Friday, November 17, 2017

Elizabeth Phillips defeats Nikohl Johnson





On Thursday November, 16 2017 at King Of The Cage: "New Beginning" in Worley, Idaho at Coeur D'Alene Casino.

Elizabeth Phillips (7-6-0) defeated Nikohl Johnson (4-5-0) by unanimous decision in their 135-pound professional MMA match.

Elizabeth is a 5'6 thirty-one year old fighter originally from Omak, Washington and now fighting out of Spokane, Washington where she trains at Sik-Jitsu Fighting Systems.

Elizabeth is a former UFC and Invicta FC fighter, with this impressive victor, lets hope she gets another fight with Invicta FC very soon.

"Big Bad" Olga Rubin defeats Joana Magalhaes






On Thursday November, 16 2017 at Bellator MMA 188 in Tel Aviv, Israel at Menora Mivtachim Arena 

"Big Bad" Olga Rubin (4-0-0) defeated Joana Magalhaes (0-1-0) by TKO at 3:46 of the second round in their 145-pound professional MMA match.

Olga is a 5'9 twenty-eight year old fighter originally from Moscow, Russia and now fighting out of Tel Aviv, Israel.

Olga has dominated her competition, not only by staying undefeated but by finishing 3 of her 4 opponents by TKO.

Lets hope Bellator doesnt only let this future star of the featherweight division, fight in Israel.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Denise "Miss Dynamite" Kielholtz defeats Jessica Middleton






On Thursday November, 16 2017 at Bellator 188 in Tel Aviv, Israel at Menora Mivtachim Arena

Denise Kielholtz (1-1-0) defeated Jessica Middleton (2-3-0) by submission at 1:16 of the first round in their 125-pound professional MMA match.

Denise is a 5'3 twenty-eight year old fighter from Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Denise is also the reining Bellator Kickboxing 125-pound World Champion.

She is a former WMTA K1 World Champion. Her Kickboxing record is (147-3)

She is also a blackbelt in Judo.



Wendy "Alaskan Thunder" Rodriguez defeats Nana Nguyen





On Wednesday November, 15 2017 at Alaskan Fighting Championship 135 in Anchorage, Alaska at Alaska Airlines Center 

Wendy "Alaskan Thunder" Rodriguez (2-0-0) defeated Nana Nguyen (0-1-0) by TKo in the first round of their 115-pound professional MMA match.

Wendy is a 5'5 twenty-nine year old fighter from Anchorage, Alaska.

Wendy made her debut in 2017 with a victory over Jade Shell.

Both her wins are by finish (2 TKO's) 

I was very impressed seeing her fight for the first time, she has fast hands and is an aggressive fighter.



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Unsigned Hype: 135-Pounds


There are three major promotions that sign fighter to long term contracts and show commitment to building deep divisions. UFC, Invicta FC and Bellator.

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



1. TALIA SANTOS (14-0-0)

#1 Ranked 135-pounder Taila is a 5'4 twenty-four year old fighter from Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Having started her career in 2013, Taila has kept very busy.

Her most notable wins have come against Gisele Moreira (7-2-0) and Rachael Cummins (3-2-0)

Taila had signed with Invicta but had visa issues and was unable to fight, hopefully she is still under contract and we can see her in the Invicta cage soon.





2. SARAH KAUFMAN (18-5-0)

#10 Ranked 135 pounder Sarah is a 5'5 thirty-two year old fighter from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

A true legend of the sport, Sarah was let go by the UFC after a loss to eventual title challenger Valentina Shevchenko. She is now 2-2 in her last four fights including a recent victory over newly UFC signed fighter Jessy Rose-Clark.

Its only a matter of time before we see Sarah where she truly belongs, back in the top promotion in the world.





3. BRENDA "BOOM BOOM" GONZALES (8-3-0)


#17 ranked 135-pounder Brenda is a 5'5 thirty-five year old fighter from Moriarty, New Mexico.

Having fought since 2011, "Boom Boom" has fought many of the best fighters in the world.

She holds victories over Sarah Alpar, Heather Bassett and Lacey Schuckman, 

It would be nice to see a true veteran of the sport rewarded with a shot in a major promotion.





4. STEPHANIE "LA TORITA" BRAGAYRAC (7-4-0)


#19 Ranked 135 pounder Stephanie is a 5'1 twenty-nine year old fighter from Asuncion, Paraguay.

Stephanie has face tough competition in her career including fights with UFC fighter Katlyn Chookagian, Invicta FC Champion Jennifer Maia and Mariana Morais.

Her most notable win came against Pamela Boveda Aguirre.]





5. MAIJU "MAKI" SUOATAMA (7-3-0)

#22 Ranked 135 pounder Maiju is a 5'5 thirty-one year old fighter from Lappeenranta, Finland.

Maiju Suoatama, formerly (Maiju Kujala) has been away from the sport for six years, what was thought to be early retirement has turned into a comeback with a recent victory over Hatice Ozyurt.

Before taking time off, "Maki" was on a two fight winning streak, which has now reached three fights.

Her most notable win came against Invicta FC fighter Celine Haga.

She has fought such names as, UFC fighters, Miesha Tate and Aisling Daly.





6. GISELE "GI" MOREIRA (7-2-0)

#24 Ranked 135 pounder Gisele is a 5'6 thirty-six year old fighter from Dourado, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

"Gi" is currently on a four fight winning streak including an impressive win over Karolline Rosa (8-1-0)

Her other notable wins have come against Priscila de Souza (12-8-0) and Ariane Lipski (10-3-0)

She has also battled with #1 Ranked 135-pounder Taila Santos and newly signed Invicta FC fighter Bianca Daimoni.





7. MAYANA KELLEN (6-0-0)

#28 Ranked 135 pounder Mayana is a fighter from Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.

Although she only started three years ago, this undefeated prospect has kept pretty busy, it will be nice to see how well she responds when she recieves her first big test.





8. SARAH "A TRETA" FROTA (6-0-0)

#29 Ranked 135 pounder Sarah is a 5'6 thirty year old fighter originally from Goiania, Goias, Brazil now fighting out of Balneario, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

The combined record of her opponents is around 15-15 she has faced good fighters including Mayra Cantuaria and Viviane Araujo.





9. FAITH "THE IMMORTAl" VAN DUIN (6-3-0)

#31 Ranked 135 pounder Faith is a 5'10 thirty-one year old fighter from Papamoa, New Zealand.

Its been a year since Faith last fought, she had a baby. Her resume is full of UFC and Bellator fighters, lets hope to see her back on the big stage again.





10. JESSY "THE WIDOWMAKER" MIELE (6-3-0)


#32 Ranked 135 pounder Jessy is a 5'7 thirty-two year old fighter from Waterbury, Connecticut.

Jessy is undefeated at 135-pounds, she holds victories over Calie Cutler, Lissett Neri and Cassie Crisano.





11. LISSETTE NERI (6-4-0)


#33 Ranked 135 pounder Lissette is a 5'2 thirty year old fighter from Rosemead, California.

Lissette has fought tough fighters and has proven she is a prospect in this division.





12. LIANA "MGELI" JOJUA (6-2-0)

#35 Ranked 135 pounder Liana is a 5'4 twenty year old fighter from Tbilisi, Georgia.

She is currently on a three fight winning streak.

She is also a model.





13. JULIANA VELASQUEZ (5-0-0)


#36 Ranked 135 pounder Juliana is a 5'6 thirty-one year old fighter from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

She holds victories over some very experienced fighters including, Elaine Albuquerque, Rosy Duarte, Talita de Oliveira and Priscila de Souza. The combined record of her opponents (37-25-1)

Juliana is definitely ready for the next level in competition.





14. EEVA SIISKONEN (5-4-2)

#38 Ranked 135 pounder Eeva is a 5'6 thirty-five year old fighter from Imatra, Finland.

Eeva has never been one to shy away from a tough opponent, she has faced UFC fighters Lucie Pudilova and Melinda Fabian. Bellator fighter Kate Jackson. Invicta fighter Pannie Kianzad. Also top fighters Diana Belbita and Zaira Dyshekova.





15. ILARA JOANNE (5-3-0)


#40 Ranked 135 pounder Ilara is a 5'2 twenty-three year old fighter from Fortaleza, Brazil.

Ilara has won five of her last six, with the only loss coming to newly signed Invicta FC fighter Bianca Daimoni.













Unsigned Hype: 145-Pounds






There are three major promotions that sign fighter to long term contracts and show commitment to building deep divisions. UFC, Invicta FC and Bellator.

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





1. JAN "CUDDLES' FINNEY (11-12-0)

#3 ranked 145-pounder Jan Finney is a 5'8 thirty-seven year old fighter from Springfield, Ohio.

A true pioneer of the sport, she started back in 2004. Her early career included a trilogy with former UFC fighter Julie Kedzie. She has engaged in wars with the likes of  Shayna Baszler and Miesha Tate.

During her time in Strikeforce she faced both Liz Carmouche and Cyborg Justino. She fights nothing but the best including Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko.

She is currently on a three fight winning streak and has an upcoming fight against talented Invicta FC title contender Pam Sorensen, hopefully a win gets her into one of the three major promotions, she definitely has paid her dues.





2. REINA "KING" MIURA (7-0-0)

#10 Ranked 145+ pounder Reina Miura is a 5'3 twenty-one year old fighter from Tokyo, Japan.

She last weighed in at 165-pounds but she has dropped down as low as 120-pounds in the past.

King Reina Has been unstoppable in Japan, where she has fought all of her fights. Her most impressive win came against former UFC fighter Shayna Baszler.

Lets hope we get to see this rising star in one of the big three promotions very soon.





3. LATOYA "BLACK MAMBA" WALKER (5-1-0)


#15 ranked 145-pounder Latoya is a 5'5 thirty year old fighter from Austin, Texas.

She has fought for Invicta Fc in the past. She holds victories over Bellator and Invicta Fc veterans Gabrielle Holloway and Peggy Morgan.




4. MARTYNA CZECH  (3-0-1)

#17 ranked 145-pounder Martyna is a 5'10 fighter from Tychy, Poland.

An undefeated fighter who has yet to be tested, besides her impressive pro debut win against Izabela Badurek. In a division looking for new talent, she seems to be a sure bet.





5. BOBBI JO DALZIEL (3-0-0)

#19 Ranked 145+ pounder Bobbi Jo is a 6'0 thirty-one fighter from Ontario, British Columbia, Canada.

Having never made 145-pounds, I still included  Bobbi because of my hopefulness to one day see this talented canadian face top competition, not that she hasn't already impressed with the caliber of her victories including former Bellator fighters Andria Wawro, and Jozette Cotton.

Even if at 155-pounds lets hope to see Bobbi Jo real soon on a T.V. screen.





6. SARAH "PRIMAL" PATTERSON (5-3-0)


#21 ranked 145+ pounder Sarah is a 5'11 thirty-three year old fighter from Burlington, Iowa.

Another fighter who has never fought below 155-pound Sarah holds victories over top ranked fighters Kilistina Makihele and Tamikka Brents.

She first began her career in 2002, with over 15 years in the game, it would be nice to see her get a shot in the big show.





7. YEKATERINA MAKAROVA (3-0-0)


#22 Ranked 145-pounder Yekaterina is a 5'4 fighter from Moscow, Russia.

She has fought as low as 120-pounds.

She is young in her career, but she is surley someone to keep an eye on.





8. JESSICA BAYBADO (2-0-0)




#23 Ranked 145-pounder Jessica is a twenty-four year old fighter from Wasilla, Alaska.

She has won both of her wins by finish, one by submission and one by knockout.





9. JAMILA SANDORA (2-0-0)



#24 Ranked 145-pounder Jamila is a 5'8 thirty-five year old fighter from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

She is also a model and a ring card girl.

Both of her wins have come by TKO.





10. SVETLANA KHAUTOVA (2-0-0)


#25 ranked 145+ pounder Svetlana is a 5'8 fighter from Russia.

She fights in the Fight Nights Global promotion and has never fought below 155-pounds.





11. ZAMZAGUL FAYZALLANOVA (2-1-0)


#27 ranked 145- pounder Zamzalgul is a 5'7 fighter from Astana, Kazakhstan.

Her only loss is to above ranked fighter Svetlana Khautova.

She holds an impressive victory over Liana Jojua (6-2-0)





12. ANNA URBANOWICZ (2-1-0)


#30 Ranked 145-pounder Anna is a 5'7 twenty-two year old fighter from Bolszewo, Poland.

Her only loss came against former UFC fighter Izabela Badurek.

Both her wins are by knockout.





13. MAJA BRITVIC (1-0-1)


#41 ranked 145-pounder Maja is a 5'4 fighter from Pula, Croatia.

Her only win was by TKO.





14. NICOLE UPSHAW (1-0-0)

#42 ranked 145-pounder Nicole is a 5'4 twenty-four year old fighter from Tempe, Arizona.

her only win was in japan, an impressive TKO of Bellator veteran Brianna Fissori, lets hope to see this exciting striker in a cage soon. She has had a hard time finding people to fight her.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sidy Rocha defeats Lais Furlan

 




On Saturday March, 25 2017 at Bonito ECO Fight 1 in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Sidy Rocha (3-3-0) defeated Lais Furlan (0-2-0) by unanimous decision in their 135-Pound Professional MMA match.

Sidy fights out of Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, where she trains at Rocha Top Team, where she is trained by her husband Claudio Rocha.

She has now won three fights in a row.

Edna "Trakinas" Ajala defeats Ana Mantovani

 




On Saturday March, 25 2017 at Bonito ECO Fight 1 in Bonita, Mato Grasso, do Sul, Brazil

Edna "Trakinas" Ajala (3-2-0) defeated Ana Mantovani (0-2-0) by submission in the first round of their115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Edna fights out of Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, where she trains at Rocha Top Team, where she is coached by Claudio Rocha.

She has now won three fights in a row.


 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Diana Filipa defeats Valérie Domergue







On Saturday March, 25 2017 at Knock Out Championship: 10 in Cognac, France

Diana Filipa (1-0-0) defeated Valérie Domergue (0-1-0) by Submission (Armbar) at 2:04 of the first round in their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Diana is a 5'5 eighteen year old fighter from Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.

Tonya Evinger defeats Yana Kunitskaya





On Saturday March, 25 2017 at Invicta Fighting Championships 22 in Kansas City, Missouri at The Scottish Rite Temple.

Tonya Evinger (19-5-0) defeated Yana Kunitskaya (9-3-0) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:32 of the second round in their 135-Pound Professional MMA Championship match.

Tonya is a 5'7 thirty-five year old fighter from Saint Louis, Missouri, where she trains at Finney's HIT  Squad.

She holds notable wins against Colleen Schneider (11-7-0) Pannie Kianzad (8-2-0) Irene Aldana (7-3-0) Cindy Dandois (8-2-0) Ediane Gomes (10-4-0) Sarah D'Alelio (11-6-0) Carina Damm (23-13-0) and Julie Kedzie (16-13-0)

Tonya is currently on an amazing ten fight win streak, it will be interesting to see what is next for the Invicta Champion, maybe the UFC, maybe she defends her title against Raquel Pa'aluhi?

Livia "Livinha" Renata Souza defeats Ayaka Hamasaki

 


On Saturday March, 25 2017 at Invicta Fighting Championships 22 in Kansas City, Missouri at The Scottish Rite Temple.

Livia "Livinha" Renata Souza (10-1-0) defeated Ayaka Hamasaki (14-2-0) by KO (Due to Punches) at 1:41 of the first round in their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Livia is a 5'4 twenty-six year old fighter born in San Nicolás, Argentina and now living in Araraquara, Sao Paulo, Brazil. She trains with Team Vinícius Máximo / Atos Jiu-Jitsu.

She holds notable wins against DeAnna Bennett (8-3-0) Katja Kankanppaa (10-3-1) and Aline Sattelmeyer (12-9-0)

After suffering the only loss of her career, Livia seems prime to get another shot at the Invicta FC 115-Pound Championship, her opponent could very well be Jodie Esquivel. 

Jodie Esquibel defeats DeAnna Bennett

 



On Saturday March, 25 2017 at Invicta Fighting Championships 22 in Kansas City, Missouri at The Scottish Rite Temple.

 Jodie Esquibel (6-2-0) defeated DeAnna Bennett (8-3-0) by Split Decision in their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Jodie is a 5'1 thirty year old fighter from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she trains at Jackson-Wink MMA. She is coached by Mike Winklejohn, Greg Jackson and her husband Keith Jardine.

Her other most notable win came against Jihn Yu (5-2-0)

Jodie has now won three of her last four fights and can very well be in line to face Livia Souza, for the Invicta FC 115-Pound Championship.

Ashley "Smashley" Cummins defeats Amber Brown

 


On Saturday March, 25 2017 at Invicta Fighting Championships 22 in Kansas City, Missouri at The Scottish Rite Temple.

Ashley "Smashley" Cummins (5-3-0) defeated Amber Brown (6-4-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 105-Pound Professional MMA match.

Ashley is a 5'3 twenty-nine year old fighter from Saint Louis, Missouri, where she trains at The Wolves Den Training Center.

She is now on a two fight winning streak, with her last win coming with Bellator, when she defeated Nikki Smith by submission.

It had been nearly two and a half years since Ashley fought for Invicta FC, good to see her back, especially at 105-Pounds.

Sunna "Tsunami" Davíðsdóttir defeats Mallory Martin




On Saturday March, 25 2017 at Invicta Fighting Championships 22 in Kansas City, Missouri at The Scottish Rite Temple.

 Sunna "Tsunami" Davíðsdóttir (2-0-0) defeated Mallory Martin (1-1-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Sunna is a 5'3 thirty-one year old fighter from Reykjavik, Iceland. She trains at  Mjölnir.

In her professional debut for Invicta in September of 2016 she defeated Ashley Greenway.

Her amateur record was an impressive (4-1-0)

Miranda "The Maverick" Maverick defeats Kal Holliday

 


On Saturday March, 25 2017 at Invicta Fighting Championships 22 in Kansas City, Missouri at The Scottish Rite Temple.

Miranda "The Maverick" Maverick (2-0-0) defeated Kal Holliday (1-1-0) by Submission (Armbar) at 3:01 of the first round in their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Miranda is a 5'3 nineteen year old fighter from Springfield, Missouri, where she trains at Springfield Fight Club.

In her professional MMA debut she defeated Samantha Diaz by Submission.

She had a very impressive (7-1-0) record as an amateur.

Joice Mara defeats Elaine Leal

 



On Sunday March, 26 2017 at Shooto Brasil 70 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Joice Mara (1-0-0) defeated Elaine Leal (0-1-0) by submission (Arm-Triangle) in the first round of their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

 Joice fights out of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. She trains with JMT/ CT Manaus Fight.

She had an impressive (4-1-0) record as an amateur.

Monica "Phenomemom" Medina defeats Ashley Samples





On Saturday March, 25 2017  at Blood & Sand 21 in Mississippi at The Mississippi Coast Coliseum Convention Center

Monica "Phenomemom" Medina (3-1-0) defeated Ashley Samples (0-1-0) by Submission (Triangle Choke) in the first round of their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Monica is a 5'6 thirty-two year old fighter origanally from Bronx, New York and now fighting out of D'lberville, Mississippi where she trains at Alan Belcher MMA Club. Her head coach is Alan Belcher.

As an amateur she was an impressive (7-2-0)

Itzel Esquivel defeats Brandi Narvaez

 


On Friday March, 24 2017 at Legacy Fighting Alliance 7: "Sanchez vs. Mai" in Houston, Texas at Arena Theatre 

Itzel Esquivel (2-0-0) defeated Brandi Navares (0-1-0) by Submission (Triangle-Armbar) in the first round of their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Itzel is a 5'5 twenty year old fighter from Houston, Texas.

In her professional debut, just last month, she defeated Fatima Mallett (0-1-0) by submission (Armbar)

As an amateur she was an impressive (4-1-0) as well as averaging her only loss (split-decision) with a TKO in her last amateur fight.


Maura Tynanes defeats Avril Straub

 



On Wednesday March, 22 2017 at Alaska Fighting Championships 130: "Misech vs. Mazurek" in Anchorage, Alaska at Sullivan Arena

Maura Tynanes (1-0-0) defeated Avril Straub (0-1-0) by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in the first round of their 175-Pound Professional MMA match.

Maura fights out of Kapolei, Hawaii, where she trains at Jesus Is Lord Gym.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cynthia Calvillo defeats Amanda Cooper

On Saturday March, 4 2017 at Ultimate Fighting Championships 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada at T-Mobile Arena.

Cynthia Calvillo (4-0-0) defeated Amanda Cooper (2-3-0) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:19 of the first 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 fights out of Sacramento, California where she trains at Team Alpha Male. 

Her other notable win came in her last fight against Montana Stewart (6-4-0) she won that fight by TKO. 

Her amateur record was (7-1-0)

Let's hope we see this superstar in the making on another UFC main card real soon.

Catherine "The Alpha Female" Costigan defeats Wendy McKenna


 

On Saturday March, 4 2017 at Cage Warriors 81 in Dublin, Ireland at 3 Arena.

  #9 Ranked 105-Pound Fighter Catherine "The Alpha Female" Costigan ‏  (6-2-0) defeated Wendy McKenna (1-1-0) by split decision in their 105-Pound Professional MMA match.

Catherine is a 5'4 thirty-seven year old fighter from Limerick, Munster, Ireland. She trains at Pankration Kickboxing Academy.

Her most notable win came against Irene Cabello (6-4-0)

It would be nice to see Catherine get another shot in Invicta. 


Aline Sattelmayer defeat Bo Meng



On Saturday March, 4 2017 at Glory of Heroes 7 in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil at Ibirapuera Gymnasium.

#9 Ranked 125-Pound Fighter Aline Sattelmayer (12-9-0) defeated Bo Meng (8-2-0) by KO (knee to the body) in the second round of ther 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Aline is a 5'3 twenty-six year old fighter from Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil. She trains with Sattelmayer Top Team.

Aline holds notable victories against Arielle Souza (7-5-0) Polyana Viana (8-1-0) and Renata Baldan (4-2-0)

Lets hope we see this talented 125-Pound fighter in one of the two major promotions for that division. (Bellator & Invicta)

Ariane "Sorriso" Carnelossi defeats Feier Huang




On Saturday March, 4 2017 at Glory of Heroes 7 in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil at Ibirapuera Gymnasium.

Ariane "Sorriso" Carnelossi (5-0-0) defeated Feier Huang (2-3-0) by TKO in the second round of their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Ariane is a 5'2 twenty-four year old fighter from Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo, Brazil. She trains with Inside Gold Team.