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After months of anticipation, the UFC finally has a women’s strawweight champion, and a contender is already in place. We discuss that in more in our latest Women’s MMA Report.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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The former women's boxing champ is frustrated by the injuries that postponed her UFC debut but she's hopeful a title shot awaits her in 2015. Injuries have delayed her Octagon debut but Holly Holm is back in the saddle and confident she'll make her Octagon debut in 2015. She spoke with MMA Fighting. "I think I'm just numb to it by now. Last year I had six fights in 12 months. And this year, one. A broken arm and a herniated disk. So what can you do? I've gone 16 years without an injury so I gues 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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MMA manager Mike Kogan's twitter featured a very racist tweet about Randa Markos. When called on it, Kogan said someone at the bar must have grabbed his phone. The biggest problem with his excuse? It's the same kind of racism he has used multiple times on Twitter. Mike Kogan isn't exactly known as being a tactful human being. During his time as an MMA manager he's had some really odd moments, including seeming to be particularly free with his use of the "n-word." Tonight, his Twitter feed launch 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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Angela Magana was known mostly for being a longtime women's MMA fighter and competitor on The Ultimate Fighter 20. Until about a month ago. That's when the seven-year veteran kind of discovered Twitter, in her own way. "I was never big fan of social media," Magana told MMA Fighting. "I was too busy living life to talk about my life. Who gives a f---?" The way Magana explains it, she was drawn into Twitter by haters who didn't much like her persona on TUF and took to their keyboards to express th read news >>

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After 12 episodes of wolfish fighting and catty behavior, the reality-show portion of The Ultimate Fighter season 20 came to a close with a double-header featuring Carla Esparza vs. Jessica Penne and Rose Namajunas vs. Randa Markos. While Esparza and Penne are both primarily known for their skills on the ground, their bout was contended almost entirely upright. All three rounds saw Penne stalk Esparza, peppering her with long jabs while Esparza fired back with squirrely, in-and-out combinations. 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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