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May 4, 2017 9:04 am

Amanda Nunes set to defend her title at UFC 213

The next UFC women’s bantamweight title fight is now official as the champion Amanda Nunes is set to defend her title against the #1 UFC ranked women’s bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko. BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor originally reported the championship bout was in the works on April 22 and it was later confirmed by MMA insider Dizz. Now,...

May 3, 2017 11:51 am

Top bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko says she’s got good news coming soon

When Kyrgyzstani bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko submitted the streaking Julianna Peña in January of this year, she earned herself a shot at reigning bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who she lost a competitive decision to in early 2016. While we have known for some time now that Shevchenko would get the next crack at bantamweight gold, however,...

Apr 27, 2017 6:07 pm

Jessica Eye vs. Aspen Ladd set for July in Las Vegas

Jessica Eye vs. Aspen Ladd set for July in Las Vegas A women’s bantamweight scrap between Jessica Eye and Aspen Ladd has been added to July’s “The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale” event in Las Vegas. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor just broke the news on Twitter. I have confirmed with sources that Jessica Eye will return to...

Apr 26, 2017 8:48 am

Holly Holm confident she’s “in the mix” despite skid

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm has hit a bit of a rough patch since her iconic UFC 193 knockout win over Ronda Rousey. Following her win over Rousey, Holm stepped into the Octagon with Miesha Tate in the co-main event of UFC 196, where she hoped to make her first successful title defense....

Apr 25, 2017 10:56 am

PHOTO | UFC Singapore gets cool official poster

On June 17, the UFC will return to Asia with UFC Singapore. The promotion has been sure to stack this Asian return with some excellent fights. In the UFC Singapore main event, we’ll see former UFC women’s bantamweight champ and recent featherweight title challenger Holly Holm take on former bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia. The...

Apr 24, 2017 7:31 am

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Amanda Nunes in the works for July, no official date set

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Amanda Nunes in the works for July, no official date set A women’s bantamweight title fight between top contender Valentina Shevchenko and current champion Amanda Nunes is being targeted for July. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor spoke with Shevchenko’s management who stated that the title fight is in the works for the month of...

Apr 22, 2017 3:31 pm

Report | Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko slated for July 8 in Las Vegas

Report | Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko slated for July 8 in Las Vegas Earlier today current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes took to Twitter where she delivered the following message for her fans “Don’t worry guys. I will defend this belt soon. UFC is working on making an amazing card for all the...

Apr 22, 2017 8:33 am

Amanda Nunes says she will soon defend her belt on “an amazing card”

Amanda Nunes had a banner 2016. She kicked off the year with a decision defeat of talented Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina Shevchenko. Then, in the main event of the landmark UFC 200, she claimed the UFC women’s bantamweight title with a first round destruction of WMMA great Miesha Tate. Finally, in December, she closed out the...

Apr 12, 2017 8:23 pm

BREAKING! Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia set for June 17 in Singapore

Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia set for June 17 in Singapore A women’s bantamweight bout between former division champion Holly Holm and former title challenger Bethe Correia will headline UFC Fight Night 111 on June 17 in Singapore. UFC Canada just broke the news on Twitter. BREAKING: @HollyHolm vs. @bethecorreia headlines #UFCSingapore pic.twitter.com/19IqNTQuXQ — UFC...

Apr 12, 2017 8:47 am

Dana White gives update on Ronda Rousey’s future

On December 30th, 2016, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returned to the Octagon for a very highly anticipated return over a year following her devastating loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, which saw her lose the women’s bantamweight title. When Rousey returned to the Octagon she did so against reigning champion, Amanda...

Apr 11, 2017 12:47 pm

Holly Holm targeted to return in June against former title challenger

There has been speculation for quite some time regarding when former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm would be returning to the Octagon following her UFC 208 unanimous decision loss to Germaine De Randamie in a failed bid for the inaugural featherweight title. This week, MMAFighting confirmed reports that Holm is being targeted to return...

Apr 8, 2017 11:46 am

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey all smiles in new photo with Travis Browne

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been out of the public eye since her end-of-year loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, where she was handed her second straight professional loss following her 2015 KO loss to Holly Holm. Following Rousey’s recent loss to Nunes, UFC President Dana White admitted that Rousey was...

Mar 28, 2017 10:03 pm

Ronda Rousey working with new coach

In 2016, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey looked to return to the Octagon to avenge the first defeat of her professional career, which also saw her lose the women’s bantamweight championship to Holly Holm. In Rousey’s return, she fought UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in a highly anticipated showdown that saw Nunes...

Mar 27, 2017 6:50 pm

Holly Holm has declined an offer to fight at UFC Singapore

Holly Holm has declined an offer to fight at UFC Singapore A week ago we reported that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-3 MM) had been offered a bout with undefeated Korean fighter Ji Yeon Kim (6-0-2 MMA) for ‘UFC Fight Night 111’ which takes place June 17 in Singapore. Unfortunately for fight...

Mar 24, 2017 12:52 pm

Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko reportedly close to being finalized

Top ranked women’s bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko recently picked up a dominant 2nd round submission win over Julianna Pena at ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’ earlier this year to cement her place as the women’s bantamweight #1 contender. The win made it 2-straight for Shevchenko, and secured her a rematch with Amanda Nunes, this time for...

Mar 21, 2017 6:47 am

Holly Holm targeted to return at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-3 MMA) is being targeted to return at June’s UFC Fight Night event in Singapore. According to BJPENN.com’s very own Chris Taylor, “The Preacher’s Daughter” has been offered a bout against undefeated Korean fighter Ji Yeon Kim (6-0-2) for the June 17 event. Holly Holm was last seen...

Mar 20, 2017 11:10 am

Holly Holm targeted to return at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-3 MMA) is being targeted to return at June’s UFC Fight Night event in Singapore. According to BJPENN.com’s very own Chris Taylor, “The Preacher’s Daughter” has been offered a bout against undefeated Korean fighter Ji Yeon Kim (6-0-2) for the June 17 event. Holly Holm was last seen...

Mar 14, 2017 10:14 am

Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko continue to trade shots on Twitter

When Valentina Shevchenko submitted Julianna Pena with a second-round armbar back in January, she earned herself a crack at Amanda Nunes and the UFC women’s bantamweight title. While the Kyrgyzstani fighter’s title shot has been confirmed, however, the date and location of this fight are still not known. On Sunday evening, Nunes did her best...

Mar 13, 2017 8:31 am

Amanda Nunes hints at UFC 212 showdown with Valentina Shevchenko

When Valentina Shevchenko submitted Julianna Pena with a second-round armbar back in January, she earned herself a crack at Amanda Nunes and the UFC women’s bantamweight title. While the Kyrgyzstani fighter’s title shot has been confirmed, however, the date and location of this fight are still not known. On Sunday evening, Nunes dropped a serious...

Feb 23, 2017 11:18 pm

Fighters most tested by USADA in 2016

Throughout the course of 2016, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has continued to crack down on performance enhancing drugs used both in competition and out of competition by fighters. This has resulted in quite a bit of fighters being suspended for potential USADA violations, most notably former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and former UFC...

Feb 15, 2017 7:47 am

Tyron Woodley: Holly Holm should take a break from fighting

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 208, former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm lost a controversial decision to Germaine de Randamie, failing her bid to become the UFC’s first ever female featherweight champion as a result. With this loss, Holm fell onto a three-fight losing streak, as she has was defeated by Miesha...

Feb 12, 2017 6:04 am

Pros React to Germaine De Randamie’s Defeat of Holly Holm

Last night, the UFC made its first stop in Brooklyn, New York with UFC 208. The card was headlined by a bit of history, as the main event crowned the UFC’s first-ever women’s featherweight champion. In corner of this main event, we had former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. In the other, we had Dutch...

Feb 11, 2017 11:44 am

Ahead of UFC 208, Michelle Waterson shows appreciation for teammate Holly Holm

Tonight at UFC 208 in Brooklyn, New York, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will step into the Octagon against kickboxing veteran Germaine de Randamie for a highly anticipated showdown that will see one woman crowned the inaugural women’s featherweight champion. Ahead of the fight, top ranked women’s strawweight, and Holly Holm’s Jackson-Winkeljohn teammate,...

Feb 10, 2017 12:16 pm

The 5 Best Women’s Title Fights in the UFC So Far

In 2011, UFC President Dana White infamously assured that women would never fight in the UFC. This statement has proven to be incredibly inaccurate. First, the UFC introduced a women’s bantamweight division, centered around MMA megastar Ronda Rousey. When this new division proved itself to be incredibly lucrative, the UFC introduced yet another women’s division...