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What's this? Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey getting some love from the boxing community? Believe it. While "Rowdy" has been disrespected in the past by both pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and female boxing icon Ann Wolfe (probably because of comments like this), she gets nothing but love from legendary Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao. So humbling to hear such kind words from a legend like @emmanuelpacquiao @gfc_diamond @teamgfc @mitsub read news >>

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Newly crowned UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza has a date and opponent for her first title defense. Robert Sargent discusses that news and more in our latest Women’s MMA Report.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta confirms current negotiations underway with Cris Cyborg for the women's bantamweight division, in hopes of a blockbuster fight with champion, Ronda Rousey. In the latest round of "Will she or won't she," ESPN recently confirmed that Cris Cyborg is in contract negotiations with the UFC. Cyborg has been inactive in mixed martial arts competition since July 2013, when she claimed the Invicta featherweight belt from former champion, Marloes Coenen. Injuries and indecision ab read news >>

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A women's bantamweight contest between Liz Carmouche and Lauren Murphy has been added to UFC Fight Night 63 on April 4, 2015 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., according to UFC officials Tuesday.Carmouche will try to snap a two-fight skid at the event. She has lost to Miesha Tate at UFC on FOX 3 and Alexis Davis at UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 via unanimous decision. She is 1-3 in the UFC.Murphy will try to again to get her first UFC win the Octagon. She lost to Sara McMann via split decision read news >>

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Newly-crowned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Strawweight Champion, Carla Esparza, will make her first-ever title defense against Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the co-main event of UFC 185, which takes place at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on March 14, 2015. Ariel Helwani shared the good news on "UFC Tonight" earlier this evening. Esparza ran the 115-pound female gauntlet on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20, scoring wins over Angela Hill, Tecia Torres and Jessica Penne to punch h read news >>

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Carla Esparza's first UFC women's strawweight title defense will be made in Dallas, Texas at UFC 185 on March 14th. After a full season of exposure on The Ultimate Fighter on Fox Sports 1, the women's 115 lbs division's second championship fight will be on the co-main event of a UFC PPV. Formally announced by the UFC this evening, strawweight champion Carla Esparza will go up against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 185 in Dallas on March 14th. The champ @CarlaEsparza1 defends her title for the first t read news >>

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With her UFC debut back on again after it was postponed due to an injury, Holly Holm is doing her best to not jump to any conclusions. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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Women's MMA took a giant step forward in 2014, whether it was because there were a record number of fights, the re-inclusion of women in Bellator or The Ultimate Fighter 20 crowning a UFC strawweight champion. Basically, it was a big year for the ladies. Ronda Rousey continued to be the face of the charge. Bethe Correia is on her heels after beating two of her stablemates, and Carla Esparza took home UFC gold. Invicta got busy at the tail end of the year, and Cris "Cyborg" Justino failed in an a read news >>

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UFC women's strawweight champion Carla Esparza spoke with the media about her life as a UFC champion, winning The Ultimate Fighter and her first opponent, Joanna Jedrzejczyk. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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Consider it a postponement. Burgeoning women's MMA talent Holly Holm was supposed to meet Raquel Pennington in her UFC debut earlier this month. That didn't happen when Holm injured her neck. But that exact same matchup will now carry over to UFC 184 on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles, MMAFighting.com confirmed with both UFC officials and Holm's manager Lenny Fresquez on Tuesday. The bout was first reported by MMAjunkie. Holm (7-0) is one of the most intriguing women's fighters to enter the UFC since wom read news >>

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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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