Rena Kubota, Reina Miura Lead Winners At Rizin FF GP In FukuokaShoot Boxing Women’s Flyweight Champion Rena Kubota battled back from early adversity and kept her perfect MMA record intact with a crushing win tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation World Grand Prix 2017 in Fukuoka, Japan. Kubota finished Andy “The CrAsian” Nguyen in the main event.

Tonight’s 49kg Women’s Super Atomweight Grand Prix headliner almost did not take place, as Nguyen failed to make weight and ultimately forfeited a percentage of her fight purse. In the end, Kubota advanced to the semi-finals along with three other female fighters who earned key wins tonight.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For October 2017UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda “Lioness” Nunes retained her spot atop the 135-pound rankings with a narrow decision victory on September 9th at UFC 215 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Nunes edged out Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko for a second time in the main event rematch.

In other featured action this past month, former UFC title challenger Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade climbed the women’s strawweight rankings with a massive victory over fellow top contender Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha at UFC Fight Night 117. Andrade dominated Gadelha in the co-main event.

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Mara Romero Borella, Poliana Botelho Victorious At UFC 216 In Las VegasItalian standout Mara “Kunoichici” Romero Borella made a big statement in her short-notice Octagon debut tonight at UFC 216: “Ferguson vs Lee” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Romero Borella dominated and submitted Titan FC champion Kalindra Faria in featured flyweight action on the main card.

Stepping in to replace Andrea “KGB” Lee on less than two weeks’ notice, Romero Borella extended her winning streak to four with tonight’s impressive showing. Also on the UFC 216 card, XFC champ Poliana Botelho picked up her first UFC victory by defeating Pearl Gonzalez at strawweight.

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UFC 216: "Ferguson vs Lee" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC 216: “Ferguson vs Lee.” The event was headlined by a UFC Interim Lightweight Championship showdown between Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson and rival Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee.

In the co-main event, UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson put his title on the line against Ray “The Tazmexican Devil” Borg. Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum faced last-minute replacement opponent Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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TUF 26 Episode 6 Recap: Barb Honchak Stops Gillian RobertsonFormer Invicta FC champion Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak showed no signs of ring rust in her dominant win during tonight’s sixth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 26: “A New World Champion.” Honchak earned Team Alvarez’s third victory by stopping Gillian “The Savage” Robertson of Team Gaethje.

Honchak, who had not fought since successfully defending her Invicta FC Flyweight Championship in November 2014, showed why she is considered as a favourite to win TUF 26 with her performance tonight. She overcame Robertson’s submission attempts en route to a second-round TKO triumph.

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TUF 26 Episode 5 Recap: Sijara Eubanks Submits Maia StevensonSkilled grappler Sijara “Sarj” Eubanks advanced on to the next round with a dominant victory during tonight’s fifth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 26: “A New World Champion.” Team Alvarez’s Eubanks easily dispatched of Team Gaethje fighter Maia Kahaunaele-Stevenson with a second-round kimura.

Eubanks, who felt that her #12 ranking was not indicative of her talent, struggled with a tough weight cut but ultimately made weight for her fight. She proved that she was a far superior fighter to the #5-ranked Stevenson and controlled the bout on the mat before securing the submission finish.

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Jéssica Andrade, Syuri Kondo Score Big Wins At UFC Fight Night 117Top strawweight contender Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade made a strong case for another shot at UFC gold with a dominant Unanimous Decision win tonight at UFC Fight Night 117: “St. Preux vs Okami” in Saitama, Japan. Andrade dismantled Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha in the co-main event.

Gadelha, who also previously challenged unsuccessfully for the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship, got off to a strong start in round one, but she was soundly beaten on the feet and on the ground as the bout progressed. Also tonight, Syuri Kondo edged out Chanmi “Ottogi Girl” Jeon.

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TUF 26 Episode 4 Recap: Nicco Montano Upsets Lauren MurphyUnderrated prospect Nicco Montano scored the biggest win of her career during tonight’s fourth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 26: “A New World Champion.” The talented flyweight, representing Team Gaethje, upset the heavily favoured Lauren Murphy of Team Alvarez via Unanimous Decision.

Team Gaethje increased its lead to 3-1 over Team Alvarez with Montano’s victory. She controlled the striking battles in both rounds of the bout tonight and thwarted all but one of Murphy’s takedown attempts. Montano was rewarded for her efforts and advanced on to the next round with the win.

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