This Week in WMMA: April 18th – 24th

Carla Esparza vs Julianna Lima

Top Stories

  • Emi Tomimatsu vs Naho Sugiyama atomweight title bout set for Deep Jewels 12 on June 5th (source)
  • Randa Markos vs Jocelyn Lybarger added to the UFC Ottawa card on June 18th
  • Felice Herrig vs Kailin Curran added to the UFC Fight Night card in Chicago on July 23rd
  • Invicta FC Radio launched an in depth feature on IFC 17 main eventers Tonya Evinger and Colleen Schneider (Listen)
  • TUF 23: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia premiered this week. Eight straweights and eight light heavyweights fought elimination fights to get into the house. The coaches selected teams and then announced the first fight of the season (Full recap & results)
  • Ronda Rousey named one of Time 100’s Most Influential People (Watch)
  • Fight Valley (starring Miesha Tate, Holly Holm & Cris Cyborg) will be making it’s world premiere at the Artemis Film Festival on Friday, 4/22 in Los Angeles
  • The Miesha Tate show interviewed Invicta fighter and good friend of Miesha’s Cindy Dandois (Listen)
  • Strawweight and TUF 20 alumni, Emily Peters Kagan, has been released by the UFC

Fights This Week

Watch Date Fight Promotion Location
Thursday, Apr 21st Istela Nunes defeats Karoline Martins via KO(head kicks) in round 3 (115) FLC 2 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fox Sports 1 @ 8pm ET Saturday, Apr 23rd Carla Esparza defeats Juliana Lima via Unanimous Decision (115) UFC 197 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Saturday, Apr 23rd Fabrina Vanessa defeats Jaqueline Farias via Unanimous Decision (125) Aspera FC 35 Ji-Parana, Rondonia, Brazil
UFC Fight Pass @ 2am ET Sunday, Apr 24th Syuri Kondo defeats Kanna Asakura via Unanimous Decision (115) Pancrase 277 Tokyo, Japan

View last week’s results & top stories (4/11 – 4/17).

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