UFC veteran and former Bantamweight Queen of Pancrase Rin Nakai made a successful return to action tonight at Deep Jewels 24 in Tokyo, Japan. Nakai, who was making her Deep Jewels debut, easily dispatched of the still-winless Kaewjai “Kaew” Prachumwong in the flyweight main event.

In tonight’s 49kg co-main event, Emi Tomimatsu overcame a late opponent change and submitted Mizuki Furuse with a first-round kimura. In featured strawweight action, AACC prospect Miki Motono stayed unbeaten by defeating veteran Deep Jewels contender Mika “Future Princess” Nagano.

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Deep Jewels showcased its 24th all-female fight card tonight at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan. Deep Jewels 24 was headlined by a flyweight bout between returning UFC veteran Rin Nakai and Thai challenger Kaewjai “Kaew” Prachumwong, who made her Deep Jewels debut.

In the 49kg co-feature, Emi Tomimatsu took on Mizuki Furuse. Veteran contender Mika “Future Princess” Nagano battled newcomer Miki Motono in strawweight action, and Nanaka Kawamura faced off against Mao at 51kg. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the Deep Jewels 24 card.

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to United Center in Chicago, Illinois tonight for UFC 238: “Cejudo vs Moraes.” The event was headlined by a UFC Bantamweight Championship bout between flyweight titleholder Henry “The Messenger” Cejudo and top contender “Magic” Marlon Moraes.

In the co-main event, UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko put her title on the line against Jessica “Evil” Eye. Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson made his return to battle Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at lightweight. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the UFC 238 card.

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Rizin FF Women’s Super Atomweight Champion Ayaka Hamasaki retained her title with a hard-fought Unanimous Decision win tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation 16 in Kobe, Japan. Hamasaki defeated Invicta FC champion Jinh Yu Frey for a second time in their co-main event rematch at 49kg.

Hamasaki got off to a slow start tonight, but her dominance on the ground in the final round was enough to propel her to victory. Also at 49kg, standout wrestler Miyuu Yamamoto scored a huge victory by upsetting Rizin FF grand prix winner Kanna Asakura via a clear-cut Unanimous Decision.

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Brazilian standout Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade picked up the biggest win of her career on May 11th in the UFC 237 main event. Andrade knocked out “Thug” Rose Namajunas with a second-round slam to capture the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship and the top spot at 115 pounds.

Also at UFC 237, Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski secured a key victory over former UFC champion José “Scarface” Aldo. In the welterweight main event at UFC Fight Night 152, Rafael dos Anjos rallied to vanquish Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee with a fourth-round arm-triangle choke.

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil tonight for UFC 237: “Namajunas vs Andrade.” The card was headlined by a UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship bout between “Thug” Rose Namajunas and challenger Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade.

In tonight’s featured co-main event, Jared “The Killa Gorilla” Cannonier took on former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva. At 145 pounds, former titleholder José “Scarface” Aldo met Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the main card.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For April 2019Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier put forth his best career performance en route to a huge victory on April 13th at UFC 236. Poirier outpointed featherweight ace Max “Blessed” Holloway in the main event to become the UFC Interim Lightweight Champion, and he vaults up the stacked 155-pound rankings.

Also at UFC 236, Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya stayed unbeaten with a hard-fought Unanimous Decision win over Kelvin Gastelum to capture the UFC Interim Middleweight Championship. At UFC Fight Night 149, Alistair “Demolition Man” Overeem prevailed in the heavyweight main event.

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Rena Kubota, Kana Watanabe Among Winners At Rizin FF 15Competing at her traditional fighting weight of 51kg, top Japanese star Rena Kubota made a successful return to MMA action tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation 15 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Kubota defeated Samantha Jean-Francois in a bout that was originally scheduled for New Year’s Eve.

Earlier on tonight’s card, undefeated flyweight standout Kana Watanabe overcame a solid effort from Polish challenger Justyna “Lara Croft” Haba en route to a Unanimous Decision victory. Also at flyweight, Kanako Murata earned a short-notice submission win over Saray Orozco Rodriguez.

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