Hamasaki vs Yamamoto, Asakura vs Shimizu Set For Rizin FF 26One year after narrowly losing her title, Ayaka Hamasaki aims to recapture the Rizin FF Women’s Super Atomweight Championship on December 31st at Rizin Fighting Federation 26 in Saitama, Japan. Hamasaki will face off against promotional mainstay Miyuu Yamamoto for the vacant 49kg title.

Rizin FF officials announced the championship matchup earlier today. Also confirmed for the New Year’s Eve card is a bout that may serve as a title eliminator, as 2017 Rizin FF grand prix winner Kanna Asakura squares off against fast-rising prospect Ai Shimizu, who has won five straight fights.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For December 2020UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko retained her title with a hard-fought Unanimous Decision victory on November 21st at UFC 255 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shevchenko defeated former Invicta FC titleholder Jennifer Maia to remain atop the 125-pound women’s rankings.

In the UFC 255 headliner, Deiveson “Deus da Guerra” Figueiredo made a successful defence of his UFC Flyweight Championship by submitting Alex Perez. At UFC on ESPN 18, Anthony “Lionheart” Smith proved that he is still a 205-pound contender by quickly defeating Devin “Brown Bear” Clark.

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UFC On ESPN 18: "Smith vs Clark" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship held its latest event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight. Due to a main event cancellation yesterday, UFC on ESPN 18: “Smith vs Clark” was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Anthony “Lionheart” Smith and Devin “Brown Bear” Clark.

In the welterweight co-main event, Miguel “Caramel Thunder” Baeza took on Takashi “Ten” Sato. Elsewhere tonight, Josh Parisian met Parker Porter at heavyweight. Spike “The Alpha Ginger” Carlyle faced Bill “Senor Perfecto” Algeo at 145. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for UFC on ESPN 18.

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UFC 255: "Figueiredo vs Perez" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship remained at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC 255: “Figueiredo vs Perez.” The card was headlined by a UFC Flyweight Championship bout between heavy-handed champion Deiveson “Deus da Guerra” Figueiredo and top contender Alex Perez.

In the co-main event, UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko put her title on the line against former Invicta FC champion Jennifer Maia. Elsewhere on the card, “Platinum” Mike Perry took on Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for UFC 255.

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Invicta Fighting Championships 43 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsInvicta Fighting Championships showcased its latest all-female card tonight at Police Athletic League in Kansas City, Kansas. Invicta FC 43 featured a featherweight matchup between Courtney “The Lion” King and recent PFL tournament champion Kayla Harrison, who made her debut at 145 pounds.

In the flyweight co-feature, Stephanie “Hold Fast” Geltmacher squared off against Caitlin “Ginger” Sammons. Elsewhere on the card, Brittney Cloudy faced “Hurricane” Hope Chase in a battle between bantamweight prospects. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for tonight’s Invicta FC 43 card.

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UFC Fight Night 182: "Felder vs Dos Anjos" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship stayed at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC Fight Night 182: “Felder vs dos Anjos.” The event was headlined by a lightweight bout between Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder, who stepped in as a late replacement, and former champ Rafael dos Anjos.

In the welterweight co-main event, Abdul Razak “Judo Thunder” Alhassan squared off against Kalin “Khaos The Ox Fighter” Williams. Elsewhere on the main card, Ashley “The Spider Monkey” Yoder met Miranda “Danger” Granger at strawweight. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Six Fights Announced For Deep Jewels 31 On December 19Fresh off of her Deep title victory in September, Saori Oshima makes her return to action on December 19th at Deep Jewels 31 in Tokyo, Japan. The reigning Deep Women’s Microweight Champion faces off against South Korean prospect Si Woo Park in a non-title atomweight bout on the card.

Deep Jewels officials confirmed the matchup today along with five additional bouts for the year-end event. Deep Jewels Strawweight Champion Miki Motono looks to extend her three-fight winning streak when she squares off against Seika Izawa, who won her Deep Jewels debut this past month.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For November 2020In what may have been his final fight, UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov retained his title and improved to 29-0 on October 24th at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi. Nurmagomedov choked out Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje in the second round of the card’s main event.

At Deep Jewels 30, atomweight champ Tomo Maesawa also retained her title in her final bout before retirement, as she rallied to submit Hikaru Aono in the third round. At UFC on ESPN 17, Glover Teixeira made his case for another light heavyweight title shot by submitting Thiago “Marreta” Santos.

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