UnderGround Forums Stoked for this week's Invict....er... UFC card!

7/10/20 11:18 AM
4/21/12
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I know most of you WMMA fans hated that UFC was off last week but you still got some sweeeeeeet chick-on-chick fight action when Invicta put on a thrilling 5-fight card that featured 4 decisions! That's what I'm talking about: More minutes of epic brawling without having to wait forever for the next fight after a fighter gets a 1st Round finish.

Well, UFC is back this week with a heapin' helpin' of ladies, and if you're looking for more decisions (we all are, admit it) this might not be quite the card for you. Some of these gals actually finish more than 50% of their fights! Check it out:

  • Two former champs - Andrade and Namajunas - are set to throw down in a Main Card rematch of their 2019 title fight. They bring finishing rates of 70% and 76%, which is not far from Rousey's rate back when she was arm-barring chicks who made the mistake of thinking they could fight. This should be a legit great fight if both of them have their head in the game. Rose is a -220 favorite here.
  • Paige VanZant returns for her 8th Main Card fight in 9 UFC fights to take on #14 Amanda Ribas. Believe it or not, even though this fight would merit a spot in the prelims in a normal year, it has some potential. Paige finishes 63% of her wins and Amanda finishes 60%. Although some of Paige's 5 UFC wins have come against marginal competition (Ostovich, Rawlings, Chambers), she's a scrapper and she's had finishes in 4 of her last 5 wins. Ribas has finished 3 of her last 5 wins. Ribas is a massive -750 favorite.
  • In the prelims, Vanessa Melo goes up against Karol Rosa. I had to look them up to figure out who they are. Melo missed weight badly, coming in at 141 for a 135-pound fight. Combine that with her 0-2 UFC record and I'd say another loss will mean she's heading back to the minors for some seasoning. Melo is a +210 underdog. After she coughs up a chunk of her fight pay to Rosa, this might be a trip to Fight Island she won't look back on fondly.

As Ric Flair would say: "WMMA: You might not like it, but you will learn to love it."

7/10/20 11:24 AM
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Some good wmma fights this weekend. Can't wait.

Rose going to get her payback on Andrade. Then get that belt from China. Ware THUG ROSE!!

7/10/20 2:05 PM
4/19/09
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Don't care about women's mma. 

7/12/20 8:19 AM
4/21/12
Posts: 9975
Tug Dabone -

I know most of you WMMA fans hated that UFC was off last week but you still got some sweeeeeeet chick-on-chick fight action when Invicta put on a thrilling 5-fight card that featured 4 decisions! That's what I'm talking about: More minutes of epic brawling without having to wait forever for the next fight after a fighter gets a 1st Round finish.

Well, UFC is back this week with a heapin' helpin' of ladies, and if you're looking for more decisions (we all are, admit it) this might not be quite the card for you. Some of these gals actually finish more than 50% of their fights! Check it out:

  • Two former champs - Andrade and Namajunas - are set to throw down in a Main Card rematch of their 2019 title fight. They bring finishing rates of 70% and 76%, which is not far from Rousey's rate back when she was arm-barring chicks who made the mistake of thinking they could fight. This should be a legit great fight if both of them have their head in the game. Rose is a -220 favorite here.
  • Paige VanZant returns for her 8th Main Card fight in 9 UFC fights to take on #14 Amanda Ribas. Believe it or not, even though this fight would merit a spot in the prelims in a normal year, it has some potential. Paige finishes 63% of her wins and Amanda finishes 60%. Although some of Paige's 5 UFC wins have come against marginal competition (Ostovich, Rawlings, Chambers), she's a scrapper and she's had finishes in 4 of her last 5 wins. Ribas has finished 3 of her last 5 wins. Ribas is a massive -750 favorite.
  • In the prelims, Vanessa Melo goes up against Karol Rosa. I had to look them up to figure out who they are. Melo missed weight badly, coming in at 141 for a 135-pound fight. Combine that with her 0-2 UFC record and I'd say another loss will mean she's heading back to the minors for some seasoning. Melo is a +210 underdog. After she coughs up a chunk of her fight pay to Rosa, this might be a trip to Fight Island she won't look back on fondly.

As Ric Flair would say: "WMMA: You might not like it, but you will learn to love it."

Well, for maybe the second time in my life I was pretty good at predicting stuff. I can't remember the other time, but this one will burn in my memory.

  • Andrade and Namajunas put on an FOTN performance, and I really can't argue that it wasn't deserving. Major Attagirls to both of them. What a shame that they represent the skillset of maybe 5% of all chick fighters.
  • Amanda Ribas: I don't know what belt she holds in BJJ,  but it doesn't matter. Her situational awareness is fantastic. And if there's anyone who saw and heard her postfight interview and didn't become a fan of this girl, well... you must have a cold, burned out cinder for a heart. 
  • I think "goodbye" in English is "tchau" in Portugese. At least, that's what google's translator says. So, "Tchau, Vanessa Melo." A 0-3 record in UFC is a ticket to Invicta or the Brazil regional scene. 
  • Probably should say Tchau to PVZ also. Even her Bellator value dropped last night. IF UFC re-signs her she's probably not going to see a Main Card for a long time, because even the Egg knows when enough is enough. Okay, maybe if she bumps up her implant game she'll be back to see if 135 is her best division. Maybe for a rematch with Ostovich in a Who Cares, They Both Have Big Melons match.

Hey, 2 out of 3 chick fights turned out to be something worth watching (and the post-fight interviews for both were excellent). If you saw it, you probably witnessed history being made.

Edited: 7/14/20 8:04 AM
4/21/12
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The embarrassment of riches continues tomorrow, July 15, as UFC puts on a near-PPVworthy card featuring 3 chicks who don't have Wikipedia pages.

Well, they all have winning records, so that's awesome.

  • The Main Card has Molly McCann (3-1 UFC) against Taila Santos (0-1 UFC). Molly is ranked #15 (not sure what weight ... who fucking cares) and is riding a 3 UD streak. Santos finished an opponent back in 2016. This one has "fireworks" written all over it. As in: Fireworks that have been soaked in a bucket of water and lit with a water-soaked match. Fuuuuuck... I think I just dislocated my jaw while yawning.
  • The Prelims feature a FOTN-worthy (j/k... I love to get your hopes up) matchup of Liana Jojua (0-1 UFC) vs. Diana Belbita (0-1 UFC) who I just looked up on Google images but might actually be pretty cute, based on her Tapology photo. Kind of hoping she has an Amanda Ribas personality. Belbita is from Romania, which is where my ex-wife is from. If you haven't met any Romanian chicks, based on my limited experience they're cute, have great legs, have accents that will give you a boner, and they're nuts. 

Belbita:

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Jojua:

 

7/14/20 5:44 AM
8/3/11
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Jojua's first fight in the UFC was atrocious. Unless she made some drastic changes she's getting cut regardless of cuteness  

7/14/20 6:55 AM
11/18/14
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Tug Dabone -

The World's #1 MMA Promotion  travels to Mexico City this week and is serving up a fight card packed with high octane WMMA matchups! Fortunately it doesn't conflict with any WNBA pre-season games, so I'm down for this and I'm sure most of you are, too!

Check it out:

 

Main Card:

Co-Main Event! Carla Esparza (14-6) vs. Alexa Grasso (11-2)! These gals each look to build on their 1-fight winning streaks in a battle between #8 and #9. The last time either of them had a win by finish was 2014, so they're waaaaaaay overdue! Expect 15 minutes of explosive WMMA action in this one and be pleasantly surprised if the ref calls a stop to the fight!

Irene Aldana (10-5) vs. Vanessa Melo (10-5). Aldana tries to get back in the Win column as she puts her #10 ranking on the line against late replacement Melo, who is fresh off a big win over a chick with an 11-13 record and is making her UFC debut. Melo had a finish just 4 years ago, and yet the oddsmakers have somehow made Aldana a -470 favorite in this one! Aldana has finishes over UFC vets Bethe Correia and Jessamyn Duke. Don't blink during this one. It's ending early*! (*before midnight)

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Prelims:

Angela Hill (9-7) vs. Ariane Carnelossi (12-1). Hill, 1-3 in her last 4, looks to build momentum against this UFC newcomer. Carnelossi's 12 wins include 7 against chicks with losing records or who were making their pro debut, but the oddsmakers can tell she's a diamond in the rough and have installed her at near-pick' em odds of +120. If I was a betting guy I'd bet on this one being Total Chick-on-Chick Fireworks!

Sijara Eubanks (4-3) vs. Bethe Correia (10-4-1). In their combined 22 fights, these two gals have managed to finish a grand total of 4 opponents. Don't let that fool you. This is a matchup of the #14 and #15 ranked Bantamweights, so anything can happen and probably will! 

haha you motherfucker I completely broke at 'don't let this fool you'

7/17/20 1:19 AM
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Ok Jojua did good. But Belbita looked prettier.

7/17/20 10:01 AM
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Do chicks not want to travel to Fight Island? It has a race track that goes through a hotel. Go figure. I know if I was a chick I'd have that on my Travel Bucket List. 

There's only one girl fight on tomorrow's card and, because it's a sure-fire barnburner, it will be on the Main Card. In prop odds, "Fight goes to decision" is favored at -320. Sweeeeeet! Fifteen minutes of Grrrrrrrl Action on tap!

  • Ariane Lipski (12-5, 1-2 UFC  ) takes on Luana Carolina (6-1, 1-0 UFC ). Ariane's last finish was 3 years ago. Luana's last one was 4 years ago. Awesome, because everyone knows the FOTN is usually given to fighters who go the distance, and these chicks know how to go the distance!

Ariane lands 3.5 strikes per minute. To get a feel for that, think of this: Throw a strike. Count 20 seconds. Throw another strike. Repeat for 15 minutes. She has also landed a grand total of 1 TD in her UFC 3-fight career. You get the picture.

Luana, on the other hand, is a high-volume striker. She landed 110 strikes in her only UFC fight. Okay, so her previous opponent happens to absorb one of the highest rates of strikes of any UFC fighter, almost 8 per minute, but still... you can't land if you don't throw! Something like that...

Okay, then, WMMA Fans. Let's just be grateful that there's at least one incredible WMMA fight tomorrow. Don't be shocked if it's the only finish on the main card. (Ha ha, go ahead and be shocked.)

 

8/17/20 10:44 AM
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Okay, okay, in its past couple of events the UFC has served up some tasty WMMA appetizers and was all set to dish out a main course featuring 3 Chick Fights this week. Sadly, they’ve re-scheduled one of the fights and it will now be on Sept. 12 instead. I know, I feel your pain. I’m sure you’re like me: If someone asks me, “When I say ‘WMMA’ what’s the first thing that pops into your mind?” I immediately respond: “Gimme more, and put those gals on the Main Card while you’re at it!”

Well, no main card Chick Action this week. The prelims will have to do.

  • Mizuki Inoue (14-5) fresh off a split decision thriller takes on Amanda Lemos in a Straw Weight bout. Believe it or not, this fight is one you might want to check out: Inoue has 9 finishes, and 8 of them are by arm bar! And Lemos has finished all 7 of her wins! WTF is this world coming to!?!

  • In the other Gal Fight, at 125 poundsMariya Agapova (9-1, with 7 finishes) is ready for a tough assignment. Unfortunately, she’s not getting one this week. She’s fighting a chick who just might have the worst record of all women on the roster: Shana Dobson is 3-4 overall and has a 1-3 UFC record. She’s on a 3-fight losing streak. She has never beaten a chick with a winning record. Agapova is a -1000 favorite. Her last 3 fights have been 1st round finishes. My prediction: She won’t even need a shower after this fight.

 

8/17/20 10:53 AM
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lol @ the prediction. that Agapova's a decent fighter from the very limited footage I've seen

8/25/20 11:18 AM
4/21/12
Posts: 10182

Well, after last week's debacle, in which I made light of Shana Dobson's chances and she made a fool of me (and the oddsmakers) by pulling off one of the biggest betting upsets in MMA history, I will never make predictions again. This WMMA stuff is wild, I tell you! Anything can happen and usually does!

One thing the oddsmakers got right last week was that they said one of the chick fights would go to decision and one would not. Any time they say "fight DOES NOT go to decision" is favored, well.... I'm not saying I get an inappropriate boner, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't sort of excited.

Unfortunately, this week's card is one where I'd need a big dose of MMA Viagra to get even half mast.

Three chick fights on the card, one of them being on the Main Card (of course). For all 3 fights, "Fight goes to a decision" is favored. Well, if #1 on your Wish List is "45 minutes of WMMA action" you are about to see your wishes come true. 

Looking for the silver lining, I note that Polyana Viana is on the card. I know nothing of her fighting abilities, but I'm finding myself becoming a fan.

8/27/20 12:37 PM
4/21/12
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Whoa, I did not know this until just now: This weekend Hannah Cifers will become the first UFC fighter of either gender to fight 4 times in 2020!

Impressive, especially since there was that virus stuff earlier in the year that probably kept her from having a couple more fights already.

Then again, perhaps not. Hannah has lost all 3 of her fights in 2020 and has been finished in all 3. She even did a Bizarro Chimaev thing: She got kneebarred in one fight and came back 14 days later and got RNC'd!

The oddsmakers say she's likely to get her 4th loss this week: She's a +280 underdog against Mallory Martin. Mallory is 0-1 in UFC, having been choked out in her only other UFC fight but somehow she's a huge -345 favorite. Could this be the second week in a row we see a big underdog chick on a 3-fight skid pull off an upset win and save her spot on the roster?

8/27/20 12:51 PM
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Whoa, I did not know this until just now: This weekend Hannah Cifers will become the first UFC fighter of either gender to fight 4 times in 2020!

Impressive, especially since there was that virus stuff earlier in the year that probably kept her from having a couple more fights already.

Then again, perhaps not. Hannah has lost all 3 of her fights in 2020 and has been finished in all 3. She even did a Bizarro Chimaev thing: She got kneebarred in one fight and came back 14 days later and got RNC'd!

The oddsmakers say she's likely to get her 4th loss this week: She's a +280 underdog against Mallory Martin. Mallory is 0-1 in UFC, having been choked out in her only other UFC fight but somehow she's a huge -345 favorite. Could this be the second week in a row we see a big underdog chick on a 3-fight skid pull off an upset win and save her spot on the roster?

"Buckle those seat belts as Hannah Ciphers attempts to have the worst year in modern MMA history!  Will we witness this?!?" 

8/27/20 1:04 PM
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Whoa, I did not know this until just now: This weekend Hannah Cifers will become the first UFC fighter of either gender to fight 4 times in 2020!

Impressive, especially since there was that virus stuff earlier in the year that probably kept her from having a couple more fights already.

Then again, perhaps not. Hannah has lost all 3 of her fights in 2020 and has been finished in all 3. She even did a Bizarro Chimaev thing: She got kneebarred in one fight and came back 14 days later and got RNC'd!

The oddsmakers say she's likely to get her 4th loss this week: She's a +280 underdog against Mallory Martin. Mallory is 0-1 in UFC, having been choked out in her only other UFC fight but somehow she's a huge -345 favorite. Could this be the second week in a row we see a big underdog chick on a 3-fight skid pull off an upset win and save her spot on the roster?


it's actually more impressive to fight a 4th time in a year you've been finished 3 times already than fighting 4 times after you finished your opponent 3 times.
8/30/20 7:30 AM
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I don't know about you guys, but after last night's WMMA fireworks I'm spent. But I know I'll be hard as a rock a week from now when UFC serves up a couple more chick fights. 

Some of last night's highlights:

  • The card started off with 4 subs, which is the second most subs to begin a card in UFC history (modern era only). And 2 of those subs were by gals!
  • The 3rd chick fight was an absolute barnburner, with Grasso and Kim landing a combined 238 "significant" (ha ha... just quoting the official stats, and they called them "significant") strikes. Dana gave the FOTN to a couple of guys, but you and I know which fight everyone's really talking about today.
  • Mallory Martin picked up $50K in a POTN where she helped Hannah Cifers build her 0-for-2020 streak to 4 losses by finish.
  • Polyana Viana snapped her own 3-fight losing streak with a 1st Round sub, though, so I'm confident she'll be around for a while longer.

Can't wait for Sept. 5 to get here to see if the gals can top last night's incredible results.

 

9/4/20 11:45 AM
4/21/12
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Holy hell, the way things are going you pretty much have to wait until fight night arrives to know which fighters are still on the f*cking card!

WMMA fans once again were teased with a variety of matchups for this week's card, only to see stuff like positive Covid tests, weight cut-related hospitalizations, and passport issues cause the fights to be cancelled, re-booked, or filled with a short notice replacement. 

As of now, there's only one WMMA fight on tomorrow's card, and it's almost guaranteed to be Chick Fireworks: #11 Montana De La Rosa (73% finish rate) takes on #8 Viviane Araujo (88% finish rate) in a fight that promises to produce a POTN candidate. These gals have combined to pick up 12 subs in their 19 pro wins. Can't believe they're being stuck in the prelims.

(Also: Spoiler Alert: Next week's card currently has 4 Chick Fights booked, including the main event! Can't wait to see how many actually take place....)

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^ Deleted post about Bethe Correia retirement fight. I hadn't noticed there was already a thread about it.

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UG editing function working to perfection... not.

9/8/20 10:53 AM
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Hey, this week's card is nothing short of a Chick Fight Bonanza™ , with 8 gals ready to war in 4 barnburner bouts! This card has it all: 2 gal brawls in the prelims, 1 on the main card, and the evening's 5-Round Main Event that will probably leave you feeling drained and yet wanting more! There had better not be any cancellations this week. Can I get an Amen?!?

I made up this chart to illustrate what a Feast of WMMA Fisticuffs™ this card is likely to be. I'm sure your reaction will be the same as mine.

 

9/8/20 11:41 AM
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9/8/20 3:16 PM
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Hey, this week's card is nothing short of a Chick Fight Bonanza™ , with 8 gals ready to war in 4 barnburner bouts! This card has it all: 2 gal brawls in the prelims, 1 on the main card, and the evening's 5-Round Main Event that will probably leave you feeling drained and yet wanting more! There had better not be any cancellations this week. Can I get an Amen?!?

I made up this chart to illustrate what a Feast of WMMA Fisticuffs™ this card is likely to be. I'm sure your reaction will be the same as mine.

 


I'm gonna end up getting wasted just to be able to produce enough fluids for all the piss breaks this card provides.

9/13/20 8:59 AM
4/21/12
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Well, what can I say? I nearly called it: Last night the gals fell just 1 minute and 3 seconds short of producing 14 full rounds of WMMA Barnburnin' Fireworks!

  • The evening got off to a promising start, with Sabina Mazo bringing the (virtual) crowd to their feet with an electrifying finish at 3:57 of Round 3 in the prelims curtain jerker! 
  • "Sarge" Eubanks followed that with a dominant UD win (29-27 X 3) that included one of the few 10-8 WMMA rounds in living memory!
  • UGer Roxy Modafferi had the Apex rocking when she pulled out a hard-earned UD against a game Andrea Lee, whose 97-60 significant strike advantage wasn't enough to convince the judges to give her the nod over the wily veteran! 
  • And the evening was brought to a thunderous close as Waterson and Hill put on an FOTN 5-round split decision! It had Bryce Mitchell searching his vocabulary for superlatives:

Bryce might be a man of few words, but he makes the ones he utters count. Here's what he added about the controversial Herman vs. Rodriguez fight:

 

Can't wait for next week's card, when the UFC will serve up another 3 Gal-on-Gal fights! Stoked!

9/17/20 1:25 PM
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WTF?!? UFC’s got 15 fights on this week’s card and only 3 are chick fights?!? I’ll never understand how they sometimes ignore the huge WMMA fan base. 

Well, anyway, we’ll have to make do with these sizzlin’ matchups:

Main Card:

Mackenzie Dern (#15, 3-1 UFC) vs. Randa Markos (unranked, 6-6-1 UFC): UFC continues to match Dern up with unranked opponents, maybe because she lost the one time she faced one (Ribas). Her 3 UFC wins were against Cifers (2-5 UFC), Yoder (also 2-5 UFC) and Cooper (cut after going 2-4 UFC). Markos has alternated wins and losses in UFC (with a draw stuck in there). She lost her last fight. Could that mean she’ll win against Dern? Hey, she arm barred Angela Hill last year, so anything’s possible. That must be why this Guaranteed Barnburner™ is on the Main Card!

Prelims:

Mayra Silva (1-1 UFC ) vs. Mara Borella (2-4 UFC): Borella is on a 3-fight losing streak. She lost her last fight by armbar. Silva’s one UFC win was by armbar, and 4 of her 5 pro wins were by finish. Silva is a -250 favorite. 

Sarah Alpar (0-0 UFC) vs. Jessica-Rose Clark (2-2 UFC): One of the stranger statistical coincidences I’ve seen is this: Both of these gals have finishes in 44% of their wins!?! The fight is at 135 pounds, where Clark is 0-2. She was 2-0 in UFC at 125 pounds but missed weight by 3 pounds for one fight and had another fight cancelled due to a bad weight cut. Clark has lost her last 2, while Alpar has won her last 3, but the oddsmakers say Clark is a clear -230 favorite in this one. Alpar got her UFC contract after a sub win on DWCS in 2019. Could she be a live underdog pick at +180? Should be fireworks, no matter what!