Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Unified Women's Rankings Sept 2010



Featherweight (135.1 - 145)

1. Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos

2. Marloes Coenen

3. Hiroko Yamanaka

4. Cindy Dandois

5. Amanda Nunes

6. Shana Olsen

7. Jamie Seaton

8. Yoko Takahashi

9. Ediane Gomes

10. Romy Ruyssen



Bantamweight (125.1 - 135)

1. Sarah Kaufman

2. Tara LaRosa

3. Shayna Baszler

4. Roxanne Modafferi

5. Miesha Tate

6. Takayo Hashi

7. Hitomi Akano

8. Vanessa Porto

9. Alexis Davis

10. Julie Kedzie



Super Flyweight (115.1 - 125)

1. Tara LaRosa

2. Carina Damm

3. Zoila Frausto

4. Rosi Sexton

5. Aisling Daly

6. Rin Nakai

7. Sally Krumdiack

8. Cat Zingano

9. Jeri Sitzes

10. Monica Lovato



Flyweight (106.1 - 115)

1. Megumi Fujii

2. Mei Yamaguchi

3. Yuka Tsuji

4. Lisa Ward

5. Zoila Frausto

6. Jessica Aguilar

7. Kyoko Takabayashi

8. Jessica Pene

9. Angela Magana

10. Seo Hee Ham



Strawweight (95.1 - 106)

1. Yasuko Tamada

2. Misaki Takimoto

3. Naoko Omuro

4. Asami Kodera

5. Yoko Yamada

6. Naho Sugiyama

7. Diana Rael

8. Amy Davis

9. Natasha Creger

10. Jennifer Berg

Jessica Eye Interview

Jessica “Evil” Eye is certainly a familiar name to anyone that follows the Cleveland mixed martial arts scene. Jessica is a fan-favorite and always gets the crowd going with her exciting style of fighting. Though she only recently turned professional, Jessica will be putting her undefeated record on the line in the main event of the upcoming NAAFS Eve of Destruction on September 18. Eye, fighting out of Strong Style Mixed Martial Arts outside of Cleveland, will be taking on Marissa Caldwell of Vision MMA (Cincinnati, Ohio) in the main event of the first all-female fight card to take place in Ohio which is promoted by the NAAFS, one of the most well-respected regional MMA promotions in the U.S. ProFighting-fans.com staff writer Curt Heinrichs caught up with Jessica to discuss her upcoming fight.


To read the entire article click here

Sy Jewett vs. Rachael Swatez


TFC 11: Full Force – Edmonton – September 10

Sy Jewett (1-0) vs Rachael Swatez (3-1)














(Rachael Swatez pictured)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hiroko Yamanaka defeats Sandy Furner

At "Girls S-Cup 2010" Hiroko Yamanaka (10-1-0) defeated Sandy Furner by Submission (Forearm Choke) at 1:45 of round 1.

Next up for Hiroko could be a possible math against Christiane "Cyborg" Santos

Christina Domke def. Jessica Hilger


This past Saturday night in Malone, Who’s Next Combat Championship showcased the WNCC Women’s Championship main event. Christina Domke, arguably the best female fighter in Wisconsin, succesfully defended her title against Jessica ‘Baby Bull’ Hilger.


The ’Machine Gun’ dominated the entire fight with a superior ground and pound game. After taking the ’Baby Bull’ down early in the first round, Domke maintained the dominant position in the both mount and back mount for the entire round. Domke was unable to lock in a submission and relied on vicious punches and elbow to Hilger’s head. To her credit, Hilger showed tremendous heart surviving the Domke’s attacks.

Hilger was not able however to change Domke’s momentum in the second round. Once again Domke scored an early takedown, this time landing in back mount. Domke soften up Hilger with more strikes to the head, and locked in a Rear Naked Choke at 2:15 of the second round. Domke’s impressive title defense earned her US Combat Sports Submission of the Night honors, and both women earned US Combat Sports Fight of the Night. After the fight Christina ’Machine Gun’ Domke told USCombatSports.com thanks to all her friends and family. And dedicated the victory to her sister Heather, and her family who could not make it out to the fights.

Elaina Maxwell defeats Alexis Davis

Elaina "Beef" Maxwell defeated Raging Wolf 135lbs champion Alexis Davis in a non-title match. Elaina was unable to make weight for the match so now Alexis Davis will take on Tonya Evinger at Raging Wolf 11 on Nov. 6th

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Elaina Maxwell vs. Alexis Davis now a non-title match

Elaina Maxwell was unable to make the 135 lbs weight limit, so now the fight will be a non-title three round contest.

Davis, fighting out of Port Colborn, Ont., is the No. 1 women's fighter in her home country and is ranked No. 8 in the National Women's Unified Rankings. Meanwhile, Maxwell recently fell out of the rankings. And though she says she does not fight for the rankings, a win would mean a lot to get her back on the map.

"I was recently ranked and I fell out because I couldn't find a fight," Maxwell said. "I am glad she agreed to fight me. I am having a hard time finding people to fighting me. Honestly, I don't care if a win would put me back in the rankings or not. I just want to fight. I am just happy I have a fight and someone will fight me."

Davis says the high-caliber fighters she takes on only makes her better and validates her training.

"That's one of the great reasons I love Raging Wolf," Davis continued. "They are getting such high-quality fighters. There is no sense going elsewhere when they are giving me high-quality fighters. It helps me get set up to get me better fights in the future."

With the type of fighters Raging Wolf has been finding for Davis, she says there is only one advantage to going to a M-1 Strikeforce.

"I would love to make an appearance on Strikeforce to promote myself. Strikeforce is better for me to promote myself. But Raging Wolf treats everyone so good. I am happy with where I am sitting."

Maxwell has an impressive resume as she fought for Strikeforce against top names such as Miesha Tate and Gina Carano, who is better known as Crush from the hit television show American Gladiators. Though Davis' resume isn't as impressive, Maxwell isn't taking the champion easy.

"It will be good fight," Maxwell promised. "I think she will shoot and take me down. We will see how it goes. We are pretty well matched. She might have more Jiu Jitsu and I might have more of a standup. It's MMA. You never know. Any given (Saturday)."

"I know she has a good standup background," Davis said of Maxwell. I am not really that worried. She is like anyone else I have fought. She better come to fight. I hope she is hungry. I am not afraid to bang with her. She has accomplished so much and it's good to test yourself."

Should Davis win, it would set up a rematch against Evinger. Though Davis and her coach Dave Dayboll take one fight at a time, they can't help but look ahead.

"It's going to be a tough fight," Dayboll said. "I know Tonya upped her training from her last fight. She looks sharper. The rematch is going to be a war. Tonya looked really good in that first fight, but made a mistake and got caught. She is a tough opponent you need to respect. Elaina has fought the who's who of women MMA. Even though she lost, she brings experience to the table. In the heat of the moment, who makes adjustments and exposes the weaknesses will win. Not being cocky, but honest, Alexis should have the upper hand on the ground. I believe Elaina wants to keep it standing.

"I just hope everyone comes and has a good time and supports Raging Wolf and the local fighters," Dayboll concluded. "It's a great thing for the area and we are fortunate to have this."


Soure: observertoday.com

Friday, August 27, 2010

Lisa Ward: Fight Video's



Lisa Ward vs. Leiticia Pestova

Lisa Ward vs. Miku Matsumoto I

Lisa Ward vs. Misaki Takimoto

Lisa Ward vs. Masako Yoshida 

Lisa Ward vs. Elisha Helser

Lisa Ward vs. Ayumi Saito

Lisa Ward vs. Miku Matsumoto II Pt. 1

Lisa Ward vs. Miku Matsumoto II Pt. 2

Lisa Ward vs. Miku Matsumoto II Pt. 3

Lisa Ward vs. Stephanie Frausto

Lisa Ward vs. Aisling Daly Pt. 1

Lisa Ward vs. Aisling Daly Pt. 2

Lisa Ward vs. Aisling Daly Pt. 3



Independent World MMA Women's Divisional Rankings - August 2010



Featherweight Rankings (136 to 145 lbs.)

1. Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (10-1)

2. Marloes Coenen (17-4)

3. Yuko "Hiroko" Yamanaka (9-1-1)

4. Cindy Dandois (4-0)

5. Shana Olsen (4-0)

6. Amanda Nunes (5-1)

7. Jamie Seaton (2-1)

8. Hitomi Akano (16-8)

9. Ediane Gomes (5-1)

10. Yoko Takahashi (14-11-3)



Bantamweight Rankings (126 to 135 lbs.)

1. Sarah Kaufman (12-0)

2. Roxanne Modafferi (15-6)

3. Tara LaRosa (18-2)

4. Miesha Tate (11-2)

5. Hitomi Akano (16-8)

6. Shayna Baszler (12-6)

7. Takayo Hashi (12-2)

8. Jennifer Tate (6-1)

9. Julie Kedzie (14-8)

10. Vanessa Porto (10-4)



Flyweight Rankings (116 to 125 lbs.)

1. Tara LaRosa (18-2)

2. Aisling Daly (9-0)

3. Rosi Sexton (10-2)

4. Zoila Frausto (8-1)

5. Rin Nakai (7-0)

6. Megumi Fujii (21-0)

7. Sally Krumdiack (8-3)

8. Monica Lovato (5-1)

9. Jeri Sitzes (3-1)

10. Carina Damm (15-4)



Junior Flyweight Rankings (106 to 115 lbs.)

1. Megumi Fujii (21-0)

2. Yuka Tsuji (22-2)

3. Lisa Ward (13-5)

4. Mei "V Hajime" Yamaguchi (6-2)

5. Jessica Aguilar (9-3)

6. Zoila Frausto (8-1)

7. Kyoko Takabayashi (11-4)

8. Jessica Pene (7-1)

9. Angela Magana (8-4)

10. Emi Fujino (8-4)



Note: Gina Carano, Lena Ovchynnikova, and Emily Thompson are temporarily ineligible to be ranked, due to the fact that they have not fought in over 12 full months.

Note: Carina Damm has regained her eligibility to be ranked because she has fulfilled the terms of her 2008 California State Athletic Commission steroids suspension by paying her fine. Given that she has recent fights in both the bantamweight and flyweight divisions, she is eligible to be ranked in both of those weight classes.

September 2010 Women's Divisional Rankings will be published on September 24, 2010

Hiroko Yamanaka vs. Sandy Furner

 Sandy Furner (15-5-0) in kickboxing, is the new opponent for Hiroko Yamanaka and will make her MMA debut at S-Cup Aug 29th. The match will take place under MMA rules.

Sandy is a Australian Kickboxer/ Muay Thai fighter and a Master Toddy student.

Lisa Ward defeats Aisling Daly

Lisa Ward kept Aisling Daly grounded to reach the semifinals of Bellator Fighting Championships' 115-pound women's tournament.

Ward (14-5) earned a unanimous decision over Daly (9-1) in their first-round tourney bout Thursday at Bellator 26 in Kansas City. Every judge scored it 30-27 for Ward, who joins Megumi Fujii, Zoila Frausto and Jessica Aguilar in the tournament semifinals

To read the entire article click here

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Top-5 fighters Ward, Daly set for Bellator tourney bout

The woman who might have the best chance to take down Megumi Fujii will make her tourney debut this week for Bellator Fighting Championships.

Fujii has been mixed martial arts' undisputed No. 1 in the women's 115-pound division for years, but two of the three Bellator tournament fighters closest to her status will go head-to-head on Thursday. American fighter Lisa Ward (13-5) and Irish competitor Aisling Daly (9-0) , No. 4 at 115 pounds and No. 5 at 125 in the Unified Women's MMA Rankings, will square off at Bellator 26 (FSN, times vary by region) in Kansas City, as part of the Bellator's eight-woman tournament for 115-pounders.

To read the entire article by USAToday click here

Lisa Ward vs. Aisling Daly weigh-in results & Picture

Lisa Ward weighed in at 114lbs and Aisling Daly weighed 115lbs


Betting odds:
Aisling Daly -125
Lisa Ward    -115

Bellator airs on Thursday, August 26th at 8:00pm EST on Fox Sports Net.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lisa Ward: Aisling Daly is a bully and she's in for a reality check

Lisa Ward never quite seemed to fit in among her childhood peers growing up. As far back as the 115 lb fighter widely considered to be among the best female mixed martial artists in the sport can remember, she always seemed to have a problem blending in.



"It was really rough because I was a little bit chunky all through elementary and junior high so I would get called "fatso"," recalled Ward. "I remember girls poking my belly and saying, 'Pillsbury Dough-Girl', and then hit me in the head. I joined the soccer team when I was little and like my first day there this girl comes up to me and says, 'Pillsbury Dough-Girl', and then takes the bottom of her hand and hits me in the head as hard as she could.

To read the entire interview by Bellator.com click here

Leslie Smith vs. Hiroko Yamanaka

2008 Olympic Bronze Medallist Randi Miller’s mixed martial arts debut will have to wait. The wrestling powerhouse reportedly suffered a hand injury last week and has withdrawn from her August 29th bout with Japanese standout Hiroko Yamanaka. Bellator Fighting Championships veteran Leslie Smith is now expected to face Yamanaka, but the fight has not yet been signed.


Read the entire article from MMARising.com here

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Marianna Kheyfets vs. Melissa Bopp



Marianna Kheyfets (1-0-0), who beat  Kim Couture in July will be facing Melissa Bopp (0-0-0) at ROC 32 on Oct 23rd.


To read the article click here

Tandi Schaeffer vs. Melissa Moore

Tandi "Tandi Lion" Schaeffer (0-0-0) is making her pro debut against Melissa Moore (1-1-0) at Showdown Fights "Respect" on Sept 24th.













(Tandi Schaeffer pictured)

Catia Vitoria vs. Nina Ansaroff

Catia "Cat Women" Vitoria (2-1-0) will be fighting Nina Ansaroff (0-0-0) who will be making her pro debut on Sept 11th at Crowbar MMA: "Fall Brawl" in Fargo, North Dakota. Catia is coming off of a June 4th knockout loss to Jessica Aguilar at AFL: Rock-N-Rumble 3.

Stephanie Frausto vs. Paulina Ramirez

Stephanie Frausto (2-2) and Paulina Ramirez (1-0) will face eachother on Sept 9th at Tachi Palace Fights ‘High Stakes’. Stephanie the sister of Zoila Frausto, is coming off a loss against Lisa Ward at Bellaor 22 on June 17th. Paulina has not fought since Nov, 2008. The card will air on gofightlive.tv

Zoila Frausto Corrected Own Mindset After Loss to Miesha Tate

Zoila Frausto is two wins away from the Bellator 115-pound belt and probably wouldn't be in her current position had it not been for a loss to Miesha Tate.

"I can't win every fight on just standing alone," Frausto recently told MMAFighting.com. "I had no ground game, no wrestling up until [the Tate] fight. I was to the point where I thought if they can't take me down, then why even work on the ground, but it was the wrong mindset. She kind of pretty much just put me in my place, and I've become an all-around fighter and I'm happy with it."


Read the entire article from mmafighting.com here

Alexis Davis vs. Elaina Maxwell

Alexis Davis, will return to the ring this weekend
when she defends her Women’s Flyweight title against Elaina Maxwell at Raging Wolf 9 Mayhem in the Mist “The Series”.

Alexis Davis originally won the title by defeating Molly Helsel via unanimous decision October last year. Since then, she has defended the title once, with a third round rear naked choke victory over the veteran Tonya Evinger in May.

Davis is 8-3 with her biggest wins coming against the aforementioned Helsel and Evinger. Her three losses have come against world ranked competitors in the form of Sarah Kaufman, Tara Larosa and Shayna Baszler.

Meanwhile “Beef” Maxwell is 3-3 with her major win coming via TKO this past July over Lizebeth Carreiro. Maxwell’s three defeats have all come by way of Strikeforce veterans; Gina Carano, Meisha Tate and Michelle Maher.

Raging Wolf 9 takes place August 28th in Niagara Falls, New York at the Seneca Niagara Casino.

Article by Topmmanews.com

Is Miesha Tate the new poster girl for Women's MMA?

Gina Carano was once the women's mixed martial arts it-girl. She was pretty, sexy, and possessed an exciting fighting style. She was the perfect prototype of a male MMA fan's ultimate crush and she hit opponents with the conviction to knock them out. Carano was a Muay Thai specialist and her technical proficiency in the sport made her even more appealing to all spectrums of fans. In other words, she was an invincible female fighter with the looks of a model.

To read the entire article by Michael McElroy click here

Kim Couture vs. Munah Holland

Kim "Sugar Free Couture" (2-3-0) looks to rebound from her disappointing July 9th loss to Marianna Kheyfets when she faces Munah Holland who will be making her professional debut at Ring Of Combat 32 on Oct. 23rd.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Michele Gutierrez vs Tammie Schneider

Michele Guierrez (2-1-0) will face Tammie Schneider (3-9-0) On September 11th at Crowbar MMA: Fall Brawl. Michele is coing off of a decision victory on Aug 14th and Tammie is coming off a submission loss against Amber Powell at 5150/XFL: New Year's Revolution.












(Michele Guierrez pictured)

Elaina Maxwell Interview

Elaina "Beef" Maxwell's Got Something to Prove is the title of this article by bleacherreport.com

To read the article click here

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Stephanie Guimaraes: Video Interview

Get to know 145 lbsWMMA fighter Stephanie Guimaraes (1-1-0) who trains with American Top Team and will be fighting for Bellator 34 on October 28th, opponent TBD.  Also watch her Bellator top 10 KO video.

Another great video interview by Wfighter.com
To watch click here

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Marloes Coenen vs. Sarah Kaufman Oct. 9th

Marloes Coenen (17-4-0) will challenge Sarah Kaufman (12-0-0) for the Strikefore women's 135lbs title in San Jose, Ca on Oct. 9th.

Read the MMAJunkie.com article: here

Fiona Muxlow: Interview

Get to know Australlian WMMA figter Fiona Muxlow (4-1-0) in this interview by Girls of MMA.com

To read the interview:  Click here

Ultimate Women Challenge full line-up (maybe)

Ultimate Women Challenge: A reality show coming soon to NBC where 16 women in two weight divisions leave behind their homes and families for the chance to be crowned the Ultimate Woman.

125lbs

Kristin "Barbie" Molina (1-1-1)













Lacey "The Ladie" Schuckman (5-3-0)













Michelle "Thundercat" Ould (4-3-0)













Brandi Hainey 2-3-0)













Barb "Lil Warrior" Honchak (1-1-0)













Patricia Hall (0-1-0)













Angela Magana (8-4-0)













Heather "Hurricane" Clark (0-1-0)




135lbs


Angela Hayes (3-5-0)













Karina Hallinan (2-2-0)













Martha Benevides (0-0-0)













Julie "Fireball" Kedzie (14-8-0)













Casey Noland (1-2-0)













Brighton Hutton (0-1-0) 













Kaitlin Young (4-4-0)













Colleen Schneider (0-2-0)


Zoila Frausto fight video's

Zoila Frausto vs. Karina Halliman Pt. 1

Zoila Frausto vs. Karina Halliman Pt. 2

Zoila Frausto vs. Jessica Rakoczy

Zoila Frausto vs. Miesha Tate Pt. 1

Zoila Frausto vs. Miesha Tate Pt. 2

Zoila Frausto vs. Michelle Ould

Zoila Frausto vs. Rosi Sexton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP5mLdYMM1g

Zoila Frausto vs. Jessica Pene Pt. 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXwtViVbTsM

Zoila Frausto vs. Jessica Pene Pt. 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w52g4FdBaUs

Zoila Frausto vs. Jessica Pene Pt. 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWs0NRDueBc

Zoila Frausto vs. Jessica Aguilar Pt. 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBGAn8ISGHE

Zoila Frausto vs. Jessica Aguilar Pt. 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzPlazBQaAg&feature=related

Zoila Frausto vs. Megumi Fujii Pt. 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jeu06R-Ku6k

Zoila Frausto vs. Megumi Fujii Pt. 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9bB6RDsQj4&feature=related

Zoila Frausto vs. Megumi Fujii Pt. 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zx29XCXUKU&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Friday, August 20, 2010

Tannaya Hantelman defeats Anna Barone

At Wreck MMA "Bad Intentions" in Gatineau,Quebec,Canada
Tannaya Hantelman (2-2-0) defeated Anna Barone (1-2-0) by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)








(Tannaya Hantelman pictured)

Elaina Maxwell Video interview


Female mma fighter Elaina Maxwell. Elaina talks about how she came to California, about her family and how she started fighting.


Zoila Frausto Defeats Jessica Pene


    Zoila Frausto advanced to the semifinals of the Bellator Fighting Championships women's tournament Thursday night at Bellator 25, easily controlling Jessica Pene to win a unanimous decision.
It wasn't a particularly exciting fight -- certainly nothing like the fireworks of Frausto's previous fight, a first-round knockout of Rosi Sexton -- but it was a dominating performance by Frausto, who won 30-27 on all three judges' cards. Frausto said afterward that she was disappointed in her own performance and that cutting to 115 pounds had been difficult for her.

"I won, but 115 was a little hard, so I have to get used to do this," Frausto said. "But I won and that's all that counts."


Frausto, who improved her record to 8-1,showed that even on an off night she's a good enough striker to beat a game opponent in the previously undefeated Pene. Megumi Fuji is unquestionably the favorite in Bellator's 115-pound women's tournament, but Frausto could give Fuji a run for her money.

(source: MMAWeekly.com)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Kristin "Barbie" Molina vs. Amanda Lavoy

Saturday, August 21, 2010 4:00 PM

"IFC 28"

Kristin "Barbie" Molina (1-1-1) vs. Amanda Lavoy (1-2-0)



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 (Kristin Molina pictured)                                                                                                   

Ultimate Women Challenge: Update

Ultimate Women Challenge: This is the old trailer. Currently the show is in full production in an undisclosed location. Unfortunately, due to nondisclosures, contracts, and agreements that we have in place, we can only release certain elements of the show to the public. Michelle Ould is on the show just not in the "old trailer." Casey Noland is now on the show. Julie Kedzie is a fighter on the show, not a coach. Barb Honchak will replace Jessica Aquilar. Kaitlin Young will replace Melissa Steel as Melissa unfortunately broke her arm. Brighton Hutton will be replacing Alexis Davis. As far as Brandy Hainey is concerned, as with Michelle Ould, she was not in the show when the old trailer was shot. We hope this clarifies any of your questions or confusion.

From thier Facebook page

Facebook.com/ultimatewomenchallenge