Watercooler – King of the Cage, Invicta Expands Women’s Divisions; Gonzalez vs. Calvillo Announced

Gina Carano will be honored April 20th at the Artemis Film Festival.

The former MMA fighter and current big screen star will receive the  “Action Warrior Award”.

The festival is in its 3rd year and honors women’s action stars, stunt women, and documentary film makers that focus on real women’s stories. Continue reading Watercooler – King of the Cage, Invicta Expands Women’s Divisions; Gonzalez vs. Calvillo Announced

Miesha Tate Honored as WMMA Press “Might Mia” Award

Every year the WMMA Press Awards committee honors a fighter, past or present, with the “Might Mia” Inspirational Fighter Award.  The award is dedicated to “Mighty” Mia Hayes, a MMA fighter who battled breast cancer while still training and raising a growing family of foster kids. We lost Mia in 2011.

The “Might Mia” award is bestowed to a female fighter who has inspired people both inside and outside the cage. Continue reading Miesha Tate Honored as WMMA Press “Might Mia” Award

Amanda Nunes – 2016 WMMA Press Fighter of the Year

For the 3rd straight year, a bantamweight has taken home the WMMA Press “Fighter of the Year”.

UFC champion Amanda Nunes take the top honor after a Hall of Fame year.

The awards are voted on by the WMMA Press committee, a set of journalists that have covered the female divisions of martial arts for years on may different levels. Continue reading Amanda Nunes – 2016 WMMA Press Fighter of the Year

WMMA Press 2016 Divisional Award Winners

Five divisions make the majority of female MMA weight classes. Each has their top fighters.

We honor these athletes every year in WMMA Press Divisional Awards.

The awards are voted on by the WMMA Press committee, a set of journalists that have covered the female divisions of martial arts for years on may different levels. Continue reading WMMA Press 2016 Divisional Award Winners

UFC & V-MODA Take WMMA Press 2016 Promotion & Sponsor Awards Respectively

The UFC has repeated as WMMA Press Promotion of the Year, as V-Moda picks up its first award for Sponsor.

The awards are voted on by the WMMA Press committee, a set of journalists that have covered the female divisions of martial arts for years on may different levels. Continue reading UFC & V-MODA Take WMMA Press 2016 Promotion & Sponsor Awards Respectively

Aleksandra Toncheva wins WMMA Press Amateur of the Year

The IMMAF World and European strawweight champion eared another honor.

Bulgaria’s Aleksandra Toncheva takes on the WMMA Press Award for Amateur fo the Year.

The awards are voted on by the WMMA Press committee, a set of journalists that have covered the female divisions of martial arts for years on may different levels.

Six journalists who voted on the award:

Toncheva (8-0) finished in all of her wins in 2016, and became a 2 time European champion for the IMMAF after aging her first World championship. This awards shiws how the female fighting world is expanding in its reach wit the help of the IMMAF. This is the third year in a row an IMMAF champion has won the award.

“Thank you everyone about the recognition!,” Toncheva told us after accepting the award. “I am very excited! Hope more women will compete and feel the beauty of this lovely sport of MMA.”

Toncheva will be making her pro debut at Rizin’s April 16th.

Congratulation Aleksandra Toncheva on winning the 2016 WMMA Press Award for Amateur of the Year.

Watercooler: Kagan Retires; Invicta & Rizin Add Matches

Two additional matches will round out the InvictaFC 22 card March 25th in Kansas City.

Ashley Cummins will be making her way back to the InvictaFC cage taking on friomer title challenger Amber Brown in an atomweight bout.

Cummins (4-3) is coming off a submission of the year candidate of Nikki Smith, which broke a three fight losing streak. This will be her first cut to 105 of the St. Louis police after going to a 110 catchweight in her last fight. Continue reading Watercooler: Kagan Retires; Invicta & Rizin Add Matches

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