Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For October 2021UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski fought through adversity and retained his title in a thrilling bout on September 25th at UFC 266 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Volkanovski took a Unanimous Decision victory over Brian “T-City” Ortega to remain atop the 145-pound rankings.

In the UFC 266 co-main event, Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko earned her eighth straight victory and retained her #1 spot in the women’s flyweight rankings. At UFC Fight Night 192, long-time light heavyweight contender Anthony “Lionheart” Smith scored another quick win in the main event.

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Kanna Asakura vs Saori Oshima Set For Rizin FF 31 On October 24Rizin FF Women’s Super Atomweight GP winner Kanna Asakura is set to make her return to action on October 24th at Rizin Fighting Federation 31 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Asakura faces off against two-division Deep and Deep Jewels champion Saori Oshima in a featured 49kg matchup.

Rizin FF officials announced the bout earlier today. Asakura had her four-fight winning streak snapped in March when she was narrowly defeated by Ayaka Hamasaki in a title rematch at Rizin FF 27. Rising star Oshima became a double champ for Deep by winning two fights at Deep Jewels 33.

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Valentina Shevchenko Retains Title With Dominant Win At UFC 266UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko’s reign of dominance continued with her latest successful title defence tonight at UFC 266: “Volkanovski vs Ortega” in Las Vegas, Nevada. The champ scored a fourth-round stoppage of “Lucky” Lauren Murphy in the co-main event.

Tonight’s card featured two additional women’s flyweight bouts. Former 115-pound titleholder Jéssica “Bate Estaca” Andrade stopped Cynthia Calvillo late in the first round of their main card fight, and rising star Taila Santos outpointed 44-fight veteran Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi.

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UFC 266: "Volkanovski vs Ortega" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC 266: “Volkanovski vs Ortega.” The event featured a UFC Featherweight Championship grudge match between reigning champ Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski and challenger Brian “T-City” Ortega.

In the co-main event, UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko defended her title against “Lucky” Lauren Murphy. Elsewhere on the main card, Nick Diaz returned to face “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler in a middleweight rematch. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for UFC 266.

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Ayaka Hamasaki, Rina Okamoto Impress In Victory At Rizin FF 30In a rematch almost nine years in the making, Rizin FF Women’s Super Atomweight Champion Ayaka Hamasaki scored her second victory over friend Emi “Kamikaze Angel” Fujino tonight at Rizin Fighting Federation 30 in Saitama, Japan. Hamasaki outpointed Fujino in a non-title 49kg bout.

Just as she did in the pair’s first matchup in December 2012, Fujino rallied late in tonight’s rematch, but it was not quite enough to seal a victory for the Pancrase champ. Earlier on the card, kickboxing sensation Rina “Panchan” Okamoto stayed unbeaten by defeating veteran Momoka Mandokoro.

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UFC Fight Night 192: "Smith vs Spann" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship concluded its latest run of events at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight with UFC Fight Night 192: “Smith vs Spann.” The card was headlined by a light heavyweight contender’s bout between Anthony “Lionheart” Smith and Ryan “Superman” Spann.

In the co-main event, Ion “The Hulk” Cutelaba took on Devin “Brown Bear” Clark at 205 pounds. Also on the main card, Ariane “Queen of Violence” Lipski battled Mandy “Monster” Böhm in a featured flyweight matchup. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the UFC Fight Night 192 card.

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UFC Fight Night 191: "Brunson vs Till" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship stayed at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight for UFC Fight Night 191: “Brunson vs Till.” The event, which was originally set to take place in the U.K., was headlined by a featured middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Darren “The Gorilla” Till.

In the heavyweight co-main event, Tom Aspinall took on late replacement opponent Sergey “The Polar Bear” Spivak. Elsewhere on the card tonight, Alex “The Great White” Morono met David “Sagat” Zawada in welterweight action. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for UFC Fight Night 191.

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Mizuki Oshiro Stops Mizuki Furuse In Deep Jewels 34 HeadlinerAtomweight prospect Mizuki “Nisse” Oshiro got back in the win column with a big victory tonight at Deep Jewels 34 in Tokyo, Japan. Oshiro, who had suffered three consecutive defeats against some of the division’s top talent, rebounded by stopping veteran Mizuki Furuse in tonight’s main event.

Deep Jewels 34 was also highlighted by strong performances from two of the promotion’s brightest young stars. At flyweight, Mikiko “Mikko Nirvana” Shimizu defeated Kate “Lotus” Oyama, while 18-year-old Eru Takebayashi stayed unbeaten by dominating Tomoko Inoue in strawweight action.

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