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Entertainment show host and radio personality for 10 years, MarQ is currently producing three shows on Blog Talk Radio.

Wombat Watercooler – Damm vs. Alpar; MacFarlane vs. Ruth Announced

Carina Damm has an opponent for her TitanFC debut.

Sarah Alpar has stepped up to take on the long time vet at the promotion’s June 10th event in Coral Gables, Florida. It will stream on UFC Fight Pass.

Continue reading Wombat Watercooler – Damm vs. Alpar; MacFarlane vs. Ruth Announced

Watch Cyborg and Leslie Smith Hit the Scales Here at Noon pst/3 p.m. est

Finally!

InvictaFC featherweight champ Cyborg Justino will make her UFC debut at 140 pounds as she takes on the game Leslie Smith at UFC 198 in Curicba, Brazil Saturday night.

Considered the best pound for pound fighter on the planet, Cyborg will fight in her hometown for the first time in nearly ten years. Smith will look to have one of the biggest upsets in MMA history.

Continue reading Watch Cyborg and Leslie Smith Hit the Scales Here at Noon pst/3 p.m. est

InvictaFC 17 Primer

Starting its 5th year in operation, InvictaFC has a stacked eight fight card which sees two title fights with dominat champions.

Bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger looks to defend her title for the second time as she takes on the scrappy Colleen Schneider. The co-main event sees the strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza facing a resurging Angela Hill.

Here is a breakdown of the entire card plus weigh-in results.

Continue reading InvictaFC 17 Primer

Your Guide to TUF 23 (Updated bi-weekly)

As we head to July, one strawweight will be crowned “The Ultimate Fighter”.

Eight women qualified to get into the house to be only the third woman to hold the title.

Here is all you need to know, and results updated by-weekly.

“Get in the House” results

  • Amanda Bobby Cooper def. Mellony Geugjes by armbar 1:00 round 1 (video)
  • Lanchana Green  def. Ashley Cummins by TKO round 2 (video)
  • Jamie Moyle def. Alyssa Krahn by rear naked choke 4:02 round 1 (video)
  • Ashley Yoder  def. Jodie Esquibel by split decision (video)
  • JJ Aldrich def. Kristi Lopez by unanimous decision (video)
  • Tatiana Suarez  def. Chelsea Bailey by unanimous decision (video)
  • Kate Jackson def. Irene Cabello-Rivera by TKO round 2 (video)
  • Helen Harper def.Amy Montenegro by armbar round 1 (video)

The Teams

Team Claudia

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Name Age Record Hometown Twitter Instagram
Amanda Bobby Cooper  24  1-1 Bath, Michigan @ABCnation125 @abcnation125
Lanchana Green  26  2-1 Darlington, England @LanchanaGreen @lanchanagreen
Tatiana Suarez  25 3-0 Fontana, California @tspmma115 @tatianasuarezpadilla
Kate Jackson  29  7-2-1 Lostwithiel, England  @KPAJackson @kpajackson

Team Joanna

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 Name Age  Record  Hometown  Twitter  Instagram
 Jamie Moyle  27 3-1 Las Vegas, Nevada  @LoveBoatJamie  @loveboatjamie
Ashley Yoder  28  4-1 Indianapolis, Indiana @Yoda_BaBay  @spydermonkey_yoda
JJ Aldrich  23 2-1 Aurora, Colorado @JJAldrich1 @jjaldrich
Helen Harper 28 4-1 Farnborough, England @HHHellraiser @fightergirl2012

Quarterfinals

Team Claudia Result  Team Joanna
Tatiana Suarez  

Rear naked choke

round 2

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Tatiana Suarez (Winner) Week 1 JJ Aldrich
Lanchana Green Unanimous decision

(After three rounds)

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Lanchana Green (winner) Week 3 Helen Harper
amanda cooper vs. jamie moyle
Amanda Bobby Cooper Week 5 Jamie Moyle
kate jackson vs. ashley yoder
Kate Jackson Week 7 Ashley Yoder

Wombat Sports Announces Alliance with Amateur Athlete Website

9f599ee2-666c-4a2a-a8a2-5d30aa09e183Amateur fighters a lot of times have little resources to get their name out.

AmateurAtheletes.com has made it a bit easier. The website gives out free profiles to athletes in many different amateur sports from all over the planet. They reached out to us to let ammy fighters know about their services.

The website gives fighters worldwide the ability to upload videos, pictures and statistics to share with the international community, giving athletes a platform to show off their talents.

These profiles can help with finding sponsors and gaining exposure to fans and promoters.

We will be starting a channel soon, but for now you can get your free profile by going to AmateurAthletes.com.

Watercooler: InvictaFC 17 Changes; UFC Gets Flyweight Bout

13151921_1150559741643980_5243507510679537103_nInvictaFC 17 loses a bout, but gains a new fighter.

Mizuki has dropped out of her match with Aline Serio due to injury, so Kaline Medeiros has stepped up to take her place. Medeiros (6-4) has a KO of the Year win over Stephanie Eggink, and has a kimura win over Sarah Payant in her Bellator bout last year. The fight is still announced at strawweight.

Julia Jones is out of her InvictaFC debut against Tessa Simpson due to injury, so the match has been scrapped.

We will have a primer for InvictaFC 17 shortly after weigh-ins on Friday. Continue reading Watercooler: InvictaFC 17 Changes; UFC Gets Flyweight Bout

On its 4th Annversary, We Breakdown InvictaFC by the Numbers

Very few promotions can say they have lasted as long as InvictaFC.

A loyal fan base and an eye for talent, Shannon Knapp has kept the promotion going through stream crashes, back office drama, losing a lot of talent to the UFC, and putting out fires at events. Many would falter at these hurdles, but InvictaFC continues to shine after four years of operation.

Let’s breakdown four years of events that helped break the glass ceiling of female athletes in the MMA world.

Continue reading On its 4th Annversary, We Breakdown InvictaFC by the Numbers

Video: Watch the 19 UFC on Fox Weigh-in here 1:30 p.m. pst/4:30 est

Nurmagomedov_vs._FergusonTwo exciting bouts in the women’s divisions are happening  live on Fox.

In the co-main event, a rematch from Invicta as Tecia Torres faces Rose Namajunas. Torres took the first match by decision back in 2013. Both have rebounded since thier losses to Carla Esparza.

The co-featured prelims will feature Bethe Correia looking to rebound after her first loss to take on a surging Raquel Pennington.

Weigh-ins start at 1:300 p.m. pst/4:30 est.

 

Pro MMA in New York and the Other Great Thing This Means

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Janice Meyer; Amateur New York Fighter

Tuesday March 22 stood as a momentous day in MMA history as the last state government in the USA has opted legalized pro MMA.

It was a sixteen year battle, but after an overwhelming vote of 113-25 in the New York Assembly. In a ceremony April 14th at Madison Square Garden, Governor Andrew Cuomo  officially signed it into law. The New York State Athletic Commission has 120 days to get official rules set, plus vetting officials and promoters’ and fighters’ licenses. The first day pro MMA promotions can have a card in the state is September 1.

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