Rena Kubota, Mio Tsumura Win Titles At 2015 SB Girls S-CupOne of Shoot Boxing’s biggest stars, four-time Girls S-Cup winner Rena Kubota, captured another title belt tonight at the 2015 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup event in Ōta, Tokyo, Japan. Kubota defeated late replacement Kane Chopirom for the vacant Shoot Boxing Women’s Flyweight Championship.

Also on the card, Kubota’s protégé, two-time JKS48 tournament winner Mio Tsumura, earned three victories in one night to claim the 2015 48kg Shoot Boxing Japan Girls S-Cup Championship. Tsumura narrowly edged J-Girls Mini Flyweight Champion Momi Furuta in a closely-contested trilogy fight.

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Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm Announced For UFC 195 In JanuaryUFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey makes the next defence of her title on January 2, 2016 at UFC 195 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rousey is set to face off against former boxing champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm in what will likely serve as the main event.

Rousey was widely expected to face rival Miesha “Cupcake” Tate for a third time at some point in the coming months, but that fight will evidently have to wait. Rousey recently destroyed Bethe “Pitbull” Correia at UFC 190. Holm defeated Marion “The Belizean Bruiser” Reneau at UFC Fight Night 71.

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2015 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Live Play-By-Play & ResultsIn spite of a pair of last-minute lineup changes, the 2015 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup took place tonight at Ōta-City General Gymnasium in Ōta, Tokyo, Japan. The event was headlined by a Shoot Boxing Women’s Flyweight Championship bout between Rena Kubota and Kane Chopirom.

Former women’s flyweight titleholder Ai Takahashi also received a new opponent for her non-tournament bout on the card tonight. She faced off against Hongthong Liangprasert. Tonight’s card featured all three rounds in the prestigious 2015 48kg Shoot Boxing Japan Girls S-Cup tournament.

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Jéssica Andrade vs Raquel Pennington 2 Booked For UFC 191Stepping in on just two weeks’ notice, Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade looks for her second straight win when she faces a familiar foe on September 5th at UFC 191: “Johnson vs Dodson 2” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Andrade is set to face Raquel “Rocky” Pennington in a bantamweight rematch on the card.

Pennington was initially slated to face off against Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche in two weeks, but an injury forced Carmouche out of the fight. Andrade and Pennington first faced off at UFC 171 in March 2014 when Andrade eked out a narrow Split Decision victory over Pennington in a closely-contested bout.

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Full Card Set For 2015 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup In TokyoFour-time Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Champion Rena Kubota headlines the 2015 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup card on Friday night in Ōta, Tokyo, Japan. Kubota is set to face off against 17-year-old Muay Thai champ Jomkwan Sittongsak in a Shoot Boxing Women’s Flyweight Championship bout.

The 48kg Girls S-Cup tournament itself features eight of Japan’s top female shoot boxers, and the winner of the one-night competition must defeat three opponents in order to claim the title. Elsewhere on the card, Shoot Boxing star Ai Takahashi faces Kanako Taniyama in a much-anticipated rematch.

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Rose Namajunas vs Angela Hill Announced For UFC 192TUF 20 finalist “Thug” Rose Namajunas returns to action on October 3rd at UFC 192: “Cormier vs Gustafsson” in Houston, Texas. Namajunas is set to face fellow TUF 20 competitor Angela “Overkill” Hill in featured strawweight action on the card. UFC officials confirmed the fight on Monday evening.

Namajunas was initially scheduled to battle Nina “The Strina” Ansaroff at UFC 187 in May, but the bout was scrapped on mere hours’ notice when Ansaroff fell ill. Hill most recently suffered her first professional setback when she was outpointed by Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres at UFC 188.

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Tonya Evinger vs Pannie Kianzad Now Headlines Invicta FC 14An undisclosed injury has forced unbeaten strawweight Alexa Grasso out of her bout at Invicta Fighting Championships 14 on September 12th in Kansas City, Missouri. Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger now battles Pannie “Banzai” Kianzad in the night’s new main event.

Grasso was originally slated to challenge Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Livia Renata “Livinha” Souza in the Invicta FC 14 headliner, but has now been sidelined due to injury. In the Invicta FC 14 co-feature, Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpää takes on DeAnna “The Argentine Assassin” Bennett.

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Amanda Nunes Submits Sara McMann At UFC Fight Night 73Hard-hitting bantamweight contender Amanda “Lioness” Nunes earned her biggest victory to date in a featured matchup tonight at UFC Fight Night 73: “Teixeira vs St. Preux” in Nashville, Tennessee. Nunes overwhelmed Sara McMann on the feet and finished her with a first-round rear-naked choke.

Nunes showcased much-improved takedown defence in tonight’s brief bout and she successfully fought off McMann’s early takedown attempts. After dropping McMann with a combination, Nunes took the Olympic medallist’s back and locked on a tight rear-naked choke for the impressive tapout win.

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