomi ‘Sarami’ Takano defeats Tomo Maesawa via Unanimous Decision

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



Final Valkyrie champion “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi captured another prestigious title tonight in the Deep Jewels 8 main event in Tokyo, Japan. Yamaguchi defeated two opponents in one night to win the Deep Jewels Featherweight Grand Prix and became the second Deep Jewels Featherweight Champion.

Yamaguchi earned her spot in tonight’s championship final by handing Mina Kurobe her first defeat, while Satomi “Sarami” Takano also advanced to the finals by outpointing Tomo Maesawa. In the main event, Yamaguchi stopped Takano very late in the second round to capture the vacant 106-pound title.

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Strawweight contender Juliana “Ju Thai” de Lima Carneiro picked up her second straight UFC victory in a featured preliminary bout tonight at UFC Fight Night 67: “Condit vs Alves” in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil. Lima defeated UFC newcomer Ericka Almeida, who suffered the first loss of her career.

Lima controlled the majority of tonight’s fight from top position in Almeida’s guard, and she avoided Almeida’s savvy submission game by landing some nice ground and pound. Almeida looked to rally on the feet in round three, but Lima smothered her on the mat once again and cruised to victory.

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Multi-time boxing world champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm looks for her second UFC victory when she steps back into the Octagon on July 15th at UFC Fight Night 71: “Mir vs Duffee” in San Diego, California. Holm is set to battle rising star Marion “The Belizean Bruiser” Reneau.

UFC officials confirmed the bantamweight bout today following a report on UFC Tonight last week. Holm made a successful UFC debut in February when she edged out Raquel “Rocky” Pennington at UFC 184. Reneau most recently upset Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade at UFC Fight Night 61.

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More than two and a half years after they were first set to clash at Invicta FC 4, Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood and “Rowdy” Bec Rawlings will at last face off on July 18th at UFC Fight Night 72 in Calderwood’s hometown of Glasgow, Scotland. BT Sport announced the featured strawweight matchup today.

The planned 2013 bout between Calderwood and Rawlings was scrapped from Invicta FC 4 when injuries resulted in last-minute changes. Rawlings went on to challenge unsuccessfully for Invicta FC gold, while Calderwood defeated Livia “T-Rex” von Plettenberg. Both women are 1-1 in the UFC.

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Competing for the first time in close to two years, Kinberly Novaes earned a big win in front of her hometown fans on Sunday night at Noxii Combat 1 in Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Novaes defeated Renata “Wand” Baldan to become the inaugural Noxii Combat Women’s Strawweight Champion.

Elsewhere on the Noxii Combat 1 card, Caroline “Carol” Correia rebounded after suffering her first professional loss and edged out Daiana Torquato in an entertaining strawweight bout. Undefeated bantamweight Taila Santos made short work of an overmatched Ana “Furacão” Paula and moved to 9-0.

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