ONE Championship 25 – formerly known as “ONE FC” – started off the weekend of MMA action. Women’s Flyweight Ann Osman earned a first round rear naked choke victory over Walaa Abbas at 2:23. And Brazilian Flyweight Adriano Moraes successfully defended his belt against Asuka Mikami by unanimous decision.
CES MMA 28, the newest promotion to the AXS TV fight network, saw Lightweight Luis Felix defeat last minute replacement Reggie Merriweather by way of a devastating head kick followed up by punches. The TKO stoppage came at 4:29 of round 1. In the main event Welterweight and former Judo Olympian Rick Hawn got past Derek Loffer with an easy unanimous decision.
At XFC international 9 Bruno Azevedo claimed the Flyweight title with a unanimous decision win over Allan Nascimento.
UFC 185 saw two challengers win championships but before that former Welterweight champ Johny Hendricks defeated Matt Brown by unanimous decision. The first title fight saw Joanna Jedrzejczyk of Poland win her country its first ever UFC belt. Jedrzejczyk dismantled former Women’s Strawweight champion Carla Esparza with crisp striking en route to a TKO at 4:17 of round 2. The second title fight featured a five round beating from challenger Rafeal dos Anjos. Dos Anjos dismantled former Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in all aspects of the sport. Dos Anjos won via unanimous decision.
World Series of Fighting has signed masked crime fighter Ben Fodor who is known as “Phoenix Jones”. Fodor recently became a hot commodity after being featured in an ESPN documentary.
Bellator has signed three Women’s Featherweights including former UFC fighter Alexis Dufresne.