Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cynthia Calvillo defeats Amanda Cooper

On Saturday March, 4 2017 at Ultimate Fighting Championships 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada at T-Mobile Arena.

Cynthia Calvillo (4-0-0) defeated Amanda Cooper (2-3-0) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:19 of the first round in their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Cynthia is a 5'4 twenty-nine year old fighter originally from San Jose, California, she now fights out of Sacramento, California where she trains at Team Alpha Male. 

Her other notable win came in her last fight against Montana Stewart (6-4-0) she won that fight by TKO. 

Her amateur record was (7-1-0)

Let's hope we see this superstar in the making on another UFC main card real soon.

Catherine "The Alpha Female" Costigan defeats Wendy McKenna


 

On Saturday March, 4 2017 at Cage Warriors 81 in Dublin, Ireland at 3 Arena.

  #9 Ranked 105-Pound Fighter Catherine "The Alpha Female" Costigan ‏  (6-2-0) defeated Wendy McKenna (1-1-0) by split decision in their 105-Pound Professional MMA match.

Catherine is a 5'4 thirty-seven year old fighter from Limerick, Munster, Ireland. She trains at Pankration Kickboxing Academy.

Her most notable win came against Irene Cabello (6-4-0)

It would be nice to see Catherine get another shot in Invicta. 


Aline Sattelmayer defeat Bo Meng



On Saturday March, 4 2017 at Glory of Heroes 7 in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil at Ibirapuera Gymnasium.

#9 Ranked 125-Pound Fighter Aline Sattelmayer (12-9-0) defeated Bo Meng (8-2-0) by KO (knee to the body) in the second round of ther 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Aline is a 5'3 twenty-six year old fighter from Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil. She trains with Sattelmayer Top Team.

Aline holds notable victories against Arielle Souza (7-5-0) Polyana Viana (8-1-0) and Renata Baldan (4-2-0)

Lets hope we see this talented 125-Pound fighter in one of the two major promotions for that division. (Bellator & Invicta)

Ariane "Sorriso" Carnelossi defeats Feier Huang




On Saturday March, 4 2017 at Glory of Heroes 7 in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil at Ibirapuera Gymnasium.

Ariane "Sorriso" Carnelossi (5-0-0) defeated Feier Huang (2-3-0) by TKO in the second round of their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Ariane is a 5'2 twenty-four year old fighter from Presidente Prudente, Sao Paulo, Brazil. She trains with Inside Gold Team.

 



Maguy Orton Berchel defeats Ainara Mota

 


On Saturday March, 4 2017 at t Gladiator Fighting Arena 6 in Nimes, France at Costieres Hotel.

#11 Ranked 125-Pound Fighter Maguy Orton Berchel (7-2-1) defeated Ainara Mota (2-4-0) by Submission ( Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:30 of the second round in their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Maguy is  a 5'5 twenty-seven year old fighter from Creteil, France. She trains at Free Fight Academy. Her coaches are Shadowludo and Mathieu Nicort.

Maguy has won five of her last six fights and is now on a two fight winning streak. Her last win was against Jenifer Araneda (4-4-0)

This is a fighter definitely ready for the big stage of either Bellator or Invicta.

Julia "The Jewel" Budd defeats Marloes Coenen

 


On Friday March, 3 2017 at Bellator MMA 174: Coenen vs. Budd in Thackerville, Oklahoma at WinStar World Casino.  

 Julia "The Jewel" Budd (10-2-0) defeated Marloes Coenen (23-8-0) by TKO (due to Ground and Pound) at 2:42 of the fourth round in their 145-Pound Professional MMA World Championship match.

Julia is 5'8 thirty-three year old fighter from Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada. She trains at Gibson Kickboxing & Pankration where she is coached by her husband Lance Gibson.

Julia is on an amazing eight fight winning streak, with notable wins against Arlene Blencowe, Robeta Paim, Gabby Holloway and Charmaine Tweet. She also holds a victory over UFC 145-Pound Champion Germaine de Randemine. The only two losses of her career came against UFC 135-Pound Champion Amanda Nunes and former 135-Pound Champion Ronda Rousey.

Not sure what's next for the champ, with no clear contenders looming.


Monday, March 6, 2017

Emily "Gordinha" Ducote defeats Katy Collins



On Friday March, 3 2017 at Bellator MMA 174: Coenen vs. Budd in Thackerville, Oklahoma at WinStar World Casino.

#30 Ranked 125-Pound fighter Emily "Gordinha" Ducote (5-2-0) defeated Katy Collins (6-2-0) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:53 of the first round in their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Emily is a 5'2 twenty-four year old fighter from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She trains at American Top Team Oklahoma City.

Emily has now won five of her last six fights including wins over two highly touted Brazilians Kenya Miranda (3-3-0) and Bruna Vargas (2-1-0)

There are so many possibilities for Emily in the Bellator 125-Pound division, cant wait to see whats next.



Gabby "Gabinator" Holloway defeats Alexis Dufresne

 


On Friday March, 3 2017 at Bellator MMA 174: Coenen vs. Budd in Thackerville, Oklahoma at WinStar World Casino.

#13 Ranked 145-Pound fighter Gabby "Gabinator" Holloway (6-5-0) defeated Alexis Dufresne (6-3-0) by TKO ( due to Ground and Pound) at 2:53 of the second round in their 145-Pound Professional MMA match.

Gabby is a 5'3 twenty-six year old fighter from Rhoadesville, Virginia. She trains at Evolve Academy.

Gabby last fought twenty-seven days ago. With this win she snaps a two fight losing streak.

Sarah "Primal" Patterson defeats Tamikka Brents

 


On Friday March, 3 2017 at Gateway Fighting Series 8: Destiny in Saint Charles, Missouri at The Heart of Saint Charles Convention Center.

Sarah "Primal" Patterson (5-2-0) defeated Tamikka Brents (2-3-0) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in the first round of their 155-Pound Professional MMA match.

Sarah is a 5'9 thirty-two year old fighter from Burlington, Iowa.

Sarah has come down to the 155-Pound division, all the way from 210-Pounds, she is also now on an amazing four fight winning streak.

Hopefully we can see Sarah compete for Invicta at 155-Pounds or maybe even 145-Pounds.

Fun fact: Her first fight was 15 years ago at the age of 17.



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Alesha "Half Pint" Zappitella defeats Ding Miao

 


On Saturday February, 25 2017 at Kunlun Fight MMA 9 in Sanya, China at Mangrove Tree International Conference Center

Alesha "Half Pint" Zapitella (2-0-0) defeated Ding Miao (0-1-0) by Submission (Arm Triangle) in the second round of their 125-Pound Professional MMA Championship match.

Alesha is 4'11 twenty-two year old fighter originally from
Conneaut, Ohio and now fighting out of Ypsilanti, Michigan. She trains at
Scorpion Fighting System.

In her pro debut in October 2016, she defeated Jayme Hinshaw at 105-Pounds.

Excited to see whats next for this undefeated prospect.

Mara Borella defeats Iren Racz




On Saturday February, 25 2017 at Open Gold Cup 3: Mushin Fighting in Nuvolera, Brescia, Italy at
Via Camprelle 4

Mara Borella (11-4-0) defeated Iren Racz (4-6-2) by Unanimous Decision in their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Mara is a 5'6 thirty year old fighter originally from
Ponte dell'Olio, Piacenza, Italy and now fighting out of
Polpenazze del Garda, Piacenza, Italy. She trains at
Mixed Martial PRO Team KBJJS where she is coached by Gianluigi Tedoldi.

She is now on a three fight winning streak and with Bellator's frequent stops in Italy, this might be a perfect match.

Naomi Harvey defeats Jemma Thomas

 


On Saturday February, 25 2017 at Contenders Norwich 18 in Norwich, Norfolk, England at Norfolk Showground Arena

Naomi Harvey (1-0-0) defeated Jemma Thomas (1-1-0) by TKO in the second round of their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Naomi is a 5'3 thirty-six year old fighter originally from Newton, Wales and now fighting out of Birmingham, West Midlands, England where she trains at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Birmingham.

She was (3-3-1) as an amateur.

Priscila "Pedrita" Cachoeira defeats Laisa Coimbra

 


On Friday February, 24 2017 at Curitiba Top Fight 10 in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil at Academia Striker's House

#39 ranked 135-Pound fighter Priscila "Pedrita" Cachoeira (5-0-0) defeated Laisa Coimbra (0-5-0) by KO (due to punches) at 1:09 of the first round in their 135-Pound Professional MMA match.

Priscila is a 5'2 twenty-eight year old fighter from Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She trains at Parana Vale Tudo.

It seems that its time for Priscila to take it to the next level and Invicta would be a perfect place for her to test her skills.



Marina Rodriguez defeats Paula da Silva



On Friday February, 24 2017 at Curitiba Top Fight 10 in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil at Academia Striker's House

#21 ranked 115-Pound fighter Marina Rodriguez (6-0-0) defeated Paula da Silva (4-6-0) by TKO (due to punches) at 4:40 of the first round in their 120-Pound Professional MMA match.

Marina is a 5'7 29 year old fighter from Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. She trains MMA and Muay Thai with professor Marcio Malko and Team Thai Brazil and BJJ with Professor Alexandre de Souza and Team AS.
 I asked Marina how long has she trained and what got her started fighting and this was her answer, "I started Muay Thai two years ago and MMA one year. I started training for health , but I started to do well and fall in love with the sport, my teacher Marcio Malko told me he had faith in me so I started training to fight."
Marina had an amateur Muay Thai record of (5-1-0) and her amateur MMA record was (1-0-0)

Marina has fought as low as 105-Pounds, it would be nice to see her in Invicta"s 115-Pound division.

Mariana Morias defeats Jessica Suelem

 


On Friday February, 24 2017 at Curitiba Top Fight 10 in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil at Academia Striker's House

Mariana Morias (11-4-0) defeated Jessica Suelem (2-8-0) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:03 of the first round in their 135-Pound Professional MMA match.

Mariana is a 5'4 twenty year old fighter from Sao Joao da Boa Vista, Sao Paulo, Brazil. She trains at Parana Vale Tudo.

Mariana has won three of her last four since her loss at Invicta almost eighteen months ago.

Hopefully we see Mariana return to 125 and maybe end up back with Invicta or Bellator.



Iony Razafiarison defeats Sinead Kavanagh




On Friday February, 24 2017 at Bellator173: McGeary vs. McDermott in Belfast, Northern Ireland at SSE Arena

Iony Razafiarison (3-1-0) defeated Sinead Kavanagh (4-1-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 140-Pound Professional MMA match.

Iony is a 5'3 thirty-two year old fighter originally from Paris, France. She trains at MMA Factory.

In a bit of an upset, Iony rebounded well from her last fight, (her Bellator debut loss) with a great win. She actually weighed in at 136.2 pounds, so maybe she can enter the tough Bellator 125-Pound division, time will tell.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Veta Arteaga defeats Brooke Mayo




On Saturday February, 18 2017 at Bellator 172: Thompson vs. Pitbull in San Jose, California at The SAP Center

#43 Ranked 125-Pound fighter Veta Arteaga (3-1-0) defeated Brooke Mayo (0-1-0) by TKO (doctor stoppage due to a swollen eye) in their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Veta is a 5'4 twenty-nine year old fighter from Boise, Idaho. She trains at Combat Fitness.

Her only professional loss came in her last fight, a close split decision against the undefeated Anastasia Yankova (4-0-0) in a fight many felt she should have been given the decision in.

As an amateur she had a (3-1-0) record.

Kate Jackson defeats Bryony Tyrell

 

On Saturday February, 18 2017 at British Challenge MMA 18 in Colchester, Essex, England at The Colchester Charter Hall

#23 Ranked 115-Pound  fighter Kate Jackson (8-2-1) defeated Bryony Tyrell (3-1-0) by TKO at 3:43 of the third round in their 115-Pound Professional MMA Championship match.

Kate is a  5'6 thirty year old fighter from Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England. She trains at Koncept Gym in Newquay, Cornwall, England.

Kate is coming off a (2-1) stint on the Ultimate Fighter that saw her defeat Irene Cabello (6-5-0) and Ashley Yoder (6-3-0) before losing to the seasons winner Tatiana Suarez (4-0-0)

She also holds a notable win against Eeva Siiskonen (5-4-2)

It is unclear why the UFC never signed Kate but hopefully they add her to their roster after this great showing she had, if not maybe Invicta can add her to their 115-Pound roster.


Zarah Fairn dos Santos defeats Kerry Hughes

 


On Saturday February, 18 2017 at British Challenge MMA 18 in Colchester, Essex, England at The Colchester Charter Hall

Zarah Fairn dos Santos (4-2-0) defeated Kerry Hughes (3-2-0) by TKO in the first round of their 135-Pound Professional MMA Championship match.

Zarah is a 5'10 thirty year old fighter from Paris, France. She trains at MMA Factory.

This is the biggest win of her career, cant wait to see what is next for this talented fighter.

Tabatha "Batgrl" Watkins defeats Rachel Sazoff



On Friday February, 17 2017 at Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting 67: Out Cold in Southgate, Michigan at Crystal Gardens

#41 Ranked 105-Pound fighter Tabitha "Batgirl" Watkins (1-0-0) defeated Rachel Sazoff (1-8-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 105-Pound Professional MMA match.

Tabitha is a 5'3 twenty-two year old fighter originally from Grayling, Michigan and now fighting out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. She trains at Scorpion Fighting Systems.

As an amateur her record was (3-3-0)

 This was her first fight at 105-Pounds.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Andrea "KGB" Lee defeats Heather Bassett

 
On Friday February, 17 2017 at Legacy Fighting Alliance 4: Aguilar vs. Jackson in Bossier City, Louisiana at The Horseshoe Casino & Resort

#21 Ranked 125-Pound Fighter Andrea "KGB" Lee (6-2-0) defeated #41 Ranked 125-Pound fighter Heather Bassett (4-3-0) by Submission (Armbar) at 3:40 of the third round in their 125-Pound Professional MMA Championship match.

Andrea is a 5'7 twenty-seven year old fighter originally from Atlanta, Texas and now fighting out of Shreveport, Louisiana at Karate Mafia MMA where she is coached by her husband Donny Aaron.

In her last fight on January, 14 2017 she defeated Jenny Liou (6-5-0) by KO due to a liver punch.

Andrea's other notable victory came against Rachel Ostovich  (3-3-0)

As an amateur Andrea boasted an (8-3-0) record. she has a combined combat sports record of (37-6-0) including three Amateur Muay Thai Championships, a National Golden Gloves Boxing Championship and two Brazilian Jui-Jitsu World Championships.


This a piece from Wikipedia on how Andrea got started in Combat Sports.

High School is where she competed in powerlifting and Volleyball. After high school she moved to Bossier City, La and took a job as a waitress at a local sports bar. Through their showings of MMA events Andrea developed a strong interest in Martial Arts. With encouragement from friends, she decided to seek out a trainer and almost instantly Andrea saw that a career in MMA and Muay Thai was the obvious choice for the direction she was seeking in her life and KGB was born.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Christina Marks defeats Paola Ramirez




On Thursday February, 16 2017 at Fight Club OC: Boxing & MMA Fight Series in Costa Mesa, California at The O.C. Fair & Event Center

 #9 Ranked 125-Pound fighter Christina Marks (8-8-0) defeated Paola Ramirez (1-2-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Christina is a 5'6 thirty-one year old fighter from San Diego, California. she trains with Fight Ugly.

Christina is now on a three fight winning streak. Her notable wins have come against  Lissette Neri (6-4-0) and Melanie LaCroix (3-2-0)

She has faced many of the best at 135-Pound in her career, it would be nice to see her in the 125-Pound division of Invicta or Bellator.

Bi "KillHer Bee" Nguyen defeats Jayme Hinshaw




On Thursday January, 16 2017 at King Of The Cage: New Blood in Worley, Idaho at Coeur D'Alene Casino and Resort

#26 Ranked 105-Pound fighter Bi "KillHer Bee" Nguyen (3-0-0) defeated Jaymee Hinsshaw (1-2-0) by split decision in their 105-Poundd Professional MMA match.

Bi is a 4'11 twenty-seven year old fighter originally from Oakland, California and now training out of Albuquerque, New Mexico at Jackson-Wink's MMA.

She recently defeated Katie Saull (0-1-0)

In her professional debut she defeated Andy Nguyen.

She boasted a (5-1-0) record as an amateur.

Alyssa "Tiny Tim" Garcia defeats Kaiyana Rain




On Thursday January, 16 2017 at Combate 11 in Burbank, California at The Burbank Convention Center

#29 Ranked 105-Pound Fighter Alyssa "Tiny Tim" Garcia (3-2-0) defeated Kaiyana Rain (1-3-0) by split decision in their 108-Pound Professional MMA match.

Alyssa is a 5'1 twenty-three year old fighter from Whittier, California where she trains at UWF USA where she is coached by UFC legend Josh Barnett.

In her  last fight on December, 29 2016, she defeated #30 ranked 105-pound fighter Kanna Askura (5-2-0)

As an amateur Alyssa was perfect at (3-0-0)

Alyssa's credentials are definitely worthy of a title shot with Combate.

Based on my Rankings, Alyssa Garcia vs. Lizbeth Silva. A rematch between Kaiyana Rain and Kyra Batara would be a good match to make.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Kelly D'Angelo defeats Samantha Diaz




On Saturday February, 11 2017 at Hoosier Fight Club 32 in Michigan City, Indiana at The Blue Chip Casino

Kelly D'Angelo (2-0-0) defeated Samantha Diaz (0-2-0) by TKO in the third round of their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Kelly is a 5'2 thirty year old fighter originally from Perryville, Missouri and now fighting out of Saint Louis, Missouri.

In her Professional debut in September of 2016 she defeated Emily Whitmire by submission.

As an amateur Kelly was Undefeated (5-0)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Tiffany "Soul Crusher" Teo defeats Priscilla Gaol




On Friday February, 10 2017 at One Championship: Throne Of Tigers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at Stadium Negara

#26 Raked 125-Pound fighter Tiffany "Soul Crusher" Teo (5-0-0) defeated Priscilla Gaol (0-1-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Tiffany is a 5'5 twenty-seven year old fighter from Singapore. She trains at Juggernaut Fight Club where she is coached by Arvind Lalwani. 

We will be curious to see who is next for the "Soul Crusher".

Ann "Athena" Osman defeats Vy Srey Khouch

 
 
 
On Friday February, 10 2017 at One Championship: Throne Of Tigers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at Stadium Negara
 
Ann "Athena" Osman (5-3-0) defeated Vy Srey Khouch (2-2-0) by TKO (due to Ground and Pound) at 2:48 of the first round of their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Ann is a 5'3 thirty year old fighter from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. She trains at Borneo Tribal Squad MMA.

She holds another notable victory over Ana Julaton.

Ann tells Asia One.com how she got started in
“I started with Muay Thai,” she recalls. “I was introduced by my current coach in 2012, fellow ONE fighter AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor.”
Originally, the Muay Thai regimen was just a way to stay in shape and pick up some tips on self-defense. However, Pyro had other ideas for his pupil.
“He slowly started teaching the team wrestling, which was my introduction to MMA,” she explains, reflecting on her beginnings. “I got hooked and kept coming to class.”
At the time, MMA was still a niche sport in Malaysia. The lack of mainstream attention or female faces proved no deterrent. Osman fell in love with the sport after her introduction to wrestling. There was also one landmark women’s fight that helped push her over the edge.
“Gina Carano was really hot at the time and she had her fight with [Cris] Cyborg,’” she says, citing their 2009 bout. “Women’s MMA was growing. I look up to Gina because she started with Muay Thai. She was a big inspiration and motivated me to train even more.”
- See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/ann-osman-comes-full-circle-one-throne-tigers#sthash.1rpA74mu.dpuf
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“I started with Muay Thai,” she recalls. “I was introduced by my current coach in 2012, fellow ONE fighter AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor.”  Originally, the Muay Thai regimen was just a way to stay in shape and pick up some tips on self-defense. However, Pyro had other ideas for his pupil.  “He slowly started teaching the team wrestling, which was my introduction to MMA,” she explains, reflecting on her beginnings. “I got hooked and kept coming to class. Gina Carano was really hot at the time and she had her fight with [Cris] Cyborg,’” she says, citing their 2009 bout. “Women’s MMA was growing. I look up to Gina because she started with Muay Thai. She was a big inspiration and motivated me to train even more.”
“Gina Carano was really hot at the time and she had her fight with [Cris] Cyborg,’” she says, citing their 2009 bout. “Women’s MMA was growing. I look up to Gina because she started with Muay Thai. She was a big inspiration and motivated me to train even more.” - See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/ann-osman-comes-full-circle-one-throne-tigers#sthash.1rpA74mu.dpuf
“I started with Muay Thai,” she recalls. “I was introduced by my current coach in 2012, fellow ONE fighter AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor.”
Originally, the Muay Thai regimen was just a way to stay in shape and pick up some tips on self-defense. However, Pyro had other ideas for his pupil.
“He slowly started teaching the team wrestling, which was my introduction to MMA,” she explains, reflecting on her beginnings. “I got hooked and kept coming to class.”
- See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/ann-osman-comes-full-circle-one-throne-tigers#sthash.1rpA74mu.dpuf
“I started with Muay Thai,” she recalls. “I was introduced by my current coach in 2012, fellow ONE fighter AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor.”
Originally, the Muay Thai regimen was just a way to stay in shape and pick up some tips on self-defense. However, Pyro had other ideas for his pupil.
“He slowly started teaching the team wrestling, which was my introduction to MMA,” she explains, reflecting on her beginnings. “I got hooked and kept coming to class.”
At the time, MMA was still a niche sport in Malaysia. The lack of mainstream attention or female faces proved no deterrent. Osman fell in love with the sport after her introduction to wrestling. There was also one landmark women’s fight that helped push her over the edge.
- See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/ann-osman-comes-full-circle-one-throne-tigers#sthash.1rpA74mu.dpuf
“I started with Muay Thai,” she recalls. “I was introduced by my current coach in 2012, fellow ONE fighter AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor.”
Originally, the Muay Thai regimen was just a way to stay in shape and pick up some tips on self-defense. However, Pyro had other ideas for his pupil.
“He slowly started teaching the team wrestling, which was my introduction to MMA,” she explains, reflecting on her beginnings. “I got hooked and kept coming to class.”
At the time, MMA was still a niche sport in Malaysia. The lack of mainstream attention or female faces proved no deterrent. Osman fell in love with the sport after her introduction to wrestling. There was also one landmark women’s fight that helped push her over the edge.
“Gina Carano was really hot at the time and she had her fight with [Cris] Cyborg,’” she says, citing their 2009 bout. “Women’s MMA was growing. I look up to Gina because she started with Muay Thai. She was a big inspiration and motivated me to train even more.”
- See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/ann-osman-comes-full-circle-one-throne-tigers#sthash.1rpA74mu.dpuf
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“I started with Muay Thai,” she recalls. “I was introduced by my current coach in 2012, fellow ONE fighter AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor.”
Originally, the Muay Thai regimen was just a way to stay in shape and pick up some tips on self-defense. However, Pyro had other ideas for his pupil.
“He slowly started teaching the team wrestling, which was my introduction to MMA,” she explains, reflecting on her beginnings. “I got hooked and kept coming to class.”
At the time, MMA was still a niche sport in Malaysia. The lack of mainstream attention or female faces proved no deterrent. Osman fell in love with the sport after her introduction to wrestling. There was also one landmark women’s fight that helped push her over the edge.
“Gina Carano was really hot at the time and she had her fight with [Cris] Cyborg,’” she says, citing their 2009 bout. “Women’s MMA was growing. I look up to Gina because she started with Muay Thai. She was a big inspiration and motivated me to train even more.”
- See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/ann-osman-comes-full-circle-one-throne-tigers#sthash.1rpA74mu.dpuf
“I started with Muay Thai,” she recalls. “I was introduced by my current coach in 2012, fellow ONE fighter AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor.”
Originally, the Muay Thai regimen was just a way to stay in shape and pick up some tips on self-defense. However, Pyro had other ideas for his pupil.
“He slowly started teaching the team wrestling, which was my introduction to MMA,” she explains, reflecting on her beginnings. “I got hooked and kept coming to class.”
At the time, MMA was still a niche sport in Malaysia. The lack of mainstream attention or female faces proved no deterrent. Osman fell in love with the sport after her introduction to wrestling. There was also one landmark women’s fight that helped push her over the edge.
“Gina Carano was really hot at the time and she had her fight with [Cris] Cyborg,’” she says, citing their 2009 bout. “Women’s MMA was growing. I look up to Gina because she started with Muay Thai. She was a big inspiration and motivated me to train even more.”
- See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/sports/ann-osman-comes-full-circle-one-throne-tigers#sthash.1rpA74mu.dpuf

Monday, February 6, 2017

Syuri Kondo defeats Minna Grusaunder




On Sunday February, 5 2017 at Pancrase 284 in Tokyo, Japan at Differ Ariake

 Syuri Kondo (4-0-0) defeated Minna Grusannder (2-1-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Syuri is a 5'4 twenty-seven year old fighter from Ebina, Kanigawa, Japan where she trains at VOS Gym and AACC.

She holds a notable win against Kanna Asakura (5-2)

Syuri came to MMA after successful Professional Wrestling and Kickboxing careers in Japan.

Jessica "Bate Estaca" Andrade defeats Angela Hill




On Saturday February, 4 2017 at Ultimate Fight Night 104: Bermudez vs. The Korean Zombie in Houston, Texas at The Toyota Center

Jessica "Bate Estaca" Andrade (16-5-0) defeated Angela Hill (6-3-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Jessica is a 5'2 twenty-five year old fighter from Umuarama, Parana, Brazil where she trains at Parana Vale Tudo.

Her other notable victories have come against Joanne Calderwood (11-2) Jessica Penne (12-4) Sarah Moras (4-2) Larissa Pacheco (10-2) Rosi Sexton (13-5) and Milana Dudieva (11-5)

She has won all three of her fights since moving to the 115-Pound division and with this win, she will be next in line to face UFC 115-Pound Champion Joanna Jedrejczyk.


Felice "Lil Bulldog" Herrig defeats Alexa Grasso



On Saturday February, 4 2017 at Ultimate Fight Night 104: Bermudez vs. The Korean Zombie in
Houston, Texas at The Toyota Center

Felice "Lil Bulldog" Herrig (12-6-0) defeated Alexa Grasso (9-1-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Felice is a 5'4 thirty-two year old fighter originally from Buffalo Grove, Illinois and now fighting out of Crystal Lake, Illinois where she trains at Team Curran MMA.

She is now on a two fight winning streak and has won three of her last four fights.

Her most notable victories have come against Kailin Curran (4-4) Lisa Ellis (15-11) and  Heather Clark (7-6)

Herrig first caught the eyes of combat sports fans when she appeared on Fight Girls in 2007 on The Oxygen Channel and won her fight in Thailand against a champion Thai fighter.

When asked who she would like to face next, Felice mentioned both Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson.

Tecia "Tiny Tornado" Torres defeats Bec Rawlings



On Saturday February, 4 2017 at Ultimate Fight Night 104: Bermudez vs. The Korean Zombie in Houston, Texas at The Toyota Center

Tecia "Tiny Tornado" Torres (8-1-0) defeated Bec Rawlings(7-6-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Tecia is a 5'1 twenty-seven year old fighter who was born in Fall Rivers, Massachusetts and now fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She trains at American Top Team, but for this fight she also trained with her girlfriend, UFC 135-Pound fighter Raquel Pennington at Altitude MMA in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

She holds notable victories over Jocelyn Lybarger (6-4) Angela Hill (6-3) Angela Magana (11-8) Felice Herrig (12-6) and Paige VanZant (7-3)

This fight was a rematch from a July 2014 Ultimate Fighter match that Tecia won by Unanimous Decision.

In an Awakening Fighters interview, Tecia tells us about her start in Combat sports.

“I began Karate at age 5 after my mom took me and my sister in for a class. I immediately feel in love, my sister not so much. I stayed until I was 17 earning my black belt. Then transitioned to Kickboxing when I was 18. After Muay Thai then eventually BJJ to MMA.”

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Amanda "The Lady Killer" Bell defeats Gabrielle Holloway

 

On Saturday February, 4 2017 at King Of The Cage: Heavy Trauma in Lincoln City, Oregon at The Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Amanda "Lady Killer" Bell (4-4-0) defeated Gabrielle Holloway (5-5-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 150-Pound Professional MMA match.

Amanda is a 5'8 twenty-eight year old fighter originally from Oakland, California and now fighting out of Portland, Oregon at Animals MMA Fitness & Nutrition.

Her other notable wins have come against Brittney Elkin, Maria Djursaa and Marina Shafir.

With this huge victory over another Invicta 145-Pound fighter look to see this top 10 ranked Lady Killer back fighting for Invicta soon, I would also not be surprised if she wound up in  Bellator or even the UFC.



Elizabeth Phillips defeats Sarah Howell

 


On Friday February, 3 2017 at Conquest Of The Cage in Airway Heights, Washington at The Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Elizabeth Phillips (6-5-0) defeated Sarah Howell (0-1-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 135-Pound Professional MMA match.

Elizabeth  is a 5'6 thirty year old fighter from Spokane, Washington where she trains at Sikjitsu Fighting Systems.

This was a big win for Elizabeth, who is coming off of 5 straight fights for either the UFC or Invicta. Lets hope we get to see her on the Invicta FC stage now that she is back at her ideal weight class of 135-Pounds.



Friday, February 3, 2017

Hannah Kampf defeats Pooja Tomar


On Friday February, 3 2017 at Super Fight League 2017: Metro Mayhem in Delhi, India at The Siri Fort Sports Complex

Hannah Kampf (2-0-0) defeated Pooja Tomar (1-1-0) by Submission (Armbar) at 2:01 of the 3rd round in their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Hannah is a 5'4 twenty-six year old fighter born in Philipsburg, Montana. She is currently living in India.

This is her second victory in the span of eleven days.

She had an impressive (4-2-0) record as an amateur. 

In an interview with BKO Martial Arts, she talks about her start in MMA.

" I started working as a receptionist in a boxing/Muay Thai gym in 2011, and fell in love with training. I had a Muay Thai fight in 2012 and was hooked. I started training Jiu Jitsu after that, and once I got past the learning curve being on the ground felt very natural for me. I consider myself pretty well-rounded now. Everyone has to fight something. I know people have said this better than me. But that’s something very beautiful to me about Martial Arts, it takes this sort of figurative idea and transposes it literally. Every part of training camp is its own little fight. Fighting temptation when you have to lose the weight, have to dehydrate yourself, fighting the exhaustion, the stress, the negative ideas from other people, and worse the ones in your own head… and finally the fight at the end. Will you give up if you’re behind? Will you let yourself be broken, or will you keep moving forward? This is a sport, but it is also life broken down into a very pure form. I’m beyond grateful for the lessons I’m taught in this sport. If I can make a living off it one day, why wouldn’t I?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Valentina "Bullet" Shevchenko defeats Juliana Pena

 

On Saturday January, 28 2017 at UFC on Fox 23: Shevchenko vs. Pena in Denver, Colorado at The Pepsi Center

Valentina "Bullet" Shevchenko (14-2-0) defeated Juliana Pena (8-3-0) by Submission (Armbar) at 4:29 of the second round in their 135-Pound Professional MMA #1 Contenders match.

Valentina is a 5'5 twenty-eight year old fighter born in Frunze, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She now fights out of Lima, Peru.

She began her training with Taekwondo at age five and at age twelve she branched out into Muay Thai and kickboxing then freestyle Vale Tudo.

 "Bullet" has a 56-2 professional record in Muay Thai and Kickboxing, defeating the likes of Joanna JÄ™drzejczyk. She is a 8-Time Kickboxing World Champion and a 12-Time Muay Thai World Champion. 

With this "Performance of the Night" win Valentina has earned a rematch with UFC Champion Amanda Nunes. Their first fight was a very close fight with some feeling Valentina should have gotten the decision.

The date of Nunes vs. Shevchenko has not been announced yet.

Jessica Middleton defeats Alice Yauger

 

On Friday January, 27 2017 at Bellator MMA 171: Guillard vs. Njokuani in Mulvane, Kansas at The Kansas Star Arena

Jessica Middleton (2-0-0) defeated Alice Yauger (4-5-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Jessica is a 5'7 twenty-eight year old fighter from Wichita, Kansas where she trains with JMTK and Fox Fitness.

Her other professional MMA win came against Bruna Ellen (3-1-0)

She had a very good amateur career going (5-2-0) with one of those losses being avenged.

Jessica showed a great all-around game in this match, winning wherever the fight went. Can't wait to see who Bellator matches her up with next, Bruna Vargas comes to mind.

Bruna Ellen defeats Carmella James

 


On Friday January, 27 2017 at Bellator MMA 171: Guillard vs. Njokuani in Mulvane, Kansas at The Kansas Star Arena

Bruna Ellen (3-1-0) defeated Carmella James (0-1-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Bruna is a 5'4 twenty year old fighter from Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil where she trains with Team Nogueira Campanas. 

Her most notable victory came against Elen Torres (3-1-0)

She is a very aggressive fighter who always pushes the pace, lets hope Bellator gets her back in the cage soon. It would also be nice to see her in the Bellator Kick Boxing ring.

Corinne Laframboise defeats Dilara Kocak




On Saturday January, 28 2017 at We Love MMA 28 in Hanover, Germany at the Swiss Life Hall


Corinne Laframboise (1-0-0) defeated Dilara Kocak (0-1-0) by Submission (armbar) in the first round of their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Corinne fights out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She trains with Brazilian Top Team.

Thaiane Souza defeats Alessandra Alves




On Saturday January, 28 at Face The Danger 14 in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil at Academia UDL

Thaiane Souza (4-4-0) defeated Alessandra Alves (0-1-0) by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:09 of the first round in their 120-Pound Professional MMA match.

Thaiane is a 5'2 twenty-four year old fighter originally from Bage, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She now trains at CM Systems in Curitiba, Brazil.

She has fought as low as 105-pounds in the past. Her most notable win came against Silvania Monteiro (5-2-0)

Maria Rivera defeats Sarah Click




On Friday January, 27 2017 at Classic Entertainment & Sports MMA

Maria Rivera (1-0-0) defeated Sarah Click (1-2-0) by TKO (due to punches) at 2:40 of the first round in their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Maria is a 5'6 twenty-nine year old fighter originally from Arroyo, Puerto Rico and now fighting out of Framingham, Massachusetts where she trains at Framingham Taekwondo.

Maria went (1-0-0) as an amateur before turning professional.

Asha Roka defeats Ranji Devi

 


On Sunday January, 29 at Super Fight League 2017: Close Quarter Combat in Delhi, India at Siri Fort Courts.

Asha Roka (2-0-0) defeated Ranji Devi (0-1-0) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in the first round of their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Asha is a 5'1 eighteen year old fighter originally from Nepal and now fighting out of Bhopal, India.

This is her second win in just a three week span since she made her professional debut. In her first bout she defeated Angela Pink.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Shannon Sinn defeats Ashley Deen



On Saturday January, 28 2017 at Sparta Combat League 57: Dynamite in Denver, Colorado at The Grizzly Rose

Shannon Sinn (3-4-0) defeated Ashley Deen (2-3-0) by split decision in their 130-Pound Professional MMA match.

Shannon is a 5'7 thirty-seven year old fighter from Broomfield, Colorado. She trains at Strictly Boxing and Grinders Submission Wrestling. She is coached by Albert Rosales.

This was a big win for Shannon coming off of two losses in a row, hopefully with one more win we can see her back on the national and world stages again.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Arlene "Angerfist" Blencowe defeats Janay Harding

 


On Saturday January, 28 2017 at Legend MMA 1 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia at Jupiter's Casino.

Arlene "Angerfist" Blencowe (8-6-0) defeated Janay Harding (2-3-0) by TKO in the first round of their 135-Pound Professional MMA match.

Arlene is a 5'5 thirty-three year old fighter from Manly, New South Wales, Australia. She trains with Team Te Huna.

She made her 135-pound debut after going (2-2-0) in her last four fights with Bellator MMA.

Her notable victories have come against Gabrielle Holloway (5-4-0) Adrienna Jenkins (19-6-0) and Faith Van Duin (6-3-0)

With this impressive victory hopefully we see Arlene back in one of the major promotions for 135-pound female fighters. (Invicta & UFC)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hannah Kampf defeats Thulasi Helen: Fight Video

 

On Sunday January, 22 2017 at Super Fight League 2017: Goa Pirates vs. Bengaluru in Delhi, India at The Squash and Badminton Courts Siri Fort.

Hannah Kampf (1-0-0) defeated Thulasi Helen (0-1-0) by Submission (Arm-Triangle) at :49 of the very first round in their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Hannah is a 5'4 twenty-six year old fighter born in Philipsburg, Montana. She was coached by Phuket Top Team for this fight. She was cornered by Anjela Pink and Dennis Hallman.


She had an impressive (4-2-0) record as an amateur. 

You can watch the fight here.




 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

"Super Collider" Colleen Schneider defeats Chrissie Daniels

 

On Saturday January, 21 2017 at Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen in Inglewood, California at The Fabulous Forum.

"Super Collider" Colleen Schneider (11-7-0) defeated Chrissie Daniels (2-3-0) by Submission (Anaconda Choke) at 1:30 of the 1st round in their 125-Pound Professional MMA match.

Colleen is a 5'9 thirty-four year old fighter from Los Angeles, California where she trains at CMMA.

She has now won 5 of her last 6 fights and this win would seem to set her up for a main card spot for her next fight with Bellator against a highly ranked opponent.

Colleen holds a notable victory against Raquel Pa'aluhi (6-5-0)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Alexa Conners defeats Annie DeCresente

 


On Friday January, 20 2017 at National Fighting Championships 90 in Kennesaw, Georgia at Electric Cowboy.

Alexa Conners (2-1-0) defeated Anne DeCresente (1-2-0) by Unanimous Decision in their 135-Pound Professional MMA match.

 Alexa is a 5'6 twenty-five year old fighter born in Reading, Pennsylvania and now fighting out of Columbia, South Carolina where she trains with Revolution MMA.

This was a rematch from 2014 fight that Alexa won by TKO

The other professional victory on her record came against Stephanie Egger (2-1-0) in her last fight under the Invicta Fighting Championships banner.

Hopefully we see this young rising star on an Invicta fight card soon.

As an amateur Alexa went (8-1-0)

Gabby "The Kraken" Romero defeats Linsey Williams



On Friday January, 20 2017 at Legacy Fighting Alliance 2: Richman vs. Stojadinovic in Prior Lake, Minnesota at The Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel.

Gabby "The Kraken" Romero (1-1-0) defeated Linsey Williams (0-1-0) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:15 of round number 1 in their 115-Pound Professional MMA match.

Gabby is a 5'2 twenty-eight year old fighter from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she trains at Luttrell/Yee MMA and Legends MMA. Her head Coach is Clube Hollywood. She is also coached by Jose Lopez, Chris Luttrell, Ray Yee and Alberto Crane.

The Kraken showed great aggression and great grappling as she won this fight with complete dominance. 

She is a Brazilian Jui Jitsu World Champion in the brown belt division. 

She was undefeated as an amateur at (2-0-0)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Lisbeth Silva defeats Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc

 


On Thursday January, 19 2017 at Combate Americas Combate 10 in Mexico City, Mexico at El Plaza Condesa.


Lisbeth Silva (4-3-0) defeated Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (9-10-0) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in the first round of their 105-Pound Professional MMA match.

Lisbeth is a  5'2 twenty year old originally from Veracruz, Mexico now fighting out of Mexico City, Mexico where she trains at Mexican Pride Gym.

She has notable victories against Marcela Nieto (3-3-0) and Yahaira Romo (3-2-0)

Nicdali announced her retirement after the fight.

You can watch a replay of the fight on UFC Fight Pass.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nina The Strina" Ansaroff defeats Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger




On Sunday January, 15 2017 at Ultimate Fighting Championships Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn in Phoenix, Arizona at Talking Stick Arena.

Nina "The Strina" Ansaroff (7-5-0) defeated Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (6-4-0) by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:39 of the 3rd round in their 115-Pound professional MMA match.

Nina is a 5'5 thirty-one year old fighter originally from Weston, Florida and now training out of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida with her girlfriend UFC 135-Pound Champion Amanda Nunes.

Ansaroff is coming off of a one year layoff (due to the flu) since a loss to Justine Kish. 

Nina has fought the best in the world including notable victories against Munah Holland (5-3-0) and Jessica Doerner (5-4-0) This was however Nina's biggest victory to date.

We are sure to see her take on a top ten opponent in her next fight and from the high praises she has been getting from her coach Din Thomas, we can expect big things.

Here is a paragraph from Wikipedia about Nina's start in MMA.

Ansaroff started practicing Taekwondo at the age of 6. She began training in mixed martial arts in 2009 as a way to lose weight and to help keep in shape following a motorcycle accident. She made her professional debut in 2010.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Megan Anderson defeats Charmaine Tweet

 


On Saturday January, 14 2017 at Invicta Fighting Championships 21 in Kansas City, Missouri at The Scottish Rite Temple.

Megan Anderson (8-2-0) defeated Charmaine Tweet (9-6-0) by TKO (Head Kick & Punches) at 2:05 of the 2nd round in their 145-Pound professional MMA Intern Invicta World Championship match.

She is a 6'0 twenty-six year old fighter originally from Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. She now trains at Glory MMA and Fitness in Lee Summit, Missouri, where she is coached by James Krause.

Megan is currently on a four fight winning streak since her last loss to Cindy Dandois.

She holds notable victories against Peggy Morgan (4-4-0) and Amber Leibrock (2-1-0)

This was another dominating victory for the new Intern Champion. in her last four victories (all for Invicta) she has finished all four fights.

During the post-fight interview, Megan had a message for Dana White to deliver to whoever wins the inagural 145-Pound UFC championship, "Tell them to keep my fu@%en belt warm for me because im coming!

Megan also won performance of the night bonus for her vicious knockout.

You can watch this fight and the rest of Invicta FC 21 for free on UFC Fight Pass.