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Valentina Shevchenko earns the 6th knockout in UFC championship history stemming from a head kick. She joins Anderson Silva, Renan Barao, Holly Holm, Georges St-Pierre, and TJ Dillashaw with what may very well be the Knockout of the Year.#UFC238
In the co-main event Shevchenko made the first defense of her flyweight title by delivering a devastating head kick to Jessica Eye early in the second round. The brutal blow left Eye out cold on the mat for several minutes as doctors attended to her before she sat up to the cheers of concerned fans.
HOLY SMOKES! Valentina Shevchenko knocked out Jessica Eye at #UFC238 with one of the most devastating kicks you’ll ever see — or hear (sound up)pic.twitter.com/sxTLnUskzi
In this latest episode of the Evolve WMMA podcast, Young shares her experience traveling on the Fighters For Freedom Tour in the Middle East & Africa and preparing for her upcoming fight at Invicta FC 35.
In the latest episode of Evolve WMMA… Brianna Van Buren (8-2) discusses her 3 dominate performances to win the strawweight belt in Invicta FC’s Phoenix Rising 1 Tournament!
Being the only fighter who had 2 submission wins in one night, Van Buren faced Manjit Kolkar who replaced Janaisa Morandin who could not make weight. Van Buren crushed Kolkar, finishing her with an armbar! Van Buren was then able to choose her semi final opponent, Julianna Lima.
Lima utilized a strong clinching game but she was no match for Van Buren who dominated the fight and won via unanimous decision.
In the final match, it only took two rounds for Van Buren to catch Kailin Curren in a rear naked choke, earning her the Invicta FC Strawweight Title.
Check out the Tournament Results!!
Brianna Van Buren(8-2) wins via RNC vs. Kailin Curran (6-7) – strawweight tournament final
Kay Hansen (4-2) vs. Magdaléna Šormová (7-1) wins via split decision
Kailin Curran(6-6) wins via unanimous decision vs. Sharon Jacobson (6-5) – strawweight tournament semifinal
Brianna Van Buren(7-2) wins viaunanimous decison vs. Juliana Lima (10-6) – strawweight tournament semifinal
Amber Brown (7-6) vs. Sharon Jacobson (6-4) wins via unanimous decision – strawweight tournament quarterfinal
Manjit Kolekar (11-3) vs. Brianna Van Buren(6-2) wins via arm bar – strawweight tournament quarterfinal
Danielle Taylor (10-5) vs. Juliana Lima(10-5)wins via split decision– strawweight tournament quarterfinal
Kailin Curran(5-6) wins via split decision vs. Sunna Davidsdottir (3-1) – strawweight tournament quarterfinal
Alyssa Krahn (5-2) wins via split decision vs. Itzel Esquivel (4-2) – strawweight tournament reserve bout
In the latest episode of Evolve WMMA… Icelandic MMA fighter Sunna “Tsunami” Davíðsdóttir (3-0) discusses channeling her energy and focus into fighting and her upcoming fights in the Phoenix Rising Series Tournament for the vacant Invicta FC strawweight strap! She will be facing Kailin Curran (4-6)at her upcoming Invicta FC Phoenix Rising 1 match this May 3rd.
This will surely be an exciting night having fans on the edge of their seat!
Check out the fight card line up!!
TBD vs. TBD – strawweight tournament final
Kay Hansen (4-2) vs. Magdaléna Šormová (7-1)
TBD vs. TBD – strawweight tournament semifinal
TBD vs. TBD – strawweight tournament semifinal
Amber Brown (7-5) vs. Manjit Kolekar (11-2) – strawweight tournament reserve bout
MIZUKI (13-5) vs. Sharon Jacobson (5-4) – strawweight tournament quarterfinal
Janaisa Morandin (10-2) vs. Brianna Van Buren (5-2) – strawweight tournament quarterfinal
Danielle Taylor (10-4) vs. Juliana Lima (9-5) – strawweight tournament quarterfinal
Kailin Curran (4-6) vs. Sunna Davidsdottir (3-0) – strawweight tournament quarterfinal
Alyssa Krahn (5-2) vs. Itzel Esquivel (4-2) – strawweight tournament reserve bout
Phoenix Rising 1 takes place from Kansas City’s Memorial Hall on Friday, May 3. The event streams exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. CT. Tickets to the event are on sale now through Eventbrite.
In the latest episode of Evolve WMMA… Flyweight Semi Final contender DeAnna Bennett shares her feelings on loneliness and foregoing personal relationships to follow her dreams. She will be facing Miranda Maverickat her upcoming Invicta FC 34 match this Feb 15th.
In this weeks episode of Evolve WMMA podcast Sityodtong fighter, Rachel Reinheimer discusses her journey as an older combative fighter, fear and discovering that there is always a way out of being stuck.