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UFC 255 Medical Suspensions: Alex Perez & Jennifer Maia Face Lengthy Sit

The UFC 255 medical suspensions have been released and Alex Perez and Jennifer Maia are facing lengthy sits. In the main event of the pay-per-view card, Perez suffered a first-round submission loss to Deiveson Figueiredo and got a six-month suspension. Jennifer Maia, meanwhile, also is facing a six-month suspension after...

UFC 255 Highlights: Valentina Shevchenko Out Grapples Jennifer Maia To Retain Title

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia was a very interesting fight.  The two fighters met in a women’s title bout on Saturday night (November 21, 2020) at the UFC 255 pay-per-view event from the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. In an unlikely move, Shevchenko scored a takedown early in the...

Jennifer Maia Gets Advice From Nunes On How To Beat Shevchenko

Jennifer Maia is accepting advice from reigning UFC double-champion Amanda Nunes about what it takes to outmaneuver The Bullet ahead of UFC 255. Nobody at flyweight has been able to figure out how to hand Valentina Shevchenko her first loss in the division, and oddsmakers seem to believe that Jennifer...

Jennifer Maia Inspired By Holly Holm, Plans To Shock The World Against Valentina Shevchenko

Just as Holly Holm shocked the world with her knockout over Ronda Rousey, Jennifer Maia plans to do the same against Valentina Shevchenko. In the co-main event of UFC 255 on November 21 in Las Vegas, Maia is set to take on Shevchenko for the flyweight title. The Brazilian is...

Valentina Shevchenko Believes ‘No One Can Blame’ Joanne Calderwood For Taking Jennifer Maia Fight

Valentina Shevchenko believes no one can blame Joanne Calderwood for stepping up on short notice to fight Jennifer Maia. Calderwood was expected to fight Shevchenko later this year but the champion had an injury which made Calderwood decide to take the short notice fight. Unfortunately for her, it did not...

Figueiredo vs. Garbrandt, Shevchenko vs. Maia Title Bouts Set For UFC 255

UFC 255 has two title fights on tap for Nov. 21. ESPN's Brett Okamoto reports that UFC president Dana White has confirmed that Deiveson Figueiredo will put his flyweight championship on the line against former bantamweight ruler Cody Garbrandt. Also set for the card will be a women's flyweight title...

Joanne Calderwood Releases Statement After Loss & Fainting Backstage

Joanne Calderwood's plan did not come to fruition on Saturday night. Calderwood, who already had a title shot, risked it to take a short-notice fight against Jennifer Maia. The hope for her was to get her hand raised, make some money, and stay ready for Valentina Shevchenko. Ultimately, that is...

Jennifer Maia Will Receive Next Title Shot According To Dana White

Jennifer Maia's next fight will be for UFC gold, Dana White announced after UFC Vegas 5. In the co-main event, Maia was taking on short-notice replacement, Joanne Calderwood, who was set to fight Valentina Shevchenko for the title. Yet, the Scottish fighter decided to take another fight. But, it didn't...

UFC on ESPN+ 31 Highlights: Jennifer Maia Submits Joanne Calderwood

Joanne Calderwood vs. Jennifer Maia was an action-packed co-headliner. The two fighters met in a women’s strawweight bout on Saturday night (August 1, 2020) at the UFC on ESPN+ 31 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC APEX.  Calderwood made a statement in the first round when she caught a...

Jennifer Maia vs. Roxanne Modafferi 2 Set For UFC San Antonio

Roxanne Modafferi will indeed fight at UFC San Antonio after all. The 36-year-old was set to take on Liz Carmouche at the event, but Carmouche will now fight for the title against Valentina Shevchenko. The change left Modafferi without an opponent, but according to ESPN's Ariel Helwani, Jennifer Maia...

USADA Hands UFC Flyweight Jennifer Maia Suspension For Tainted Supplement

Another UFC fighter has been handed a suspension for a tainted supplement. The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has announced that flyweight Jennifer Maia has been suspended six months for a tainted supplement. USADA released the following statement on the matter: “During an investigation into the circumstances of her case,...
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Jennifer Maia Explains Reason for Declining UFC Fight vs. Valentina Shevchenko

Invicta FC flyweight champion Jennifer Maia was given the opportunity to make her next appearance inside the Octagon. But Maia said no to the UFC. "I was super happy,” Maia said in an interview with MMA Fighting. "That’s another step in the right direction in my career. It was very cool...
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Invicta FC 26 Results: Jennifer Maia Retains Title vs. Aga Niedźwiedź

Jennifer Maia remained Invicta FC flyweight champion Friday night, turning back the challenge of Aga Niedźwiedź in the main event of Invicta FC 26. The card aired live on UFC Fight Pass. Maia (15-4-1) earned her second title defense, sweeping the scorecards. All three judges ruled the bout in favor of...