With Tons of Fights This Weekend, The Women Are In The Forefront

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)!

LFA 55

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!

Bellator 210

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.

 

Stephen

2 comments

  1. Actually, I’m surprised given the number of fights this weekend, how few women’s fights are being featured, especially here in the West. See below:
    UFC – TUF 28 Finale 3 out of 13 – pretty good
    LFA – 155 1/4 not quite as good
    Bellator 210 1/11 Sucks
    UFC Fight Night 0/12 Sucks Worse
    Bellator 211 0/7 Sucks
    Overall 5/47 or about 10% of the fights being featured. I have no idea as to how many women comprise the different organizations, but I would hazard to guess that it’s well over 10%. I’m sure it’s more than 10% in the UFC, just no so sure about the other organizations.

    1. I bet it’s not more than 15 or 20% of UFC roster, JR, but I could be wrong. That might even be high when you figure there are probably over 500 on the roster !

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