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One of the biggest female tournaments in Japan’s history us set to kick off October 15th.
The tournament will feature competitors from 5 different countries, with the winner receiving an over $90,000 grand prize. The winners of the October event will go on two fight twice New Year’s Eve weekend to win the championship. Continue reading Rizin Women’s Grand Prix Opening Round Announced
The biennial ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship is fast approaching and two women’s championships will be on the line.
16 female competitors will be heading to Finland for the tournaments, which will take place on September 23-24. Among them former champions Mackenzie Dern (215), Gabi Garcia (2013), and Michelle Nicolini (2013). Continue reading 2017 ADCC World Championships Female Competitors Announced
This past weekend the UFC finally announced the cast of The Ultimate Fighter 26. We have been keeping track of who was possibly on this past month, and finally Saturday night we got the list. The winner of the tournament will be crowned the inaugural flyweight .
Her is a preview of the tournament with our unofficial seeds and bios. Continue reading TUF 26 Preview: How the Cast Shapes Up for the Flyweight Title Tournament
It was an historic night of grappling as the women took center stage at the Eddie Bravo Invitational this past Sunday.
Champions were crowned in a sixteen woman no-gi submission only tournament and the innovative four woman combat jiu-jitsu tournament in Los Angeles, which streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. Continue reading Blanchfield; MacFarlane Take EBI Titles
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One of the biggest female BJJ tournaments will cap off what will be a busy weekend in the women’s divisions of MMA.
On Sunday in Los Angeles and live on UFC Fight Pass, the Eddie Bravo Invitational’s 12 card will be dedicated to the ladies with two standout tournaments with familiar names from MMA and the BJJ community. Continue reading Interview: Gabby Romero Talks Invicta & EBI 12
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It’s been our bi-yearly tradition to compile data from the women’s divisions to show where we are at in terms of expansion, plus current trends and changes.
The past 6 months has seen a shift in some major categories and expansion to other countries continues.
Here are some of the women’s division’s stats for the first half of 2017, ending on June 30. Continue reading First Half 2017 Pro WMMA Stats by the Numbers
New stars were born Saturday night as InvictaFc 24 in Kansas City.
The promotion added to its flyweight and featherweight rosters and solidified itself with the most international roster of female athletes.
So what is next in the wake of the event? Continue reading InvictaFC 24 Aftermath: What’s Next for the Athletes?
Never say that Invicta doesn’t have back-up plans.
After several lineup changes, InvictaFC’s 24th edition will have a solid set of eight fights, with an international main event and a co-main which will serve as the people’s main event.
UFC vet Milana Dudieva will make her flyweight debut against Italy’s Mara Romero Borella in the main event, while fan favorite Jinh Yu Frey battle decorated police officer Ashley Cummins.
The anticipated bout between Mallory Martin and Tiffany Masters has been scrapped as Martin was taken to the hospital with an undisclosed illness.
Two of the 4 featherweight fighters missed weight as Pam Sorenson (149.6) and Amy Coleman (149.5) will be fined 25% of their purse fr missing the mark.
The complete card will stream on UFC Fight Pass Saturday.
Here is a breakdown plus the weigh-in results.
(Photos Courtesy Scott Hirano/InvictaFC) Continue reading InvictaFC 24 Primer
With the influx of Bellator flyweights, no one has had a bigger jump in popularity than Emily Ducote.
The 5-2 fighter is coming off a win over Katy Collins back in March and will look to continue her run at Bellator 181 in Oklahoma this Friday on Spike TV.
It was suspected Ducote would be face Valerie Letourneau, but Letourneau has an undisclosed injury and is out. Jessica Middleton (2-1) will be stepping in. Continue reading Bellator’s Emily Ducote – Home Field Advantage and Perennial Underdog
Many fighters dream of taking some time off to travel and train at different places. Joanne Doyle and her husband James just took their third annual trip to the United States to do just that.
We caught up with the Doyles in Las Vegas to talk about their travels.
Joanne, the IMMAF European featherweight champion, has been active this year with two wins in 2017 and hoping to keep her undefeated 6-0 record in tact as she faces Louise Hiller September 9th at Almighty FC in Leeds, England. Continue reading IMMAF champ Joanne Doyle’s US Trip Proves Fruitful
This part 3 of a series of interviews with Miesha Tate. You can read “Part 1 – Coaching, Commentary, and Charity” here & “Part 2 – Retirement and Rivals” here.
Even in retirement, Miesha Tate has stayed busy.
As we discusses in part 1 of our interview, Tate has one foot still in MMA, hoping to start commentating more often. That isn’t her only focus nowadays, as she wants to expend her growing media empire.
In our last in our series of interviews, we discuss Tate’s life outside of MMA and her message to her fans as she starts a new chapter in her life. Continue reading Miesha Tate on the Record Part 3 – Future Outside of MMA and Her Message to Fans
The global phenomena has made it to the United States.
Wimp2Warrior brings ordinary people and trains them to be mixed martial artists. The original series started in 2013 with MMA fighter and coach Richie Cranny in his native Australia and has expanded to nearly a dozen countries, with the US jumping on board this year. Continue reading Video: Jessy Jess Rose Clark & Wimp2Warrior USA Season 1 Cast