Miesha Tate Rallies To Defeat Liz Carmouche At UFC On FOX 11Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate overcame a slow start in round one and earned her first Octagon win tonight at UFC on FOX 11: “Werdum vs Browne” in Orlando, Florida. Tate defeated former U.S. Marine Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche in the co-feature.

The opening round of tonight’s featured matchup belonged to Carmouche and she kept Tate on the defensive with takedowns and ground control. Tate stole round two with submission attempts and she dominated the final five minutes of the fight en route to a hard-fought Unanimous Decision win.

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UFC On FOX 11: "Werdum vs Browne" Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship made its way to the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida tonight for UFC on FOX 11: “Werdum vs Browne.” The card was headlined by a heavyweight bout between jiu-jitsu specialist Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum and fast-rising contender Travis “Hapa” Browne.

In tonight’s pivotal co-feature, former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate faced Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone battled Edson Barboza in a lightweight showdown and Brad Tavares took on Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero Palacio at 185 pounds.

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Rena Kubota, Ai Takahashi Earn Wins At Shoot Boxing 2014: Act 2Three-time Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Champion Rena Kubota earned her ninth straight victory in quick fashion tonight at Shoot Boxing 2014: Act.2 in Tokyo, Japan. Kubota handed 18-year-old South Korean prospect Seo Hee Im her first professional defeat with a first-round standing guillotine choke.

Also tonight, former Shoot Boxing Japan Women’s Flyweight Champion Ai Takahashi made short work of Matsukuma Kikukawa on the preliminary card. Takahashi landed crisp punches early in the opening round and she dropped Kikukawa with a powerful right cross for an emphatic TKO victory.

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Sarah Kaufman Defeats Leslie Smith Again At TUF Nations FinaleFormer Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman overcame two late opponent changes and earned her first UFC victory tonight at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale in Québec City, Québec, Canada. Kaufman defeated Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith in a bantamweight rematch from Invicta FC 5.

Unlike in the first fight, which Kaufman won via a razor-thin and contentious Split Decision, she was in control of tonight’s rematch from start to finish. Kaufman landed crisp punches throughout the three-round battle and she mixed up her strikes effectively en route to a well-earned decision victory.

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The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to Colisée Pepsi in Québec City, Québec, Canada tonight for The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale. The event was headlined by a middleweight matchup between bitter rivals Michael “The Count” Bisping and Tim Kennedy that was scheduled for five rounds.

In the co-feature, TUF coaches Patrick “The Predator” Côté and Kyle “KO” Noke met in a battle between Canada and Australia. Sheldon Westcott took on Elias “The Spartan” Theodorou in the middleweight final and Chad “The Disciple” Laprise faced Olivier Aubin-Mercier in the welterweight final.

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Three More Fights Announced For Deep Jewels 4 On May 18Three additional matchups have been added to the upcoming Deep Jewels 4 card on May 18th in Tokyo, Japan. In a featured kickboxing bout, reigning Deep Jewels Featherweight Champion Seo Hee Ham makes a quick return to action to battle Shoot Boxing JKS48 tournament finalist Yuuki Kira.

Deep Jewels officials also confirmed plans for two MMA bouts on the card. Grappling specialist Ayaka Miura and BJJ purple belt Ella “Power” Wu make their respective pro MMA debuts in an intriguing matchup. Elsewhere, Tomo Maesawa looks to spoil the MMA debut of grappler Brittany Ann Decker.

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Katja Kankaanpää vs Alyona Rassohyna Added To Fight Night 10Invicta FC strawweight contender Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpää returns home for her next bout at Fight Night 10 on May 17th in Lappeenranta, South Karelia, Finland. Kankaanpää meets Ukrainian prospect Alyona Rassohyna in a featured matchup that was announced for the card today.

Kankaanpää most recently engaged in a closely-contested fight with TUF 20 cast member Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood at Invicta FC 7, while Rassohyna has won four straight. Also at Fight Night 10, Vuokko Katainen faces Julia Borisova and Suvi Salmimies makes her pro debut against Yana Lyashko.

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Marina Shafir Wins Pro Debut At LOP: “Chaos At The Casino 4”One of MMA’s brightest prospects, Marina “The Supernova From Moldova” Shafir, kicked off her pro career with an impressive win on Saturday night at Lights Out Promotions: “Chaos at the Casino 4” in Inglewood, California. The highly-touted judoka submitted Chandra Engel with a first-round armbar.

Also on Saturday night, undefeated Polish rising star Agnieszka “Kuma” Niedźwiedź secured her sixth professional victory at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 67 in Swansea, Wales. The 19-year-old submitted England’s Gemma Hewitt with a triangle choke in round one of a one-sided bout.

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