Ayaka Hamasaki vs Seika Izawa Announced For Rizin FF 33Rizin FF Women’s Super Atomweight Champion Ayaka Hamasaki seeks her third victory of the year when she competes on December 31st at Rizin Fighting Federation 33 in Saitama, Japan. Hamasaki will face off against Deep Jewels Strawweight Champion Seika Izawa in a 49kg non-title bout.

Rizin FF officials announced the matchup today. Hamasaki is coming off of a hard-fought decision victory over Emi Fujino in a rematch at Rizin FF 30 in September. The undefeated Izawa makes her promotional debut following her first 49kg super atomweight victory in October at Deep: “104 Impact.”

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UFC On ESPN 31: "Font vs Aldo" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship stayed at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC on ESPN 31: “Font vs Aldo.” The event featured a bantamweight contender’s matchup between Rob Font, who had won four straight fights, and former featherweight champ José “Scarface” Aldo.

In the lightweight co-main event, Brad “Quake” Riddell clashed with Rafael “Ataman” Fiziev. Elsewhere on the main card tonight, Jimmy “The Brute” Crute faced off against Jamahal “Sweet Dreams” Hill in a featured light heavyweight matchup. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For December 2021UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman retained his title with a close and hard-fought Unanimous Decision win on November 6th at UFC 268 in New York City. Usman defeated Colby “Chaos” Covington in a main event rematch to remain atop the 170-pound rankings.

Also at UFC 268, “Thug” Rose Namajunas held on to her UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship by edging out former champ Weili “Magnum” Zhang in a rematch. Meanwhile, Rena Kubota re-enters the women’s super atomweight rankings following her win over Miyuu Yamamoto at Rizin FF 32.

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UFC Fight Night 198: "Vieira vs Tate" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship remained at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada today for UFC Fight Night 198: “Vieira vs Tate.” The event was headlined by a women’s bantamweight bout between contender Ketlen “Fenômeno” Vieira and former UFC champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate.

In the welterweight co-feature, “Maverick” Michael Chiesa met unbeaten prospect Sean Brady. Elsewhere on the main card, Joanne “JoJo” Wood faced off against once-beaten Brazilian standout Taila Santos in a women’s flyweight matchup. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Rena Kubota Stops Miyuu Yamamoto In Rizin FF 32 Main EventWhile the victory did not come easily, Rena Kubota made it two-for-two against rival Miyuu Yamamoto tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation 32 in Okinawa, Japan. Kubota survived Yamamoto’s strong ground and pound, then finished her with a counter knee and punches in the 50kg main event.

Kubota, who submitted Yamamoto at Rizin FF 2 five years ago, sustained significant swelling and a cut above her right eye during tonight’s rematch, but she instantly changed the course of the bout with the single knee strike. Also tonight, Mizuki “Nisse” Oshiro narrowly edged out Aira Koga at 49kg.

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UFC Fight Night 197: "Holloway vs Rodriguez" Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada today for UFC Fight Night 197: “Holloway vs Rodriguez.” The event featured a featherweight bout between ex-champ Max “Blessed” Holloway and Yair “El Pantera” Rodriguez, who returned following a two-year hiatus.

In today’s heavyweight co-main event, “Big” Ben Rothwell took on Marcos Rogério “Pezão” de Lima. Elsewhere on the main card, Felicia “FeeNom” Spencer met the returning Leah “Nidas” Letson in featured featherweight action. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for UFC Fight Night 197.

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UFC 268: “Usman vs Covington 2” Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship travelled to Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York tonight for UFC 268: “Usman vs Covington 2.” The card was headlined by a UFC Welterweight Championship grudge rematch as Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman met Colby “Chaos” Covington.

In the co-main event, UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion “Thug” Rose Namajunas faced former champ Weili “Magnum” Zhang, whom Namajunas quickly defeated for the title during the pair’s first fight at UFC 261 in April. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the UFC 268 card tonight.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For November 2021More than seven years after he first challenged for UFC title gold, Brazil’s Glover Teixeira captured the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship on October 30th at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The 19-year veteran submitted Jan Blachowicz and now takes over the top spot at 205.

Elsewhere at UFC 267, Petr “No Mercy” Yan defeated Cory “The Sandman” Sandhagen to win the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship. At Rizin FF 31, two-division Deep and Deep Jewels champion Saori Oshima upset Kanna Asakura and now debuts in the women’s super atomweight rankings.

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