Ji Yeon Kim Defeats Jin Tang In Top FC 11 Co-Main EventDeep Jewels Bantamweight Champion Ji Yeon Kim kicked off her Top FC career with a big win tonight at Top Fighting Championship 11: “Top FC vs Kunlun Fight” in Seoul, South Korea. Kim earned a Unanimous Decision victory over China’s top female fighter, Jin “The Fighting Rose” Tang.

Tang got off to a strong start in the early striking exchanges, but a massive right hand from Kim late in round two shifted the momentum in her favour and paved the way to her victory. Also on the card, Weili Zhang kept her winning streak alive by submitting Alice Ardelean in a 120-pound bout.

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Alexis Dufresne Misses Weight, Submits Marloes Coenen At Bellator 155Alexis “Sneaky Zebra” Dufresne missed weight for the fourth straight time, but picked up the biggest victory of her career tonight at Bellator 155: “Carvalho vs Manhoef” in Boise, Idaho. Dufresne submitted MMA pioneer Marloes “Rumina” Coenen with an impressive first-round triangle armbar.

Tonight’s card was initially slated to feature a featherweight title fight between Coenen and Julia “The Jewel” Budd, but Dufresne stepped in on short notice when Budd sustained an injury. She weighed in five pounds heavy, but handed Coenen the second submission defeat of her career.

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TUF 23 Quarterfinal: Lanchana Green Defeats Helen HarperTeam Claudia took a commanding 4-0 lead thanks to another impressive victory during tonight’s fifth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 23: “Team Joanna vs Team Claudia.” Standout striker Lanchana Green earned a Unanimous Decision win over Team Joanna’s Helen “Hellraiser” Harper.

Tonight’s episode once again highlighted tensions between rival coaches Joanna JÄ™drzejczyk and Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha, but it was Gadelha’s squad that ultimately celebrated in victory. Green edged out Harper on the feet in the third and deciding round and now moves on to the semi-finals.

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Cris Cyborg Stops Leslie Smith At UFC 198 In BrazilInvicta FC Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino made a successful Octagon debut in front of hometown fans and supporters tonight at UFC 198: “Werdum vs Miocic” in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. Justino quickly stopped Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith in a 140-pound catchweight bout.

Tonight’s UFC debut was a long time coming for Justino, who had been campaigning for a fight in the UFC for more than two years. She towered over Smith, a one-time Invicta FC flyweight title challenger, and battered the Californian with heavy punches en route to a first-round TKO stoppage.

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UFC 198: "Werdum vs Miocic" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship made its way to Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil tonight for UFC 198: “Werdum vs Miocic.” The event was headlined by a UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between reigning champion Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum and challenger Stipe Miocic.

Also on the card tonight, Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza faced former UFC champ Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort in the middleweight co-main event. Invicta FC titleholder Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino met Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith at 140 pounds. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for tonight’s card.

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Rin Nakai vs Emiko Raika Announced For Pancrase 279 In JulyBantamweight Queen of Pancrase Rin Nakai drops down to the flyweight division for her return to Pancrase on July 24th at Pancrase 279 in Tokyo, Japan. Nakai is set to face off against multi-time boxing world champion Emiko “Fujin” Raika in a featured matchup on the event’s main card.

Nakai recently completed a two-fight stint with the UFC, which saw her drop decisions to current UFC champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate and Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith. Raika looks to rebound from a decision defeat against Brogan “Killer Bee” Walker at Pacific Xtreme Combat 50 in December.

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Ji Yeon Kim Set To Face Jin Tang At Top FC 11 In SeoulDeep Jewels Bantamweight Champion Ji Yeon Kim competes in one of her most high-profile bouts to date on May 22nd at Top Fighting Championship 11: “Top FC vs Kunlun Fight” in Seoul, South Korea. Kim faces China’s top-ranked female fighter Jin “The Fighting Rose” Tang at 130 pounds.

Top FC officials announced the co-main event matchup this past week. Kim, who also holds the Gladiator women’s bantamweight title, captured Deep Jewels gold in August by defeating veteran Takayo Hashi. Tang, a top star for Kunlun Fight, has tasted defeat just two times in her past 13 bouts.

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Germaine De Randamie, Karolina Kowalkiewicz Win At UFC Fight Night 87Competing in front of a partisan crowd in her home country, Germaine “The Iron Lady” de Randamie earned a devastating knockout win tonight at UFC Fight Night 87: “Overeem vs Arlovski” in Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands. The elite bantamweight striker finished Anna “Panda” Elmose.

De Randamie received a tremendous ovation from the fans in attendance, who looked on intently as she ended Elmose’s night with a first-round knee to the body. In strawweight action, Polish star Karolina Kowalkiewicz picked up an impressive Unanimous Decision win over “Hurricane” Heather Clark.

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