UFC Fight Night 124: "Stephens vs Choi" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri tonight for UFC Fight Night 124: “Stephens vs Choi.” The event was headlined by a featherweight bout between Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephens and popular prospect “The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi.

In the flyweight co-feature, “12 Gauge” Paige VanZant took on Jessica-Rose “Jessy Jess” Clark. Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman battled Emil “Valhalla” Weber Meek. Darren “The Damage” Elkins met Michael “The Menace” Johnson. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Invicta Fighting Championships 27 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsInvicta Fighting Championships showcased its 27th all-female card tonight at the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri. Invicta FC 27 was headlined by a bantamweight contender’s bout between Pannie “Banzai” Kianzad and former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman.

In the flyweight co-feature, two-time Invicta FC title challenger Vanessa Porto battled Mariana Morais. At strawweight, highly-touted wrestler Sharon “The Dream Catcher” Jacobson took on once-beaten Canadian prospect Ashley Nichols. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for Invicta FC 27.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For January 2018Invicta FC Flyweight Champion Jennifer Maia successfully retained her title and her spot atop the 125-pound women’s rankings with a hard-fought decision victory at Invicta Fighting Championships 26 on December 8th. Maia defeated Agnieszka “Kuma” Niedźwiedź in the night’s main event.

Closing out the year, UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino held off the challenge of former 135-pound titleholder Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm en route to a successful defence at UFC 219, and Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza edged out Cynthia Calvillo.

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Kanna Asakura Wins Rizin FF Women's Super Atomweight Grand PrixCompeting in front of 18,316 fans in what was arguably the biggest women’s title fight in Japanese MMA history, Kanna Asakura became the inaugural Rizin FF Women’s Super Atomweight Grand Prix Champion tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation World Grand Prix 2017: Final Round in Saitama, Japan.

The 20-year-old Asakura won two fights in one night and choked out Shoot Boxing superstar Rena Kubota in the 108-pound tournament final to claim the title. Flyweight Shinju “Juju” Nozawa-Auclair avenged a loss by stopping Chelsea LaGrasse. All fighters discussed their performances backstage.

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Cindy Dandois, Kana Watanabe Victorious At Rizin FF World GP 2017UFC and Invicta FC veteran Cindy “Battlecat” Dandois picked up one of her biggest career victories tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation World Grand Prix 2017: 2nd Round in Saitama, Japan. Dandois edged out previously undefeated rising star “King” Reina Miura in featured lightweight action.

Dandois was not the only judoka who secured a key win tonight. Skilled prospect Kana Watanabe scored her second victory in 26 days with a Unanimous Decision verdict over Deep Jewels contender Shizuka Sugiyama in a flyweight bout. All four fighters discussed their performances backstage.

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Seo Hee Ham Knocks Out Jinh Yu Frey, Retains Title At Road FC 45Road FC Women’s Atomweight Champion Seo Hee Ham retained her title with a quick and decisive victory tonight at Road Fighting Championship 45 in Seoul, South Korea. Ham knocked out former Invicta FC title challenger Jinh Yu Frey in round one of tonight’s championship main event.

Ham, who captured Road FC’s inaugural 105-pound women’s title in June after suffering a pair of controversial decision defeats at strawweight in the UFC, solidified her spot atop the atomweight rankings tonight as she floored Frey with a counter left hook and finished the fight with ground and pound.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For December 2017“Thug” Rose Namajunas made the most of a big opportunity and scored a thrilling victory on November 4th at UFC 217 in New York City, New York. Namajunas knocked out the previously unbeaten Joanna Jędrzejczyk in quick fashion to become the new UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion.

Capping off weeks of competition, Nicco Montaño upset veteran Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi at the The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale to become the inaugural UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion. At Bellator 186, Ilima-Lei “The Iliminator” Macfarlane also captured 125-pound title gold.

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Satomi Takano Defeats Tomo Maesawa In Deep Jewels 18 Trilogy BoutPerennial contender Satomi “Sarami” Takano earned another shot at the Deep Jewels Atomweight Championship with a hard-fought decision victory today at Deep Jewels 18 in Tokyo, Japan. Takano defeated long-time rival Tomo Maesawa for a third time in the closely-contested main event.

Takano, who previously bested Maesawa in 2015 and again earlier this year, has won four of her past five fights and will now seek to avenge a 2014 defeat when she challenges Deep Jewels champion Mina Kurobe. Also at Deep Jewels 18, highly-touted judoka Kana Watanabe stopped Hikari Sato.

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