Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For July 2017Former Deep Jewels Atomweight Champion Seo Hee Ham reclaimed a spot among the top three at 105 pounds with an impressive win on June 10th at Road Fighting Championship 39. Ham stopped current Deep Jewels champ Mina Kurobe to become the first Road FC Women’s Atomweight Champion.

In women’s action at UFC 212, strawweights Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha and Viviane “Sucuri” Pereira each picked up key victories, and former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm finished an overconfident Bethe “Pitbull” Correia at UFC Fight Night 111.

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Holly Holm, Lucie Pudilova Triumph At UFC Fight Night 111 In SingaporeFormer UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm halted a three-fight losing skid with a devastating knockout victory tonight at UFC Fight Night 111 in Kallang, Singapore. Holm finished an overconfident Bethe “Pitbull” Correia with a head kick in the main event.

Tonight’s headliner started off slowly, and neither woman committed to any offence in the opening ten minutes. Correia taunted early in round three, but that proved to be her downfall. Earlier on the card, Lucie “Ultimo” Pudilova narrowly edged out Ji Yeon “Firefist” Kim in the bantamweight opener.

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Seo Hee Ham Stops Mina Kurobe, Captures Title At Road FC 39Former Deep Jewels champ Seo Hee Ham captured another major title with a dominant win tonight at Road Fighting Championship 39 in Seoul, South Korea. Ham stopped current Deep Jewels titleholder Mina Kurobe in round three to become the inaugural Road FC Women’s Atomweight Champion.

Tonight’s main-event victory got Ham back on track in a big way following a pair of controversial decision defeats at 115 pounds in the UFC. Returning to her natural weight class, Ham outstruck Kurobe on the feet tonight before finishing the veteran off with ground and pound late in the final round.

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Claudia Gadelha, Viviane Pereira Earn Big Victories At UFC 212 In RioBrazilian jiu-jitsu ace Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha solidified her spot as the second-best female strawweight in MMA with a quick and impressive victory tonight at UFC 212: “Aldo vs Holloway” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Gadelha submitted Karolina Kowalkiewicz with a first-round rear-naked choke.

With tonight’s co-main event victory, Gadelha may have earned another shot at the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship that is held by rival Joanna Jędrzejczyk. Also on the card, Viviane “Sucuri” Pereira stayed unbeaten with a decision win over fellow prospect Jamie Moyle at 115 pounds.

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UFC 212: "Aldo vs Holloway" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil tonight for UFC 212: “Aldo vs Holloway.” The fight card was headlined by a UFC Undisputed Featherweight Championship bout between José “Scarface” Aldo and interim titleholder Max “Blessed” Holloway.

In tonight’s co-main event, former strawweight title challengers Claudia “Claudinha” Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz met in a battle between top contenders. At middleweight, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort took on Nate “The Great” Marquardt. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For June 2017Former UFC title challenger Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson took a big step towards another shot at championship gold with a dominant victory on May 28th at UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm, Sweden. The hometown star stopped Glover Teixeira and moves up in the light heavyweight rankings.

The women’s flyweight division took centre stage this past month, with both the UFC and Bellator announcing plans to crown future champions. Ariane Lipski captured the inaugural KSW Women’s Flyweight Championship, and Agnieszka “Kuma” Niedźwiedź defeated Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 23.

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Syuri Kondo Defeats Kinberly Novaes, Wins Title At Pancrase 287Krush kickboxing champion Syuri Kondo captured her first mixed martial arts title in impressive fashion tonight at Pancrase 287 in Tokyo, Japan. Kondo remained unbeaten by defeating Brazilian standout Kinberly Novaes in the co-main event to become the Strawweight Queen of Pancrase.

Novaes’s best success came in the opening round, but Kondo wore her down with dozens of knees as the fight progressed and she cruised to a clear-cut decision win. Elsewhere, Ayaka Miura submitted Thaiane Souza, but the bout was ruled a No Contest due to Miura missing weight.

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Invicta FC 23 Results: Flyweights Niedźwiedź & Modafferi Score Big WinsPolish standout Agnieszka “Kuma” Niedźwiedź stayed unbeaten and made a strong case for a future flyweight title shot tonight at Invicta Fighting Championships 23 in Kansas City, Missouri. Niedźwiedź edged out former two-time Invicta FC title challenger Vanessa Porto in tonight’s main event.

Niedźwiedź was not the only flyweight to pick up an impressive victory on the main card tonight. In the Invicta FC 23 co-feature, Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi put forth arguably the best performance of her career in a thrilling third-round TKO triumph over Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio.

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