One-time Pancrase fighter Loma Lookboonmee got her first UFC win on Saturday, defeating Aleksandra Albu on the undercard of UFC Fight Night Singapore. Lookboonmee also made history as the first fighter from Thailand to sign with the UFC.
Lookboonmee fought for three rounds against Albu, out-striking the Russian fighter. When going to the scorecards, Lookboonmee was favoured on two of the three scorecards, giving her the win (30-27 Lookboonmee, 29-28 Albu & 30-29 Lookboonmee).
Lookboonmee improved to 4-1 as a professional. Her three wins came from fighting in Pancrase and Invicta FC. Her singular loss came to RIZIN and DEEP JEWELS fighter Suwanan Boonsorn, A.K.A AMP The Rocket. Boonsorn recently got a first-round victory at DEEP JEWELS 26.
The fight was the first strawweight fight for Lookboonmee, who had previously fought at atomweight throughout her career.
This article is part of a series of coverage called the “JMMA Tracker.” The series keeps track of Japanese MMA fighter’s activities in other promotions around the world.
UFC’s most polarizing prospect Greg Hardy is back on assignment. First reported by MMAFighting, Hardy is scheduled to face Jarjis Danho at UFC on ESPN+ 20 on October 26th, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, which is headlined by Ben Askren and Demian Maia.
Hardy is coming off a win against Juan Adams, making it his 5th professional win, also continuing his habit of not escaping the first round when he wins. Syrian fighter Jarjis Danho has prior UFC experience, being 0-1-1. It’s worth noting that Danho’s last fight was in 2016.
Hardy’s past opponents have also been somewhat inexperienced. Two of the three of Hardy’s prior opponents in the UFC were making their promotional debut in their respective fight.
Hardy had two appearances on Dana White’s Contender Series prior to his signing. A former NFL athlete, Hardy has his fair share of controversy around him due to domestic violence charges which were dropped after the victim wasn’t present to testify at the appeal for his case.
This is the current lineup for the UFC on ESPN+ 20 card:
- Demian Maia (27-9) vs. Ben Askren (19-1) (Welterweight)
- Ciryl Gane (4-0) vs. Dontale Mayes (7-2) (Heavyweight)
- Michael Johnson (19-14) vs. Stevie Ray (22-9) (Lightweight)
- Ian Heinisch (13-2) vs. Brad Tavares (17-5) (Middleweight)
- Beneil Dariush (16-4-1) vs. Frank Camacho (22-7) (Lightweight)
- Greg Hardy (5-1) vs. Jarjis Danho (5-1-1) (Heavyweight)
- Sergey Pavlovich (13-1) vs. Maurice Greene (8-2) (Heavyweight)