September 21, 2020

The WMMA Ranking’s Backfist: A Recap of the Week in WMMA

The mixed martial arts world is fast moving. Whether it’s a thrilling fight announcement or a social media showdown, there is so much going on in the WMMA world as women continue to revolutionalize their place in the sport.

In case you missed any of this weeks major WMMA updates, catch up below!

  • WMMA Rankings took a closer look at TUF 26 competitors Roxanne Modafferi (click here), Christina Marks (click here), Barb Honchack (click here), Karine Gevorgyan (click here)
  • UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and bantamweight contender Bethe Correia chowed down on some bugs in Thailand (click here)
  • Bellator flyweights Brooke Mayo and Kaytlin Neil are scheduled to do battle at Bellator 183 (click here)
  • Tatiana Suarez returns after an injury layoff to face undefeated Viviane Pereira at UFC Fight Night 120 (click here)
  • Pictures of Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne’s wedding were shared on line (click here)
  • Bantamweight hopeful Lauren Mueller earned a contract on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series (click here)
  • Pearl Gonzalez vs Poliana Botelho in a strawweight match-up was added to UFC 216 in Edmonton (click here)
  • Liz Carmouche begins her journey to flyweight (click here)
  • Invicta FC 25 Full Results: Yana Kunitskaya captured the Invicta FC bantamweight title by decisioning Racquel Pa’aluhi, Livia Souza defeated Janaisa Morandin in a thrilling co-main event (click here)
  • Angela Magana will return to action to face Amanda Cooper at UFC 218 (click here)
  • Tecia Torres calls for a fight with Michelle Waterson (click here)
  • TUF 26 premiered and in the first episode Roxanne Modafferi advanced in the tournament, finished Shana Dobson in the first round (click here)
  • Paige VanZant discussed her move to flyweight, troubles making 115, TUF 26 tournament and her training with Gracie Barra camp (click here)
  • #TatesTravels: Miesha Tate visited Niagra Falls (click here)
  • Nick Diaz reacted to his “best friend” Ronda Rousey’s marriage (click here)
  • Jozette Cotton called out Cris Cyborg (click here)
  • Lightweight contender Bobbi-Jo Dalziel commented on the inaugural lightweight title fight between Sarah Patterson and Jozette Cotton (click here)
  • The “#1 Headbusta” Jozette Cotton became the first ever women’s lightweight champion by defeating Sarah Patterson at DCS 37 (click here)
  • Miesha Tate shared a flashback to her first time meeting UFC president Dana White (click here)
  • Jozette Cotton got emotional in her post-fight interview following lightweight title victory (click here)
  • Marion Reneau finished UFC newcomer Talita Bernardo with six seconds left in the third round (click here)
  • Amanda Nunes feels the UFC is pulling out of her UFC 214 title fight with Valentina Shevchenko, which will now take place at UFC 215 this Saturday (click here)
  • WMMA Rankings predicts who Marion Reneau and Talita Bernardo should face off with next in the octagon (click here)

Which moment stuck out to you this week?

NICK on Twitter

One thought on “The WMMA Ranking’s Backfist: A Recap of the Week in WMMA

  1. Hi Nick,

    A couple of oversights (or maybe I overlooked your reporting) of some WMMA events these past couple of weeks:

    Weili Zhang defeated Marilia Santos via KO/TKO in Round 2 for the Kunlun SW title on 8/28/17.

    Angela Lee is set to defend her title in a rematch against Mei Yamaguchi with One Championship on 11/24/17.

    Coincidentally, Weili and Angela are a couple of the most exciting fighters in Asian WMMA, along with Seo Hee Ham. Would love to see them get matched up with one another, although I’m not sure Weili could make 105, or in the case of One, remain at no more than 115 for the week leading up to the fight.

    As an aside, while I realize Ayaki Hamasaki moved up to 115 for a fight, I had not thought she had relinquished her title in Invicta at 105 but I didn’t see her in the rankings. I thought maybe it was because her last fight was at 115, but I don’t recall seeing Holly penalized similarly when she fought at 145.

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