“Women’s MMA Today” gets you caught up on the week that was and the week that will be in women’s MMA.
Invicta Fight Week is finally here! Unfortunately, a couple of the fighters had to drop-out due to injuries this week, however Janet Martin pulled a few rabbits out of the hat and managed to get some solid replacements. Lacey Schuckman will now replace Jasminka Cive in a Strawweight matchup with Ayaka Hamasaki and Raquel Pa’aluhi steps in to replace Leslie Smith in a Bantamweight contest against Amanda Nunes. Once again, Invicta will stream the event LIVE and FREE starting at 7pm eastern on the Invicta website.
7-21 In the main event at Jewels: “20th Ring”, Mei Yamaguchi put herself in contention for a title shot with a key victory over Emi Tomimatsu. With this win, Yamaguchi now hopes to challenge Ayaka Hamasaki for the Jewels Lightweight Queen Championship (115-pounds) later this year.
Pro Results Jewels: “20th Ring”
7th ranked Straweight “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi (10-4-1) defeats Emi Tomimatsu (5-5) via Unanimous Decision
Yasuko “Ikuko” Tamada (13-8-3) defeats 6th ranked Atomweight Naoko Omuro (13-9-4) via Armbar at 1:05 of round 2
Satomi Takano (1-0) defeats 8th ranked Atomweight Yukiko Seki (11-22) via Unanimous Decision
Shizuka Sugiyama (7-3) defeats Megumi Yabushita (19-20) via Split Decision
7-28 After three knockout wins as an amateur and one in her pro debut, Katalina Malungahu (1-0) now aims for her fifth knockout in a row against undefeated amateur Ericka Newsome (0-0, 5-0am) at Chaos in the Cage 11.
7-28 Invicta FC 2 invades Kansas City with 14 HUGE bouts. The main event features 2004 Olympic silver medallist and undefeated mixed martial artist Sara McMann taking on submission specialist Shayna Baszler. Also on the card, Strikeforce veterans Alexis Davis battles Hitomi Akano. This event will stream LIVE and FREE starting at 7pm eastern on the Invicta website.
Invicta FC 2 Fight Card (subject to change):
Shayna “The Queen of Spades” Baszler (14-6) vs 5th ranked Bantamweight Sara McMann (5-0)
6th ranked Bantamweight Alexis “Ally Davis” Davis (11-5) vs 7th ranked Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano (18-9)
8th ranked Bantamweight Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche (6-2) vs Kaitlin Young (7-5-1)
Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio (5-2) vs 9th ranked Bantamweight Vanessa Porto (14-4)
3rd ranked Strawweight Ayaka Hamasaki (7-0) vs Lacey “The Ladie” Schuckman (7-4)
Amanda “Lioness of the Ring” Nunes (6-2) vs Raquel “Rocky” Pa’aluhi (2-2)
Bethany Marshall (4-0) vs 3rd ranked Flyweight Barb “Little Warrior” Honchak (5-2)
8th ranked Featherweight Julia “The Jewel” Budd (2-2) vs Elina Nilsson (2-2)
Sarah “White Tiger” Schneider (6-5) vs 5th ranked Strawweight Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (6-2)
Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras (2-0) vs Raquel “Rocky” Pennington (1-1)
Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (0-0) vs Suzie Montero (1-0)
Jocelyn “Lights Out” Lybarger (0-0) vs Cheryl Chan (0-0)
“South Valley’s Own” Angelica Chavez (4-1) vs Nicdali “The Night Queen” Rivera-Calanoc (7-6)
Jessica Philippus (0-0) vs “Lightning” Liz McCarthy (0-0)
*Rankings supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.
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