Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For April 2019Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier put forth his best career performance en route to a huge victory on April 13th at UFC 236. Poirier outpointed featherweight ace Max “Blessed” Holloway in the main event to become the UFC Interim Lightweight Champion, and he vaults up the stacked 155-pound rankings.

Also at UFC 236, Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya stayed unbeaten with a hard-fought Unanimous Decision win over Kelvin Gastelum to capture the UFC Interim Middleweight Championship. At UFC Fight Night 149, Alistair “Demolition Man” Overeem prevailed in the heavyweight main event.

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Rena Kubota, Kana Watanabe Among Winners At Rizin FF 15Competing at her traditional fighting weight of 51kg, top Japanese star Rena Kubota made a successful return to MMA action tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation 15 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Kubota defeated Samantha Jean-Francois in a bout that was originally scheduled for New Year’s Eve.

Earlier on tonight’s card, undefeated flyweight standout Kana Watanabe overcame a solid effort from Polish challenger Justyna “Lara Croft” Haba en route to a Unanimous Decision victory. Also at flyweight, Kanako Murata earned a short-notice submission win over Saray Orozco Rodriguez.

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UFC 236: “Holloway vs Poirier 2” Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia tonight for UFC 236: “Holloway vs Poirier 2.” The event featured a long-awaited rematch between Max “Blessed” Holloway and Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier for the UFC Interim Lightweight Championship.

In tonight’s featured co-main event, Kelvin Gastelum battled Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya for the UFC Interim Middleweight Championship. Also at 185 pounds, “Ya Boi” Eryk Anders took on Khalil “The War Horse” Rountree. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the main card.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For March 2019Former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis made a big statement in his first foray into the UFC welterweight division on March 23rd at UFC Fight Night 148. Pettis handed Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson his first knockout loss in the main event to crack the top ten at 170 pounds.

Also at welterweight, Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal knocked out Darren “The Gorilla” Till at UFC Fight Night 147. Elsewhere at UFC on ESPN 2, Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje dispatched of Edson Barboza at 155, and Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson defeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz at 115.

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UFC Fight Night 148: "Thompson vs Pettis" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship made its way to Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee tonight for UFC Fight Night 148: “Thompson vs Pettis.” The event was headlined by a featured welterweight bout between Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Anthony “Showtime” Pettis.

In the heavyweight co-feature, Curtis “Razor” Blaydes battled Justin “Big Pretty” Willis. John “The Bull” Makdessi met Jesus “El Mudo” Pinedo at lightweight. Jussier “Formiga” da Silva faced Deiveson “Deus da Guerra” Figueiredo at 125. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Kanna Asakura, Reina Miura Victorious In Deep Jewels 23 HeadlinersRecent Rizin Fighting Federation title challenger Kanna Asakura returned to the win column with a clear-cut and impressive Unanimous Decision victory tonight at Deep Jewels 23 in Tokyo, Japan. Asakura defeated Deep Jewels Atomweight Champion Tomo Maesawa in the non-title 49kg main event.

Asakura controlled most of the three-round matchup on the ground, where she kept Maesawa on the defensive with strikes from the top en route to a crucial rebound win. In the 68kg catchweight co-main event, popular star “King” Reina Miura needed just 25 seconds to knock out Mao Ueda.

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Deep Jewels 23 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsDeep Jewels showcased its 23rd all-female fight card on Saturday night at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Deep Jewels 23 was headlined by a 49kg catchweight bout between Deep Jewels Atomweight Champion Tomo Maesawa and former Rizin FF title challenger Kanna Asakura.

In the 68kg co-feature, “King” Reina Miura took on Mao Ueda. Unbeaten flyweight Kana Watanabe squared off against Soo Min Kang, and former Jewels champion Emi Tomimatsu faced Hikaru Aono in atomweight action. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the Deep Jewels 23 card.

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UFC 235: "Jones vs Smith" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC 235: “Jones vs Smith.” The event featured a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between reigning champion Jon “Bones” Jones and underdog challenger Anthony “Lionheart” Smith.

In the co-feature, UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley put his title on the line against Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman. Also at 170 pounds, “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler battled “Funky” Ben Askren. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the UFC 235 card.

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