“Sassy” Cassie Rodish vs Stephanie “Macaquinha” Frausto

Round 1:
Referee for this bout is John McCarthy. The fight opened with an exchange of quick punches and leg kicks. Frausto landed a nice right hook and the fighters traded knees in the clinch. Frausto used a very impressive high-arc hip toss to slam Rodish to the mat and she landed in side control. Rodish regained half-guard and Frausto worked to pass. Frausto postured up with punches and Rodish tried for a heel hook from the bottom.

Frausto returned to Rodish’s half-guard and landed short strikes, then stood to avoid another heel hook. She dropped left and right hands until Rodish grabbed onto her leg and stood up. She maintained her grip on Frausto’s leg and dumped her to the mat. Frausto scrambled out from the bottom, but Rodish held her down and tried to take her back. She transitioned to an armbar and Frausto wound up in Rodish’s guard as the round ended. Very close round. 10-9 Frausto, barely.

Round 2:
Frausto jabbed in round two and both fighters threw head kicks. Rodish landed a hard knee to the body, but Frausto circled away and remained light on her feet. Rodish began to land lead right hooks and she backed Frausto up with knees. Rodish held Frausto against the cage and landed more knees, then whipped her to the ground. Frausto attempted an armbar from the bottom and Rodish escaped.

Rodish landed elbows to the sides of Frausto’s head and body and partially locked on a rear-naked choke as Frausto got to her knees. Frausto escaped, but Rodish pinned her arm down and landed some solid punches from top position. Frausto stayed active and tried for another armbar, but Rodish blasted her with punches. The round ended with Rodish throwing knees to the body. 10-9 Rodish. Close to a 10-8.

Round 3:
Rodish landed head kicks and left crosses early in round three. The fighters clinched and Rodish pulled Frausto to the mat with an armbar. She used it to roll into mount and rained down punches and elbows until the fight was stopped.

Winner: Cassie Rodish by TKO (Punches & Elbows) at 1:04 of round three. She improves to 4-3-0.


Tamikka “Boom Boom” Brents vs Amanda “The Lady Killer” Bell

Round 1:
Referee for this bout is John McCarthy. Bell pulled guard right away and Brents dropped back for a heel hook. She retook top position in Bell’s guard. Brents landed short strikes from the top and passed to half-guard, but the action was limited. With just over one minute to go in the round, Brents tried to pass to mount. Bell kept her leg trapped and Brents was only able to land weak strikes until the end of the uneventful round. 10-9 Brents.

Round 2:
Brents slammed Bell to the ground in round two and postured up with punches. Bell kept Brents in her guard and Brents tried to break out with short punches and elbows. The fighters were stood up and Brents landed a one-two. She slammed Bell down again and landed on top in side control. She tried to get to a top-side crucifix, but Bell powered out and held back control as the round came to an end. 10-9 Brents.

Round 3:
Bell scored with a barrage of punches early in the final round and she kept Brents pinned up against the cage. More punches landed for Bell and Brents was unable to escape the clinch. The fighters were eventually separated and Brents landed a left hook. Bell clinched and landed punches and hard knees to the body. She jabbed and threw a standing elbow. Brents landed a knee of her own in the final minute and finally fired off a combination. The fight ended with an exchange of knees. 10-9 Bell.

Judge Henry Gueary: 29-28 Brents. Judge Dave Clifton: 29-28 Brents. Judge Derrick Boone: 29-28 Brents.

Winner: Tamikka Brents by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) after three rounds. She improves to 2-0-0.


Jodie Esquibel vs “Lightning” Liz McCarthy

Round 1:
Referee for this bout is Chuck Wolfe. Both fighters mixed up their strikes with one-twos and leg kicks in the opening round. Esquibel landed a nice combination and McCarthy returned fire with one of her own. Esquibel threw a four-punch flurry and ended with a body kick. Another combination landed for Esquibel and she just missed with a head kick. A hard one-two backed McCarthy up, but she regained her footing and quickly took Esquibel down. McCarthy moved to side control and nearly made it to mount, but Esquibel scrambled up and landed a right hand. Close round. 10-9 Esquibel.

Round 2:
Esquibel scored with a lead left hook in round two and McCarthy answered with a right cross. Esquibel used front kicks to the body to keep McCarthy on the defensive, but McCarthy managed to land to body kicks of her own. McCarthy connected with a spinning backfist that stopped Esquibel in her tracks momentarily. A quick right-left combo from McCarthy set off an exchange of power punches.

McCarthy began to throw more kicks and she forced Esquibel to circle away with a right hook and a lunging combination. A left hook from Esquibel was answered by a leg kick and an overhand right from McCarthy, who remained aggressive. McCarthy continued to score with punches in succession and she landed a body kick soon after. McCarthy caught a knee and the round ended in a clinch. 10-9 McCarthy.

Round 3:
McCarthy backed Esquibel up to the cage with punches in the final round, but Esquibel sent her backwards to the mat with a front kick to the body. McCarthy stood and both fighters landed punches in close. McCarthy held Esquibel up against the fence, but Esquibel secured a Thai clinch and landed three knees. The fighters separated and exchanged right hands. McCarthy ducked under a looping left and tried for a takedown.

Esquibel defended with her back against the cage, but McCarthy still managed to get her down to one knee. McCarthy jumped on Esquibel’s back and worked to secure a rear-naked choke. She got the choke, but Esquibel broke McCarthy’s grip and defended as McCarthy tried to lock it on again. Esquibel controlled McCarthy’s wrists and prevented her from sinking in the choke, but McCarthy stayed on her back until the bell. 10-9 McCarthy.

Judge Henry Gueary: 29-28 Esquibel. Judge Dave Clifton: 30-27 Esquibel. Judge Derrick Boone: 29-28 McCarthy.

Winner: Jodie Esquibel by Split Decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) after three rounds. She improves to 3-0-0.


“Thug” Rose Namajunas vs Emily Kagan

Round 1:
Referee for this bout is Chuck Wolfe. Kagan rushed right in with punches, but Namajunas answered with a combination and a head kick. Kagan clinched against the cage, but it was Namajunas who scored a takedown. Kagan wound up on top after a scramble, but Namajunas locked on a triangle choke. She switched to a triangle armbar and then transitioned to a triangle Kimura on the opposite side.

Kagan weathered the storm of submissions and stood up. Namajunas countered another takedown and took Kagan’s back. Kagan escaped out the back and Namajunas wound up on the bottom with Kagan standing over her. Namajunas battled back to her feet and took Kagan down near the cage. She stayed on top in Kagan’s guard until the bell. 10-9 Namajunas.

Round 2:
Kagan clinched early in round two and took Namajunas down. Namajunas used the cage to stand up, but Kagan dumped her to the mat once more. Namajunas spun into an armbar from the bottom and Kagan muscled her way out. The fighters stood and Namajunas took Kagan down into half-guard. She tried to pin down Kagan’s left arm with her knee, but Kagan exploded out and stood up again. Namajunas reversed a takedown on the way down and took Kagan’s back. Kagan got up and Namajunas landed short punches. Kagan took her down before the bell. 10-9 Namajunas.

Round 3:
Namajunas countered Kagan’s strikes with quick leg kicks and one-twos in the final round. She scored with a head kick and Kagan backed up. Kagan clinched and held Namajunas against the cage while throwing knees to the thighs. Namajunas reversed and landed high knees to the face. She continued to score with short strikes in close until Kagan managed to create enough space to break free of the clinch. Kagan wasted little time in closing in and clinching again, but Namajunas hopped on her back and locked on a rear-naked choke. She dragged Kagan backwards to the ground and Kagan tapped out.

Winner: Rose Namajunas by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:44 of round three. She improves to 1-0-0.


Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres vs “12 Gauge” Paige VanZant

Round 1:
Referee for this bout is Rob Hinds. Torres landed a nice front kick to open the fight and VanZant clinched. Torres countered with knees and broke away from the clinch. She rocked VanZant with a flurry of punches, but VanZant managed to recover and she held Torres against the fence again. Torres landed more knees and a standing elbow, then circled away.

Torres rushed in with another big flurry and an elbow. VanZant stayed on her feet and stayed on the outside. Torres landed leg kicks and a combination, then followed with a kick to the body. A one-two backed VanZant up and she tried for a throw takedown from the clinch. Torres defended and remained on her feet. The round ended with an exchange of knees in close. 10-9 Torres.

Round 2:
Torres flurried right away in round two and ended her combination with a side kick to the body. VanZant clinched and tried to throw Torres to the mat, but Torres countered by taking her back on the ground. Torres trapped one of VanZant’s arms and worked to set up a rear-naked choke. Torres locked on the choke, but VanZant somehow survived. She managed to free herself and fought out of an armbar from Torres. VanZant took top position and landed punches as Torres tried to stand. The round ended with Torres landing punches. 10-9 Torres.

Round 3:
VanZant landed a grazing head kick in round three and Torres answered with one of her own. Punches were exchanged and Torres backed VanZant up, but Vanzant hip tossed her to the mat. Torres punched from the bottom and pushed VanZant off by kicking her in the chest. The fighters stood and Torres rocked VanZant with punches. She switched stances and tagged VanZant with another combination. VanZant tried to take Torres down, but Torres reversed on the way and stood up. A one-two and a combination scored for Torres before the bell. 10-9 Torres.

Judge Henry Gueary: 30-27 Torres. Judge Dave Clifton: 30-27 Torres. Judge Derrick Boone: 30-27 Torres.

Winner: Tecia Torres by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) after three rounds. She improves to 2-0-0.


Veronica “The Heartbreaker” Rothenhausler vs Katalina Malungahu

Round 1:
Referee for this bout is Rob Hinds. Big power punches were exchanged right away and both fighters landed. A right cross sent Malungahu crashing backwards to the mat and the fight was immediately waved off.

Winner: Veronica Rothenhausler by KO (Punch) at 1:12 of round one. She improves to 1-0-0.


“Fancy” Laura Sanko vs Cassie “The Hulk” Robb

Round 1:
Referee for this bout is Chuck Wolfe. Sanko landed a big right uppercut early in the fight and secured a power guillotine choke as Robb shot in for a takedown. Robb escaped and Sanko landed a front kick. Robb dumped Sanko to the mat and tried to pass to side control. Sanko defended well and battled back to her feet. Robb took Sanko back down and landed short elbows.

Robb moved to mount and landed punches until Sanko gave up her back. Robb attempted a rear-naked choke and landed more punches. Sanko scrambled up and scored with two hard uppercuts before Robb caught a kick and tripped her. Sanko worked for an armbar from the bottom and Robb fought free with punches. Robb stayed on top until the end of the close opening round. 10-9 Robb.

Round 2:
Robb clinched again in round two, but Sanko countered a takedown attempt and wound up on top in side control. She landed elbows and took Robb’s back. Sanko locked on a tight rear-naked choke and Robb was forced to submit.

Winner: Laura Sanko by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:07 of round two. She improves to 1-0-0.


  1. Amanda Nunes dominated the great Alexis Davis in the first round.

    I think she has superior jiu jitsu to Sarah D’Alelio and is a superior striker as well.

    I am guessing Amanda Nunes.

  2. MAAAAAANNNNNN! Alexis Davis!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow!

  3. Ive been saying she will beat rousey if they ever give her a chance alexis davis is better in the atand up and definately as good on the ground as rousey. I have said this ever since the kaufman fight:-), i really be lieve if alexis hadnt wanted to prove she could stand with kaufman she could of subbed her, she totally controlled kaufman in the third rd

  4. Agreed, Robby.

    In fact, Ronda has showed she is great at setting an armbar on the ground, but Kaufmann reversed positions with her many times.

    And, when the first armbar against Miesha failed, Ronda was fighting Miesha off her back for a good part of the round… until she managed to get another armbar. Miesha seemed to be controlling the fight, although Ronda seemed a good deal stronger.

    Ronda’s ground game is EXCELLENT… for pulling an armbar. We haven’t seen anything else.