Nicco Montano believes Shevchenko was hoping for UFC 228 fight cancellation: “She wanted more ammo to be a cyber bully”

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””

A look at the three highly-touted prospects making their UFC debuts this Saturday

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.


Can Rodriguez remain undefeated?

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.


Will Bueno Silva earn herself another first-round stoppage?

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.


Can Souza have the same success with the UFC as she did with Invicta?

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.

What’s next for UFC 228’s winning fighters?

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?”