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#UFC217 weigh-in results: Jędrzejczyk vs Namanunas title bout made official

Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Rose Namajunas have officially made weight for their highly anticipated strawweight title clash tomorrow night at UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden. The challenger, Namajunas, made weight at 114 pounds whilst the champion, Jedrzejczyk, tipped the scales at 115 pounds. Continue reading “#UFC217 weigh-in results: Jędrzejczyk vs Namanunas title bout made official”

#Bellator186 Free Fight: Relive Macfarlane and Ducote’s first encounter

This Friday in the Bellator 186 co-main event, Bellator will crown it’s long awaited inaugural women’s flyweight. Talented grappler and division front runner Ilima-Lei Macfarlane will take on the well-rounded Emily “Gordinha” Ducote in a highly anticipated rematch to capture the strap. Before Macfarlane and Ducote go to battle for the second time, scroll down to relive their first back-and-forth war.

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Miesha Tate developing online workout program

Former UFC bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate, is keeping busy at work in her retirement.

Since retiring from active MMA competition in November at UFC 205, the WMMA pioneer has extended her resume beyond the fight game. Tate has been seen behind the FOX desk as a fight analyst, an actress in the movie Fight Valley, an avid traveler, an axe thrower, and more. Earlier today, Tate revelaed via Instagram that she is developing an online workout program that will provide training, nutritional, and motivational tips. The program is titled, “Be Your Own Champion: 30 Day Challenge,” and is “coming soon.”

Check out Tate’s post below!

Stay tuned to WMMA Rankings for more!

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?”

Livia Renata Souza inks UFC contract

UFC has signed a former Invicta FC strawweight champion.

Brazilian contender Livia Renata Souza (11-1) is headed to the UFC. Souza announced the move via  Instagram on Friday.

Souza captured the Invicta FC strawweight title by tapping Katja Kankaanpaa in April of 2015. She lost the title and was handed her first professional loss by split-decision to Angela Hill in May of 2016.

“Livinha” fought the last fight on her Invicta contract in August, defeating Janasia Morandin by unanimous decision.

Who would you like to see Souza face in her UFC debut?