UFC 181: “Hendricks vs Lawler 2” Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC 181: “Hendricks vs Lawler 2.” The event was headlined by a UFC Welterweight Championship rematch between Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks and “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler.

In tonight’s co-main event, UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis defended his title against top contender Gilbert “El Niño” Melendez. Travis “Hapa” Browne squared off against Brendan “Big Brown” Schaub in heavyweight action. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Invicta FC 10 Bonuses: Tibúrcio-Waterson Named Fight Of The NightInvicta Fighting Championships crowned a new atomweight champion in a thrilling main event on Friday night in Houston, Texas. Brazilian grappling specialist Hérica Tibúrcio submitted Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson to win the title in the Invicta Fighting Championships 10 Fight of the Night.

The $1500 Fight of the Night award was not the only bonus that Tibúrcio pocketed on Friday. She also earned a $1000 Performance of the Night bonus for her impressive submission finish. Mexican striker Alexa Grasso also took home a Performance bonus for her quick stoppage of Alida Gray.

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Invicta FC 10 Results: Hérica Tibúrcio Captures Atomweight TitleGrappling ace Hérica Tibúrcio scored the biggest win of her young MMA career in the main event of Invicta Fighting Championships 10 tonight in Houston, Texas. The 21-year-old Brazilian submitted Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson to claim the Invicta FC Atomweight Championship.

Tibúrcio showcased her submission skills throughout tonight’s 105-pound headliner and she had Waterson in danger on multiple occasions before finishing the bout with a third-round guillotine choke. In the bantamweight co-feature, Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger mauled Cindy “Battlecat” Dandois.

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Invicta Fighting Championships 10 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsInvicta Fighting Championships held its tenth card tonight at Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas. Invicta FC 10 featured an atomweight championship bout between reigning Invicta FC champ Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson and Brazilian standout Hérica Tibúrcio, who made her Invicta FC debut.

Also on the card tonight, veteran bantamweight contender Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger took on Cindy “Battlecat” Dandois in the 135-pound co-feature. Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi battled Andrea “KGB” Lee in flyweight action. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Invicta Fighting Championships 10 Live Weigh-In ResultsWeigh-ins for Invicta Fighting Championships 10 took place this afternoon in Houston, Texas. An atomweight title bout between champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson and Brazilian submission specialist Hérica Tibúrcio headlines Friday’s card, which features eight fights in five weight classes.

In the bantamweight co-feature, long-time contender Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger takes on the returning Cindy “Battlecat” Dandois. Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi battles Andrea “KGB” Lee in a featured flyweight fight. MMARising.com has live coverage for the Invicta FC 10 weigh-ins.

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TUF 20 Episode 11 Recap: Carla Esparza, Rose Namajunas AdvanceTop seed Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza advanced on to the semi-final round with a Majority Decision victory during tonight’s 11th episode of The Ultimate Fighter 20: “A Champion Will Be Crowned.” Esparza edged out rival Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres to move on in the gruelling title tournament.

Also during tonight’s episode, Team Melendez’s lone remaining competitor, “Thug” Rose Namajunas, earned her spot in the semi-final round with a slick submission victory over Team Pettis standout Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood. Both semi-final fights will take place during next week’s 12th episode.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For December 2014In perhaps her final fight at 105 pounds, UFC signee Seo Hee Ham retained her Deep Jewels Featherweight Championship with a first-round submission win on November 3rd at Deep Jewels 6 in Tokyo, Japan. Ham finished Saori “Shooting Star” Ishioka and remains at #2 in the atomweight rankings.

Key winners in November included WSOF Women’s Strawweight Champion Jessica “Jag” Aguilar, who outpointed Kalindra Faria at World Series of Fighting 15, and Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum, who stopped Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt at UFC 180 to become UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion.

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Weekend Recap: Rena Kubota, Akari Nakamura Win In TokyoFour-time Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Champion Rena Kubota posted her 13th straight win on Sunday night at the 2014 Shoot Boxing World S-Cup in Tokyo, Japan. Kubota narrowly edged out 19-year-old Dutch standout Isis “Fight Queen” Verbeek in a featured non-title bout on the main card.

Kubota picked up a much-needed Shoot Point in the opening round of her close fight against Verbeek, which proved to be the difference maker on the scorecards after three hard-fought rounds. Elsewhere on the card, Akari “Union” Nakamura earned a Unanimous Decision win over Arisa Hoshiki.

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