Category: Bantamweight Division

Injury forces Pennington out of ‘agreed’ UFC 219 title fight against Nunes

Multiple reports are confirming that reigning UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and top contender Raquel Penington agreed to fight at UFC 219 in an unannounced title fight. However, it appears that a broken leg as a result of a car accident on Wednesday has forced Pennington out of the unconfirmed bout.  Continue reading “Injury forces Pennington out of ‘agreed’ UFC 219 title fight against Nunes”

What’s next for the women of #UFCGdansk?

Last weekend, at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk, Poland, fight fans were treated to action in both the women’s bantamweight and strawweight divisions. In the early prelims, unbeaten Invicta FC star Aspen Ladd (6-0) made her UFC debut against Muay Thai specialist, Lina Lansberg (7-3). The first round was controlled by Lansberg in the clinch, however, the tides turned in the second round when Ladd secured a takedown. On the ground, Ladd advanced to full mount position where she rained down ground and pound (and primal screams) until the referee stepped in. Later that night, in the co-main event slot, Poland’s own Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2) snapped a two-fight losing skid with a dominant victory over Invicta FC vet Jodie Esquibel (6-3). Esquibel put up a valiant effort against the former title challenger but Kowalkiewicz’s striking output and constant pressure overwhelmed the debutante en route to a unanimous hometown decision victory.

So, what’s next for the women of UFC Gdansk? Continue reading “What’s next for the women of #UFCGdansk?”