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Entertainment show host and radio personality for 10 years. Currently runs several sports and entertainment websites.

EBI 15 Bantamweight Tournament Bracket Release

Sixteen women will look to out grapple each other Sunday.

The Eddie Bravo Invitational will once again feature female submission specialists, this time in the bantamweight division, on UFC Fight Pass.

On Friday, they release the tournament bracket.

Among the favorites are ADCC and IBBJF champions Beatriz Mesquita and Luanna Alzuguir.

Several MMA crossover athletes will also compete,  including Brooke Mayo, Liz Tracey, and Amanda Rivas.

Here are the draws for the opening round.

  • Beatriz Mesquita vs. Miri Niedrauer
  • Amanda Leve vs. Brooke Mayo
  • Pamela Boveda Aguirre vs. Talia Marie Vaughn
  • Luanna Alzuguir vs. Jess Fleiciano
  • Bianca Basilio vs. Kayla Patterson
  • Sophia Nordeno vs. Liz Tracey
  • Tracy Goodell vs. Nikki Sullivan
  • Amanda Ribas vs. Lila Smadja
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IMMAF European Open Women’s Finals Results

Photo courtesy Jorden Curran Photography

The Nordic female competitors had a banner day in the finals at the IMMAF European championships in Bucharest, Romania on Friday.

Both Finland and Sweden took 2 golds and a silver a piece; with Sweden taking home both medals for strawweight. Continue reading IMMAF European Open Women’s Finals Results

IMMAF Euro Champinships 2018 Results Women’s Semi-Finals

Photo courtesy Jorden Curran Photography

The finals are set for IMMAF European Championships.

There was two submissions in the women’s divisions Thursday. Some familiar names  moving on including England’s Joanna Doyle and Germany’s Julia Dorny. Finland and Sweden sends three females to the finals each, with Sweden guaranteed gold at strawweight.

Here are the results from the semi-finals including highlights. Final round matches also posted below. Continue reading IMMAF Euro Champinships 2018 Results Women’s Semi-Finals

IMMAF Euro Championships 2018 Results Women’s Opening Round

The opening rounds of the IMMAF Euros saw several highlights in the women’s divisions.

Two head kick knockouts, and one submission rounded out the finishes on day one for the women. Seven total matches in the female divisions happened on Wednesday.

Here are the results from day one, including highlights. Semi-final round matches also posted below. Continue reading IMMAF Euro Championships 2018 Results Women’s Opening Round

Valerie Letourneau: From Bellator Debut to Title Hunt

(Photo courtesy Bellator)

It took a year for Valerie Letourneau to return to the cage and it wasn’t easy.

The star told us during an interview this past week the airline lost her luggage in her debut for Bellator in Newcastle, England. She took things in stride an was able to get an unanimous decision win over hometown favorite Kate Jackson. She was relieved to have not had much cage rust at all. Having to cut to 125 rather than 115 was also a relief, as she feels stronger and more healthy. Continue reading Valerie Letourneau: From Bellator Debut to Title Hunt

InvictaFC 30 Announces Full Line-up for 30th Event

With over 6 years as an organization, InvictaFC will hold their 30th event July 21st in Kansas City.

The main event was announced at InvictaFC 29 as Jinh Yu Frey and Minna Grusander will fight for the vacant atomweight title.

The rest of the card was announced this week with every weight class represented. Continue reading InvictaFC 30 Announces Full Line-up for 30th Event

Pannie Kianzad on Getting Her Grove Back and Her Quick Turnaround

Photos courtesy Dave Mandel, Invicta FC

“I feel like a big weight have been released of my shoulders! I was very nervous but never hesitating of what I was gonna do, I needed to believe in myself and my abilities.”

This was Pannie Kianzad’s reaction when she won a few weeks ago at InvictaFC 29 in Kansas City. She was undefeated in 8 straight fights before she lost to three of the top bantamweights in the promotion. She ended the skid with an unanimous decision win over Bianca Daimoni. She also looked like her old self in the bout. What does she credit for breaking the losing streak? Continue reading Pannie Kianzad on Getting Her Grove Back and Her Quick Turnaround

30 Try Out for TUF 28

Photo courtesy Cris Cyborg’s Facebook

With the UFC in desperate need of featherweights, they put out the call for women yo come to Las Vegas for The Ultimate Fighter casing call Tuesday. Thirty athletes showed up for the tryouts for the 28th season of the show.

The champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino was on hand to cover who maybe a new contender for her in the coming years. She also welcomed the hopefuls to dinner Tuesday night. Continue reading 30 Try Out for TUF 28

After 400 Events, How AXS TV/HDNet Fights Made Women’s Combat History

(Photo courtesy Lion Fight/ Bennie Palmore)

It was 14 year ago when the fledgling HDNet decided it wanted in the MMA game. In 2018 as AXS TV Fights, it has proven to be an outlet to build stars.

AXS TV will be featuring the history of fighting on the network in “Cageside 400” Friday night at 6 p.m. pst/9 p.m. est. The special will feature commentators, analysts, and others who worked on events over the past 11 years.  Continue reading After 400 Events, How AXS TV/HDNet Fights Made Women’s Combat History

IFMA Muay Thai Amateur World Championships 2018 Results

(Photo courtesy World Muay Thai Games) 

Some of the best strikers are in Cancun, Mexico to prove their skills at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur World Championships. Over 50 competitors from 30 countries in 11 divisions are looking for world titles in the art of the eight limbs.

Several familiar names in the MMA world are competing including InvictaFC’s Konkiak “Loma Lookboonmee” Suphisara, Legacy’s Sabina Mazo, and Bellator’s Lena Ovchynnikova. We could also see some up and coming prospects that could cross over in the future.

We will have complete results over the next few days. Continue reading IFMA Muay Thai Amateur World Championships 2018 Results

InvictaFc 29 Primer

A new bantamweight champion will be crowned this Friday in Kansas City.

The first ever Strikeforce bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman looks for her second world title as she takes on the undefeated Katharina Lehner. The match is the main event of an eight fight card, with three bouts in the 135 division.

Two missed weight Thursday as Bianca Daimoni (139.6 lb) and Bárbara Acioly (126.3 lb) will forfeit 25% of their purse to their respective opponents.

The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

Here are the weigh-in results and a breakdown of the card. Continue reading InvictaFc 29 Primer