Monday, January 23, 2017

Hannah Kampf defeats Thulasi Helen: Fight Video

 

On Sunday January, 22 2017 at Super Fight League 2017: Goa Pirates vs. Bengaluru in Delhi, India at The Squash and Badminton Courts Siri Fort.

Hannah Kampf (1-0-0) defeated Thulasi Helen (0-1-0) by Submission (Arm-Triangle) at :49 of the very first round in their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Hannah is a 5'4 twenty-six year old fighter born in Philipsburg, Montana. She was coached by Phuket Top Team for this fight. She was cornered by Anjela Pink and Dennis Hallman.


She had an impressive (4-2-0) record as an amateur. 

You can watch the fight here.




 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

"Super Collider" Colleen Schneider defeats Chrissie Daniels

 

On Saturday January, 21 2017 at Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen in Inglewood, California at The Fabulous Forum.

"Super Collider" Colleen Schneider (11-7-0) defeated Chrissie Daniels (2-3-0) by Submission (Anaconda Choke) at 1:30 of the 1st round in their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Colleen is a 5'9 thirty-four year old fighter from Los Angeles, California where she trains at CMMA.

She has now won 5 of her last 6 fights and this win would seem to set her up for a main card spot for her next fight with Bellator against a highly ranked opponent.

Colleen holds a notable victory against Raquel Pa'aluhi (6-5-0)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Alexa Conners defeats Annie DeCresente

 


On Friday January, 20 2017 at National Fighting Championships 90 in Kennesaw, Georgia at Electric Cowboy.

Alexa Conners (2-1-0) defeated Anne DeCresente (1-2-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 135-Pound Professional MMA match.

 Alexa is a 5'6 twenty-five year old fighter born in Reading, Pennsylvania and now fighting out of Columbia, South Carolina where she trains with Revolution MMA.

This was a rematch from 2014 fight that Alexa won by TKO

The other professional victory on her record came against Stephanie Egger (2-1-0) in her last fight under the Invicta Fighting Championships banner.

Hopefully we see this young rising star on an Invicta fight card soon.

As an amateur Alexa went (8-1-0)

Gabby "The Kraken" Romero defeats Linsey Williams



On Friday January, 20 2017 at Legacy Fighting Alliance 2: Richman vs. Stojadinovic in Prior Lake, Minnesota at The Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel.

Gabby "The Kraken" Romero (1-1-0) defeated Linsey Williams (0-1-0) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:15 of round number 1 in their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Gabby is a 5'2 twenty-eight year old fighter from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she trains at Luttrell/Yee MMA and Legends MMA. Her head Coach is Clube Hollywood. She is also coached by Jose Lopez, Chris Luttrell, Ray Yee and Alberto Crane.

The Kraken showed great aggression and great grappling as she won this fight with complete dominance. 

She is a Brazilian Jui Jitsu World Champion in the brown belt division. 

She was undefeated as an amateur at (2-0-0)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Lisbeth Silva defeats Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc

 


On Thursday January, 19 2017 at Combate Americas Combate 10 in Mexico City, Mexico at El Plaza Condesa.


Lisbeth Silva (4-3-0) defeated Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (9-10-0) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in the first round of their 105-Pound Professional MMA match.

Lisbeth is a  5'2 twenty year old originally from Veracruz, Mexico now fighting out of Mexico City, Mexico where she trains at Mexican Pride Gym.

She has notable victories against Marcela Nieto (3-3-0) and Yahaira Romo (3-2-0)

Nicdali announced her retirement after the fight.

You can watch a replay of the fight on UFC Fight Pass.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nina The Strina" Ansaroff defeats Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger




On Sunday January, 15 2017 at Ultimate Fighting Championships Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn in Phoenix, Arizona at Talking Stick Arena.

Nina "The Strina" Ansaroff (7-5-0) defeated Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (6-4-0) by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:39 of the 3rd round in their 115-Pound professional MMA match.

Nina is a 5'5 thirty-one year old fighter originally from Weston, Florida and now training out of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida with her girlfriend UFC 135-Pound Champion Amanda Nunes.

Ansaroff is coming off of a one year layoff (due to the flu) since a loss to Justine Kish. 

Nina has fought the best in the world including notable victories against Munah Holland (5-3-0) and Jessica Doerner (5-4-0) This was however Nina's biggest victory to date.

We are sure to see her take on a top ten opponent in her next fight and from the high praises she has been getting from her coach Din Thomas, we can expect big things.

Here is a paragraph from Wikipedia about Nina's start in MMA.

Ansaroff started practicing Taekwondo at the age of 6. She began training in mixed martial arts in 2009 as a way to lose weight and to help keep in shape following a motorcycle accident. She made her professional debut in 2010.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Megan Anderson defeats Charmaine Tweet

 


On Saturday January, 14 2017 at Invicta Fighting Championships 21 in Kansas City, Missouri at The Scottish Rite Temple.

Megan Anderson (8-2-0) defeated Charmaine Tweet (9-6-0) by TKO (Head Kick & Punches) at 2:05 of the 2nd round in their 145-Pound professional MMA Intern Invicta World Championship match.

She is a 6'0 twenty-six year old fighter originally from Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. She now trains at Glory MMA and Fitness in Lee Summit, Missouri, where she is coached by James Krause.

Megan is currently on a four fight winning streak since her last loss to Cindy Dandois.

She holds notable victories against Peggy Morgan (4-4-0) and Amber Leibrock (2-1-0)

This was another dominating victory for the new Intern Champion. in her last four victories (all for Invicta) she has finished all four fights.

During the post-fight interview, Megan had a message for Dana White to deliver to whoever wins the inagural 145-Pound UFC championship, "Tell them to keep my fu@%en belt warm for me because im coming!

Megan also won performance of the night bonus for her vicious knockout.

You can watch this fight and the rest of Invicta FC 21 for free on UFC Fight Pass.

Raquel "Lionheart" Pa'aluhi defeats Pannie Kianzad

 


On Saturday January, 14 2017 at Invicta Fighting Championships 21 in Kansas City, Missouri at The Scottish Rite Temple.

Raquel "Lionheart" Pa'aluhi (6-5-0) defeated Pannie Kianzad (8-2-0) by submission (Rear-naked choke) at 3:40 of the very first round in their 135-Pound professional MMA match.

She is a 5'7 twenty-six year old fighter from Wai'anae, Hawaii. She trains at Drysdale Jui Jitsu in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Raquel is coming off of a one year absence from the cage since her last fight, a split-decision loss to Bellator 125-pound fighter Colleen Schneider.

Her other notable victories have come against Ediane Gomes (10-4-0) Kaitlin Young (7-9-1) and Nikohl Johnson (4-4-0)

With this very impressive victory, Raquel puts herself in a good position to be next in line for an Invicta 135-Pound title shot after the Evinger vs. Kunitskaya rematch.

You can watch this fight and the rest of Invicta FC 21 for free on UFC Fight Pass.

Leah "Nidas" Letson defeats Elizabeth Phillips

 


On Saturday January, 14 2017 at Invicta Fighting Championships 21 in Kansas City, Missouri at The Scottish Rite Temple.

Leah "Nidas" Letson (4-1-0) defeated Elizabeth Phillips(5-5-0) by KO (Head Kick) at 1:18 of the first round in their 145-Pound professional MMA match.

She is a 5'7 twenty-four year old fighter originally from Janestown, Wisconsin and now fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with Pure Vida BJJ/MMA where she is coached by Jake Klipp.

Despite her very impressive (6-0-0) amateur record and her now four fight winning streak, this was the first true test for Leahnidas and she passed with flying colors.

 She has stated that her next fight will be at 135-Pounds.

Leah won Performance of the Night for that devastating head kick knockout.


You can watch this fight and the rest of Invicta FC 21 for free on UFC Fight Pass.

Aspen Ladd defeats Sijara Eubanks

 


On Saturday January, 14 2017 at Invicta Fighting Championships 21 in Kansas City, Missouri at The Scottish Rite Temple.

Aspen  Ladd (5-0-0) defeated Sijara Eubanks (2-2-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 135-pound professional MMA match.

She is a 5'6 twenty-one year old fighter fighting out of Pioneer, California. She trains at MMA Gold Fight Team in El Dorado Hills, California.

This is the first professional fight that Aspen has not finished.
All of her professional fights have been under the Invicta banner.
She holds notable victories against Jessica Hoy (1-1-0) Kelly McGill (2-1-0) and UFC fighter Amanda Bobby Cooper (2-2-0)

As an amateur Aspen was an impressive (8-1-0)

Aspen pressured Sijara the entire fight on the feet as well as winning on the ground with her impressive grappling skills.

You can watch this fight and the rest of Invicta FC 21 for free on UFC Fight Pass.

Andrea "KGB" Lee defeats Jenny Liou




On Saturday January, 14 2017 at Invicta Fighting Championships 21 in Kansas City, Missouri at The Scottish Rite Temple.

Andrea "KGB" Lee (5-2-0) defeated Jenny Liou (6-5-0) by KO (due to a liver punch) at 1:14 of the very first round in their 125-Pound professional MMA match.

Andrea is a 5'7 twenty-seven year old fighter originally from Atlanta, Texas and now fighting out of Shreveport, Louisiana at Karate Mafia MMA where she is coached by her husband Donny Aaron.

She was coming off of a 10 month absence from the cage before this dominating victory. Her last fight being a loss to Bellator 125-Pound fighter Sarah D'Alelio (11-6-0)


Andrea's other notable victory came against Rachel Ostovich  (3-3-0)

As an amateur Andrea boasted an (8-3-0) record. she has a combined combat sports record of (37-6-0) including three Amateur Muay Thai Championships, a National Golden Gloves Boxing Championship and two Brazilian Jui-Jitsu World Championships.


This a piece from Wikipedia on how Andrea got started in Combat Sports.

High School is where she competed in powerlifting and Volleyball. After high school she moved to Bossier City, La and took a job as a waitress at a local sports bar. Through their showings of MMA events Andrea developed a strong interest in Martial Arts. With encouragement from friends, she decided to seek out a trainer and almost instantly Andrea saw that a career in MMA and Muay Thai was the obvious choice for the direction she was seeking in her life and KGB was born.


You can watch this fight and the rest of Invicta FC 21 for free on UFC Fight Pass.

Amy "The Resurrection" Montenegro defeats Celine Haga


 

On Saturday January, 14 2017 at Invicta Fighting Championships 21 in Kansas City, Missouri at The Scottish Rite Temple.

 Amy "The Resurrection" Montenegro (8-2-0) defeated Celine Haga (10-14-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 115-Pound professional MMA match.

Amy is a 5'4 thirty-three year old fighter from Lynwood, Washington. She trains at Gracie Barra Northwest in Seattle, Washington.

She was a member of the Ultimate Fighter 23 but lost in the opening fight to get into the house. Her only other recent loss came in a close split decision loss to UFC fighter Jamie Moyle.

Her most notable victories have come against Glena Avila (5-4-0) Briana Van Buren (3-2-0) Diana Rael (5-5-0) Kathina Lowe (7-9-0) and Jessica Doerner (5-4-0)

It was definitely an exciting back and forth fight filled with questions at the end but regardless both ladies fought very well and a rematch at Invicta 22 would be awesome.

This battle between Amy and Celine won Fight Of The Night.


You can watch this fight and the rest of Invicta FC 21 for free on UFC Fight Pass.

Christine "Misfit" Ferea defeats Rachel Ostovich

 


On Saturday January, 14 2017 at Invicta Fighting Championships 21 in Kansas City, Missouri at The Scottish Rite Temple.

Christine "Misfit" Ferea (1-0-0) defeats Rachel Ostovich (3-3-0) by TKO (Due to head kick & ground and pound) at 1:29 of the 3rd round in their 125-Pound professional MMA match.

Christine is a 5'5 thirty-four year old fighter originally from San Jose, California. She currently has no official gym affiliation, but is said to have been recently training at Team Alpha Male.

Before turning pro, Christine boasted a (3-1-0) amateur MMA record. She is also an undefeated Muay Thai fighter (13-0-0) amateur (1-0-0) Professional.

Christine was very aggressive on the feet and showed strong grappling as she dominated this match.

Here is a quote from a Lion Fights interview where she talks about why she first started training in Muay Thai,

"I was trying to clean up my life at the time. I saw a fight gym and I thought, ‘Well I can fight.’ So I signed up for classes. I was 140 pounds and I had a 115-pound female beat the s— out of me. But I was having fun trading punches … I was smiling while getting my a– kicked. Everything progressed from there. It’s created a lot of discipline in me. At first I was an uncontrolled brawler who would throw a lot of punches and then gas out. I stopped partying. I’ve learned a lot more discipline, about preserving my power more and becoming the best fighter I can be. I’m learning to channel all that energy into something positive. I can’t go out there with all that rage and hate. I need to be able to see all the punches coming and control the fight. Muay Thai has helped me focus and made me kinder.
My whole life is fighting. I don’t do much else."

You can watch this fight and the rest of Invicta FC 21 for free on UFC Fight Pass.



Cheri Muraski defeats Jamie Milanowski

 

On Saturday January, 14 2017 at King Of The Cage: Most Wanted in Sloan, Iowa at The WinnaVegas Casino.

Cheri Muraski (2-0-0) defeated Jamie Milanowski (1-2-0) by submission (Armbar) in the second round of their 125-Pound professional MMA match.

Cheri is a 5'6 thirty-seven year old fighter out of Fort Collins, Colorado where she trains at
Team Wildman Vale Tudo and McMahon Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
 
She boasted a (6-1-0) record as an amateur.

Fernanda Barbosa defeats Nao Date

 


On Saturday January, 14 2017 at Angel’s Fighting 2 in Seoul, South Korea.

Fernanda Barbosa (2-1-0) defeated Nao Date (0-2-0) by submission (armbar) in the first round of their 135-Pound professional MMA match.

Fernanda is a 5'5 twenty-six year old fighter who lives and trains out of Sao Paolo, Brazil with Cianfa Fighters Team Muay Thai & MMA.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Bi "KillHer Bee" Nguyen defeats Katie Saull

 


On Friday January, 13 2017 at TKO Fight Alliance: Knockout Nights in Houston, Texas at Arabia Shriners.

Bi "KillHer Bee" Nguyen (2-0-0) defeated Katie Saull (0-1-0) by Unanimous decision in their 105-pound Professional MMA match.

Bi is a 4'11 twenty-seven year old fighter originally from Oakland, California and now training out of Albuquerque, New Mexico at Jackson-Wink's MMA.

In her professional debut she defeated Andy Nguyen. She boasted a (5-1-0) record as an amateur.

Ashley "AK-47" Nichols defeats Ashley Leterneau

 

On Friday January, 13 at TKO Major League MMA 37: Rivals, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at Tohu.

 Ashley "AK-47" Nichols (1-1-0) defeated Ashley Letourneau (0-1-0) by TKO at 1:47 of the first round in their 115-pound professional MMA match.

 She is a 5'7 thirty year old fighter who is originally from Chippewa, Ontario, Canada and now training out of Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with Team Renzo Gracie Ottawa.

Her only other MMA fight was a loss back in 2013 to now UFC fighter Randa Markos.

Ashley is a professional Muay Thai World Champion with a record of (12-3-0) She also holds a (1-0-0) boxing record.

Here is a quote Ashley gave to Awakening:
" I first started training boxing when I was 15, it would have been 2002. My mom encouraged me to get involved with it to help because I was getting into bit of trouble back then and needed a focus, discipline, and a change of lifestyle. And now, combat sports such as boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai and BJJ was most definitely the change I needed. And seeing the women succeed in these sports; was the spark I needed to help inspire what is now my passion. I love to train everyday!”

Griet Eeckhout defeats Lindsay Garbatt




On Friday January, 13 at TKO Major League MMA 37: Rivals, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at Tohu.

Griet Eeckhout (3-0-1) defeated Lindsay Garbatt (4-2-0) by (submission) rear-naked choke at 3:07 of the first round in their 115-pound professional MMA match.

 She is a 5'3 fighter who trains out of Brussels, Belgium with Team Shocx.

The fight was shown on UFC Fight Pass.

Cynthia Calvillo defeats Montana Stewart

 

On Friday January, 13 2017 at Legacy Fighting Alliance 1: Peterson vs. Higo in Dallas, Texas at The Bomb Factory.

Cynthia Calvillo (3-0-0) defeated Montana Stewart (6-4-0) by TKO (due to punches) at 2:54 of the third round in their 115-pound professional MMA match.

Cynthia is a 5'4 twenty-nine year old fighter originally from San Jose, California. She now trains out of Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, California.

Cynthia is a very experienced despite only having three professional fights, with a (7-1-0) amateur record that includes a victory over Invicta fighter Aspen Ladd.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Julia "Raging Panda" Avila defeats Nicco Montano




On Saturday January, 7 2017  at HD MMA 7: Avila vs. Montano which took place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at Remington Park Racing Casino.

Julia "Raging Panda" Avila (3-0-0) defeated Nicco Montano (3-2-0) by
Unanimous Decision in a five round 135-pound professional MMA Championship match.

 Julia is a 5'7 twenty-eight year old fighter originally from Bakersfield, California. She now trains out of Oklahoma Martial Arts Academy in Edmond, Oklahoma  and All Powers Fighting and Fitness in Haltom City, Texas. Her head coaches are Brandon Crick, Seth Norman, and Janie Meadows assisted by Justin Patterson, Victor Reyna, and Cody Shumate

Her most notable win besides this one, would be her pro debut in January of 2012 when she defeated Marion Reneau (7-3-0) by unanimous decision.

Back in 2013 I interviewed Julia, here is the question I asked her,

"Julia what got you started in MMA?'

"I have always been an athlete and after college I figured fighting would be a good avenue to invest my spare time off of work. I threw the hammer and weight for the University of Notre dame and was very active in Santa Cruz with the studio workouts (Zumba, cardio kick boxing, body pump and self defense martial arts). I even ran a marathon for my 21st birthday instead of going out and "getting hammered." I've always been an odd duck and ridiculously driven to do what I set my mind to. I wanted to fight, so I found a place to do it. After being shuffled around for a year, someone took interest and noticed my talent and determination. Travers took me under his wing and I attribute any and all skill and my current path of success by his direction. Nolan has done amazing work with the technique of my hands (as shown through my MMA record and the record of my MMA teammates). Camarillo is a great instructor and has really taught me well on my ground game, again shown through my record in gi and no gi grappling tournaments.
Honesty, I don't have to be a fighter. I don't have to be on this diet, workout for 6 hours a day, stress about making weight, cry everyday the week of fights from nerves, be unbearably sore from workouts, compromise my "crazy 20s" to hit the gym, sacrifice two relationships and have a null love life (whomp whomp)... Nope I don't have to do any of these things. I am a geosciencist with my BS in geology and have a really good paying job, plus, I am a well rounded athlete that actively participates in centuries and marathons to supplement my fighting. So, why do I do this? Because, I want to be a positive role model for people, and it's been working... God has given me this opportunity to influence people of all ages, ethnicity's, sizes, and genders and I intend to fulfill His will to the best of my ability. That's why I fight.
I am just the girl next door, I snort when I laugh and I have a crazy obsession with pandas... Just don't put me in a ring."

Julia is also now happily married.

Learn more about Julia in this HD MMA video interview here

Jessy "The Widowmaker" Miele defeats Calie Cutler

 

On Saturday January, 7 2017 at Reality Fighting which took place in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Jessy "The Widowmaker" Miele (6-3-0) defeated Calie Cutler (5-4-0) by submission (Rear-naked choke) at 4:38 of the second round in their 135-pound professional MMA Championship match.

Jessy is a 5'8 thirty-one year old fighter who trains out of IMB Academy of Connecticut in Waterbury, Connecticut, where she is coached by Chris Smith. 

This is her most notable win to date in this her 135-pound debut, she did however experience some success at 145-pounds with victories over Cassie Crisano (2-2-0) and Aline Neri (6-4-0)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Jamie "Pretty Assassin" Thorton defeats Jaymee Nievara



On Saturday January, 7 2017 at Universal Reality Combat Championship 29: Conquest which took place in San Francisco, California, USA at Kezar Pavilion.

 Jamie "Pretty Assassin" Thorton (4-1-0) defeated Jaymee Nievara (4-3-0) by submission (Guillotine Choke) at :57 seconds of the first round in their 125-pound professional MMA interim Championship match.

Jamie is a 5'4 thirty-two year old fighter originally from Saint Louis, Illinois. She now fights out of Irwin, California at Fort Irwin Fight Team and Bugatti Assassins.

This is the first notable win of her career, her only loss came against Katy Collins (6-1-0)

All four of Jamie's wins have come by finish. (3 by submission, 1 by KO)

Weili Zhang defeats Veronica Grenno



On Monday January, 2 2017 at Kunlun Fight MMA 8 which took place in Sanya, Hainan, China at Mangrove Tree International Convention Center.

 Weili Zhang (10-1-0) defeated Veronica Grenno (3-2-0) by KO at 1:50 of the first round in their 115-Pound professional MMA Championship match.

Weili is a 5'4 Twenty-Seven year old fighter from Hebei, China. She trains at Black Tiger Muay Thai.

She is currently on a ten fight winning streak with all ten wins coming by way of the finish. Six of those finishes were by KO or TKO and four were by submission. (Three rear-naked chokes and one armbar.) 

Her notable wins have come against Emi Fujino (18-10-0) Maira Mazar (4-2-0) and Karla Benitez (13-11-1)  

Her only loss came a division up against fellow Chinese fighter 125-pound Meng Bo (8-2-0) It was a two round fight, Weili lost in her pro debut by unanimous decision.

From watching Weili Zhang's fights, especially the one against Karla Benitez we see that this fighter is a devastating striker in the 115-pound division. I would not be surprised to see her soon in one of the three major promotions. (UFC, Invicta and Bellator) One Fighting Championship might also be a good fit.

You can watch the fight video by clicking here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Katlyn Chookagian defeats Isabelly Varela



On Saturday January, 9 2016 at Cage Fury Fighting Championships 55 at the Borgota Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Katlyn Chookagian  (6-0-0) defeated Isabelly Varela (5-1-0) by unanimous decision in their 125-pound professional MMA match.

Katlyn is a 27 year old 5'9 fighter from Jersey City, New Jersey. She trains at All-Star Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

The match was very one-sided with a few 10-8 rounds, this is Katlyn's 13th win in a row, including her amateur career.



Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Janice Meyer defeats Sarah Payant



On Saturday January, 2 2016 at Reality Fighting at The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncansville, Connecticut

Janice Meyer (1-2-0) defeated Sarah Payant (1-2-0) by split decision in their 135-pound professional MMA match.

This was a rematch of a March 2013 fight in which Janice lost to Sarah by submission.

Janice is a 5'9 29 year old fighter from Cortland, New York. She trains at Power of One.


Jessy Miele defeats Jamie Driver


On Saturday January, 2 2016 at Reality Fighting at The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut

Jessy "Widowmaker" Miele (5-2-0) defeated Jamie Driver (0-2-0) by submission (rear-naked choke) in the 2nd round of their 145-pound professional MMA match.

Jessy is a 5'8 fighter from Connecticut. She trains at IBM Academy  where she is coached by Chris Smith

She holds notable victories over Lissette Neri & Cassie Crisano.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sabina Mazo defeats Alejandra Lara

 
 
 
 
On Thursday March, 26 2015 at Striker Fighting Championships in Columbia.
 
Sabina Mazo (1-0-0) defeated Alejandra Lara (4-1-0) by unanimous decision in their 125-pound professional MMA match.
 
She trains at  Gracie Team Columbia in Antioquia, MedellĂ­n, Columbia.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Erica Paes defeats Evelin Gomes

 
 
On Thursday March, 26 2015 at Circuito De MMA Team Nogueira in Brazil.
 
Erica Paes (3-2-0) defeated Evelin Gomes (0-2-0) by submission (armbar) in the first round of their 135-pound professional MMA match.

Erica is most notably known as the only ever fighter to defeat Chris Cyborg in an MMA match. She defeated her by first round kneebar back in 2005.

She trains at X-Gym Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is originally from Para, Brazil.



 

Marina Rodriguez defeats Silvania Monteiro


 
 
 
On Saturday March, 28 2015 at Sao Jose Super Fight 6 in Brazil.
 
Marina Rodriguez (1-0-0) defeated Silvania Monteiro (1-1-0) by TKO (didn't answer the bell) in the first round of their 115-pound professional MMA match.
 
Marina is a 5'5 27 year old fighter from Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. She trains MMA and Muay Thai with professor Marcio Malko and Team Thai Brazil and BJJ with Professor Alexandre de Souza and Team AS.
 
 I asked Marina how long has she trained and what got her started fighting and this was her answer, "I started Muay Thai two years ago and MMA one year. I started training for health , but I started to do well and fall in love with the sport, my teacher Marcio Malko told me he had faith in me so I started training to fight."
 
Marina has an amateur Muay Thai record of 5-1 and her amateur MMA record is (1-0)
 
 
 
 
 

Bruna Ellen defeats Elen Torres

  
 
 
On Saturday March, 28 2015 at Max Fight 14 in Brazil.
 
Bruna Ellen (1-0-0) defeated Elen Torres (2-1-0) by unanimous decision in their 115 pound professional MMA match.
 
Bruna trains out of Team Noguera Campinas in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Monday, December 29, 2014

Unsigned Hype: "The Strawweights"



 There are 5 major global promotions that sign women fighters to long term contracts: UFC, Invicta, Bellator, XFL International and Cage Warriors.


What I will do is list fighters who are not signed to any of the 5 major promotions and tell you a little about them. They will be listed in order of highest ranked fighter.




1. Kalindra Faria 15-4-1

Kalindra is a 5'5 28 year old 115 lbs fighter from Sao Paulo, Brazil. She trains with Vale Top Team and Macao Gold Team.

Kalindra holds notable victories over Sanja Sucevic, Laura Balin, Aline Serio (twice), Carina Damm and Aline Sattelmayer. All the fighters mentioned are top ranked fighters in either the 115lbs division or even the 125lbs and 135lbs divisions.

Her notable losses have come against #1 115lbs fighter Jessica Aguilar and before that hard fought 5 round loss she was on an 11-fight winning streak. Other notable losses were against 125lbs Invicta title challenger Vanessa Porto and UFC 115lbs title contender Claudia Gadelha. The one draw on her record came against Invicta 125lbs title contender Jennifer Maia.

Now I know potentially Kalindra might be under contract to two companies, (XFC International) and (World Series Of Fighting) but chances are her XFC contract is non binding and that may be the reason WSOF signed her. If it is non binding then her WSOF contract may have been a one fight deal or as they have done with past Jessica Aguilar opponents, they may just release her from her multi-fight deal.



2. Sarah Schneider 7-6-0

Sarah is a 34 year old 5'3 115lbs fighter from Raytown, Missouri. She trains at American Jiu-Jitsu Academy.

Sarah, a true veteran of the sport holds notable wins over Amber Stautzenberger, Sally Krumdiak, Ivana Coleman, Kaitlin Young and Invicta matchmaker Julie Kedzie.

Her only two losses at 115lbs have come against UFC 115 lbs champion Carla Esparza and WMMA legend Megumi Fujii.





3. Emi Fujino 14-8-0


Emi is a 34 year old 5'3 115lbs fighter from Aichi, Japan. She trains at Wajutsu Keishukai Gods.

Emi holds notable wins over Invicta Atom weight contender Amber Brown, Mike Nagano and Celine Haga.

Her most notable losses have come against the best of the best, including; Deep 115lbs Champion Ayaka Hamasaki, #1 ranked 115lbs fighter Jessica Aguilar, Invicta top ranked strawweight fighter Mizuki Inoue and WMMA legend Megumi Fujii.

Now although she signed a contract with WSOF, it is unknown by me, whether or not she signed a multi-fight deal or a one fight deal, but based on WSOF handling of other opponents they have brought in to face their champion Jessica Aguilar I would conclude she is available to be signed,  much like was the case with Alida Gray.





4. Alyona Rassohyna 10-4-0

Alyona is a 5'2 24 year old 115lbs fighter from Oplot, Ukraine. She trains with Sapsan MMA Fight Club.

Alyona has yet to have any of her wins come against fighters with winning records, although she has lost to top ranked fighters such as top ranked UFC 115lbs fighter Seo Hee Ham and Invicta 115lbs champion Katja Kankaanpaa.





5. Karla Benitez 10-7-0

Karla is a 5'6 35 year old 115lbs fighter from San Fernando De Apuro Venezuela. She trains at Meguro Gym.

She holds notable wins against Simona Soukopova and Sanja Sucevic.

Even more impressive then her wins are the fighters Karla has been beaten by, a list that includes the next 115lbs UFC title challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk, queen of MMA in Ireland UFC fight winner Aisling Daly, UFC fighter Tina Lahdemaki, 7-fight winner, top ranked 125lbs fighter Julia Berezikova, pound for pound #1 ranked female fighter, the WMMA legend Megumi Fujii and Invicta 115lbs champion Katja Kankaanpaa.





6. Jocelyn "Lights Out" Lybarger (4-1-0)

Jocelyn is a 5'4 29 year old 115lbs fighter from Phoenix, Arizona. She trains at The MMA Lab where she is coached by John Crouch.

Jocelyn holds notable wins against Rebecca Ruth and Rosa Acevedo.

Her only loss came against top 125lbs fighter Sarah Alpar.





7. Maiara Amanajas 4-1-0

Maiara is a 27 year old 115lbs fighter from Amapa, Brazil. She trains with Nocaunte Vincente Team.

The only loss on Maiara's career came against highly regarded Invicta fighter Ericka Almeida.







8. Danielle "Dynamite" Taylor 4-0-0

Danielle is a 27 year old 5'2 115lbs fighter from Palmdale, California she trains at The Socal Fight Factory.

Danielle has faced and defeated very stiff competition in her four pro wins, including finishes against Nikki Lowe (armbar) and Jillian Lybarger (TKO). Her other notable win came against the tuff and experienced Maria Andeverde.






9. Marilia "Chocolate" Santos 4-0-0

Marilia is a 22 year old 115lbs fighter from Bahia, Brazil.

She has finished 3 of her four victories (KO, TKO, arm-triangle)
 Her only decision win came against top Brazilian strawweight Aline Sattelmayer. 





10. Tomo Maesawa 4-4-0

Tomo is a 115lbs fighter from Aomori, Japan. She trains at Paraestra Hachinohe. 

Tomo's most recent and most impressive win came against Japanese veteran Yuko Oya.

Her notable losses have come against very good competition in, Cortney Casey, Mina Kurobe and Mika Nagano.





11. Emi Tomimatsu 7-9-0

Emi is a 32 year old 5'1 115lbs fighter from Chiba, Japan. She trains at Paraestra Matsudo.

Emi holds notable wins against Mika Nagano, Yuko Oya and Celine Haga.

Her notable losses have come against Invicta top ranked strawweight Mizuki Inoue (twice) UFC strawweight Kailin Curran and Mei Yamaguchi (twice).

Friday, October 17, 2014

Unsigned Hype: "The Bantamweights"





There are 5 major global promotions that sign women fighters to long term contracts :UFC, Invicta, Bellator, XFL International and Cage Warriors.



What I will do is list fighters who are not signed to any of the 5 major promotions and tell you a little about them. They will be listed in order of highest ranked fighter.






1. Alexandra Buch 8-3-0


Alexandra is a 34 year old 5'9 135lbs fighter originally from Hamburg, Germany and now living and fighting out of Wuppertal, Germany. She trains with Alligator Rodeo Team.

She holds notable victories over Anne Merkt, Tonja Hoffman and Shizuka Sugiyama. All of her 3 losses have come against top ranked fighters, two of those fighters being in the 145lbs division. 






2. Shizuka Sugiyama 11-4-1 


Shizuka is a 27 year old 5'5 135lbs fighter from Yokohama, Japan. She trains at Zendokai Yokhama.

She holds notable wins over Mizuho Sato, Megumi Yabushita and Celine Haga.

There was a planned drop to 125lbs for Shizuka but the fight was canceled when an opponent could not be found. Although she has an upcoming fight scheduled for November, 3 at 135lbs with the  Deep Jewels promotion, we include her here because if she is signed to a contract, Deep has been very willing to let its fighters move on to bigger things in the United States.







3. Carina "Barbie" Damm 22-11-0


Carina is a 35 year old 5'4 135lbs fighter from Vila Velha, Brazil where she trains with American Top Team and Sapo Fight Team.

Carina is a true pioneer of the sport, especially in Brazil. Her most notable wins have come against Aline Serio, Dayana Silva, Kalindra Faria, Ana Maria twice, Jessica Aguilar and Vanessa Porto.









4. Colleen "Thoroughbred"  Schneider 6-5-0


Colleen is a 32 year old 5'9 135lbs fighter from Los Angeles, California. She trains at CSW where she is coached by Josh Barnett.

She holds notable victories against Brenda Gonzales, Christina Marks and Sanja Sucevic.








5. Deise Lee Rocha 5-4-1


Deise is a 29 year old 5'5 135lbs fighter from Sao Paulo, Brazil. She trains with s few gyms including Madison Team, Siam Team MMA College, Noguchi Team and LA Sports.

She holds a notable win against Priscila de Souza.










6. Brenda "Boom Boom" Gonzales 5-2-0


Brenda is a 32 year old 5'5 135lbs fighter from Moriarty, New Mexico. She trains at Fit NHB.

Her most notable wins have come against Heather Bassett and Sarah Alpar.









7. Dayana Silva 5-2-0 


Dayana is a 135lbs fighter from Brazil that trains with Pejor.

She holds notable wins against Luciana Pereira and Aline Nery.








8. Ana "India" Maria 5-5-0


Ana is a 5'5 135lbs fighter from Bahia, Brazil.  She trains with Team Nogueira.

She holds notable wins against Maria Tavares, Aline Serio and UFC fighter Amanda Nunes, who she submitted by armbar in 2008.







Thursday, October 16, 2014

Unsigned Hype: "The Featherweights"





There are 5 major global promotions that sign women fighters to long term contracts :UFC, Invicta, Bellator, XFL International and Cage Warriors.


What I will do is list fighters who are not signed to any of the 5 major promotions and tell you a little about them. They will be listed in order of highest ranked fighter.






1. Mizuho Sato 6-6-1


Mizuho is a 145lbs fighter from Tokyo, Japan. She trains at Wajutsu Kishukai Tokyo.

She holds notable wins against Michiko Takeda and Mayumi Aoki. Two of her wins have come by armbar.





2. Arlene "Angerfist" Blencowe 5-4-0


Arlene is a 31 year old 5'5 145lbs fighter from Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia where she trains at Beestingz in St. Mary's.

She holds notable wins against Invicta FC fighter Faith VanDuin and Kenani Mangakahia.







3. Lissette Neri 5-0-0

 

Lissette is a 27 year old 5'2 145lbs fighter originally from Rosemead, California and now living in Hisperia, California. She trains at Universal Grappling Academy.

She holds a notable win against Tierra Arnold.









4. Gabby "Gabanator" Holloway 3-1-0


Gabby is a 24 year old 5'4 145lbs fighter originally from Washington D.C. and now living in Orange Virginia, where she is a National Guard Supply Specialist. She trains at Zamora Boxing in Culpepper, Virginia where she is coached by Eric Zamora.

she holds notable wins against Rosanna Garcia and Invicta FC fighter Andria Wawro.

It was my understanding that Gabby was singed to XFCi, she is even listed on their website as a Flyweight,  but when I spoke to Gabby and asked her if she was signed to an exclusive contract, she said it was a one fight non exclusive contract she signed in January of this year and that she has yet to be offered a fight with the promotion.










5. Kilistina "Killa" Makihele 2-0-0



Kilistina is a 5'6 145lbs fighter originally from Sacramento, California and now living in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She holds notable wins against Rachel Kemker and Heather Martin.

Killa is dropping down from 160lbs the weight she fought in her last fight, she assured me that she can make 145lbs but she would even welcome a fight at 155lbs.