Nicco Montano believes Valentina Shevchenko wanted the flyweight title bout at UFC 228 to be cancelled in order to avoid the fight and be a “cyber bully”. Continue reading “Nicco Montano believes Shevchenko was hoping for UFC 228 fight cancellation: “She wanted more ammo to be a cyber bully””
Tatiana Suarez believes she is ready for a strawweight title shot and is confident she has what it takes to beat the current champion, Rose Namajunas. Continue reading “Tatiana Suarez certain she can beat Rose Namajunas: “I’ll do the same thing I did to Esparza, it actually might be worse””
Joanna Jedrzejczyk believes Jessica Andrade could prove a tough fight for strawweight champ Rose Namajunas and urges the “Thug” to watch her own fight against Andrade in order to succeed. Continue reading “Joanna Jedrzejczyk urges Rose Namajunas to do her “homework” before likely Jessica Andrade fight”
Professional Fighters League has announced they will host their first female tournament in 2019 featuring female 155-pound lightweight competitors. Continue reading “PFL officially adds women’s 155-pound lightweight division, set to host tournament in 2019 featuring Kayla Harrison”
UFC Fight Night 137 takes place this Saturday September 22 from the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Continue reading “VIDEO: Randa Markos and Marina Rodriguez face off at UFC Sao Paulo Media Day”
UFC Fight Night 137 takes place this Saturday September 22 from the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
A trio of highly-touted female prospects are scheduled to make their promotional debuts at the event and WMMA Rankings gives fans a brief introduction to them.
Marina Rodriguez (10-0)
The 31-year-old will be making her promotional debut on the Fox Sports 1 main card against TUF alumni, Randa Markos. Fighting out of Bage, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil, Rodriguez trains at the Thai Brasil Gym and has been making a name for herself on the Brazilian MMA scene. In nine fights she has remained undefeated, dominating the competition and picking up five knockout victories as well as one submission. This past August she defeated Marina Oliveira on DWTNCS Brazil to earn herself the UFC contract.
Rodriguez will be fighting Randa Markos in a strawweight contest on the main card of this Saturday’s event. Airing live on Fox Sports 1 from 10:30pm EST.
Mayra Bueno Silva (4-0)
27-year-old Bueno Silva makes her promotional debut following an impressive showing on DWTNCS Brazil last month, submitting Mayana Souza via Brabo Choke in the very first-round to earn herself a UFC contract. In four fights she has remained undefeated, including three first-round finishes. The Brazilian trains at the Chute Boxe Diego gym in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Bueno Silva will be fighting Gillian Robertson in a flyweight contest on the early preliminary portion of this Saturday’s event. Airing live on UFC Fight Pass from 6:30pm EST.
Livinha Souza (11-1-0)
Souza is a very familiar face to international MMA fans thanks to her success with Invicta FC which notably saw her capture the organization’s strawweight title back in 2015. The powerful 27-year-old owns vicious stoppages over the likes of Ayaka Hamasaki, DeAnna Bennett and Katja Kankaanpaa.
Souza will be fighting Alex Chambers in a strawweight contest on the early preliminary portion of this Saturday’s event. Airing live on UFC Fight Pass from 6:30pm EST.
Fight fans, which of the debuting female prospects are you most excited to see in action? Let us know in the comments section below.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk says she’s more than willing to face Valentina Shevchenko for the currently vacant UFC women’s flyweight title. Continue reading “Joanna Jędrzejczyk down for flyweight title fight with Valentina Shevchenko”
UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes is trying to make history by becoming the first woman in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously. Continue reading “UFC 232: Amanda Nunes believes she’s the WMMA GOAT with victory over Cris Cyborg”
This week, the official UFC fighter rankings saw some re-shuffling in the women’s divisions post-UFC 228. Check out the changes below! Continue reading “UFC Rankings Report: Tatiana Suarez soars at strawweight”
One of the better Pay-Per-View events of the year from top-to-bottom took place on Saturday in Dallas, Texas. UFC 228 had incredible fights all card long. The three women’s fights did not fail to produce (as usual). Continue reading “What’s next for UFC 228’s winning fighters?”