InvictaFC kicks off 2018 with its 27th event January 13th in Kansas City.
The main event sees the return of Sarah Kaufman to the Invicta cage as she takes on perennial bantamweight contender Pannie Kianzad.
The co-main event sees a flyweight title eliminator when Brazilians Vanessa Porto and Mariana Morais.
Both Kianzad (136.7) and Tiffany Masters (117.4 lb) missed weight for their respective bouts and are fined 25 percent of their purses.
Here are the breakdown of the fights and the weigh-in results.
Photos courtesy Dave Mandel, Invicta FC
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In what was a crazy 2017, we would be hard press to predict a lot that happened.
We skipped last year in doing predictions, but are back to give our two cents on what could happen in 2018. Continue reading Bold Predictions for 2018’s MMA’s Women’s Division
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2017 was yet again another record breaking year, and showed several shifts internationally and among weight classes as the sport continues to expand.
Our biannual breakdown continues with the numbers you need to know before we begin a new year. Continue reading 2017 in the Pro Women’s MMA Divisions by the Numbers
InvictaFC ends the year with a battle of the top flyweights in the main event.
Jennifer Maia will look to remain on top of the flyweight ladder as she takes on the undefeated Aga Niedźwiedź. The co-main event sees the promotional debut of BJJ sensation Mackenzie Dern taking on former strawweight title challenger Kaline Medeiros .
The eight fight card will stream on UFC Fight Pass starting at 7 p.m. central time.
Four fighters missed weight Thursday, with Kinberly Novaes, Vanessa Porto, Amy Montenegro, and Amber Brown fined 25% of their purse. Continue reading InvictaFC 26 Primer
In what will be the first time Bahrain will see a female MMA fights, 53 women athletes from across 22 countries will competing for the IMMAF World Championship. Five champions will be crown in a six day tournament November 11-19.
Two countries will be sending representatives for the first time as Tunisia and the host country Bahrain will have athletes taking part.
The US has one lone representative in bantamweight Fotini Kandris.
The fight sill be streamed on the Bahrain tv app. We will have results throughout the week. Continue reading IMMAF 2017 World Championships Coverage
One of the most talent strikers in Invicta, Christine Ferea looks to get back on the winning track when she faces Mexican standout Karina Rodriguez at InvictaFC 26 in Kansas City December 8th.
Ferea us coming off a loss to fellow Muay Thai specialist Tiffany Van Soest in a spirited bout at InvictaFC 23 earlier this year and will look to go back to flyweight for this bout.
We caught up with Ferea at her gym in Las Vegas to talk about coming back to the cage and her continuing to be a multi-sport combat athlete as we head into 2018.
It was an exciting women’s championship final of the Dave Schultz International Wrestling Tournament with 6 Americans taking the top spots.
The highlight was Kayla Miracle getting the only pin of the finals, earning her “Outstandlung Wrestler” for the women’s divisions.
2016 Olympic team member Adeline Gray made a triumphant return to the mat in the last match of the night, getting the points win over fellow Olympic teammate Tamayra Mensah. Continue reading Photo Gallery: Finals of Dave Schultz 2017
We are in world famous Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the 20th installment of the Dave Schultz International Wrestling tournament. Wrestlers from across the globe have some to earn championships in honor of the legendary wrestler.
The women have 10 divisions to gain titles with some familiar names and up and coming talent.
Here are the complete results.
You can find photos of the finals and awards here.
Continue reading Live Coverage of the Dave Schultz Women’s Wrestling Tournament
The growth of women’s wrestling from the kids to the collegiate level has been growing by leaps and bound the past few years.
The newest college to start a team has been the University of Providence in Great Falls, Montana. After the announcement early this year, Coach Tony DeAnda has assembled a solid team headed by All American Tatum Sparks, who already took third at the U23 World Team Trials a few weeks ago.
Wombat Sports and their media branch “Flairdog Productions” will be following the Lady Argos through their first season.
We will start by introducing you to three of the wrestling team members; the aforementioned Sparks; local Montana wrestler Austin Wortman; and Japan’s Yurie Yoneoka.
Ana Julaton is the latest flyweight to sign to Bellator.
Julaton is a former world champion in boxing, and has made the transition to MMA with her stint in One Championships. With a new focus, she is hoping to continue her success in Bellator, going back to her martial arts roots. Continue reading Video: Ana Julaton talks Signing to Bellator; State of Women’s Boxing
With 4 wins in Combate Americas, Kyra Batara is no doubt the #1 contender for the currently vacant 105 title.
Batara was looking for win number 5 a few weeks ago, but an injury sidelined her. The injury isn’t sidelining her for long as she looks to be back in “la jaula” before year’s end in. Continue reading Video: Kyra Batara Talks Possible Title Shot; Combates 105 Division
It was an almost two year journey for Sarah Moras to get back into the octagon.
After some injures and having to do a GoFundMe page to pay for camp, she was able to shake off any cage rust and get a submission victory over Ashlee Evans-Smith at UFC 215 a few weeks ago. Continue reading Video: Sarah Moras Talks Successful UFC Return