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This weekend, Strikeforce female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and former titleholder Sarah Kaufman meet in the main event of "Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman." Rousey, of course, has recently been seen as a cover girl for ESPN the Magazine's "Body Issue," a guest on "Conan" and the subject of Showtime's pre-fight special, "All Access." UFC president Dana White recently said if a woman were to ever fight in the UFC, it would probably be Rousey, but how serious should anyone take read news >>

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The women's strawweight division makes its debut in the penultimate UFC rankings update for 2014. The biggest development in the UFC rankings over the weekend was the inclusion of the women's strawweight division. Carla Esparza was crowned the inaugural divisional champion, while the rest of the TUF 20 Finale was a showcase for the season's cast members. On the men's side, Rafael dos Anjos cemented himself as joint top contender along with Khabib Nurmagomedov following his beatdown of Nate Diaz. read news >>

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LAS VEGAS -- All everyone wanted to talk about heading into Friday night was Rose Namajunas and how she has a chance to be a crossover star for the UFC. UFC president Dana White even alluded to her as the next Ronda Rousey over the summer. Both of those things could turn out to be true. But right now, there's no doubting Carla Esparza is the best 115-pound woman in the organization. Esparza dominated Namajunas with wrestling en route to a rear-naked choke submission victory at 1:26 of the third read news >>

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Carla Esparza emerged from the field of 16 on this season's Ultimate Fighter to become the first ever women's strawweight champion in the UFC. Coming out of this season of The Ultimate Fighter, Rose Namajunas was an easy fighter to root for. She had a good backstory, a great personality and a style that is very enjoyable to watch. But she is young and without the kind of experience and grappling game to hold off a veteran with great wrestling like Carla Esparza. That wrestling game is what allow read news >>

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Who will become the first ever UFC women's strawweight champion? Bloody Elbow's staff predicts that as well as the rest of the TUF 20 Finale card set for December 12th in Las Vegas. Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas Anton Tabuena: I've never watched a full season of TUF, ever... except for this one. It still has a tremendous amount of useless ‘house drama', but the deep talent pool and the title on the line made the whole tournament much more important, hence making it a little more bearable for read news >>

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The first UFC women's strawweight title fight is upon us, fight fans. The Ultimate Fighter 20 competitors Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas ran the gauntlet during the latest season of the UFC's reality show, destroying opponent after opponent and securing their chance to capture UFC gold. It goes down live from Las Vegas, Nevada, Friday evening during The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale, and Bleacher Report took the time to catch up with Fox Sports Analyst Karyn Bryant to break down that fight and th read news >>

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The UFC's first women's strawweight title fight is set. Rose Namajunas will meet Carla Esparza in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale on Friday in Las Vegas with the 115-pound belt on the line. Namajunas beat Randa Markos by first-round submission and Esparza knocked off Jessica Penne via unanimous decision in the semifinals on Wednesday night's final episode of The Ultimate Fighter 20. Namajunas (2-1) came in as the No. 7 seed, but has emerged as the favorite to win the whole thing read news >>

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Join us tonight for live discussion of episode 12 of The Ultimate Fighter season 20, as we crown the inaugural UFC Women's Strawweight champion. Tonight: the semifinals with Carla Esparza vs. Jessica Penne and Rose Namajunas vs. Randa Markos. Join us tonight for episode 10 of The Ultimate Fighter. TUF 20 / A Champion Will Be Crowned features 16 women vying to become the inaugural UFC Women's Strawweight champion. Well folks, it's been real, but tonight, we say adieu. That's because this is our l read news >>

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A new middleweight and a new women's bantamweight have made their way to the UFC. The UFC's talent acquisition program has slowed a bit in recent months. Down from signing 25-30 fighters a month, the UFC is on a much more normal path of around 15 fighters. This last week has seen two new faces arrive on their books. South African middleweight and EFCA champion Garreth McLellan is expected to make his debut for the UFC some time in March. As first reported by Sport 24, McLellan has signed a 6 fig read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder, Ronda Rousey, is a big star. How big? She blows Brock Lesnar away in terms of mainstream exposure, according to UFC President Dana White. As for the rest of the women competing inside the Octagon? Nobody in UFC really cares about them, according to former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18 hopeful and current Invicta FC standout Tonya Evinger, who picked her bone with MMA Fighting: "I think they don't really care about the women. Rond read news >>

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Tonya Evinger is arguably the top women's bantamweight fighter in the world not currently in the UFC. And that suits her just fine. The outspoken Missouri native could not be any happier in Invicta FC and has no real designs on leaving the all-women's promotion any time soon. Evinger will meet Cindy Dandois in the co-main event of Invicta FC 10 on Friday night in Houston and foresees an active, successful 2015 coming up. The fights will air live at 9 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass. It isn't that Evin read news >>

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you heard the recent blockbuster news (video) that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) inked a landmark apparel outfitting deal with Reebok that will see the athletic shoe and clothing juggernaut be the provider of the official UFC uniform. See a sneak peak here. Expected to be unveiled in July 2015, the uniform will be issued to all fighters to wear for all upcoming events thereafter ... for better or worse. The deal, though, will likely go beyond just f read news >>

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“Pretty much everybody, the men and women that I’ve talked to, they’re pretty excited about it,” UFC President Dana White said. “I really got no negative feedback whatsoever, from anybody. Remember when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White told the mixed martial arts (MMA) media to "shut the fuck up" about fighter uniforms? Well, he's ready to talk about it now. After several months of negotiations, the world's largest combat sports promotion has struck a six-year deal with read news >>

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From Yahoo Sports: The UFC women's bantamweight contender has had a tough couple years, but she presses on for her son. read news >>

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