This Week in WMMA: May 2nd – 8th

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Top Stories

  • Casey Leydon of MMAFighting.com released an excellent video portrait of Invicta FC 17 headliner, bantamweight champ, and all around badass Tonya Evinger (Watch)
  • UFC did a feature on Dutch fighter Germaine de Randamie leading into UFC Rotterdam (Watch)
  • Kaline Medeiros replaces injured Mizuki against Aline Serio at Invicta FC 17, Tessa Simpson vs Julia Jones canceled (full card)
  • Muay Thai star Tiffany van Soest says she’s ‘one or two years away’ from breaking out in MMA (source)
  • Paige VanZant no longer part of UFC 200 plans as she moves towards possibly winning this season of Dancing with the Stars (source)
  • UFC signs Brazilian flyweight prospect Poliana Botelho. No word yet what division she will be competing in (source)
  • Joanne Calderwood opens up about ‘vicious circle’ that led to UFC struggles on The MMA Hour (source)
  • 10x IBJJF World Champ Michelle Nicolini headed to Evolve MMA in Singapore & will fight with ONE FC (source)

Fights This Week

Watch Date Fight Promotion Location
ONEPPV @ 7:30am ET Friday, May 6th Angela Lee defeats Mei Yamaguchi via Unanimous Decision (115 title) One Championship: Ascent to Power Kallang, Singapore
Friday, May 6th Juliana Velasquez defeats Elaine Albuquerque via KO at 3:55 of round 1 (134) 1° Round Combat 2 Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Friday, May 6th Ilara Joanne defeats Maria ‘Doida’ Mendes via RNC at 2:37 of round 1 (139) 1° Round Combat 2 Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
UFC Fight Pass @ 9pm ET Saturday, May 7th Tonya Evinger defeats Colleen Schneider via Unanimous Decision (135 title) Invicta FC 17 Costa Mesa, CA, USA
UFC Fight Pass @ 9pm ET Saturday, May 7th Angela Hill defeats Livia Renata Souza via Split Decision (115 title) Invicta FC 17 Costa Mesa, CA, USA
UFC Fight Pass @ 9pm ET Saturday, May 7th Charmaine Tweet defeats Latoya Walker via KO at 3:41 of round 1 (145) Invicta FC 17 Costa Mesa, CA, USA
UFC Fight Pass @ 9pm ET Saturday, May 7th Kaline Medeiros defeats Alline Sério via TKO at 4:04 of round 2 (115) Invicta FC 17 Costa Mesa, CA, USA
UFC Fight Pass @ 9pm ET Saturday, May 7th Megan Anderson defeats Amanda Bell via TKO at 5:00 of round 1 (145) Invicta FC 17 Costa Mesa, CA, USA
UFC Fight Pass @ 9pm ET Saturday, May 7th Christine Stanley defeats Shannon Sinn via Unanimous Decision (125) Invicta FC 17 Costa Mesa, CA, USA
UFC Fight Pass @ 9pm ET Saturday, May 7th Rachael Ostovich defeats Ariel Beck via Split Decision (125) Invicta FC 17 Costa Mesa, CA, USA
UFC Fight Pass @ 9pm ET Saturday, May 7th Laura Howarth defeats Alexa Conners via Split Decision (135) Invicta FC 17 Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Saturday, May 7th ryony Tyrell defeats Samantha Jean-Francois via RNC at 1:51 of round 2 (115) BCMMA 15 Colchester, Essex, England
Fox Sports 1 @ 2pm ET Sunday, May 8th Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeats Heather Clark by Unanimous Decision (115) UFC Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands
Fox Sports 1 @ 2pm ET Sunday, May 8th Germaine de Randamie defeats Anna Elmose by KO at 3:46 of round 1 (135) UFC Rotterdam Rotterdam, Netherlands

View last week’s results & top stories (4/18 – 4/24).

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