Jéssica Andrade To Face Marion Reneau At UFC Fight Night 61Brazilian standout Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade is set to make her return to the Octagon on February 22nd at UFC Fight Night 61: “Bigfoot vs Mir” in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Andrade meets hard-hitting striker Marion “The Belizean Bruiser” Reneau in a featured bantamweight bout.

Andrade has made a steady climb up the 135-pound women’s rankings with three straight victories inside the Octagon. She most recently submitted top prospect Larissa Moreira Pacheco at UFC Fight Night 51. Reneau made a successful UFC debut with a dominant decision win this past weekend.

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Marion Reneau Destroys Alexis Dufresne At UFC 182Stepping in on short notice, Marion “The Belizean Bruiser” Reneau made a big statement in her Octagon debut tonight at UFC 182: “Jones vs Cormier” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reneau battered and bloodied an overweight Alexis “Sneaky Zebra” Dufresne in what was intended to be a bantamweight bout.

Dufresne missed weight for the second straight time in her UFC career and she was a step behind Reneau throughout tonight’s one-sided fight. Reneau showcased her formidable standup skills in all three rounds of the fight en route to one of the most dominant decision wins in recent UFC history.

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UFC 182: "Jones vs Cormier" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC 182: “Jones vs Cormier.” The event was headlined by a long-awaited UFC Light Heavyweight Championship grudge match between Jon “Bones” Jones and Daniel “D.C.” Cormier.

Also on the card tonight, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone took on Myles “Fury” Jury in a lightweight contender’s bout. Brad Tavares squared off against former Strikeforce champion Nate “The Great” Marquardt in a featured middleweight fight. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For January 2015In stunning fashion, Invicta Fighting Championships crowned a new atomweight champion on December 5th when grappling ace Hérica Tibúrcio submitted Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson to win the title at Invicta FC 10. Tibúrcio vaults into the top spot in the 105-pound women’s rankings.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship also crowned a new titleholder this past month when Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza became the inaugural UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion at the TUF 20 Finale. One day later, top contender Joanna JÄ™drzejczyk edged out Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha.

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Holly Holm vs Raquel Pennington Rebooked For UFC 184 CardA bantamweight bout between former boxing world champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm and TUF 18 alum Raquel “Rocky” Pennington has been rebooked for UFC 184: “Weidman vs Belfort.” The event takes place on February 28th at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

MMAjunkie.com first reported on the rescheduled matchup earlier this week. Holm and Pennington were initially slated to face off at UFC 181, but Holm was forced to withdraw due to a neck injury. Pennington remained on the card and choked out CFA champ Ashlee Evans-Smith in the first round.

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Ayaka Hamasaki, Shizuka Sugiyama Win At Deep: Dream Impact 2014Former Jewels Lightweight Queen Champion Ayaka Hamasaki picked up another impressive victory tonight in a featured bout at Deep: Dream Impact 2014 in Saitama, Japan. Hamasaki defeated former Valkyrie Featherweight Champion “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi in an entertaining 48kg fight on the card.

Deep Jewels star Shizuka Sugiyama earned her second win in fewer than two months tonight. Sugiyama finished boxing champ Emiko “Fujin” Raika with a first-round armbar. Emi “Kamikaze Angel” Fujino outpointed Emi Tomimatsu tonight, and “Princess” Satoko Shinashi mauled Rika Hamada.

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UFC Fight Night 58: "Machida vs Dollaway" Results & RecapThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to José Corrêa Arena in Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil tonight for UFC Fight Night 58: “Machida vs Dollaway.” The event was headlined by a middleweight bout between former UFC champ Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and C.B. “The Doberman” Dollaway.

Also on tonight’s card, former UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan “Barao” Pegado took on Canadian standout Mitch Gagnon in the 135-pound co-main event. Patrick “Durkin” Cummins battled TUF Brazil 3 heavyweight winner Antônio “Cara de Sapato” Carlos Jr. in featured light heavyweight action.

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Julia Budd vs Talita Nogueira Set For Bellator 133 Main CardVeteran featherweight contender Julia “The Jewel” Budd is set to make her Bellator debut on February 13, 2015 at Bellator 133 in Fresno, California. Budd battles undefeated Brazilian rising star Talita “Treta” Nogueira in a featured matchup on the event’s main card, which airs live on Spike TV.

Bellator officials confirmed plans for the bout today following an initial report from Globo.com this past week. Budd is coming off of a 4-0 run for Invicta FC and she signed with Bellator earlier this year. Nogueira has knocked out or submitted all six of her foes to date and also makes her Bellator debut.

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