Rena Kubota vs Si Woo Park Added To Rizin FF 33 On New Year's EveFresh off of her impressive stoppage victory this past month, Rena Kubota will make a quick return to action on New Year’s Eve at Rizin Fighting Federation 33 in Saitama, Japan. Kubota is scheduled to face off against Deep Jewels contender Si Woo Park in a featured 50kg bout on the card.

Rizin FF officials announced the matchup on Monday afternoon. Kubota has won four straight fights under the Rizin FF banner, including a second-round TKO of Miyuu Yamamoto at Rizin FF 32. Park, who holds a win over Deep and Deep Jewels double-champ Saori Oshima, makes her Rizin FF debut.

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Julianna Peña Submits Amanda Nunes In UFC 269 Co-FeatureJulianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña ended one of the most dominant title reigns in recent UFC history tonight at UFC 269: “Oliveira vs Poirier” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Peña submitted long-time titleholder Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes to become the new UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion.

Peña, who has overcome three serious knee injuries during her MMA career, entered tonight’s title tilt as a significant underdog, but she overwhelmed Nunes in the second round en route to victory. In flyweight action, Erin “Cold Blooded” Blanchfield impressed in a win over Miranda “Fear The” Maverick.

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UFC 269: "Oliveira vs Poirier" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC 269: “Oliveira vs Poirier.” The card was headlined by a UFC Lightweight Championship bout between champion Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira and former interim titleholder Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier.

In tonight’s co-main event, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda “Lioness” Nunes defended against Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña. Geoff “Handz of Steel” Neal met Santiago “Argentine Dagger” Ponzinibbio at welterweight. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the UFC 269 card.

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Miki Motono Rebounds With Dominant Victory At Deep Jewels 35Former Deep Jewels Strawweight Champion Miki Motono scored a much-needed victory in the main event of Deep Jewels 35 tonight at New Pier Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Motono, who lost her title in June, handed Namiko “Hime” Kawabata her first defeat tonight via a clear-cut Unanimous Decision.

In the Deep Jewels 35 co-feature, “King” Reina Miura made a successful return to the promotion with a first-round submission victory over Tae “Te-a” Murayama at featherweight. Aya Murakami improved to 4-0 by upsetting Mizuki Furuse, a veteran of 16 fights, in their 44.5kg microweight matchup.

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Deep Jewels 35 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsDeep Jewels held its final event of 2021 tonight at New Pier Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The all-female Deep Jewels 35 card was headlined by a strawweight matchup between former champion Miki Motono and undefeated prospect Namiko “Hime” Kawabata, who looked for her third victory of the year.

In tonight’s featherweight co-feature, “King” Reina Miura returned to Deep Jewels and took on Tae “Te-a” Murayama. Elsewhere on the card, veteran Mizuki Furuse faced the unbeaten Aya Murakami in a 44.5kg microweight matchup. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for Deep Jewels 35.

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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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