Fujino vs Song, Kim vs Ozyurt Announced For Road FC 23 On May 2Two women’s bouts have been announced for the upcoming Road Fighting Championship 23 card on May 2nd in Seoul, South Korea. In strawweight action, Japanese standout Emi “Kamikaze Angel” Fujino makes her Road FC debut when she takes on local fan favourite Hyo Kyung Song.

In addition to the Fujino-Song matchup, Road FC officials also confirmed plans for a second women’s bout this week. Unbeaten rising star Ji Yeon Kim, who is already set to compete at Deep Jewels 8 on May 31st, battles Hatice “The Turkish Delight” Ozyurt at a 63kg catchweight at Road FC 23.

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Saya Ito Defeats Chihiro Kira, Retains WPMF Title At BOM 7 In TokyoWPMF Japan Women’s Pinweight Champion Saya Ito successfully retained her title with a five-round Unanimous Decision victory tonight at Muaylok: “The Battle of Muay Thai 7” in Tokyo, Japan. The 16-year-old star defeated J-Girls Pinweight Champion Chihiro Kira in a competitive matchup.

Ito overcame a slow start in round one and took a lead on the scorecards in the later rounds by effectively countering Kira’s body kicks with punches and throws. Earlier on tonight’s card, Yoshimi “443” Hatayama picked up a well-deserved Unanimous Decision win over Kira’s younger sister, Yuuki.

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Julianna Peña, Liz Carmouche Victorious At UFC Fight Night 63TUF 18 winner Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña made a triumphant return with a dominant first-round TKO victory today at UFC Fight Night 63: “Mendes vs Lamas” in Fairfax, Virginia. Peña stopped Russian standout Milana Dudieva with ground and pound in her first fight since late 2013.

In a second women’s bantamweight bout on today’s card, former UFC title challenger Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche narrowly edged out former Invicta FC champion Lauren Murphy. Carmouche’s striking in round one and late-fight control on the mat was enough to earn her a close decision victory.

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UFC Fight Night 63: "Mendes vs Lamas" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia today for UFC Fight Night 63: “Mendes vs Lamas.” This afternoon’s event was headlined by a five-round featherweight contender’s bout between standouts Chad “Money” Mendes and Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas.

In the lightweight co-feature, Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal battled “Raging” Al Iaquinta. “Maverick” Michael Chiesa took on Mitch “Danger Zone” Clarke, and TUF 18 winner Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña returned against Milana Dudieva. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Amber Stautzenberger Defeats Kathina Catron At Legacy FC 41Strawweight prospect Amber “The Apex Predator” Stautzenberger picked up her second victory over Kathina “Kill Switch” Catron in a rematch tonight at Legacy Fighting Championship 41 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Stautzenberger dominated the fight on the mat en route to a Unanimous Decision win.

Stautzenberger quickly submitted Catron in the pair’s first meeting in October and she had Catron in danger on multiple occasions again tonight. Catron escaped each time and she rallied with strikes late in the fight, but it was not enough and Stautzenberger cruised to a well-deserved victory.

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Hamasaki vs Inoue Grappling Match Added To Deep Jewels 8 CardTwo of Japan’s top female fighters are set to face off for a second time on May 31st at Deep Jewels 8 in Tokyo. Former Jewels Lightweight Queen Champion Ayaka Hamasaki meets reigning Deep Jewels Lightweight Champion Mizuki Inoue in a featured grappling match on the card.

Deep Jewels officials announced the match today. The fighters first clashed under MMA rules when Hamasaki handed a 17-year-old Inoue her first loss at Jewels: “16th Ring” in September 2011. Now 20, Inoue looks to avenge her loss to the AACC standout in next month’s grappling competition.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For April 2015Undefeated striker Joanna Jędrzejczyk made history on March 14th when she became the UFC’s first-ever Polish champion at UFC 185 in Dallas, Texas. Jędrzejczyk knocked out Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza to claim the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship and the top spot at 115.

Another key winner at UFC 185 was Rafael dos Anjos, who dominated Anthony “Showtime” Pettis for five rounds en route to capturing the UFC Lightweight Championship. Russian veteran Julia Berezikova re-enters the flyweight top five after submitting Juliana Werner at XFC International 9.

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Randa Markos Steps In To Face Aisling Daly At UFC 186 In MontréalStepping in on just four weeks’ notice, TUF 20 semi-finalist Randa “Quiet Storm” Markos is set to compete in her second official UFC bout on April 25th at UFC 186: “Johnson vs Horiguchi” in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Markos takes on Aisling “Ais The Bash” Daly in strawweight action.

UFC officials confirmed the fight following a report from MMAFighting.com. Daly was initially slated to face Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha at UFC Fight Night 64 in Poland, but Gadelha withdrew due to a back injury. Daly now competes two weeks later against her fellow TUF 20 castmate, Markos.

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