TUF 20 Episode 2 Recap: Joanne Calderwood Defeats Emily KaganTeam Pettis retained control of the fight picks tonight during Episode 2 of The Ultimate Fighter 20: “A Champion Will Be Crowned.” Scottish striker Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood picked up a Majority Decision victory over Team Melendez’s Emily Kagan in a bout more one-sided than scores suggest.

Calderwood, ranked at number two in this season’s all-female strawweight cast, showcased her superior striking against the #15-ranked Kagan in the opening round. She took Kagan down in round two and maintained a tight inverted triangle choke for over three minutes to secure the decision win.

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Mio Tsumura vs Hana Date, Mina vs Nori Date Set For September 20Two-time Shoot Boxing JKS48 tournament champion Mio Tsumura looks to rebound from only the second defeat of her career when she returns to the ring this Saturday night at Shoot Boxing 2014: Act.4 in Tokyo, Japan. Tsumura is set to face off against Tribelate champ Hana Date on the card.

Tsumura most recently fought her way to the finals of the inaugural Shoot Boxing Japan 48kg Girls S-Cup in August, where she was defeated by Yukari Yamaguchi. Also on Saturday’s Shoot Boxing card, promotional postergirl Mina takes on Hana’s teammate, Nori Date, in a 58kg bout.

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Jéssica Andrade Submits Larissa Pacheco At UFC Fight Night 51One of the bantamweight division’s top prospects, Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade, spoiled the Octagon debut of Jungle Fight champ Larissa Moreira Pacheco tonight at UFC Fight Night 51: “Bigfoot vs Arlovski 2” in Brasilia, Brasil. Andrade submitted Pacheco with her signature guillotine choke.

Pacheco, who turned 20 years old earlier this month, entered tonight’s main card bout on relatively short notice but with momentum on her side and an unblemished record. Andrade dominated the brief fight on the mat, however, and the talented rising star has now won three straight inside the Octagon.

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UFC Fight Night 51: “Bigfoot vs Arlovski 2” Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil tonight for UFC Fight Night 51: “Bigfoot vs Arlovski 2.” The event was headlined by a heavyweight rematch between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski.

Also on the card tonight, Gleison Tibau took on Piotr “Pletwal” Hallmann in the lightweight co-feature. Leonardo Santos faced Efrain “Hecho en México” Escudero and Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade battled Jungle Fight champ Larissa Moreira Pacheco. MMARising.com has play-by-play for the card.

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TUF 20 Episode 1 Recap: Randa Markos Upsets Tecia TorresThe historic 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter officially debuted tonight and the all-female title tournament began with a significant upset. Canadian standout Randa Markos scored the first win for Team Pettis by defeating Team Melendez’s number one pick, Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres.

For the first time in the show’s lengthy history, The Ultimate Fighter 20 will crown a UFC champion when the winner becomes the inaugural 115-pound UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion. Markos made a big statement with her victory over Torres and she now moves on to the quarterfinal round.

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Invicta FC 8 Bonuses: Kankaanpää-Eggink Named Fight Of The NightInvicta Fighting Championships 8 featured a number of excellent fights on Saturday night at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. A strawweight title showdown between Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpää and Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink was named Invicta FC 8 Fight of the Night.

In addition to the Fight of the Night, two fighters also took home bonuses for the best Performances of the Night. Those awards went to bantamweights Irene Aldana “Robles” and Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger, who both picked up impressive first-round submission victories in featured bouts on the card.

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Invicta FC 8 Results: Waterson, Kankaanpää Earn Stoppage WinsInvicta FC Atomweight Champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson successfully retained her 105-pound title with a dominant victory tonight at Invicta Fighting Championships 8 in Kansas City, Missouri. Waterson put on a striking clinic and stopped Yasuko “Ikuko” Tamada late in round three.

In tonight’s co-main event, a new Invicta FC Strawweight Champion was crowned when Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpää rallied to submit Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink in the fifth round of a 115-pound title tilt. Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger submitted Ediane “India” Gomes in bantamweight action.

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Invicta Fighting Championships 8 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsInvicta Fighting Championships held its eighth all-female event tonight at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. Invicta FC 8 was headlined by an atomweight championship bout between champ Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson and former Valkyrie titleholder Yasuko “Ikuko” Tamada.

Also on the card tonight, Finnish standout Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpää took on former XFC champion Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink for the vacant Invicta FC Strawweight Championship. Ediane “India” Gomes faced Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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