WMMA Weekend Round-Up: Big wins for Ilima-Lei MacFarlane, Sara McMann, Jamie Moyle and more

Plenty of women’s MMA action this past weekend. Stars were born, whilst veterans of the sport got their fight career back on track.

One of the biggest wins of the weekend was no doubt that of Hawaii’s Ilima-Lei MacFarlane who defeated Emily Ducote via unanimous decision at Saturday’s Bellator 167 event. “The Iliminator” improves her record to 5-0-0 and is yet to taste defeat throughout her entire MMA career thusfar, with a 5-0-0 record as an amateur. MacFarlane has been going viral since the win with many hailing her the future of the 125lb division.

Sara McMann took on the returning Alexis Davis on Saturday’s TUF 24 Finale. McMann got the submission victory in round 2 via an Arm-Triangle choke. After losing to Amanda Nunes back in 2015, she is now on a two fight winning streak with a unanimous decision win over Jessica Eye back in May 2016.

Elewhere TUF 23’s Jamie Moyle made a successful UFC debut defeating Kailin Curran via unanimous decision and former Invicta FC star Evva Johnson made a successful return to the cage after two years away from competition defeating Heather Cordell in round 1 with an Armbar.

Below are the full results for this weekends WMMA events.

Thursday – 1st
(135 title) – Carol ‘Japa’ Cruz defeats Conce Barcare via TKO in round 1 at Mr Cage 24

(115 title) – Samara Santos defeats Ana Jerônima via Armbar in round 1 at Salvaterra Marajó Fight 5

Friday – 2nd
(125) – Barbara Acioly defeats Trisha Cicero via Split Decision at Titan FC 42

(125) – Hernandez defeats Susie Wyatt via TKO in round 1 at Shamrock FC 279

(130) – Kathina Catron defeats Ariel Beck via Unanimous Decision at Legacy FC 63

(115) – Jenny Huang defeats April Osenio via Gogoplata at 4:28 of round 2 at ONE Championship: Age of Domination

(145) – Ramona Pascual defeats Cheon Sun You via TKO in round 1 at IMPI World Series Asia 5

(115) – Elaine Leal defeats Chayen Gaspar via RNC in round 1 at War of Champions 8

Saturday – 3rd
(125) – Ilima-Lei MacFarlane defeats Emily Ducote via Unanimous Decision at Bellator MMA 167

(115) – Tiffany Masters defeats Laken Jowers via TKO in round 1 at KOTC: Hazard Pay

(105) – Wendy McKenna defeats Ella Wu via Unanimous Decision at BCMMA 17

(115) – Maria Vittoria Colonna defeats Judith Levi via Unanimous Decision at Storm Fight Night

(155) – Evva Johnson defeats Heather Corder via Armbar in round 1 at Warrior Fighting Challenge: Bad Blood

(105) – Ailed Zubieta defeats Lourdes ‘La China’ Salcido via Unanimous Decision at AMMX: Torneo 2K16 4

TUF 24 Finale
(135) – Sara McMann defeats Alexis Davis via Arm-Triangle Choke at 2:52 of round 2
(115) – Jamie Moyle defeats Kailin Curran via Unanimous Decision

Sunday – 4th
Respect FC 18
(145 title) – Katharina Lehner defeats Judith Ruis via Unanimous Decision
(120) – Paulina Ioannidou defeats Melda Sydney Dönmez via RNC at 3:58 of round 2


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