OneFC MMA has signed Singapore based bantamweight Sherilyn Lim. The Muay Thai specialist was instrumental in starting women’s kickboxing in Singapore, having found the Polytechnic’s Muay Thai club. She won her amateur MMA debut in July, only taking 90 seconds to get the TKO victory over Nur Atiqah Nadia at Ultimate Satria Championship. She will make her promotional and professional debut Oct. 18 as she will face Malayasian Ann Osman.
Lim is the second female fighter to be signed exclusively to the OneFC, joining atomweight Nicole Chua.
The match will stream live from Singapore at OneFC.livesport.tv for $11 October 18.
In a match we misses this past weekend, Seo Hee Ham defended her CMA combat title in Asia against All Kyushu. The belt was contested under kickboxing rules. Ham made quick work of Kyushu by getting the TKO at 1:48 of round 1.
Video has been posted of Autumn Norton’s TKO win over Brieta Carpenter at Ultimate Reno Combat from last weekend. You can watch it here.
Holly Holm will return to action October 11 in Dallas, TX at LegacyFC. She will face a yet to be announced opponent.
Colleen Schneider has become the third TUF cast member to book a fight post filming. She will take on Chrstina Marks at SCMMA 3 in Ontario, California September 7.
A new teaser for next week’s premier of “The Ultimate Fighter” is up featuring Peggy Morgan, Tara LaRosa, Shayna Baszler, Revelina Berton, and Roxanne Modafferi giving their advise to living with women in a house. You can watch it here.
Heather Bassett’s second vlog is up as she will fight tomorrow for King of the Cage in her pro debut. You can watch it here. Bassett will take on Breea Gilbert in Keshena, WI.
KSW has a new trailer for the match between Jasminka Cive and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. You can watch it here.
On the podcast Sunday at 1 p.m. pacific/4 p.m. eastern, we will talk to Texas strawweight River Warth as she prepares to take on Nicole Duffy at the Austin Championship Sept. 7. You can listen to it live here.
We were expecting Megumi Fujii’s opponent for her retirement match to be announced at the Vale Tudo Japan presser Friday, but it wasn’t the case. With October approaching fast, the announce will hopefully come next week.
InvictaFC strawweight Carla Esparza states she is “in training for her next fight” on twitter, which fuels speculation she will be defending her title against Claudia Gadelha at InvictaFC 7.
The long awaited Storm Damage MMA featherweight tournament happens this weekend, with all fighters making weight.
The eight woman one night tournament will be contested under modifed rules, with no elbows and shorter rounds. (Two minute rounds in the quarter and semi-finals; 3 minutes in the finals.)
Helen Malone has dropped out of the tournament, which means a wild card pick will face Maryanne Mullahy in the last quarterfinal match.
Here are the quarterfinal match-ups. (Hyperlinked names takes you to our interviews with them) :
- Ginny Connors vs Belinda Sedgwick
- Kate da Silva vs Arlene Blencowe
- Faith Van Duin vs Michelle Peruzzi
- Maryanne Mullahy vs (Wild card pick)
The newly formed DEEP-JEWELS will make its debut this weekend with a set of eight MMA bouts. Most fighters made weight on Friday.
The main event will feature Celine Haga, who is looking to continue her win streak as she takes on Sadae Numata. Nutama weight in 900 grams over and will have two yellow cards going into the contest.
(Update – the winner of the Haga vs. Numata fight will Seo Hee Ham for the inaugural DEEP-JEWELS 105 title. This will most likely be on the D-J November card.)
Also Emi Fujino looks to work her way back into the top 10 strawweights by defeating Korea’s Hyo Kyung Song.
Here are the rest of the MMA matches set for Tokyo:
- Mika Nagano vs Akiko Naito
- Yasuko “Ikuko” Tamada vs Yukiko Seki
- Yasuko Mogi vs Yuko “Amiba” Oya
- Satomi Takano vs Masako Yoshida
- Takumi Umehara vs Megumi Sugimoto
We will have results posted on twitter as they become available.
Another MMA tournament happens this weekend as Mexico’s Xtreme Kombat MMA will try to find it’s top flyweight. Among the particpants in the one night tournament:
- Anely Jimenez (7-0)
- Alexa Grasso (2-0)
- Karina Rodriguez (1-0)
- Sandra Chimeyo (pro debut)
In other pro bouts:
- AT NCF 16 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Chayani Mendes takes on Cinthya Mocoto
- Izabela Badurek faces Martyna Czech at MMA Only Gala in Pszow, Poland
- In London, England at Immortals Fight Promotions 1, Agnieszka Niedzwiedz battles Iren Racz
- At Ultimate Beatdown 12 in Malyasia, Helen Harper battles Liezel Lumindas
Shasta McMurray and Kyra Batara will duke it out for the Tuff-n-uff 110 pound title Friday night in Vegas. Arizona’s McMurray (1-1) and Oregon’s Batara (1-1) are looking for their second wins.
The match will stream on Tuff-n-uff’s UStream channel for $5.
In Vegas on Saturday, two female bouts are set for King of the Cage. Rachel Smith and Danielle Taylor will square off for the ammy KOTC 115 title, while Molly Wren-Holmes faces Monica Ameng.
In Constitucion, Chile, Carolina Rodriguez and Ana Lozano will battle for the vacant WIBA bantamweight title.
Rodriguez (8-0) and Lazano (7-0) are undefeated, with Lazano finishing all but on of her opponents.
In other boxing action:
- Carmen Cruz faces Tassie Eckerie in Nashville, Tennessee
- In Toppenish, Washington, Carol Azure takes on Latite Olney