Rena Kubota, Reina Miura Among Winners At Rizin FF 5 In YokohamaShoot Boxing Women’s Flyweight Champion Rena Kubota earned her biggest MMA win to date in impressive fashion tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation 5: “Sakura” in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Kubota stopped Hungarian prospect Dora Perjes with a devastating left hook to the liver.

Also on tonight’s card, rising star “King” Reina Miura dominated Jazzy “Alpha Female” Gabert in open-weight action. Saori “Shooting Star” Ishioka quickly submitted Bestare Kicaj, and teen standout Kanna Asakura took a hard-fought decision victory over Aleksandra Toncheva Plamenova.

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Rizin Fighting Federation 5: "Sakura" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsRizin Fighting Federation 5: “Sakura” took place on Sunday night at the famed Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. The 11-fight card was headlined by a featured featherweight matchup between UFC veterans Tatsuya “Crusher” Kawajiri and Anthony “El Toro” Birchak.

In heavyweight action on Sunday’s card, Amir Aliakbari took on Geronimo “Mondragon” dos Santos. Kyoji Horiguchi met Yuki Motoya at 58kg and Shoot Boxing superstar Rena Kubota returned to Rizin to face Dora Perjes in a 49kg matchup. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for Rizin FF 5.

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Rose Namajunas, Ketlen Vieira Score Big Wins At UFC On FOX 24Former UFC title challenger “Thug” Rose Namajunas made a strong case for another shot at championship gold with a thrilling win tonight at UFC on FOX 24: “Johnson vs Reis” in Kansas City, Missouri. Namajunas submitted Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson in the strawweight co-main event.

Waterson survived a head-kick knockdown early in the second round, but Namajunas was relentless on the ground and she ultimately finished her foe with a rear-naked choke. In bantamweight action, Ketlen “Fenomeno” Vieira kept her unbeaten record intact with a victory over Ashlee Evans-Smith.

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UFC On FOX 24: "Johnson vs Reis" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri tonight for UFC on FOX 24: “Johnson vs Reis.” The event was headlined by a UFC Flyweight Championship bout between champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and top contender Wilson Reis.

In tonight’s strawweight co-main event, former UFC title challenger “Thug” Rose Namajunas faced Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson. Grappling ace Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza battled Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker in middleweight action. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For April 2017UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel “D.C.” Cormier retained his title with an impressive second-round submission victory on April 8th at UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York. Cormier finished Anthony “Rumble” Johnson for the second time and he retains his spot atop the 205-pound rankings.

Following his main-event defeat, Johnson announced his abrupt retirement from the sport and he vacates his spot among the light heavyweight top ten. Also at UFC 210, Gegard “The Dreamcatcher” Mousasi moved up in the middleweight rankings with a win over “All-American” Chris Weidman.

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Cynthia Calvillo, Katlyn Chookagian Earn Key Victories At UFC 210Competing for the second time in a five-week span, strawweight rising star Cynthia Calvillo earned another big victory tonight at UFC 210: “Cormier vs Johnson 2” in Brooklyn, New York. Calvillo submitted Pearl Gonzalez in the third round of a featured matchup on tonight’s pay-per-view main card.

Calvillo, who won her Octagon debut at UFC 209 this past month, impressed onlookers with her slick ground game en route to victory tonight. Earlier on the card, Katlyn “Blonde Fighter” Chookagian narrowly edged out Mexican standout Irene Aldana in a closely-contested bantamweight showdown.

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UFC 210: “Cormier vs Johnson 2” Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York tonight for UFC 210: “Cormier vs Johnson 2.” The event was headlined by a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship rematch between champion Daniel “D.C.” Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.

In tonight’s middleweight co-feature, former UFC champion “All-American” Chris Weidman took on Gegard “The Dreamcatcher” Mousasi. Cynthia Calvillo competed for the second time in five weeks when she battled Pearl Gonzalez at strawweight. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Invicta FC 22 Results: Evinger Retains Title, Souza Knocks Out HamasakiInvicta FC Bantamweight Champion Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger survived early scares and retained her title with a second-round submission victory tonight at Invicta Fighting Championships 22 in Kansas City, Missouri. Evinger submitted Yana “Foxy” Kunitskaya in a much-ancitipated rematch.

Former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Livia Renata “Livinha” Souza made a strong case for a future title shot by quickly knocking out atomweight champ Ayaka Hamasaki in tonight’s strawweight co-main event. Also at 115, Jodie Esquibel edged out DeAnna “The Argentine Assassin” Bennett.

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