Valentina Shevchenko Submits Julianna Peña At UFC On FOX 23Decorated Muay Thai champion Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko earned a shot at UFC title gold with an impressive submission victory tonight at UFC on FOX 23 in Denver, Colorado. Shevchenko finished off TUF 18 winner Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña in the bantamweight main event.

Shevchenko, who dropped a razor-thin decision to current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda “Lioness” Nunes in March, earned a rematch with Nunes tonight. Peña got off to a strong start in round two, but Shevchenko caught her in an impressive armbar for the tapout victory.

Read More…

Jéssica Andrade vs Angela Hill Planned For UFC Fight Night 104Top strawweight contender Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade looks to secure a UFC title shot with a victory in her return to the Octagon on February 4th at UFC Fight Night 104: “Bermudez vs Korean Zombie” in Houston, Texas. Andrade is expected to face Invicta FC champion Angela “Overkill” Hill.

MMARising.com confirmed plans for the rescheduled bout with multiple sources close to the fight on Saturday. Andrade and Hill were first set to meet at UFC 207 in December, but Hill was pulled from the fight due to USADA’s four-month testing requirement for returning UFC fighters.

Read More…

Invicta FC 21 Bonuses: Montenegro vs Haga Named Fight Of The NightThough it was not without some controversy, a strawweight bout between veterans Amy “The Resurrection” Cadwell Montenegro and Celine Haga stole the show tonight at Invicta Fighting Championships 21 in Kansas City, Missouri. Both fighters earned $1500 bonuses for Fight of the Night honours.

Montenegro was choked unconscious by Haga right at the final bell, but the bout ultimately went to the judges’ scorecards and Montengro prevailed via Unanimous Decision. Victorious featherweights Megan Anderson and Leah “Nidas” Letson each earned $1000 Performance of the Night bonuses.

Read More…

Invicta FC 21 Results: Megan Anderson Wins Interim Featherweight TitleFast-rising featherweight star Megan Anderson earned the biggest victory of her career tonight at Invicta Fighting Championships 21 in Kansas City, Missouri. The highly-touted Australian standout stopped Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet to become Invicta FC Interim Featherweight Champion.

Anderson survived early danger in tonight’s main event matchup, as she was rocked on two occasions by Tweet in round one, and dispatched of the Canadian veteran with a barrage of strikes in the second stanza. In featured bantamweight action, Raquel “Lionheart” Pa’aluhi finished Pannie Kianzad.

Read More…

Invicta Fighting Championships 21 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsInvicta Fighting Championships showcased its 21st all-female card tonight at the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri. Invicta FC 21 was headlined by an interim featherweight championship bout between top contenders Megan Anderson and Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet.

In the bantamweight co-feature, Pannie Kianzad squared off against fellow veteran Raquel “Lionheart” Pa’aluhi. Elizabeth Phillips battled Leah “Nidas” Letson in a short-notice featherweight matchup. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for tonight’s Invicta Fighting Championships 21 card.

Read More…

Invicta Fighting Championships 21 Weigh-In ResultsWeigh-ins for Invicta Fighting Championships 21 took place this morning in Kansas City, Missouri for Saturday’s eight-fight all-female card. The event is headlined by an Invicta FC Interim Featherweight Championship bout between Megan Anderson and Charmaine “Not So Sweet” Tweet.

In the Invicta FC 21 co-feature, former bantamweight title challenger Pannie Kianzad takes on rising star Raquel “Rocky” Pa’aluhi. Veteran contender Jodie Esquibel battles Kali “Pop-Tart” Robbins in a 120-pound catchweight contest. MMARising.com has full Invicta FC 21 weigh-in results.

Read More…

Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For January 2017The Ultimate Fighting Championship crowned a new bantamweight champ on December 30th at UFC 207 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cody “No Love” Garbrandt kept his undefeated record intact with a hard-fought Unanimous Decision victory over former titleholder Dominick “The Dominator” Cruz.

Another big winner at UFC 207 was reigning women’s bantamweight champion Amanda “Lioness” Nunes, who destroyed former champ “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey early in the first round of their main-event matchup. Nunes retained her title as well as her spot atop the 135-pound women’s rankings.

Read More…

Amanda Nunes Stops Ronda Rousey In UFC 207 HeadlinerUFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda “Lioness” Nunes retained her new title in quick and violent fashion tonight at UFC 207 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nunes blitzed and finished former champ “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey early in the first round of tonight’s one-sided championship main event.

Nunes showcased her formidable punching power throughout the 48-second contest, which saw Rousey rocked and wobbled on multiple occasions by the champion’s strikes. After a final salvo of right hands, referee Herb Dean waved off the fight, giving Nunes a huge victory in her first title defence.

Read More…