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Invicta 3 headliner Jessica Penne says atomweights' time has come
October 05, 2012 (16:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Jessica Penne has fought once in the past two years, and when she has fought, it was often against much bigger opponents.
Now, though, she's in her natural weight class and competing for a title that actually will have some international recognition.
The Invicta FC 3 headliner said she has the upstart all-female promotion to thank for both the fight and the commitment to the 105-pound atomweight division.
Radio (2 p.m. ET): Brett Rogers, Miesha Tate, Raphael Assuncao, Jessica Penne, UFC 153 call
October 04, 2012 (17:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
MMAjunkie.com airs at a special time of 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) so we can carry today's UFC 153 media call with Anderson Silva, Stephan Bonnar, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Dave Herman.
We're also joined by Bellator 75's Brett Rogers, Strikeforce's Miesha Tate, the UFC'sRaphael Assuncao and Invicta FC 3's Jessica Penne.
MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from 2-5 p.m. ET live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www.mmajunkie.com/radio
From Strikeforce back to Invicta FC 3, Cat Zingano now meets Raquel Pennington
September 26, 2012 (18:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Cat Zingano is going from Invicta FC 3 to "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy" back to Invicta FC 3.
Zingano initially was slated to fight Leslie Smith at Invicta FC 3 before a Nov. 3 Strikeforce booking with Amanda Nunes took precedence.
However, with the Strikeforce event's recent cancellation, Zingano now has replaced injured Kim Connor-Hamby and meets fellow bantamweight Raquel Pennington at the all-female fight card.
Jessica Penne vs. Naho Sugiyama atomweight title fight headlines Invicta FC 3
August 16, 2012 (02:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
As expected, a 105-pound women's title fight headlines Invicta Fighting Championships' third event.
The promotion today announced that Jessica Penne and Naho Sugiyama will vie for the promotion's inaugural atomweight championship in Invicta FC 3's main event.
"Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama" takes place Oct. 6 at Memorial Hall
in Kansas City, Kan. Broadcast plans for the event, which features a
total of 13 bouts, haven't been announced. Tickets for the event go on sale soon.
UFC on FOX 5 gets Henderson-Diaz title fight, Gustafsson-Rua, Penn-MacDonald
August 15, 2012 (07:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Ultimate Fighting Championship's lightweight title will be defended on network television.
USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.com confirmed with UFC officials that current lightweight champion Benson Henderson will face Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 5, which takes place Dec. 8 at a host site that has yet to be determined.
A light-heavyweight matchup between former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Alexander Gustafsson will serve as the night's co-feature, and a rebooked B.J. Penn vs. Rory MacDonald lightweight fight also is set.
Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn targeted for UFC on FOX 5 co-headliner
August 10, 2012 (20:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
The recently scratched fight between Rory MacDonald and B.J. Penn may still take place this year.
MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with sources close to the event that UFC officials are targeting the bout for December's UFC on FOX 5 event. Additionally, a source said it would serve as a co-main event, not the night's main event.
TV host Nate Quarry first reported the potential date on Thursday's new edition of Spike TV's "MMA Uncensored Live."
Ask the Fight Doc: Thoughts on UFC 152's MacDonald-Penn cancellation?
August 07, 2012 (14:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Rory MacDonald and UFC 152 opponent B.J. Penn were set to make MMA history when they recently became the first fighters to volunteer for Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) drug testing.
However, MacDonald recently pulled out of the event due to a deep eyebrow gash suffered in training.
In our latest installment of "Ask the Fight Doc," MMAjunkie.com medical columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin discusses the unfortunate turn of events and predicts when we could see MacDonald back in the cage.
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