TUF 23 Quarterfinal: Amanda Bobby Cooper Defeats Jamie MoyleHighly-touted striker Amanda Bobby “ABC” Cooper kept Team Claudia’s perfect record intact with a close and competitive decision victory during tonight’s seventh episode of The Ultimate Fighter 23: “Team Joanna vs Team Claudia.” Cooper narrowly edged out Team Joanna’s Jamie Moyle.

The opening round of the action-packed strawweight bout saw both fighters land hard strikes on the feet until Moyle scored a late takedown, but Cooper rallied in the second stanza and she dominated the final moments of the fight by battering a bloodied Moyle with ground and pound to seal a victory.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For June 2016Stipe Miocic ascended to the top of the heavyweight rankings with a huge victory on May 14th at UFC 198: “Werdum vs Miocic” in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. The Ohio native knocked out former titleholder Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum in the first round to become the new UFC Heavyweight Champion.

Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger continued her climb up the 135-pound rankings with a dominant decision victory at Invicta Fighting Championships 17. On the same card, Angela “Overkill” Hill captured the Invicta FC strawweight title with a hard-fought decision win.

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Sara McMann Defeats Jessica Eye At UFC Fight Night 88 In Las VegasIt was not the exciting performance that fans had hoped for, but Olympic silver medallist Sara McMann emerged victorious tonight at UFC Fight Night 88: “Almeida vs Garbrandt” in Las Vegas, Nevada. The standout wrestler outpointed former training partner Jessica “Evil” Eye in a bantamweight bout.

Tonight’s fight featured sparse action, and the crowd grew restless as the fighters cautiously circled each other throughout the tepid opening round. McMann’s takedowns and ground control in the final ten minutes were enough to earn her a clear-cut but uninspiring Unanimous Decision victory.

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UFC Fight Night 88: "Almeida vs Garbrandt" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada today for UFC Fight Night 88: “Almeida vs Garbrandt.” The event was headlined by a bantamweight bout between top prospects Thomas “Thominhas” Almeida and Cody “No Love” Garbrandt.

In the featherweight co-main event, former UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan “Barao” Pegado battled Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephens. Tarec “Sponge” Saffiedine took on Rick “The Horror” Story in welterweight action. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the UFC Fight Night 88 card.

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Ji Yeon Kim Defeats Jin Tang In Top FC 11 Co-Main EventDeep Jewels Bantamweight Champion Ji Yeon Kim kicked off her Top FC career with a big win tonight at Top Fighting Championship 11: “Top FC vs Kunlun Fight” in Seoul, South Korea. Kim earned a Unanimous Decision victory over China’s top female fighter, Jin “The Fighting Rose” Tang.

Tang got off to a strong start in the early striking exchanges, but a massive right hand from Kim late in round two shifted the momentum in her favour and paved the way to her victory. Also on the card, Weili Zhang kept her winning streak alive by submitting Alice Ardelean in a 120-pound bout.

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Alexis Dufresne Misses Weight, Submits Marloes Coenen At Bellator 155Alexis “Sneaky Zebra” Dufresne missed weight for the fourth straight time, but picked up the biggest victory of her career tonight at Bellator 155: “Carvalho vs Manhoef” in Boise, Idaho. Dufresne submitted MMA pioneer Marloes “Rumina” Coenen with an impressive first-round triangle armbar.

Tonight’s card was initially slated to feature a featherweight title fight between Coenen and Julia “The Jewel” Budd, but Dufresne stepped in on short notice when Budd sustained an injury. She weighed in five pounds heavy, but handed Coenen the second submission defeat of her career.

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TUF 23 Quarterfinal: Lanchana Green Defeats Helen HarperTeam Claudia took a commanding 4-0 lead thanks to another impressive victory during tonight’s fifth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 23: “Team Joanna vs Team Claudia.” Standout striker Lanchana Green earned a Unanimous Decision win over Team Joanna’s Helen “Hellraiser” Harper.

Tonight’s episode once again highlighted tensions between rival coaches Joanna JÄ™drzejczyk and Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha, but it was Gadelha’s squad that ultimately celebrated in victory. Green edged out Harper on the feet in the third and deciding round and now moves on to the semi-finals.

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Cris Cyborg Stops Leslie Smith At UFC 198 In BrazilInvicta FC Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino made a successful Octagon debut in front of hometown fans and supporters tonight at UFC 198: “Werdum vs Miocic” in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. Justino quickly stopped Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith in a 140-pound catchweight bout.

Tonight’s UFC debut was a long time coming for Justino, who had been campaigning for a fight in the UFC for more than two years. She towered over Smith, a one-time Invicta FC flyweight title challenger, and battered the Californian with heavy punches en route to a first-round TKO stoppage.

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