The Ultimate Fighter rankings from Wednesday were 870,000 average viewership. This was up from last week by over 100K. You can read a summary of the episode here.
On a related note, you can check out a tour of TUF house with Jessamyn Duke here.
Milana Dudieva versus Pannie Kianzad has been rescheduled for ProFC October 16 in Russia. The match was supposed to take place this past August, but the card was cancelled due to main eventer Aleksander Emelianenko being injured.
Dudieva (8-2) went on a four year, eight fight undefeated streak until she lost to UFC signee Jessica Andrade this past April. Kianzad (3-0) made her pro debut in 2012, and was able to finish her last two opponents.
This fight is expected to be stream. We will have more information in the weeks ahead.
Pa’aluhi (3-4) got a TKO win over Priscella White on August snapping a three fight losing streak. Serio (4-4) is coming off a decsion loss to Ana Maria.
The fight will be on iPPV. More details to come.
Two fighters hoping to rebound after losses, Kanaia Mangakahia (1-1) will take on Belinda Sedgwick Fight World Cup on Australia November 16th. Mangakahia lost to Rhiannon Thompson by TKO, while Sedgwick is coming off a submission loss to Ginny Connors.
Newaza Apparel shot some behind the scenes video and match highlights of Colleen Schneider in her won over Chriistina Marks last weekend. You can watch it here.
Strikeforce vet Jan Finney has turned her attention to fitness modeling, and will be documenting her training and competing on her Facebook in the next few weeks.
She is currently at the Arnold Sports Festival this weekend as a part of their fitness competition.
There is a current push to get female BJJ fighters on the IBJJF pro league card. More info can be here.
This Sunday on the Wombat Sports podcast at 1 p.m. pst/4 p.m. est., we will talk to 18 year old fighter Alyse Anderson, who is looking for her first MMA title as she takes on Taylor Denslow at Total Warrior Combat in Michigan September 21.
We are still awaiting word on InvictaFC 7′s card and date, but Felice Herrig confirmed she is going to be a part of it. Both Herrig and Joanne Calderwood have stated interest in fighting each other.
It is more looking more and more like the weekend of November 16 will be the date for the event.
Herrig and Patricia Vidonic were also in the running to face Megumi Fujii in her retirement match along side Jessica Aguilar. Herrig pulled her name after it took too long for Vale Tudo MMA to make a decision and Herrig decided she wanted to fight on Invicta 7.
Jen Tate will re-enter the boxing ring October 12 in Sacramento, CA. Her opponent is to be announced.
In the only pro MMA bout this weekend, Paulina Granados (2-0) and Tessa Simpson (2-1) hope to get their third wins and make an impression on the atomweight rankings.
Granados got her first submission win of her career, subbing Maria Lopez at Legacy’s May card. She has yet to taste defeat in her whole MMA career.
Simpson is coming off her first loss as pro, and looks to rebound. She has 2 first round finishes in her other pro bouts.
The match will air on AXS TV Friday night.
Undefeated starwweight prospect Vanessa Demopoulos is looking for her forth win as she takes on Brittany Williams at Absolute Cage Fighting in Columbus, OH.
Demopoulos (3-0) won her last fight via first round armbar. She has two decision wins also to her credit.
Williams (2-0) has finished both of her opponents within two rounds, getting a TKO and a submission.
In other ammy MMA action:
- At Epic Fighting in San Diego, CA, Ashley Yoder defends her strawweight title against Jessica Valencia
- Cheyanne Vlismas and Jenny Silveiro will battle for the USAL MMA aromweight title in Tampa, FL.
- In Kansas City, MO, Blue Corner MMA will see Pinky Busby taking on Holly Torrez
- Jamie Najera faces Karli Black at Cage Warrior Combat in Kingston, Washington. (This will stream on GoFightLive.tv for $10).
- At XCP in South Burlington, Vermont, Anna Glover takes on Heather Enyingi
- In Syracuse, NY at Gladius Fights 7, Jackie Gates battles Hope Gillette
- Sheena Brandenburg and Anne Malinoff will battle at HCF 17 in Valparaiso, Indiana
- At FXC in Marion, Ohio, Mary Hayes faces Trisha Barr
Daniela Romina Bermudez and Judith Rodriguez will duke it out for the interim WBA super flyweight title in Buenos Aires, Argentina Friday night in a rematch from last year. Bermudez win their first meeting by decision.
Bermudez (14-2) is on a nine fight win streak with four KOs overall. She is the former WBO bantamweight champion.
Rodriguez (6-4) is looking for her first title, having lost back to back title matches to Bermudez and Naoko Yamaguchi respectively.
In Lincoln, Rhode Island, Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes and Tori Nelson will fight for the vacant WIBA welterweight title.
Lopes (10-1) hasn’t tasted defeat since her debut. She is seeking her first boxing title.
Nelson (6-0-3) has yet to taste defeat. She is coming off two draws to Teresa Perozzi. She is the current WIBA middleweight champ.
In other boxing matches
- Jennifer Han will face Lesly Morales in Socorro, Texas
- In Belfast, Northern Ireland, Christina McMahon battles Lana Cooper
- Daniela Asenjo dukes it out with Natalia Vanesa Lopez in Valdivia, Chile