Seo Hee Ham Defeats Ayaka Hamasaki, Captures Title At Rizin FF 20The third time was the charm for Seo Hee Ham, as the South Korean star avenged a loss and captured a title tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation 20 in Saitama, Japan. Ham edged out a narrow Split Decision win over Ayaka Hamasaki to become Rizin FF Women’s Super Atomweight Champion.

Ham, who had previously suffered a pair of defeats against Hamasaki in strawweight bouts under the Jewels banner more than eight years ago, got a measure of revenge tonight. It was Ham’s underrated ground game that proved to be a key factor in earning her a win and the prestigious Rizin title.

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Rena Kubota, Miyuu Yamamoto Prevail In Rizin FF 20 Feature BoutsJapanese star Rena Kubota avenged a disappointing loss and scored one of her most high-profile victories to date tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation 20 in Saitama, Japan. Kubota stopped Lindsey “Damsel” VanZandt late in the third round of their back-and-forth rematch on tonight’s main card.

In addition to Kubota’s emotional victory, another Rizin FF mainstay also picked up a key win tonight. Miyuu Yamamoto, competing for the tenth time under the Rizin FF banner, earned a clear-cut Unanimous Decision victory over talented striker Suwanan “Amp The Rocket” Boonsorn at 49kg.

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Kana Watanabe, Kanna Asakura & Ai Shimizu Earn Wins At Bellator 237One of Japan’s fastest rising stars, Kana Watanabe, kept her undefeated record intact and picked up her biggest career victory tonight at Bellator 237 in Saitama, Japan. Watanabe overcame a strong first round from Brazil’s Ilara “Arya Stark” Joanne and rallied to earn a third-round TKO stoppage.

Also on tonight’s Bellator 237 card, former Rizin Fighting Federation grand prix champion Kanna Asakura earned her third victory in 2019 by submitting Jayme “AtomBomb” Hinshaw, and highly-touted prospect Ai “Princess Bee” Shimizu took a Split Decision win over Andy “The CrAsian” Nguyen.

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Deep Jewels 27 Results & RecapDeep Jewels showcased its 27th all-female fight card tonight at the Abeno Activity Center in Osaka, Japan. Deep Jewels 27 was headlined by a three-round 54kg MMA bout between popular prospect Asami “Akaringo” Nakai and South Korea’s Si Yoon Park, who made her Deep Jewels debut.

In the 47.5kg kickboxing co-main event, Momoka Mandokoro faced off against Lommanee Wor. Santai. Elsewhere on tonight’s main card, veteran Mizuki Furuse took on Panna Cotta Minori in a featured 49kg MMA bout. MMARising.com has complete results for the Deep Jewels 27 card.

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UFC Fight Night 165: "Edgar vs Jung" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea on Saturday night for UFC Fight Night 165: “Edgar vs Jung.” The card was headlined by a featherweight bout between former 155-pound champ Frankie “The Answer” Edgar and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung.

In the light heavyweight co-main event, Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir battled Aleksandar Rakić. Elsewhere on the main card, “The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi took on Charles “Air” Jourdain in a featherweight showdown. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the UFC Fight Night 165 card.

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UFC 245: "Usman vs Covington" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC 245: “Usman vs Covington.” The event was headlined by a UFC Welterweight Championship bout between champion Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman and Colby “Chaos” Covington.

In the co-feature, UFC Featherweight Champion Max “Blessed” Holloway met Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski. UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes faced Germaine “The Iron Lady” de Randamie again. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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UFC On ESPN 7: "Overeem vs Rozenstruik" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship made its way to Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. tonight for UFC on ESPN 7: “Overeem vs Rozenstruik.” The card was headlined by a heavyweight bout between Alistair “Demolition Man” Overeem and undefeated rising star Jairzinho “Bigi Boy” Rozenstruik.

In the co-feature, Marina Rodriguez faced Cynthia Calvillo in a 120-pound catchweight bout after Calvillo failed to make the strawweight limit. Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve met “Big” Ben Rothwell in heavyweight action. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the UFC on ESPN 7 card.

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Lindsey VanZandt vs Rena Kubota Rematch Announced For Rizin FF 20A rematch between Invicta FC contender Lindsey “Damsel” VanZandt and Japanese star Rena Kubota has been added to the upcoming Rizin Fighting Federation 20 card on December 31st in Saitama, Japan. Rizin FF officials announced the featured 50.8kg (111.8-pound) matchup this afternoon.

VanZandt needed just over four minutes to choke out Kubota in the pair’s first meeting at Bellator 222 in June. The VanZandt-Kubota rematch joins a previously confirmed Rizin FF Super Atomweight Championship trilogy bout between Ayaka Hamasaki and Seo Hee Ham on the New Year’s Eve card.

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