5 Upcoming UFC Female Fights To Get Pumped For
The year is slowly, but surely coming to an end – and the UFC fans hopes’ are starting to fade away of witnessing a major upset in female fighting. It’s not like fans are going to see a shocking defeat like the one they saw last year when Rose Namajunas ousted the invincible, unbeatable champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk to capture the UFC strawweight title. Of course, Namajunas defeated Jedrzejczyk in the title rematch back in early April.
Below are five exciting and intriguing UFC fights to look forward to for the end of the year. You can find the 2018’s pro and amateur MMA results from the previous months right here.
Sarah Moras vs. Talita Bernardo
Talk about an interesting and epic fight between Sarah Moras (5-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Talita Bernardo (5-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) who go head-to-head at UFC Fight Night 138. The fight takes place at SMG Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, on Saturday, October 27th.
So who has the upper hand in the fight?
Not only is the 30-year-old Canadian a veteran of “The Ultimate Fighter 18” who brings her experience edge into the Octagon – but in her four bouts since her “TUF” run, she has bounced between wins and losses with a February decision setback to Lucie Pudilova.
Recently, Moras sat down with FanSided MMA to talk about her upcoming fight with Bernardo.
Nonetheless, the pressure mounts heavily on Bernardo as this might be her last opportunity to make her mark and shine after a pair of UFC losses in respective bouts against Marion Reneau and Irene Aldana.
She took her celebration of the booking on Twitter.
Germaine de Randamie vs. Raquel Pennington
If one thing is certain – one of the most electrifying and unprecedented UFC fights between Germaine de Randamie (7-3-0) and Raquel Pennington (9-6-0) – is set to headline on Saturday, November 10th at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
But it’s worth noting that Randamie, also known as “The Iron Lady,” has vanished off the radar after she won her first world title at the Barclays Center on Feb. 11, 2017. If you ask me, she’s not only craving to get back into the Octagon, but she has some unfinished business to take care of after she voluntarily relinquished the title last year.
There’s no questioning that Pennington, also referred to as “Rocky,” is poised for a better fight and to capitalize this time around after she came off a loss against Amanda Nunes at UFC 224 in her last outing. Her fight against Randamie will be a special one since she will be fighting for her home state of Colorado for the first time in her professional career. However, there’s absolutely nothing that stands in the way of “The Iron Lady,” as she is the most feared striker in the bantamweight division. That’s for sure.
Not to mention that Randamie will expect her decorated striking skills to come in handy against Pennington as her struggles in the sport have been primarily related to grappling issues.
Felicia Spencer vs. Pam Sorenson
The Invicta FC will be crowning a new champion at its next event. It’s worth mentioning that the last time there was a champion in the Invicta FC was in June 2017 by Megan Anderson – who vacated her title after signing with UFC. But the next event will definitely be a complete showdown between two competitive contenders.
Undefeated Felicia Spencer (5-0-0) squares off against Pam Sorenson (7-2-0) for the promotion’s vacant 145-pound title. As for Spencer, she has two wins this year and in her most recent fight she knocked off Helena Kolesnyk with a via rear-naked choke in July. However, Sorenson has gone one year without competing while also defeating Kolesnyk, via armbar, which she earned at Invicta FC 24 in July 2017.
The fight will headline Invicta FC 32, which will take place on Friday, November 16th at FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and can be seen on UFC Fight Pass.
Cat Zingano vs. Megan Anderson
Let’s just say that UFC fans are in for a special showdown between two top-notch fighters – Cat Zingano and Megan Anderson – who were the latest addition to December’s UFC 232 lineup. The former Invicta featherweight champion Megan Anderson (8-3-0) will look to bounce back after suffering a brutal loss against the former bantamweight champion Holly Holm at UFC 225. However, the popular Zingano (10-3-0) came off a remarkable unanimous victory over Marion Reneau on July 14. Not to mention that this bout will be the first at 145 pounds in Zingano’s career.
Both fighters expressed interest in their upcoming fight which is scheduled for Saturday, December 29th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 36-year-old “Alpha” Cat Zingano took to Twitter.
The 28-year-old Australian fighter responded to Zingano shortly after.
If you’re interested in a fight, at 145 Ib, I’m looking for a dance partner. Say the word, I’m ready! @ufc @criscyborg
The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.
Amanda Nunes vs. Cris Cyborg
After months of talk, the greatest women’s fight in MMA history has been booked. UFC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino will face bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 on Saturday, December 29th, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The American-Brazilian Cyborg’s (20-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) only loss came in her 2005 professional debut. Since then, she has been lights out. But now – she is aiming for her third UFC title defense – which could be her last opportunity of being able to capture it.
Well, not only does Cyborg have only a few fights left on her UFC contract but she might be interested in taking a shot at a boxing career. Recently, she spoke about her future plans in the UFC.
As for the 30-year-old Brazilian Nunes, she will look to become the first women’s champ-champ in UFC history. Not to mention that she is currently on a seven-fight winning streak that dates back to March 2015. That’s why Cyborg is considered to be the best women’s fighter in the world.