Milana Dudieva Defeats Elizabeth Phillips At UFC Fight Night 48Russian veteran Milana Dudieva earned a close decision victory in her long-awaited Octagon debut tonight at UFC Fight Night 48: “Bisping vs Le” in Cotai, Macau. The powerful judoka narrowly outpointed American prospect Elizabeth Phillips in a bantamweight bout on tonight’s preliminary card.

As she often does, Dudieva gave up top position repeatedly in scrambles on the ground, but she stayed active from her back with submission attempts. Phillips landed minimal ground and pound throughout the fight and she was punished for her perceived passivity by two of the three cageside judges.

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UFC Fight Night 48: "Bisping vs Le" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship travelled to CotaiArena in Cotai, Macau tonight for UFC Fight Night 48: “Bisping vs Le.” The event was headlined by a middleweight bout between long-time UFC contender Michael “The Count” Bisping and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Cung Le.

Also on the card tonight, Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley took on Dong Hyun “Stun Gun” Kim in a matchup between top welterweight contenders. Lipeng “The Warrior” Zhang faced Brendan “The Badger” O’Reilly in another featured 170-pound bout. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Pannie Kianzad, Lina Akhtar Lansberg Earn Wins At Cage Warriors 71Swedish rising star Pannie “Banzai” Kianzad kept her undefeated record intact with a third-round TKO victory tonight at Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 71 in Amman, Jordan. Kianzad stopped Dutch opponent Megan van Houtum with ground strikes in a 140-pound catchweight bout.

Also on the card, Kianzad’s countrywoman and former foe, Lina Akhtar Lansberg, earned her third straight victory by stopping Laura “Hot Head” Howarth. Lansberg dominated the brief fight and did considerable damage with standing elbow strikes that forced Howarth to retire after round one.

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Larissa Pacheco To Face Jéssica Andrade At UFC Fight Night 51Unbeaten Jungle Fight Women’s Bantamweight Champion Larissa Moreira Pacheco will make her long-awaited Octagon debut on September 13th at UFC Fight Night 51: “Silva vs Arlovski 2” in Brasilia, Brazil. The 19-year-old meets fellow rising star Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade on the card.

Globo.com first reported on plans for the fight this week. Pacheco steps in to replace Andrade’s original opponent, Valérie “Trouble” Létourneau, who was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury. Pacheco and countrywoman Andrade have combined to score 19 stoppage wins in their careers to date.

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Erika Kamimura Announces Retirement From Combat SportsMulti-time kickboxing and shoot boxing world champion Erika Kamimura, one of the most skilled female strikers in Japan, has been forced to retire from combat sports due to a long-term incurable illness. The 21-year-old announced the news during a press conference on Monday in Tokyo.

Kamimura first began experiencing health issues shortly before her lone Sengoku appearance at “Soul of Fight” in late 2010. She opted to fight on and has since captured four world titles including the vacant Rise Queen Championship in September, but now retires at the height of her career.

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Weekend Recap: Ga Yeon Song Stops Emi Yamamoto At Road FC 17Highly-touted atomweight prospect Ga Yeon Song kicked off her mixed martial arts career with a dominant first-round TKO victory on Sunday night at Road Fighting Championship 17 in Seoul, South Korea. Song stopped fellow pro debutant Emi Yamamoto in the card’s 105-pound main event.

Song, who has appeared on South Korean television shows and formerly served as a Road FC ring girl, received a massive ovation from the crowd in attendance. The 19-year-old overwhelmed Yamamoto with her ground and pound and she now appears poised to become Road FC’s next big star.

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Sara McMann Edges Out Lauren Murphy At UFC Fight Night 47Olympic silver medallist Sara McMann bounced back from the first defeat of her mixed martial arts career with a close decision victory tonight at UFC Fight Night 47: “Bader vs St. Preux” in Bangor, Maine. The standout wrestler edged out former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion Lauren Murphy.

McMann scored takedowns in all three rounds and she kept Murphy pinned down on the mat for prolonged stretches, but Murphy was very active with elbows from her back. She had her greatest success in the final round, but it was not enough and McMann took a Split Decision win on the scorecards.

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UFC Fight Night 47: "Bader vs St. Preux" Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine tonight for UFC Fight Night 47: “Bader vs St. Preux.” The event was headlined by a five-round light heavyweight showdown between 205-pound contenders Ryan “Darth” Bader and Ovince “OSP” St. Preux.

Also on the card tonight, Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson battled former top title contender Gray “The Bully” Maynard in a lightweight bout. Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch took on Brad Tavares in a featured middleweight fight. MMARising.com has play-by-play for the UFC Fight Night 47 main card.

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