Invicta Fighting Championships 8 Announced For September 6Following months of delays, Invicta Fighting Championships has officially announced a date and location for its eighth all-female fight card, which will feature two championship fights. Invicta FC 8 takes place on September 6th at a new venue, the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Headlining the Invicta FC 8 card is an atomweight title bout between champ Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson and one-time Valkyrie titleholder Yasuko “Ikuko” Tamada. In the co-feature, Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink meets Katja “Killer Bunny” Kankaanpää for the vacant strawweight belt.

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Holly Holm Signs With The UFC, Fall Debut PossibleLegacy FC women’s champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm has at last signed a deal to compete for the world’s largest mixed martial arts organisation. The world-renowned former boxing superstar’s UFC signing was announced on Thursday and she may debut as early as this fall.

Talks between Holm’s manager and UFC brass broke down earlier this year when the two sides could not come to an agreement. However, with few title challengers remaining for UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, the UFC now looks to Holm as a threat to Rousey’s crown.

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Cat Zingano Set To Face Amanda Nunes At UFC 178 In SeptemberUndefeated bantamweight star “Alpha” Cat Zingano makes her long-awaited return to the cage on September 27th at UFC 178: “Jones vs Gustafsson 2” in Las Vegas, Nevada. The former number one contender is scheduled to face Amanda “Lioness” Nunes in what will likely serve as a title eliminator.

Yahoo! Sports first reported on the 135-pound bout on Thursday. Zingano has been sidelined since April 2013 due to a serious knee injury and the tragic death of her husband. She stopped Miesha “Cupcake” Tate in her most recent fight. Nunes is 2-0 in the UFC with two first-round TKO wins.

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Deep Jewels 5 Adds Five Fights, Shizuka Sugiyama Drops To 125Five more fights have now been added to next month’s Deep Jewels 5 card in Tokyo, Japan. The event is set to take place on August 9th and features the welterweight (125-pound) debut of top star Shizuka Sugiyama, who faces off against South Korean striker Hyo Kyung Song in a featured bout.

Deep Jewels officials confirmed the Sugiyama-Song fight earlier today along with four additional matchups. In MMA action, grappling ace Yuko “Amiba” Oya clashes with unbeaten prospect Sachiko Fujimori, and 42-fight veteran Masako Yoshida takes on undefeated submission specialist Mina Kurobe.

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Yukari Yamaguchi Joins 2014 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup LineupThis year’s Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup event will once again include two separate tournaments featuring many of the top female shoot boxers and kickboxers in the world. The 2014 tournaments are set to take place on August 2nd at Yamano Hall in the Yoyogi district of Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

Highly-touted prospect Yukari Yamaguchi will participate in a four-woman all-Japan Girls S-Cup tournament. Yamaguchi joins two-time JKS48 champ Mio Tsumura and “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi in the 48kg Girls S-Cup. The August 2nd event also includes a worldwide Girls S-Cup featuring Rena Kubota.

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Sarah Moras Defeats Alexis Dufresne At TUF 19 Finale In VegasTUF 18 semi-finalist Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras earned a hard-fought win in her official Octagon debut tonight at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada. Moras outpointed Alexis “Sneaky Zebra” Dufresne, who missed weight by eight pounds for the planned bantamweight bout.

Moras was active with strikes and submission attempts throughout the fight, even when she was forced to work from her back. Dufresne landed ground and pound in the final round and avoided more of Moras’s submissions, but Moras’s offence in the opening ten minutes propelled her to a close victory.

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The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship remained at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada for its second event of the weekend tonight at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale. The event featured a featherweight trilogy bout between Frankie “The Answer” Edgar and “The Prodigy” B.J. Penn.

In tonight’s co-main event, Corey “Beastin’ 25/8″ Anderson took on Matt “Gutter” Van Buren in the TUF 19 light heavyweight final, and rising star Dhiego Lima squared off against Eddie “Truck” Gordon in the middleweight final. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the TUF 19 Finale main card.

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Ronda Rousey Knocks Out Alexis Davis, Retains Title At UFC 175UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey wasted absolutely no time in securing her latest highlight-reel victory tonight at UFC 175: “Weidman vs Machida” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rousey retained her UFC title by knocking out Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis in a mere 16 seconds.

Just as she did against past opponents Sarah Kaufman and Sara McMann, Rousey prevented Davis from getting anything going right from the outset of the fight. She threw the challenger on her head and unloaded with punches on the ground until the brief bout was waved off just as quickly as it began.

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