Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For December 2023Alex “Poatan” Pereira captured his second UFC title on November 11th in the main event of UFC 295 in New York City. The former middleweight champion stopped Jiří “Denisa” Procházka late in the second round to claim the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and the #2 spot at 205 pounds.

In the UFC 295 co-feature, Tom Aspinall needed just 69 seconds to knock out Sergei Pavlovich and win the UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship. On the same UFC card, Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade got herself back on track at strawweight with a one-sided TKO victory against Mackenzie Dern.

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Seika Izawa vs Miyuu Yamamoto Rebooked For Rizin FF 45A non-title women’s super atomweight bout between Rizin champion Seika Izawa and Miyuu Yamamoto has been added to Rizin Fighting Federation 45, which takes place on December 31st in Saitama, Japan. The fight, originally planned to take place in May, was officially announced today.

Yamamoto was forced to withdraw from the initial matchup with Izawa after suffering a knee injury that kept her out of action for all of 2023. Izawa went on to earn first-round submission victories in bouts for Deep Jewels and Rizin, and she will now face Yamamoto in Yamamoto’s retirement fight.

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Arisa Matsuda Claims Interim Strawweight Title At Deep Jewels 43Former professional baseball player Arisa Matsuda kept her perfect MMA record intact with a narrow Split Decision victory today at Deep Jewels 43 in Tokyo, Japan. Matsuda edged out former amateur rival Machi Fukuda in the main event to win the Deep Jewels Interim Strawweight Championship.

Elsewhere on the card today, former atomweight title challenger Moeri Suda needed just 49 seconds to dispatch of Saki Kitamura with an armbar in the 49kg co-main event. At flyweight, Aoi Kuriyama earned her fourth win in her past five fights by stopping Momoko Saito midway through the first round.

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Deep Jewels 43 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsDeep Jewels returned to New Pier Hall in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday for its latest all-female fight card. Deep Jewels 43 was headlined by an interim strawweight title rematch between unbeaten rising stars Arisa Matsuda and Machi Fukuda, who first clashed as amateur fighters two years ago.

In the 49kg super atomweight co-main event, teen prospect Moeri Suda sought another victory when she faced Saki Kitamura, who secured her first Deep Jewels win in September. At flyweight, Aoi Kuriyama battled Momoko Saito. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the Deep Jewels 43 card.

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UFC 295: "Procházka vs Pereira" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Madison Square Garden in New York City tonight for UFC 295: “Procházka vs Pereira.” The event was headlined by a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship matchup between Jiří “Denisa” Procházka and former middleweight champ Alex “Poatan” Pereira.

In tonight’s co-main event, Sergei Pavlovich took on fellow rising star Tom Aspinall for the vacant UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship. Elsewhere on the main card, Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade battled Mackenzie Dern at 115. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the UFC 295 main card.

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UFC Fight Night 231: "Almeida vs Lewis" Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil tonight for UFC Fight Night 231: “Almeida vs Lewis.” The card was headlined by a heavyweight matchup between fast-rising star Jailton “Malhadinho” Almeida and veteran Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis.

In the welterweight co-feature, Gabriel “Marretinha” Bonfim battled Nicolas “Danish Dynamite” Dalby. Elsewhere on the main card, Rodrigo “Yogi Bear” Nascimento Ferreira faced Don’Tale “Lord Kong” Mayes in a heavyweight showdown. MMARising.com has play-by-play for tonight’s main card.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For November 2023UFC Lightweight Champion Islam Makhachev retained his title with a quick and decisive knockout victory on October 21st at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi. Makhachev defeated reigning featherweight champ Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski in a short-notice rematch from the pair’s first fight in February.

Elsewhere in October, Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino easily dispatched of title challenger “Alpha” Cat Zingano at Bellator 300 and moved up to the top spot at 145 pounds. Earlier on the same Bellator 300 card, Leah “The Curse” McCourt upset Sara McMann.

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Invicta Fighting Championships 54 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsInvicta Fighting Championships came to Citizens House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts tonight for Invicta FC 54. The five-fight card was headlined by an Invicta FC Strawweight Championship bout between new champion “Mad” Danni McCormack and challenger Karolina “Polish Assassin” Wójcik.

In the flyweight co-main event, recent title challenger Kristina “Warhorse” Williams looked to get back on track when she battled Dee Begley. Also on the card tonight, Hilarie Rose faced off against Andrea Amaro in a featured strawweight matchup. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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