It was heartbreaking last year for Emily Duccote, who lost her Bellator title match with Ilima-Lei MacFarlane back in November.
She is, however, ready to get back in the cage March 2nd to take on fellow Oklahoman Kristina Williams in Thackerville.
We caught up with Ducote at her gym, American Top Team OKC, to talk about the match, her expectations for 2018, and what fighters she has been training with in this camp. Continue reading Video – Bellator’s Emily Ducote Talks Recovery from a Loss; Match with Williams
Saturday saw some exciting final bouts in the Women’s College Wrestling Association’s National Championships.
We were there matside for the final bouts of the tournament to capture the action. Continue reading Photo Gallery: WCWA 2018 National Final Matches
It was a night of firsts and finals Saturday at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships.
Campbellsville University takes home its first team title, with an exciting finish in the final match of the tournament. Kayla Miracle’s pin over Desiree Zavala of Gray Harbor College in the 136 final sealed the victory. They beat Simon Fraser University, who was leading after Friday’s session, by only 5 points. Continue reading Campbellsville Takes 2018 Team WCWA Crown; Miracle Gets 4th Title
We are proud to announced our news editor MarQ Piocos has been honored as the “Awakening Fighter WMMA Awards” for Journalist of the Year. The editorial board gave the honor in January.
Wombat Sports has been a multi-time nominee for the awards, and has gained its first.
“I am honored to receive this recognition,” Piocos expressed. “I have been covering the sport for nearly a decade now, and hope I can continue helping spotlight the upcoming stars in MMA in the coming year. Thanks for the Awaken Fighters staff for the award.”
Awakening Fighters also handed out awards for fighters, fights, divisional awards, and fan voted awards. You can check them out by clicking here.
We are live in Oklahoma City as collegiate teams from across the US and Canada look to crown female wrestling champions.
10 weight divisions were represented with 626 overall wrestlers participating. The four time team champions King University looked for their fifth straight title, but had stumbled in day 1 to landing in sixth place, 75 points the surprising leader in Canada’s Simon Fraiser. The favorite coming into the tournament, Campbellsville, is in second place just 12.5 points behind.
Continue reading WCWA Collegiate Championship Tournament Day 1
Last year, the World Class Fight League announced it would hold two women’s tournaments, and a date, location, and participants have been finally announced. Continue reading WCFL Announces Seeding for its InvictaFC Contract Tournaments
Wednesday was “National Girls and Women in Sports Day”, and one of the biggest focuses has been on the largest expanding female amateur sport: wrestling. Continue reading Wrestle Like a Girl and the Ever Expanding World of Women on the Mats
The MMA scene will be buzzing in the beehive state.
InvictaFC 28 with emanate from Salt Lake City, Utah for the first time on March 24th at the Union Event Center, and will be live on UFC Fight Pass.
The main event was already announced, as Janaisa Morandin (10-1) battles Virna Jandiroba (12-0) for the vacant 115 title. Continue reading InvictaFC Expands to Utah for its 28th Offering
Photo Courtesy InvictaFC
Coming off a successful event a few weeks back, InvictaFC President Shannon Knapp is already prepping for her next InvictaFC event in March, with the already announced strawweight title fight between Virna Jandiroba and Janaisa Morandin. A press release is expected later this week to announce the rest of the card. Continue reading Invicta’s Shannon Knapp Welcomes Back a Familiar Face; Plus the Other High Profile Project She is Producing
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
Continue reading InvictaFC 27 Primer
(Photo courtesy Rizin)
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
(Photo courtesy Dave Mandel, Invicta FC)
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