Julia Budd vs Talita Nogueira Set For Bellator 133 Main CardVeteran featherweight contender Julia “The Jewel” Budd is set to make her Bellator debut on February 13, 2015 at Bellator 133 in Fresno, California. Budd battles undefeated Brazilian rising star Talita “Treta” Nogueira in a featured matchup on the event’s main card, which airs live on Spike TV.

Bellator officials confirmed plans for the bout today following an initial report from Globo.com this past week. Budd is coming off of a 4-0 run for Invicta FC and she signed with Bellator earlier this year. Nogueira has knocked out or submitted all six of her foes to date and also makes her Bellator debut.

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Satomi Takano Submits Ga Yeon Song In Road FC 20 Co-FeatureTalented atomweight Satomi “Sarami” Takano showed why she was once one of Japan’s top female prospects with an impressive submission victory tonight at Road Fighting Championship 20 in Seoul, South Korea. Takano finished Korean star Ga Yeon “Deadly Beauty” Song late in the first round.

Tonight’s win got Takano back on track following a series of disappointing defeats against formidable opponents under the Deep Jewels banner in Japan. She dominated the fight with Song from the opening bell and forced the highly-touted South Korean to submit to an inverted triangle kimura.

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Joanna Jędrzejczyk Defeats Claudia Gadelha At UFC On FOX 13Multi-time Muay Thai champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk earned the biggest victory of her MMA career tonight at UFC on FOX 13: “Dos Santos vs Miocic” in Phoenix, Arizona. The Polish striker edged out BJJ black belt Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha in a women’s strawweight title eliminator.

Gadelha controlled significant portions of tonight’s fight on the ground and she threatened with submission attempts from top position, but the standup exchanges went in Jędrzejczyk’s favour. She dropped Gadelha late in round one and did just enough to eke out a hard-fought Split Decision victory.

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UFC On FOX 13: "Dos Santos vs Miocic" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship comes to the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona tonight for UFC on FOX 13: “Dos Santos vs Miocic.” The event is headlined by a five-round heavyweight showdown between former UFC champion Junior “Cigano” dos Santos and rising star Stipe Miocic.

Also on tonight’s card, Rafael dos Anjos squares off against an overweight Nate Diaz in what was intended to be a lightweight fight. Former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem battles Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve in featured heavyweight action. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Carla Esparza Becomes First UFC Women's Strawweight ChampionFormer Invicta FC champion Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza made history once again tonight in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada. Esparza submitted highly-touted rising star “Thug” Rose Namajunas to become the inaugural UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion.

Tonight’s championship fight capped off the first all-female season of The Ultimate Fighter, which featured 16 of the top female strawweights in MMA. Also tonight, another former Invicta FC champion, Jessica Penne, earned a hard-fought Split Decision victory over Randa Markos on the main card.

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The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale. The card was headlined by the first UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship bout between Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza and “Thug” Rose Namajunas.

In the co-feature, Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephens met Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira at 145. “King” K.J. Noons took on Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank at 155 and TUF 20 semi-finalists Jessica Penne and Randa Markos clashed at 115. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Carla Esparza vs Rose Namajunas Title Bout Set For TUF 20 FinaleFormer Invicta FC champion Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza and fast-rising star “Thug” Rose Namajunas will face off for the inaugural UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship on Friday at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale in Las Vegas. Both women moved on with key wins during TUF 20 Episode 12.

In the first of two semi-finals during tonight’s episode, Esparza showcased her much-improved boxing skills en route to a Unanimous Decision victory over friend and training partner Jessica Penne. Namajunas earned her spot in the championship final by submitting Randa Markos in the first round.

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Raquel Pennington Chokes Out Ashlee Evans-Smith At UFC 181TUF 18 semi-finalist Raquel “Rocky” Pennington scored an incredible come-from-behind victory in a featured bantamweight bout tonight at UFC 181: “Hendricks vs Lawler 2” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pennington choked out CFA champion Ashlee Evans-Smith at the very end of the first round.

Evans-Smith controlled the majority of tonight’s fight and she opened a cut on Pennington’s forehead with a series of knees in the clinch. In the final 15 seconds of the round, Pennington locked on a standing bulldog choke that rendered Evans-Smith unconscious on the mat just as the bell sounded.

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