UFC On ESPN 42: "Thompson vs Holland" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship headed to Amway Center in Orlando, Florida tonight for UFC on ESPN 42: “Thompson vs Holland.” The event was headlined by a welterweight matchup between former UFC title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Kevin “Trailblazer” Holland.

Also at 170 pounds, Bryan “Bam Bam” Barberena battled Rafael dos Anjos in the co-main event. In other featured action on the main card tonight, Matheus Nicolau Pereira took on Matt “Danger” Schnell at flyweight. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the UFC on ESPN 42 card.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For December 2022UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Weili “Magnum” Zhang regained her title with a second-round submission victory on November 12th at UFC 281 in New York City. Zhang finished former champion Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza to reclaim the top spot in the 115-pound women’s rankings.

On the same UFC 281 card, Alex “Poatan” Pereira rallied to stop longtime rival Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya in round five of the main event. Pereira’s victory, which was his third against Adesanya across MMA and kickboxing bouts, earned him the UFC Middleweight Championship.

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Yoko Higashi, Miki Motono Win Featured Bouts At Deep Jewels 39Deep Jewels Featherweight Champion Yoko Higashi extended her winning streak to four today at Deep Jewels 39 in Tokyo, Japan. Higashi battered Titapa “Diamond Rose The Rocket” Junsookplung on the ground en route to a dominant third-round TKO stoppage in their bantamweight main event.

In the Deep Jewels 39 co-feature, former strawweight champ Miki Motono took a hard-fought Unanimous Decision victory over grappling ace Moeri Suda. Motono has now won three straight fights since she dropped her title, and she expressed her desire to advance on to compete for the UFC.

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Deep Jewels 39 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsDeep Jewels showcased its final event of the year on Wednesday afternoon at New Pier Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Deep Jewels 39 featured a bantamweight matchup between new Deep Jewels Featherweight Champion Yoko Higashi and Thailand’s Titapa “Diamond Rose The Rocket” Junsookplung.

In the 49kg super atomweight co-feature, former Deep Jewels Strawweight Champion Miki Motono battled recent atomweight title challenger Moeri Suda. Also on the card, Mikiko “Mikko Nirvana” Shimizu faced Nori in a flyweight bout. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for Deep Jewels 39.

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UFC Fight Night 215: "Lewis vs Spivak" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada today for UFC Fight Night 215: “Lewis vs Spivak.” The main event was to feature a heavyweight clash between former UFC title contender Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis and Sergey “The Polar Bear” Spivak.

In the light heavyweight co-feature, Kennedy “African Savage” Nzechukwu battled Ion “The Hulk” Cutelaba. Elsewhere on the main card, Chase “The Vanilla Gorilla” Sherman took on Waldo “Salsa Boy” Cortes-Acosta at heavyweight. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for UFC Fight Night 215.

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Invicta Fighting Championships 50 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsInvicta Fighting Championships travelled to ReelWorks Denver in Denver, Colorado tonight for Invicta FC 50: Strawweight Title Tournament. The event featured a one-night tournament as Valesca Machado, Ediana Silva, Gloria de Paula and Karolina Wójcik competed to become strawweight champion.

In non-tournament action on the card, Katharina Lehner returned to Invicta FC to face UFC veteran Talita Bernardo at bantamweight. Also at 135, “Grizzly” Claire Guthrie battled promotional newcomer Brigid “Khan” Chase. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for tonight’s Invicta FC 50 card.

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UFC 281: "Adesanya vs Pereira" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship headed to Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York tonight for UFC 281: “Adesanya vs Pereira.” The event was headlined by a UFC Middleweight Championship bout between Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya and Alex “Poatan” Pereira.

In the co-main event, UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza defended her title against former champ Weili “Magnum” Zhang. Elsewhere on the main card, Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier battled “Iron” Michael Chandler. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for UFC 281.

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Satomi Takano Defeats Laura Fontoura At Rizin FF: Landmark Vol. 4Shooto champ Satomi “Sarami” Takano overcame a cut from an early clash of heads and earned her first win under the Rizin FF banner tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation: “Landmark Vol. 4” in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. Takano outpointed Maria Laura Alves Fontoura in a super atomweight matchup.

Tonight’s win was one of the biggest to date for the ten-year veteran Takano, who has now scored victories in six of her past eight fights. She finished strong with a key takedown into side control and a series of knees and punches on the ground that earned her a Unanimous Decision verdict.

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