Four Advance In Featherweight Grand Prix At Deep Jewels 7The inaugural Deep Jewels featherweight title tournament began with the quarterfinal round on Saturday afternoon at Deep Jewels 7 in Tokyo, Japan. In the main event, former Valkyrie champion “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi earned her spot in the grand prix semi-finals by destroying veteran Miyoko Kusaka.

Grappling specialist Mina Kurobe kept her unbeaten record intact with a close decision win over former Deep Jewels interim lightweight champ Emi Tomimatsu. Joining Yamaguchi and Kurobe in the next round are Satomi “Sarami” Takano and Tomo Maesawa, who each scored decision victories.

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Deep Jewels 7 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsDeep Jewels held its seventh all-female event today at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan. The abbreviated Deep Jewels 7 fight card featured all four quarterfinal bouts in the inaugural Deep Jewels Featherweight Grand Prix, which will ultimately crown a new 48-kilogram (105.6-pound) champion.

In grand prix action, Miyoko Kusaka took on “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi, Mina Kurobe battled Emi Tomimatsu, Masako Yoshida faced Satomi “Sarami” Takano, and Yukiko Seki met Tomo Maesawa. The event also featured tag-team grappling. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Joanne Calderwood vs Maryna Moroz Added To UFC Fight Night 64Following an impressive win in her UFC debut, Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood has received an opponent for her second UFC bout. The Scottish standout will face unbeaten Ukrainian Maryna “The Iron Woman” Moroz on April 11th at UFC Fight Night 64: “Gonzaga vs Cro Cop 2” in Kraków, Poland.

UFC officials announced the strawweight fight this morning. Calderwood made it to the quarterfinal round of TUF 20 before falling to “Thug” Rose Namajunas, but won her first official UFC bout in December. Moroz, who was previously signed to XFC, has finished all of her opponents to date.

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Ham vs Rawlings, Curran vs Chambers Set For UFC Fight Night 65Former Deep Jewels Featherweight Champion Seo Hee Ham looks to pick up her first UFC victory when she returns to the Octagon on May 10th at UFC Fight Night 65: “Miocic vs Hunt” in Adelaide, Australia. Ham is set to battle outspoken Australian star “Rowdy” Bec Rawlings on the card.

UFC officials announced the strawweight fight today. The card also features a second 115-pound women’s bout between former amateur standout Kailin Curran and Australian prospect Alex “Astro Girl” Chambers. All four fighters face potential must-win scenarios following defeats in their UFC debuts.

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Mei Yamaguchi Now To Face Miyoko Kusaka At Deep Jewels 7With injuries and illness resulting in a pair of late changes to the card, former Valkyrie champion “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi has a new opponent for her featherweight grand prix quarterfinal bout at Deep Jewels 7 on February 21st in Tokyo, Japan. Yamaguchi is now set to face veteran Miyoko Kusaka.

Deep Jewels officials announced the change today. Yamaguchi was initially slated to face Ayaka Miura, but Miura was removed from the fight this week on the advice of her doctor. Kusaka’s scheduled reserve bout opponent, Pan Hui, was forced to withdraw from the card due to an injury in training.

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UFC Fight Night 60: "Henderson vs Thatch" Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship travelled to the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado today for UFC Fight Night 60: “Henderson vs Thatch.” The event was headlined by a welterweight bout between former lightweight champion “Smooth” Benson Henderson and Brandon “Rukus” Thatch.

Also on the card tonight, Max “Blessed” Holloway took on Cole “Magrinho” Miller in the featherweight co-feature. Neil Magny battled “Strasser” Kiichi Kunimoto at 170 pounds and Daniel Kelly met Patrick “The Beast of the East” Walsh. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the main card.

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Julia Budd Dominates Gabrielle Holloway At Bellator 133Featherweight standout Julia “The Jewel” Budd picked up her fifth straight win in her Bellator debut on Friday night at Bellator 133 in Fresno, California. Budd earned an extremely lopsided Unanimous Decision victory over short-notice replacement Gabrielle “Gabanator” Holloway on the main card.

Just as she did in each of her four fights for Invicta FC, Budd controlled the bout with Holloway on the mat and smothered her overmatched opponent. Holloway survived Budd’s bursts of ground and pound and made it to the final bell, but Budd walked away with an easy victory on the scorecards.

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Claudia Gadelha vs Aisling Daly Targeted For UFC Fight Night 64BJJ black belt Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha looks to rebound from the first defeat of her MMA career when she returns to the Octagon on April 11th at UFC Fight Night 64: “Gonzaga vs Cro Cop 2” in Kraków, Poland. Gadelha is expected to face Irish standout Aisling “Ais The Bash” Daly on the card.

MMAFighting.com first reported on the targeted matchup on Wednesday night. Gadelha is coming off of a razor-thin Split Decision loss to Joanna JÄ™drzejczyk at UFC on FOX 13 on December 13th. One night earlier, Daly submitted Alex “Astro Girl” Chambers at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale.

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