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Around the world of MMA: June 17-19

Reviews Phoenix Tournament: Atomweight Invicta Fighting Championships hosted an event at the Police Athletic League in Kansas City, Kansa on Friday, June 11th broadcast on AXS TV: Atomweight Jéssica Delboni def. Lindsey VanZandt Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 Atomweight Jéssica Delboni def. Marisa Messer-Belenchia Decision (unanimous) (10-9, 10-9, 10-9) 1 5:00 Atomweight Lindsey VanZandt def. Linda Mihalec Decision (unanimous) (10-9, 10-9, 10-9) 1 5:00 Atomweight Samantha Seff def.

Around the world of MMA: June 10-12

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada on Saturday, June 5th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ streaming service: Heavyweight Jairzinho Rozenstruik def. Augusto Sakai TKO (punches) 1 4:59 Heavyweight Marcin Tybura def. Walt Harris TKO (punches) 1 4:06 Middleweight Roman Dolidze def. Laureano Staropoli Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00 Welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Miguel Baeza

Around the world of MMA: June 4-5

Reviews XFC 44/Young Guns 2 XFC hosted an event at the Wells Fargo Center in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, May 28th that was broadcast on Fox Sports 2 and on FITE TV: Bantamweight Jose Alberto Quinonez def. Andre Soukhamthath Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 Heavyweight Brett Martin def. Chris Barnett Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00 XFC Lightweight Tournament Semifinal Lightweight Kurt Holobaugh def. Jose Luis Verdugo KO/TKO (left hand) 2 0:11

Around the world of MMA: May 28th

Reviews Invicta on AXS TV: Rodríguez vs. Torquato Invicta Fighting Championships hosted an event at the PAL KC in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday, May 21st that was broadcast on AXS TV: Flyweight Karina Rodríguez def. Daiana Torquato Decision (unanimous) (50-45, 49-46, 48-47) 5 5:00 Atomweight Alesha Zappitella (c) def. Jessica Delboni Decision (split) (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) 5 5:00 Flyweight Claire Guthrie def. Juliana Miller Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Around the world of MMA: May 21-22

Reviews UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler The UFC hosted an event at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on Saturday, May 15th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ online pay-per-view: Lightweight Charles Oliveira def. Michael Chandler TKO (punches) 2 0:19 Lightweight Beneil Dariush def. Tony Ferguson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00 Catchweight (137 lb) Rogério Bontorin def. Matt Schnell Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00 Women’s Flyweight

Around the world of MMA: May 14-15

Reviews UFC on ESPN: Rodriguez vs. Waterson The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada on Saturday, May 8th that was broadcast on ESPN and the ESPN+ service: Women’s Flyweight Marina Rodriguez def. Michelle Waterson Decision (unanimous) (48–47, 49–46, 49–46) 5 5:00 Welterweight Alex Morono def. Donald Cerrone TKO (punches) 1 4:40 Welterweight Neil Magny def. Geoff Neal Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00 Heavyweight

Around the world of MMA: May 6-8

Reviews PFL 2 (2021 season) The Professional Fighters League hosted an event at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Thursday, April 29th on ESPN2: Welterweight Rory MacDonald def. Curtis Millender Submission (rear naked choke) 1 3:38 Welterweight Ray Cooper III def. Jason Ponet Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 1:23 Welterweight João Zeferino def. Gleison Tibau Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 Light Heavyweight Emiliano Sordi def.

Around the world of MMA: April 28-May 1

Reviews UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 The UFC hosted an event at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, April 24th broadcast on pay-per-view: Welterweight Kamaru Usman (c) def. Jorge Masvidal KO (punch) 2 1:02 Women’s Strawweight Rose Namajunas def. Zhang Weili (c) KO (head kick) 1 1:18 Women’s Flyweight Valentina Shevchenko (c) def. Jéssica Andrade TKO (elbows) 2 3:19 Middleweight Uriah Hall def. Chris Weidman

Around the world of MMA: April 21-24

Reviews UFC on ESPN: Whittaker vs. Gastelum The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada on Saturday, April 17th that was broadcast on both of the ESPN main networks: Middleweight Robert Whittaker def. Kelvin Gastelum Decision (unanimous) (50–45, 50–45, 50–45) 5 5:00 Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski def. Chase Sherman Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 Middleweight Jacob Malkoun def. Abdul Razak Alhassan Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27,

Around the world of MMA: April 14-17

Reviews UFC on ABC: Vettori vs. Holland The UFC hosted an event at the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada on Saturday, April 10th that was broadcast on both ABC and on ESPN+: Middleweight Marvin Vettori def. Kevin Holland Decision (unanimous) (50–44, 50–44, 50–44) 5 5:00 Featherweight Arnold Allen def. Sodiq Yusuff Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00 Middleweight Julian Marquez def. Sam Alvey Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:07