Rose Namajunas Knocks Out Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Wins Title At UFC 217“Thug” Rose Namajunas shocked the mixed martial arts world tonight with a sensational victory at UFC 217: “Bisping vs St. Pierre” in New York City, New York. Namajunas stopped previously unbeaten titleholder Joanna Jędrzejczyk to become the new UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion.

While some had predicted that Namajunas’s best success would come on the ground, it was instead her striking skills and underrated power that propelled her to a quick and dominant win over Jędrzejczyk, who had done her best to antagonise Namajunas with trash talk leading up to the bout.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For November 2017Former UFC title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz held on to her top-five spot in the women’s strawweight rankings with a dominant decision victory at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdańsk, Poland. The Polish star easily defeated former Invicta FC contender Jodie Esquibel in the night’s co-main event.

Undefeated bantamweight prospect Aspen Ladd also scored a key victory on the UFC Fight Night 118 card, as she stopped Lina “Elbow Princess” Länsberg in the second round. At KSW 40, Ariane “Violence Queen” Lipski retained her flyweight title by quickly submitting challenger Mariana Morais.

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TUF 26 Episode 8 Recap: Emily Whitmire Finishes Christina MarksOvercoming a rib injury, Emily Whitmire posted a quick submission victory during tonight’s eighth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 26: “A New World Champion.” Team Gaethje’s Whitmire concluded the elimination round by finishing Team Alvarez’s Christina Marks with a first-round armbar.

Whitmire dominated the brief bout on the ground en route to the impressive victory, and her win propelled Team Gaethje into a 5-3 lead after the first round of the gruelling competition. The quarterfinal round of TUF 26 begins during next week’s episode, and all four matchups were revealed tonight.

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TUF 26 Episode 7 Recap: Rachael Ostovich Submits Melinda FábiánHawaiian prospect Rachael Ostovich-Berdon advanced on with a convincing submission victory during tonight’s seventh episode of The Ultimate Fighter 26: “A New World Champion.” Team Gaethje’s Ostovich-Berdon finished Team Alvarez’s Melinda Fábián with a first-round rear-naked choke.

Fábián was aggressive with her strikes in the opening minute, but Ostovich-Berdon stayed calm and countered with stiff jabs and overhand rights from a distance. After wearing Fábián down on the feet, Ostovich-Berdon took her down in the final minute and earned an impressive submission finish.

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Rena Kubota, Reina Miura Lead Winners At Rizin FF GP In FukuokaShoot Boxing Women’s Flyweight Champion Rena Kubota battled back from early adversity and kept her perfect MMA record intact with a crushing win tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation World Grand Prix 2017 in Fukuoka, Japan. Kubota finished Andy “The CrAsian” Nguyen in the main event.

Tonight’s 49kg Women’s Super Atomweight Grand Prix headliner almost did not take place, as Nguyen failed to make weight and ultimately forfeited a percentage of her fight purse. In the end, Kubota advanced to the semi-finals along with three other female fighters who earned key wins tonight.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For October 2017UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda “Lioness” Nunes retained her spot atop the 135-pound rankings with a narrow decision victory on September 9th at UFC 215 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Nunes edged out Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko for a second time in the main event rematch.

In other featured action this past month, former UFC title challenger Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade climbed the women’s strawweight rankings with a massive victory over fellow top contender Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha at UFC Fight Night 117. Andrade dominated Gadelha in the co-main event.

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Mara Romero Borella, Poliana Botelho Victorious At UFC 216 In Las VegasItalian standout Mara “Kunoichici” Romero Borella made a big statement in her short-notice Octagon debut tonight at UFC 216: “Ferguson vs Lee” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Romero Borella dominated and submitted Titan FC champion Kalindra Faria in featured flyweight action on the main card.

Stepping in to replace Andrea “KGB” Lee on less than two weeks’ notice, Romero Borella extended her winning streak to four with tonight’s impressive showing. Also on the UFC 216 card, XFC champ Poliana Botelho picked up her first UFC victory by defeating Pearl Gonzalez at strawweight.

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UFC 216: "Ferguson vs Lee" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC 216: “Ferguson vs Lee.” The event was headlined by a UFC Interim Lightweight Championship showdown between Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson and rival Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee.

In the co-main event, UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson put his title on the line against Ray “The Tazmexican Devil” Borg. Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum faced last-minute replacement opponent Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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