Rin Nakai, Syuri Kondo Earn Wins At Pancrase 279 In TokyoBantamweight Queen of Pancrase Rin Nakai made a successful return to the flyweight division with a third-round TKO victory tonight at Pancrase 279 in Tokyo, Japan. Nakai, who was competing at 125 pounds for the first time since 2008, stopped former boxing champion Emiko “Fujin” Raika.

Tonight’s matchup was contested primarily on the ground and Nakai held a clear edge. She mounted Raika midway through round three and dropped elbows for the stoppage. In strawweight action, Krush women’s kickboxing champ Syuri Kondo stayed unbeaten by defeating Nicolle Angelica Caliari.

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Valentina Shevchenko, Felice Herrig Victorious At UFC On FOX 20Multi-time Muay Thai champion Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko earned the biggest victory of her MMA career in tonight’s UFC on FOX 20 main event in Chicago, Illinois. Shevchenko scored a convincing Unanimous Decision win over former UFC champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm.

Save for a brief knockdown in the opening round, Shevchenko was in control of the five-round bout against Holm from start to finish, and her takedowns and counterstriking propelled her to victory. In strawweight action tonight, hometown star Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig quickly submitted Kailin Curran.

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UFC On FOX 20: "Holm vs Shevchenko" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to the United Center in Chicago, Illinois tonight for UFC on FOX 20: “Holm vs Shevchenko.” The event was headlined by a women’s bantamweight bout between former UFC champ Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm and Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko.

In tonight’s lightweight co-main event, Edson Barboza battled Gilbert “El Niño” Melendez. Francis “The Predator” Ngannou faced Bojan Mihajlović in a heavyweight bout, and Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig took on Kailin Curran at strawweight. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the main card.

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Mei Yamaguchi vs Istela Nunes De Souza Set For ONE Championship 45Following her Fight of the Year battle in May, former Deep Jewels champion “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi returns to the ONE cage on August 13th at ONE Championship 45: “Heroes of the World” in Cotai, Macau. Yamaguchi faces off against undefeated Brazilian prospect Istela Nunes de Souza.

Yamaguchi is coming off of a narrow five-round decision loss against Angela “Unstoppable” Lee in a ONE Women’s Atomweight Championship bout that was heralded by many as one of the best fights in MMA history. Nunes de Souza recently scored a highlight-reel head-kick knockout victory in April.

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Germaine De Randamie Faces Ashlee Evans-Smith At UFC Fight Night 93Muay Thai sensation Germaine “The Iron Lady” de Randamie looks to continue her streak of impressive stoppage wins when she returns to action on September 3rd at UFC Fight Night 93: “Arlovski vs Barnett” in Hamburg, Germany. De Randamie is set to battle Ashlee Evans-Smith on the card.

UFC officials announced the bantamweight bout on Friday. De Randamie is coming off of a dominant first-round finish of Anna “Panda” Elmose at UFC Fight Night 87 in May. Evans-Smith eked out a controversial Split Decision win over Marion “The Belizean Bruiser” Reneau at UFC Fight Night 83.

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Maryna Moroz vs Justine Kish Added To UFC Fight Night 92Strawweight rising star Maryna “The Iron Woman” Moroz seeks another big victory when she steps back into the Octagon on August 6th at UFC Fight Night 92: “Rodriguez vs Caceres” in Salt Lake City, Utah. Moroz battles undefeated 115-pound standout Justine Kish on the televised main card.

UFC officials announced the matchup this evening. Moroz is coming off of a competitive decision win over Cristina “Barbie” Stanciu at UFC Fight Night 86 in April. Kish posted a controversial Unanimous Decision victory over Nina “The Strina” Ansaroff in her January Octagon debut at UFC 195.

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Joanne Calderwood vs Jéssica Andrade Booked For UFC 203 In OhioFresh off of impressive stoppage victories this past month, Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood and Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade are set to collide in a featured matchup on September 10th at UFC 203: “Miocic vs Overeem” in Cleveland, Ohio. UFC officials announced the strawweight bout today.

Calderwood secured her second straight UFC victory in a one-off flyweight bout on June 18th when she finished Valérie “Trouble” Létourneau at UFC Fight Night 89. Andrade made a successful strawweight debut on June 4th when she destroyed former Invicta FC champ Jessica Penne at UFC 199.

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Michelle Waterson Set To Face Aisling Daly At UFC Fight Night 93Former Invicta FC champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson looks to make it two-for-two inside the UFC Octagon when she returns to action on September 3rd at UFC Fight Night 93: “Arlovski vs Barnett” in Hamburg, Germany. Waterson squares off against Aisling “Ais The Bash” Daly.

UFC officials announced the strawweight matchup this morning. Waterson has not fought since winning her UFC debut at the TUF 21 Finale one year ago. Daly has won three of her past four fights, and she most recently dominated prospect Ericka Almeida at UFC Fight Night 76 in October.

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