Mio Tsumura, Yukari Yamaguchi Win At "J-Girls X Shoot Boxing"Leading all-female kickboxing promotion J-Girls teamed with Shoot Boxing to create an entertaining fight card on Sunday night in Tokyo, Japan. In the “J-Girls X Shoot Boxing” headliner, two-time JKS48 champion Mio Tsumura defeated Taiwan’s Kai-Ting “Kill Bee” Zhuang under shoot boxing rules.

In the night’s co-main event, rising star Akari “Union” Nakamura earned a huge victory by upsetting reigning J-Girls Mini Flyweight Champion Momi Furuta in a non-title shoot boxing match. Highly-touted 16-year-old Yukari Yamaguchi dominated Michi Nakamura in a J-Girls title contender’s bout.

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UFC 187: "Johnson vs Cormier" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with two title fights tonight at UFC 187: “Johnson vs Cormier.” The event featured a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Daniel “D.C.” Cormier.

In tonight’s co-main event, UFC Middleweight Champion “All-American” Chris Weidman put his title on the line against Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone battled John “The Bull” Makdessi in lightweight action. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the UFC 187 card.

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Joanne Calderwood Faces Bec Rawlings At UFC Fight Night 72More 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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Yukari Yamaguchi vs Michi Nakamura Booked For J-Girls & SB CardBefore she makes her long-awaited pro MMA debut next month, 16-year-old Yukari Yamaguchi first competes in a kickboxing match on Sunday night at “J-Girls X Shoot Boxing” in Tokyo, Japan. The highly-touted Yamaguchi is set to face off against shoot boxing veteran Michi Nakamura on the card.

J-Girls officials announced the 105-pound matchup this week. Yamaguchi is coming off of a 97-second destruction of Midori Kato in March. Nakamura has won three straight fights under shoot boxing rules and most recently avenged a past loss by defeating prospect Yusa Tachi in November.

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Kinberly Novaes Wins Strawweight Title At Noxii Combat 1Competing 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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UFC Fight Night 66: "Edgar vs Faber" Results & RecapThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines tonight for UFC Fight Night 66: “Edgar vs Faber.” The event was headlined by a five-round featherweight showdown between Frankie “The Answer” Edgar and “The California Kid” Urijah Faber.

Also on tonight’s card, Gegard “The Dreamcatcher” Mousasi battled Costas Philippou in the middleweight co-feature. In other action at 185 pounds, fan favourite Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz competed for the final time in his mixed martial arts career against Luke “Bigslow” Barnatt.

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Tara LaRosa, Kyra Batara Victorious At FFL: "Epic Evolution"MMA pioneer Tara LaRosa put an end to her three-fight losing skid with a well-deserved Unanimous Decision victory tonight at Fusion Fight League: “Epic Evolution” in Billings, Montana. The 13-year veteran defeated a game but outmatched Katie Howard in the 120-pound catchweight main event.

Tonight’s Fusion Fight League card featured three additional women’s bouts including a 110-pound professional fight that saw Kyra “Mogwai” Batara rally to defeat veteran Celine Haga. Batara took control of the competitive fight in rounds two and three and walked away with a Unanimous Decision victory.

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Momi Furuta vs Akari Nakamura Added To May 24 J-Girls & SB CardJ-Girls Mini Flyweight Champion Momi Furuta returns to shoot boxing competition on May 24th in a featured matchup at “J-Girls X Shoot Boxing” in Tokyo, Japan. Furuta is set to face off against shoot boxing veteran Akari “Union” Nakamura, who brings a five-fight winning streak into the 48kg bout.

Furuta bounced back from a WPMF title loss in December by defeating Hye-Young Park this past month. The standout striker holds a notable 2013 shoot boxing win over two-time JKS48 champion Mio Tsumura. Nakamura lost a decision to Tsumura in early 2014, but has since won five in a row.

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