TUF 26 Episode 2 Recap: DeAnna Bennett TKOs Karine GevorgyanFormer Invicta FC title contender DeAnna “The Argentine Assassin” Bennett won in quick and impressive fashion during tonight’s second episode of The Ultimate Fighter 26: “A New World Champion.” Bennett, representing Team Alvarez, finished Team Gaethje’s Karine “The Princess” Gevorgyan.

Bennett’s victory evened the team competition at 1-1, following Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi’s stoppage win for Team Gaethje during last week’s premiere. Bennett took Gevorgyan down and dominated the action on the mat before finishing her foe with a barrage of ground and pound.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For September 2017Three-time title challenger Yana “Foxy” Kunitskaya reclaimed the belt that was taken from her this past year with a hard-fought decision win on August 31st at Invicta Fighting Championships 25. Kunitskaya defeated Raquel “Lionheart” Pa’aluhi to become the new Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion.

In atomweight action, Emi Tomimatsu and teen standout Kanna Asakura both climbed the 105-pound rankings thanks to key victories at Deep Jewels 17, and Arlene “Angerfist” Blencowe solidified her spot among the top five at featherweight by defeating Sinead “KO” Kavanagh at Bellator 182.

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Invicta Fighting Championships 25 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsInvicta Fighting Championships showcased its 25th all-female card tonight at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California. Invicta FC 25 was headlined by a vacant bantamweight championship bout between Raquel “Lionheart” Pa’aluhi and top contender Yana “Foxy” Kunitskaya.

In the strawweight co-feature, “The Brazilian Gangster” Livia Renata Souza took on the unbeaten Janaisa “Evil Princess” Morandin. In a would-be bantamweight bout, Alexa Conners faced Katharina Lehner, who missed weight by five pounds. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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TUF 26 Episode 1 Recap: Roxanne Modafferi Stops Shana DobsonNumber one seed Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi took her first step toward a shot at UFC title gold with a dominant victory on tonight’s premiere episode of The Ultimate Fighter 26: “A New World Champion.” The veteran Modafferi stopped #16 seed Shana Dobson with first-round elbows.

This season of The Ultimate Fighter will culminate with the inaugural UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship bout, and the 16 women vying for the title were divided into two teams – led by former UFC champion Eddie Alvarez and ex-WSOF champ Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje – during the premiere.

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Kanna Asakura, Emi Tomimatsu Score Big Wins At Deep Jewels 17Highly-touted 19-year-old prospect Kanna Asakura picked up one of her biggest wins to date in tonight’s Deep Jewels 17 headliner in Tokyo, Japan. Asakura defeated veteran contender Saori “Shooting Star” Ishioka and now moves on to compete in the Rizin FF women’s super atomweight grand prix.

In the Deep Jewels 17 co-main event, former Deep Jewels 115-pound champ Emi Tomimatsu put herself back in atomweight title contention with her second victory over Satomi “Sarami” Takano. In a 58kg catchweight contest, Shizuka Sugiyama submitted Satsuki “Komachi Karate” Kodama.

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Deep Jewels 17 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsDeep Jewels showcased its 17th all-female fight card tonight at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan. Deep Jewels 17 was headlined by a 49kg super atomweight bout between Saori “Shooting Star” Ishioka and Kanna Asakura, with the winner moving on to compete in the Rizin FF women’s grand prix.

In the Deep Jewels 17 co-feature, top atomweights Emi Tomimatsu and Satomi “Sarami” Takano faced off in a rematch from the pair’s close fight in late 2015. Deep Jewels star Shizuka Sugiyama battled Satsuki “Komachi Karate” Kodama. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For August 2017UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones regained his title and the top spot at 205 pounds with a big victory on July 29th at UFC 214, but the win did not come without controversy. Jones stopped long-time rival Daniel “D.C.” Cormier in a rematch, but failed a pre-fight USADA drug test.

In other action at UFC 214, Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley retained his welterweight title with a lacklustre five-round decision victory over Demian Maia, and Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino became the second UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion by stopping Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger.

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Reina Miura, Miyu Yamamoto Victorious At Rizin FF GP 1st RoundCharismatic rising star “King” Reina Miura kept her perfect record intact with a close and competitive decision victory tonight at the 2017 Rizin World Bantamweight Grand Prix 1st Round in Saitama, Japan. Miura edged out pro wrestler Seini “Lei’D Tapa” Draughn in a 194-pound matchup.

In other action, Miyu Yamamoto earned her first MMA win with a hard-fought decision over Cassie “The Hulk” Robb, and Shinju “Juju” Nozawa-Auclair won her pro debut by stopping an overmatched Sheena “Star” Brandenburg. Gabi Garcia and Oksana Gagloeva fought to a 16-second No Contest.

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