Kaitlin Young, Kanako Murata Earn Wins At Rizin FF 12 In NagoyaInvicta FC matchmaker and Muay Thai standout Kaitlin Young returned to mixed martial arts competition for the first time since 2014 and scored a key victory tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation 12 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. Young defeated rising star “King” Reina Miura in featherweight action.

Miura was unable to secure a submission on the mat and Young dominated the fight on the feet to take a Unanimous Decision victory. Earlier on the card, highly-touted wrestler Kanako Murata steamrolled UFC castoff Angela “Your Majesty” Magana en route to a second-round submission finish.

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UFC 227: “Dillashaw vs Garbrandt 2” Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California tonight for UFC 227: “Dillashaw vs Garbrandt 2.” The event was headlined by a UFC Bantamweight Championship rematch between champion T.J. Dillashaw and bitter rival Cody “No Love” Garbrandt.

In tonight’s co-main event, UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson put his title on the line in a rematch with Henry “The Messenger” Cejudo. Cub Swanson battled Renato “Moicano” Carneiro at featherweight. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the main card.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For July 2018Reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel “D.C.” Cormier captured his second UFC title on July 7th at UFC 226 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cormier knocked out former titleholder Stipe Miocic to become UFC Heavyweight Champion and the top-ranked heavyweight in the sport today.

Aso at heavyweight, Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis and former champ Junior “Cigano” dos Santos earned key UFC victories in July. Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche upset former top-ranked flyweight Jennifer Maia, and Katlyn “Blonde Fighter” Chookagian defeated Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis.

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Kanna Asakura, Miyuu Yamamoto Victorious At Rizin FF 11 In SaitamaRizin FF Women’s Super Atomweight Grand Prix Champion Kanna Asakura extended her winning streak to eight with a Unanimous Decision victory tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation 11 in Saitama, Japan. Asakura defeated Shoot Boxing star Rena Kubota for a second time in the 49kg headliner.

Asakura, who choked out Kubota to win the GP title on New Year’s Eve, left no doubt in tonight’s rematch and dominated the fight on the mat. Elsewhere tonight, famed wrestler Miyuu Yamamoto posted her biggest win to date by defeating veteran Deep Jewels contender Saori “Shooting Star” Ishioka.

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UFC 226: "Miocic vs Cormier" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC 226: “Miocic vs Cormier.” The event was headlined by a UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between Stipe Miocic and reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel “D.C.” Cormier.

In tonight’s co-main event, Francis “The Predator” Ngannou battled fellow heavyweight contender Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis. Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder took on “Platinum” Mike Perry in featured welterwight action. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the UFC 226 main card.

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2018 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe 2018 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup took place tonight at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The event was headlined by a 51kg mixed martial arts bout between Shoot Boxing Women’s Flyweight Champion and four-time Girls S-Cup winner Rena Kubota and Brazilian Elaine “Pantera” Leal.

In 48kg tournament action, standout striker Jleana “Nikita” Valentino upset two-time Girls S-Cup winner Mio Tsumura in the final round. Rizin FF star “King” Reina Miura took on Young Ji Kim once again in a 66kg shoot boxing matchup. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the Girls S-Cup.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For June 2018UFC Middleweight Champion Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker narrowly retained his title with a razor-thin Split Decision victory on June 9th at UFC 225 in Chicago, Illinois. Whittaker edged out rival Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero for a second time and remains atop the 185-pound rankings.

Also at UFC 225, Colby “Chaos” Covington climbed further up the 170-pound rankings by capturing the UFC Interim Welterweight Championship in the co-main event, and Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm dominated Megan Anderson for three rounds in featured women’s featherweight action.

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Deep Jewels 20 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsDeep Jewels showcased its 20th all-female fight card tonight at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan. Deep Jewels 20 was headlined by an atomweight contender’s bout between former strawweight titleholder Emi Tomimatsu and South Korea’s Jeong Eun Park, who made her Deep Jewels debut.

In the featherweight co-feature, rising star “King” Reina Miura welcomed Eun Ji Choi to the Deep Jewels ring. At flyweight, Yukari Nabe faced highly-touted judoka Kana Watanabe in a rematch from their draw at Deep Jewels 19 in March. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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