Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For June 2017Former UFC title challenger Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson took a big step towards another shot at championship gold with a dominant victory on May 28th at UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm, Sweden. The hometown star stopped Glover Teixeira and moves up in the light heavyweight rankings.

The women’s flyweight division took centre stage this past month, with both the UFC and Bellator announcing plans to crown future champions. Ariane Lipski captured the inaugural KSW Women’s Flyweight Championship, and Agnieszka “Kuma” Niedźwiedź defeated Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 23.

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Syuri Kondo Defeats Kinberly Novaes, Wins Title At Pancrase 287Krush kickboxing champion Syuri Kondo captured her first mixed martial arts title in impressive fashion tonight at Pancrase 287 in Tokyo, Japan. Kondo remained unbeaten by defeating Brazilian standout Kinberly Novaes in the co-main event to become the Strawweight Queen of Pancrase.

Novaes’s best success came in the opening round, but Kondo wore her down with dozens of knees as the fight progressed and she cruised to a clear-cut decision win. Elsewhere, Ayaka Miura submitted Thaiane Souza, but the bout was ruled a No Contest due to Miura missing weight.

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Invicta FC 23 Results: Flyweights Niedźwiedź & Modafferi Score Big WinsPolish standout Agnieszka “Kuma” Niedźwiedź stayed unbeaten and made a strong case for a future flyweight title shot tonight at Invicta Fighting Championships 23 in Kansas City, Missouri. Niedźwiedź edged out former two-time Invicta FC title challenger Vanessa Porto in tonight’s main event.

Niedźwiedź was not the only flyweight to pick up an impressive victory on the main card tonight. In the Invicta FC 23 co-feature, Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi put forth arguably the best performance of her career in a thrilling third-round TKO triumph over Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio.

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Invicta Fighting Championships 23 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsInvicta Fighting Championships showcased its 23rd all-female card tonight at the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri. Invicta FC 23 was headlined by a flyweight contender’s bout between former title challenger Vanessa Porto and rising star Agnieszka “Kuma” Niedźwiedź.

In the flyweight co-feature, popular veteran Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi took on Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio. Former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Hérica Tibúrcio faced Tessa “The Typhoon” Simpson at 105 pounds. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for Invicta FC 23.

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Reina Miura, Satomi Takano Lead Winners At Deep Jewels 16Charismatic Japanese star “King” Reina Miura kept her perfect professional MMA record intact with a one-sided stoppage victory tonight at Deep Jewels 16 in Tokyo, Japan. Miura finished German opponent Kristin Handel late in the opening round of their welterweight main event matchup tonight.

Deep Jewels 16 also featured four atomweight bouts including a potential title eliminator in the co-main event. Satomi “Sarami” Takano secured her third straight finish under the Deep Jewels banner by defeating fellow promotional mainstay Tomo Maesawa in an action-packed battle.

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Deep Jewels 16 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsDeep Jewels showcased its 16th all-female fight card tonight at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan. Deep Jewels 16 was headlined by a welterweight bout between undefeated Japanese star “King” Reina Miura and German prospect Kristin Handel, who returned to action following a four-year layoff.

In the Deep Jewels 16 co-feature, Satomi “Sarami” Takano took on Tomo Maesawa in an atomweight contender’s bout. Also at atomweight, Yuko Kiryu met Natsuki Shimomakise, and Pan “Kai” Hui squared off against Kyu Kitano. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for tonight’s card.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For May 2017UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic successfully retained his title with a first-round stoppage win on May 13th at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas. Miocic avenged his most recent loss by finishing former champion Junior “Cigano” dos Santos in the main event to remain atop the heavyweight rankings.

Also at UFC 211, women’s strawweight ace Joanna Jędrzejczyk retained her title and her #1 pound-for-pound ranking by defeating challenger Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade. In Bellator action, flyweight rising star Ilima-Lei “The Ilimanator” Macfarlane moved to 6-0 with a submission win at Bellator 178.

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Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Cortney Casey Score Big Victories At UFC 211UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk retained her title with a dominant Unanimous Decision victory tonight at UFC 211: “Miocic vs dos Santos 2” in Dallas, Texas. Jędrzejczyk defeated top-ranked Brazilian challenger Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade in impressive fashion.

On tonight’s preliminary card, strawweight rising star Cortney “Cast Iron” Casey earned the biggest win of her career. Casey put herself in future title contention with a well-deserved Unanimous Decision over former WSOF champion Jessica “Jag” Aguilar, who remains winless inside the Octagon.

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