Watch the Artemis Submission Series replay here

The Artemis Submission Series didn’t disappoint as some of the regions grapplers took to the mats. We saw many submissions as well as some great chain wrestling.

In what was an action packed night, two women’s submission tournaments took place in Tennessee.

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Artemis Submission Series Starts New Phase for Women in Grappling

As combat sports have been slowly coming back, athletes are looking for a stage to shine and possibility make some money in the process.

The Artemis Submission Series was formed to give some women grappers a chance to do just that.

I have wanted to put on a tournament since I started competing,” event founder Dani Harris I always saw guys competing for money and wanted to see more opportunities for women to do the same. I enjoy being a part of growth in the sport.”

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#HowShewrestles campaign kicks off watch the videos and get inspired

The #HowSheWrestles Campaign kicked off Sunday as many female wrestlers showed how they have overcome adversity from loss, to discrimination, and learning to believe in themselves.

The day kicked off with a panel discussion hosted by Anna Lee-Marie, a pioneering journalist in the wrestling world.

You can watch the hour long sessions here.

This was soon followed by wrestlers on social media telling their own stories. We have most of them below, but you can check out the hashtag #HowSheWrestles on socila media to find more.

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Video: Wrestler Katherine Shai Talks #HowSheWrestles and Lack of Media in Women’s Wrestling

With lack of coverage and spotlight, women’s wrestling has decided to fight back.

#HowSheWrestles is a campaign to gain these athletes a platform. The campaign started after several wrestlers recognized FloWrestling was not giving them coverage in either video form or written.

We talked to Katherine Shai about the struggles for recognition, her advice to heklp fix the problem, and and her project to show athletes daily lives during Covid-19.

Video: Watch “Female Fighting: The Time is Now” Free Here

It was four years ago we released “Female Fighting: The Time is Now”.

The past few days we have went back to clean up some editing problems we initally had with the project and now have it remastered.

The documentary talks with fighters and experts about the growth of fight, its future, and the mindset of a fighter. Interviews include Julie Kedzie, Amanda Lucas, Jillian Lybarger, Taylor Guardado, among others.

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WMMath Podcast: Amateur Standout Natalaya Speece Plus “Girls, Grappling, and Grit” Launches

As the pandemic continues, we bring you some great content.

A returning guest, Natalya Speece is currently 4-1 and is looking to turn pro in July. The southern California native has made the trip to New Mexico to train at the legendary Jackson-Winkeljohn gym to hone her stills from some of the best coaches and athletes.

Speece was also given a preview copy of “Girls, Grappling, and Grit”, which we are launching on demand through this website for $5. After the first 1000 rentals, part of the proceeds will got to WrestleLikeaGirl.org and BeatThe Streets.org. You can rent the documentary by going here.

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WMMath Podcast: 2019 Women’s Division Statistics in MMA Breakdown with Laura Sanko

A little bit late, but the 2019 Women’s division statistics in MMA has been posted.

We breakdown the pro and amateur numbers with InvictaFC commentator and UFC backstage reporter Laura Sanko in what was a pivotal year in the sport.

You can follow along wit some of the statistics here:

Pro Womens’s Division Stats by the Numbers

Amateur Women’s Division Stats by the Numbers

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2019 Amateur Women’s Division Stats by the Numbers

(Courtesy IMMAF)

The big story in the amateur women’s divisions this year was international growth.

In 2018, the U.S. outpaced the world in terms of amateur fights, but the world flipped the script this year with 161 more bouts. While the U.S. is still country with the most total bouts (393), Bahrain comes in second. Those fights were a part of the IMMAF World Championship tournaments. Coming in third was England with 63. The surprises were Poland and Italy tied for third, outpacing perennial top 3 country Brazil. A major reason was Italy held the IMMAF European Championships, and Poland’s ALMMA semi-monthly amateur tournaments. One Championships held their own world amateur championships in 2019, but were not included in the statistics this year since we could not find complete results. Continue reading 2019 Amateur Women’s Division Stats by the Numbers

2019 Pro Women’s Division Stats by the Numbers

(Photo courtesy Dave Mandel, Invicta FC)

We saw a boom in 2019 in terms of the growth of the women’s divisions as a whole.

After a somewhat stagnate 2018, which only say a growth of seven fights compared to 2017, 2019 saw an increase of 194. That is the biggest jump we have had in the history of the divisions. (We have statistics dating back to 2007).

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