UFC Fight Night 70: "Machida vs Romero" Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida tonight for UFC Fight Night 70: “Machida vs Romero.” The abbreviated fight card was headlined by a middleweight bout between Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero.

In tonight’s welterweight co-feature, Santiago “Gente Boa” Ponzinibbio took on Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin. Antônio “Cara de Sapato” Carlos Jr. tried to rebound from his first pro loss when he battled Eddie “Truck” Gordon at 185 pounds. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the main card.

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Maryna Moroz vs Valérie Létourneau Set For UFC Fight Night 74Undefeated Ukrainian prospect Maryna “The Iron Woman” Moroz looks for her second UFC victory when she steps back into the cage on August 23rd at UFC Fight Night 74: “Holloway vs Oliveira” in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Moroz is set to battle Valérie “Trouble” Létourneau on the card.

UFC officials announced the strawweight matchup on Wednesday. Moroz shocked fans in her Octagon debut when she submitted heavy favourite Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood at UFC Fight Night 64. Former bantamweight Létourneau made a successful 115-pound debut with a win at UFC 186.

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Paige VanZant vs Alex Chambers Targeted For UFC 191 In VegasOne of the UFC’s fastest rising female stars, “12 Gauge” Paige VanZant, makes her return to the Octagon on September 5th at UFC 191 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The popular 21-year-old is expected to face off against Australia’s Alex Chambers in a featured strawweight bout on the card.

Fox Sports first confirmed the targeted date for the fight following a report from MMASucka.com. VanZant is coming off of a one-sided domination of Felice “Lil’ Bulldog” Herrig at UFC on FOX 15 in April. Chambers rallied back from the brink of defeat and submitted Kailin Curran at UFC Fight Night 65.

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Ai Takahashi Defeats Nori Date At Shoot Boxing 2015: Act 3Former Shoot Boxing Japan Women’s Flyweight Champion Ai Takahashi overcame a shaky second round and picked up her six straight victory on Sunday night at Shoot Boxing 2015: Act.3 in Tokyo, Japan. Takahashi edged out 16-year-old prospect Nori Date in a closely-contested bout.

Takahashi fared well in the striking exchanges throughout the fight, but Date earned a critical Shoot Point in round two after throwing Takahashi to the mat. Undeterred, the veteran Takahashi bounced back with a strong final round that propelled her to a Majority Decision win on the scorecards.

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Megumi Fujii Discusses VTJ In Osaka, Future Of Women's DivisionsThroughout her career, mixed martial arts legend Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii paved the way for other female fighters in Japan. Now retired from active competition, Fujii has assumed a new role as a matchmaking assistant for Vale Tudo Japan, but her goal of aiding female fighters remains the same.

Tonight’s “VTJ In Osaka” card featured a pair of female fights that Fujii was instrumental in putting together. 17-year-old rising stars Yukari Yamaguchi and Kanna Asakura earned quick wins. Fujii spoke with MMARising.com tonight about the event and about the future of VTJ’s women’s divisions.

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Yukari Yamaguchi, Kanna Asakura Victorious At VTJ In OsakaTop Japanese prospect Yukari Yamaguchi scored a quick and impressive submission victory in her long-awaited pro MMA debut tonight at Vale Tudo Japan: “VTJ In Osaka” in Osaka, Japan. Yamaguchi, who turned 17 on Friday, finished Mikiko Hiyama with a first-round rear-naked choke.

Yamaguchi wasn’t the only teen prospect to earn a submission victory on tonight’s preliminary card. 17-year-old atomweight Kanna Asakura, who won her pro MMA debut at VTJ 6th in October, kept her perfect record intact by submitting Miyuki Furusawa with a rear-naked choke in the first round.

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Joanna Jędrzejczyk Stops Jessica Penne At UFC Fight Night 69UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk successfully retained her title with a brutal third-round stoppage victory tonight at UFC Fight Night 69: “Jędrzejczyk vs Penne” in Berlin, Germany. Jędrzejczyk battered and bloodied Jessica Penne en route to a dominant TKO triumph.

Once again showcasing her much-improved takedown defence, Jędrzejczyk repeatedly thwarted Penne’s efforts to take the fight to the mat. On the feet, she picked the former Invicta FC champion apart with vicious elbows, head kicks and punching flurries until the one-sided fight was finally waved off.

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UFC Fight Night 69: "Jędrzejczyk vs Penne" Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to O2 World in Berlin, Germany tonight for UFC Fight Night 69: “Jędrzejczyk vs Penne.” The fight card was headlined by a UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship bout between champ Joanna Jędrzejczyk and former Invicta FC titleholder Jessica Penne.

In the featherweight co-feature, Dennis Siver took on Japanese standout Tatsuya “Crusher” Kawajiri. Peter Sobotta battled Steven “The Steamrolla” Kennedy at 170 pounds, and “Sergeant” Nick Hein met Łukasz “Wookiee” Sajewski at 155. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the main card.

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