Rose Namajunas, Raquel Pennington Victorious At UFC On FOX 19TUF 20 finalist “Thug” Rose Namajunas made a strong case for a second shot at UFC gold with her biggest victory to date tonight at UFC on FOX 19: “Teixeira vs Evans” in Tampa, Florida. Namajunas avenged a past loss by edging out Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres in strawweight action.

Tonight’s bout between Namajunas and Torres was a rematch from Invicta FC 6 in 2013 when Torres took home the decision win. Also at UFC on FOX 19, Raquel “Rocky” Pennington picked up her second straight victory by outpointing former bantamweight title challenger Bethe “Pitbull” Correia.

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UFC On FOX 19: "Teixeira vs Evans" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida tonight for UFC on FOX 19: “Teixeira vs Evans.” Following a number of late changes, the event was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and former UFC champion “Suga” Rashad Evans.

In tonight’s co-main event, former Invicta FC rivals “Thug” Rose Namajunas and Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres faced off in a strawweight rematch. Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov met late replacement Darrell “The Saint” Horcher at 160. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Rizin FF 1 Pre-Fight Interviews: Kubota, Garcia, Murata & DenisovaRizin Fighting Federation 1 takes place tomorrow at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. The event features three female fights including a shoot boxing match between four-time Girls S-Cup tournament winner Rena Kubota and Chute Boxe fighter Cyndi Alves, who makes her Rizin FF debut.

In MMA bouts at Rizin FF 1, BJJ world champion Gabi Garcia faces Anna Malyukova in an open-weight contest, and standout wrestler Kanako Murata meets Natalia Denisova at 115. MMARising.com spoke with Kubota, Garcia, Murata and Denisova ahead of their fights on tomorrow’s Rizin FF 1 card.

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Jessica Penne vs Jéssica Andrade Announced For UFC 199 In JuneFormer Invicta FC champion Jessica Penne makes her long-awaited return to action on June 4th at UFC 199: “Rockhold vs Weidman 2” in Inglewood, California. Penne is set to face off against Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade, who will make her strawweight debut in the featured matchup.

UFC officials confirmed plans for the fight this week following an initial report from the L.A. Daily News. Penne has not fought since June 2015 when she was stopped by UFC champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC Fight Night 69. Andrade drops down to 115 pounds after suffering a loss at UFC 191.

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Maryna Moroz Defeats Cristina Stanciu At UFC Fight Night 86Ukrainian prospect Maryna “The Iron Woman” Moroz rebounded from the first loss of her pro career with a hard-fought victory tonight at UFC Fight Night 86: “Rothwell vs dos Santos” in Zagreb, Croatia. Moroz outpointed Cristina “Barbie” Stanciu in a back-and-forth strawweight bout on the card.

Moroz found herself in early danger when Stanciu threatened with a series of submission attempts in the opening round, but Moroz stayed calm and Stanciu, a former flyweight, slowed down in the final ten minutes. The bout went to the scorecards and Moroz took home a Unanimous Decision win.

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UFC Fight Night 86: "Rothwell vs Dos Santos" Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship travelled to Zagreb Arena in Zagreb, Croatia tonight for UFC Fight Night 86: “Rothwell vs dos Santos.” The event was headlined by a heavyweight bout between top-ranked contender “Big” Ben Rothwell and former UFC champion Junior “Cigano” dos Santos.

In other heavyweight action on the main card, Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis took on former UFC title challenger Gabriel “Napão” Gonzaga in tonight’s co-feature. Francis “The Predator” Ngannou battled Curtis “Razor” Blaydes. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for tonight’s main card.

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Cat Zingano vs Julianna Peña Official For UFC 200 In JulyFormer UFC title challenger “Alpha” Cat Zingano makes her long-awaited return to the cage on July 9th at UFC 200: “Diaz vs McGregor 2” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Zingano meets TUF 18 winner Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña in what may prove to be a bantamweight title eliminator.

UFC officials confirmed the matchup today following multiple reports during the past week. Zingano has not fought since February 2015 when she was submitted by then-champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey in 14 seconds at UFC 184. Peña has won all three UFC bouts including two inside the distance.

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Miesha Tate Set To Defend Title Against Amanda Nunes At UFC 200New UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate is set to make her first title defence on July 9th at UFC 200: “Diaz vs McGregor 2” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tate faces off against hard-hitting Brazilian star Amanda “Lioness” Nunes in one of two championship bouts on the card.

UFC officials announced the fight tonight following an initial report from MMAFighting.com. Tate captured the title this past month when she choked out Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm at UFC 196. On the same card, Nunes earned a hard-fought win against Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko.

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