On a weekend packed with face-punching, the women are at the forefront.
Two promotions have women’s title fights; Deep Jewels 22, where an MMA legend puts her atomweight strap on the line and a bantamweight title fight at LFA 55! But that isn’t all of the women’s fights this weekend!
Here are the top women’s fights to watch this weekend!
Deep Jewels 22
Atomweight Championship – Champion Mina Kurobe (12-4) versus Tomo Maesawa (11-8)
The Deep Jewels Atomweight Champion Mina Kurobe is an MMA legend. Still going strong at 41 years young, Kurobe will look to get back in the win column against a tough competitor in Tomo Maesawa. For what its worth, Kurobe lost to Ayaka Hamasaki at RIZIN 13 in September and this will be her third fight of 2018.
You should also watch this card for “King” Reina Miura (9-2) who returns against Judith Ruis (4-3)!
Vacant Bantamweight Championship – Joselyne Edwards (8-1) versus Sarah Alpar (7-4)
LFA is known for putting on great fights with prospects of the sport. They’re also known for kind of being a minor league to the UFC. Whomever wins this fight will be on the UFC’s radar for sure, if they aren’t already. Both of these ladies like the knockout so this fight might end with fireworks!
I’m terribly high on Joselyne “La Pantera” Edwards – she’s one of the better female prospects in MMA.
The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale
Pannie Kianzad (10-3) versus Macy Chiasson (2-0)
Not surprising is for Pannie Kianzad to be in the finale given her record and how good she is. Macy Chiasson on the other hand was a virtual unknown before the tournament started but proved she is definitely worthy of being in the live finale. The two were friends in the TUF house but that won’t stop them from putting on a great fight to see who gets a UFC contract and wins the title TUF 28 champion.
Antonina Shevchenko (6-0) versus Ji Yeon Kim (8-1-2)
The name Shevchenko is known by MMA fans because of Valentina but her sister Antonina is also now in the UFC. The Muay Thai striker will have her hands full in her UFC debut with opponent Ji Yeon Kim who is always down for a scrap. This will be a must-watch no doubt!
Bruna Ellen (4-1) versus Kristina Williams (2-1)
This is another fight with a couple of fun prospects. Bellator’s women’s Flyweight division always brings the fights and this one will not disappoint. Both Ellen and Williams go for the finish and will for sure in this one as well.