Cast members revealed for The Ultimate Fighter 23 including images.


TUF 23 girlsThe upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter® will once again showcase mixed martial arts’ global expansion, as Polish strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and No. 1 contender Claudia Gadelha of Brazil lead a group of light heavyweight (men) and strawweight (female) hopefuls.

 

TUF 23

Thirty-two athletes from countries such as the Netherlands, Algeria, France, Norway, Spain, Canada, Brazil, England and the United States fight for one of 16 spots available in the premiere episode on Thursday, April 21 at 3am BST on BT Sport (repeated at 10pm BST later that same day).

There will be no shortage of intensity and drama with Jedrzejczyk (11-0, fighting out of Olsztyn, Poland) and Gadelha (13-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) as one of the most intense rivalries in all of mixed martial arts plays out on screen. The two fought in December 2014 with Jedrzejczyk narrowly edging out Gadelha before eventually going on to win the strawweight world title. There will be no love lost between the two as their epic feud plays out leading up to their highly anticipated rematch.

The show will feature 12 episodes, airing on BT Sport. Each episode’s winner will advance in the single-elimination tournament, leading to the season finale on July 8 in Las Vegas as part of International Fight Week. The finale will be headlined by this season’s coaches in a world title bout as Jedrzejczyk collides with Gadelha.

 The Ultimate Fighter 23 competitors:

 

Strawweight Females

 

Light Heavyweight Men

Alyssa Krahn, 3-1,  Age 28, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Alyssa Krahn TUF 23

Abdel Medjedoub, 3-0, Age 30, Mila, Algeria

Abdel Medjedoub TUF 23

Amanda Cooper, 1-1,  Age 24, Bath, Mich.

Amanda Cooper TUF 23

Andrew Sanchez, 7-2, Age 27, Shiloh, Ill.

Andrew Sanchez TUF 23

Amy Montenegro, 7-2,  Age 32, Forks, Wash.

Amy Montenegro TUF 23

Cory Hendricks, 3-0, Age 27, Lynden, Wash

.Cory Hendricks TUF 23

Ashley Cummins, 3-3, Age 28, St. Louis, Mo.

Ashley Cummins TUF 23

Elias Urbina, 3-0, Age 22, Weslaco, Texas

Elias Urbina 2TUF 23

 

Ashley Yoder, 4-1,  Age 28, Indianapolis, Ind.

Ashley Yoder TUF 23

Eric Spicely, 8-0, Age 29, Stoughton, Mass.

Eric Spicely TUF 23

Chelsea Bailey, 2-0,  Age 23, Chewelah, Wash.

Chelsea Bailey TUF 23

Jamelle Jones, 6-2, Age 28, Atlantic City, N.J.

Jamelle Jones TUF 23

Helen Harper, 4-1,  Age 28, Farnborough, England

Helen Harper TUF 23

John Paul Elias, 3-0, Age 27, Fresno, Calif.

John Paul Elias TUF 23

Irene Rivera, 6-2,  Age 22, Barcelona, Spain

Irene Rivera TUF 23

Josh Stansbury, 7-2, Age 31, East Liverpool, Ohio

Josh Stansbury TUF 23

Jamie Moyle, 3-1,  Age 27, Las Vegas, Nev.

Jamie Moyle TUF 23

Kenneth Bergh, 3-0, Age 26, Oslo, Norway

Kenneth Bergh TUF 23

JJ Aldrich, 2-1, Age 23, Aurora, Colo.

JJ Aldrich TUF 23

Khalil Rountree, 4-0, Age 26, Las Vegas, Nev.

Khalil Rountree TUF 23

Jodie Esquibel, 5-1,  Age 29, Albuquerque, N.M.

Jodie Esquibel TUF 23

Marcel Fortuna, 8-1, Age 30, Tubarao, Brazil

Marcel Fortuna TUF 23

Kate Jackson, 7-2-1, Age 29, Lostwithiel, England

Kate Jackson TUF 23

Muhammed DeReese, 5-0, Age 27, Titusville, Fla.

Muhammed DeReese TUF 23

Kristi Lopez, 2-0, Age 33, Quartz Hill, Calif.

Kirsti Lopez TUF 23

Myron Dennis, 12-4, Age 27, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Myron Dennis TUF 23

Lanchana Green, 2-1, Age 26, Darlington, England

Lanchana Green TUF 23

Norman Paraisy, 15-4-2, 1 NC, Age 30, Paris, France

Norman Paraisy TUF 23

Mellony Geugjes, 0-1, Age 23, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mellony Geugjes TUF 23

Phil Hawes, 3-0, Age 27, Little Ferry, N.J.

Phil Hawes TUF 23

Tatiana Suarez, 3-0,  Age 25, Fontana, Calif.

Tatiana Suarez  TUF 23

Trevor Carlson, 10-2, Age 27, Spring Creek, Nev.

Trevor Carlson TUF 23

 

All photo credits to:

UFC, Invicta, Joe Pic Photography, Sherdog, Cage Warriors,Bloody Mayhem, Epic Fighting,  Google Images, Facebook, http://www.kristilopez.com

 

 

 

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Invicta FC 13 Full Results: Cyborg dominates Van Duin in 45 seconds to retain the Featherweight Title


Invicta Fighting Championships held its first event from Las Vegas last night headlined by Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino and Faith Van Duin which was streamed exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

Invicta FC 13

The event which had three Title fights on the card saw Cyborg dominate Van Duin in just 45 seconds to retain her Featherweight Title; Tonya Evinger became the new Bantamweight Champion after a four round beating on very game Irene Aldana who showed tremendous heart throughout and Ayaka Hamasaki became the first Japanese Champion in the promotion’s history by gaining the split decision win over Brazil’s Herica Tiburcio by doing so to take home the Atomweight Title.

Here are the Full Results:

Featherweight Title

 Cris Cyborg Def Faith Van Duin Via TKO (Punches)  0.45 seconds Round 1

Still Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg

Bantamweight Title

Tonya Evinger Def  Irene Aldana Via TKO (Punches) 4 mins 38 secs Round 4

New Bantamweight Champion Tonya Evinger

Atomweight Title

Ayaka Hamasaki Def Herica Tiburcio Via  Split Decision 47-48, 48-47, 49-46

New Atomweight Champion Ayaka Hamasaki

 Pannie Kianzad Def Jessica-Rose Clark Via  Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

 Amber Brown Def Catherine Costigan Via  RNC   3 mins 34 secs Round 1

Jamie Moyle Def  Amy Montenegro Via Split Decision  29-28, 28-29, 29-28

 Amber Leibrock Def Marina Shafir Via KO (Punches)  0.37 seconds Round 1

BONUSES

FOTN

Jamie Moyle Vs Amy Montenegro

POTN

 Amber Leibrock

Cris Cyborg

Invicta FC 11 Full Results: Cyborg Vs Tweet


Invicta FC held their eleventh event last night, Friday February, 27th at the Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles, where Chris ‘Cyborg’ Justino proved again why she is the Invicta Featherweight champion, when she faced Charmaine Tweet in the main event.

Team Cyborg
Team Cyborg

The card was full of action from the very first preliminary bout, right through to the main event.

Here are the results:

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino Def  Charmaine Tweet Via TKO (punches) 0.46 secs Rnd 1  Still Featherweight Champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino

Still Featherweight  Champion  Cris 'Cyborg' Justino
Still Featherweight Champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino

Alexa Grasso Def  Mizuki Inoue Via UD  30-26, 29-28,29-28

DeAnna Bennett Def  Norma Rueda Center Via UD  30-27, 29-28,29-28

Irene Aldana Def Colleen Schneider Via RNC  1 min 05 secs Rnd 1

Jamie Moyle Def  J.J. Aldrich Via  RNC (Technical Sub) 2 mins 20 secs Rnd 1

Amy Montenegro Def  Brianna Van Buren Via UD 30-27, 29-28, 29-29

Christine Stanley Def Laura Salazar Via TKO (strikes) 2 mins 59 secs Rnd 1

Aspen Ladd Def  Aspen Ladd Via TKO (GnP) 4 mins 21 secs Rnd 1

Bonuses

FOTN

Alexa Grasso and Mizuki Inoue earn an extra $1500

Performance of the Night

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino $1000

Irene Aldana  $1000

Invicta FC 11 Full Weigh In Results


Invicta FC will hold their eleventh event tonight, Friday February, 27th at the Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles, where Cris Cyborg takes on Charmaine Tweet in the Main Event.

Invicta announced earlier in the week, that their first four fights will sream for free on youtube, with the whole card streaming on UFC Fight Pass.

First of all it was time for all the female athletes to step onto the scales!

You can watch the full weigh-ins here.

 

Cris Cyborg and Charmaine Tweet
Cris Cyborg and Charmaine Tweet

 

Cris Justino (144.5 lbs) vs Charmaine Tweet (144.8 lbs)

Alexa Grasso (115 lbs) vs Mizuki Inoue (115.25 lbs)

DeAnna Bennett (116 lbs)* vs Norma Rueda Center (116.8 lbs)**

* Bennett was 0.2 pounds off on the first attempt but made weight on the second will be fined 10% of her purse.

** Center decided not to drop the 0.8 pounds and will forefeit 25% of her purse

Irene Aldana (135 lbs) vs Colleen Schneider (135.33 lbs)

Jamie Moyle (115.5 lbs) vs J.J. Aldrich (115.6 lbs)

Amy Montenegro (115.6 lbs) vs. Brianna VanBuren (115.5 lbs)

Christine Stanley (125.5 lbs) vs Laura Salazar (128.9 lbs) *

* California State Athletic Commission wouldn’t allow Salazar to cut any more weight. Fined 25% of her purse.

Aspen Ladd (125.5 lbs) vs Ana Carolina Vidal (125.75 lbs)

 

Photo Credit: Ester Lin/InivctaFC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invicta FC 11 Full Fight Card: Cyborg Vs Tweet


Invicta FC will hold their eleventh event this Friday, February 27th, at the Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles, where Cris Cyborg takes on Charmaine Tweet in the Main Event packed with a full supporting card.

InvictaFC 11 Full FIght Card
Invicta FC 11 Full FIght Card

 

INVICTA FC 11 FIGHT CARD

Featherweight Title Fight:

Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino (12-1, 1 NC) vs. Charmaine Tweet (6-4)

Strawweight:

Alexa Grasso (6-0) vs. Mizuki Inoue (8-3)

Strawweight:

DeAnna Bennett (6-0) vs. Norma Rueda Center (3-1)

Bantamweight:

Irene Aldana (4-1) vs. Colleen Schneider (6-5)

Strawweight:

Jamie Moyle (1-0) vs. J.J. Aldrich (1-0)

Strawweight:

Brianna Van Buren (3-1) vs. Amy Montenegro (5-1)

Flyweight:

Christine Stanley (3-1) vs. Rachael Cummins (2-2)

Flyweight:

 Ana Carolina Vidal (0-0) vs. Aspen Ladd (0-0)

HOW TO WATCH

 

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