Reina Miura, Miyu Yamamoto Victorious At Rizin FF GP 1st RoundCharismatic rising star “King” Reina Miura kept her perfect record intact with a close and competitive decision victory tonight at the 2017 Rizin World Bantamweight Grand Prix 1st Round in Saitama, Japan. Miura edged out pro wrestler Seini “Lei’D Tapa” Draughn in a 194-pound matchup.

In other action, Miyu Yamamoto earned her first MMA win with a hard-fought decision over Cassie “The Hulk” Robb, and Shinju “Juju” Nozawa-Auclair won her pro debut by stopping an overmatched Sheena “Star” Brandenburg. Gabi Garcia and Oksana Gagloeva fought to a 16-second No Contest.

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Rizin FF World Grand Prix 2017 1st Round Live Play-By-Play & ResultsRizin Fighting Federation came to Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Sunday for the opening round of the 2017 Rizin FF World Bantamweight Grand Prix. The event was headlined by a bantamweight tournament bout between UFC veteran Kyoji Horiguchi and fan favourite Hideo Tokoro.

Also on the card, Gabi Garcia took on Oksana Gagloeva at heavyweight, and “King” Reina Miura battled Seini “Lei’D Tapa” Draughn in a 194-pound catchweight contest. In bantamweight grand prix bouts, Takafumi Otsuka met Anthony “El Toro” Birchak, and Keita Ishibashi faced Khalid Taha.

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Rena Kubota, Mio Tsumura Victorious At 2017 Shoot Boxing Girls S-CupShoot Boxing Women’s Flyweight Champion Rena Kubota extended her remarkable winning streak to 23 fights with a hard-fought decision victory tonight at the 2017 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup in Tokyo, Japan. Kubota defeated Jleana “Nikita” Valentino in a rematch from a 2015 MMA bout.

Kubota’s teammate and protégé, two-time Girls S-Cup winner Mio Tsumura, scored an impressive win of her own in tonight’s co-main event. Tsumura defeated Hanna “Tyson” Gujwan in an action-packed matchup. Elsewhere, Gabi Garcia and Megumi Yabushita fought to a No Contest at heavyweight.

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2017 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe 2017 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup took place tonight at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The event was headlined by a non-title 50kg rematch between Shoot Boxing Women’s Flyweight Champion Rena Kubota and Jleana “Nikita” Valentino, who first clashed under MMA rules in late 2015.

In tonight’s 49kg co-feature, two-time Girls S-Cup tournament winner Mio Tsumura took on Hanna “Tyson” Gujwan. Multi-time BJJ world champion Gabi Garcia battled pro wrestler and MMA pioneer Megumi Yabushita at heavyweight. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the Girls S-Cup.

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2017 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Pre-Fight InterviewsWeigh-ins for the 2017 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup took place today in Tokyo, Japan, and MMARising.com was on-site to speak with the competitors. This year’s S-Cup is headlined by a non-title 50kg bout between Shoot Boxing Women’s Flyweight Champion Rena Kubota and Jleana “Nikita” Valentino.

In the co-main event, Kubota’s teammate and protégé, two-time Girls S-Cup winner Mio Tsumura, takes on Hanna “Tyson” Gujwan. BJJ world champ Gabi Garcia battles Megumi Yabushita. Fighters on tomorrow’s S-Cup card provided brief interviews for media in attendance after weighing in today.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For July 2017Former Deep Jewels Atomweight Champion Seo Hee Ham reclaimed a spot among the top three at 105 pounds with an impressive win on June 10th at Road Fighting Championship 39. Ham stopped current Deep Jewels champ Mina Kurobe to become the first Road FC Women’s Atomweight Champion.

In women’s action at UFC 212, strawweights Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha and Viviane “Sucuri” Pereira each picked up key victories, and former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm finished an overconfident Bethe “Pitbull” Correia at UFC Fight Night 111.

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Holly Holm, Lucie Pudilova Triumph At UFC Fight Night 111 In SingaporeFormer UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm halted a three-fight losing skid with a devastating knockout victory tonight at UFC Fight Night 111 in Kallang, Singapore. Holm finished an overconfident Bethe “Pitbull” Correia with a head kick in the main event.

Tonight’s headliner started off slowly, and neither woman committed to any offence in the opening ten minutes. Correia taunted early in round three, but that proved to be her downfall. Earlier on the card, Lucie “Ultimo” Pudilova narrowly edged out Ji Yeon “Firefist” Kim in the bantamweight opener.

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Seo Hee Ham Stops Mina Kurobe, Captures Title At Road FC 39Former Deep Jewels champ Seo Hee Ham captured another major title with a dominant win tonight at Road Fighting Championship 39 in Seoul, South Korea. Ham stopped current Deep Jewels titleholder Mina Kurobe in round three to become the inaugural Road FC Women’s Atomweight Champion.

Tonight’s main-event victory got Ham back on track in a big way following a pair of controversial decision defeats at 115 pounds in the UFC. Returning to her natural weight class, Ham outstruck Kurobe on the feet tonight before finishing the veteran off with ground and pound late in the final round.

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