It was this past November when Miesha Tate suddenly hung up her gloves after losing to Raquel Pennington. One of only two women to hold both the UFC and Strikeforce titles, Tate had a hall of fame worthy 9 year run in MMA.
Seven months after the announcement, I sat down with Tate at one of her favorite restaurants Pot Liquor in Las Vegas for a three part interview.
In the first part of our interview, we discuss what she is doing now in the sport, her receiving the “Inspirational Fighter of the Year” Award from the WMMA Press Association earlier this year and the possibility of a comeback. Continue reading Miesha Tate On the Record Part 1: Coaching, Commentary, and Charity
The InvictaFC 24 gets a new main event as Megan Anderson has signed with the UFC to face Cris “Cyborg” Justino at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California July 29th. The match will be for the vacant UFC featherweight title, as the UFC stripped Germaine de Randamie of the belt for refusing to defend it against Justino.
The deal has been rumored for weeks since no contenders could be found inside the UFC for the belt. InvictaFC champ Anderson stepped up wanting the fight and with no other options, the UFC signed her. The fight will serve as the co-main event on pay-per-view and will be the third time in the modern UFC era a debuting fighter(s) will get vie for title. (Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche and Carla Espaeza vs. Rose Namajunas are the others.)
With Anderson out, bantamweight champ Tonya Evinger has stepped up to take her place against Helena Kolesnyk at featherweight in a three round non-title affair in the main event of InvictaFC 24 in Kansas City July 15th, which will stream on UFC Fight Pass. Continue reading InvictaFC 24 Card Announced; Anderson vs. Cyborg Set for UFC
Legacy Fighting Alliance has announced Monday Andrea Lee will be defending her newly won LFA title July 14th against Brazilian Davina Maciel on AXS TV. This will be the main event of the promotion’s 16th card which will happen in Texas. Continue reading Andrea Lee to Face Davina Maciel in LFA 16 Main Event
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It was nearly at capacity at the Thomas and Mack center in Las Vegas for Tuff-n-uff’s “Pack the Mack” event Saturday night. Two female title bouts plus a 135 contenders bout were on the docket on the 16 fight card.
Tuff-n-uff had streamed the event live on facebook but due to time constraints the stream was interrupted. We are told Tuff-n-uff will be re-uploading the stream and we will update you where you can find it in the coming days. Continue reading Tuff-n-uff “Pack the Mack” Crowns 2 New Female Champs
Three female bouts with two belts on the line will be in front of a huge crowd Saturday night in Las Vegas for Tuf-n-uff’s annual “Pack the Mack” amateur MMA event.
The main event features champion Cheyanne Vlismas battling Ohio’s Crystal Vanessa Demopoulos for the strawweight title. Vlismas tipped the scales at 115 while Demopoulos weighed at 114.6. Continue reading Tuff-n-uff “Pack the Mack” – All Female Fighters Make Weight
It was delayed, but Heather Hardy will finally make her way into a MMA cage.
Hardy was set to be on the InvictaFC card this past spring, but opponents dropped out and delayed her from making her MMA debut. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise as Hardy got an opportunity to make her debut in her hometown of New York City in the place known as the Mecca for fighting, Madison Square Garden for Bellator 180, which will air on Spike TV Saturday June 24th. Continue reading Bellator Heat: Boxing Champ Heather Hardy to Make MMA Debut
“You know what? I’m going to do 125 pound women (division).”
That was UFC President Dana White explaining why he decided this next season of The Ultimate Fighter would be for the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight title. He admitted his staff jumped the gun with a press release but seems happy that the division will fill up.
If Tuesday was any indication, he made the right choice.
46 women came to tryouts at the Palace Station Casino in Las Vegas to get their shot at being the first ever champ. We can confirm names of 44 of the hopefuls, which are listed at the bottom of the article. Continue reading TUF 26 – Who Came, What Happened, and What’s Next
The flyweight division has been getting a lot of attention as of late, and InvictaFC is no exception.
The 23rd offering comes this Saturday as some of the best 125 pound athletes on the planet converge in Kansas City and will be live on Fight Pass.
The main and co-main event will determine number 1 contenders for Jennifer Maia’s flyweight title. Two bright prospects in Agnieszka Niedźwiedź and Sarah D’Alelio will look to upset veterans Vanessa Porto and Roxanne Modafferi (respectively).
Fan favorite Andrea Lee taking and newcomer Liz Tracey round out the flyweight talent Saturday. Continue reading InvictaFC 23 Primer
Bellator has bolstered its flourishing flyweight division.
The company announced Friday the signing of six different fighters all from different countries; including the first Chinese and Turkish female stars to sign to a major MMA promotion. Continue reading Bellator Signs Six Female Flyweights; Will Crown Champ in 2017
One of the bright prospects in the flyweight division of MMA, Shannon Sinn is coming off a win over Ashley Deen this past January. The InvictaFC vet looks to regain some momentum as she battles Cheri Muraski this coming Saturday April 22 at Sparta Combat League: Army vs. Marines: Fights For Our Troops. Continue reading Video: Shannon Sinn Talks Boxing, MMA, and her Upcoming Fight at SCL
Two flyweight contender bouts are set to see who will face Jennifer Maia for the title.
InvictaFC 23 May 20th in Kansas City will see the main event of former title challenger Vanessa Porto battle undefeated Agnieszka Niedźwiedź, while the co-main event will see another former title challenger Roxanne Modafferi battle Sarah D’Alelio. Continue reading InvictaFC 23 Sees Flyweights Take Center Stage
The Billings Metra will feature female talent from across the country as Fusion Fight League holds their all women’s event Saturday. The card will stream on Fite.tv.
The main event will feature fan favorite Roxanne Modafferi taking on Brazil’s Priscilla de Souza. Originally scheduled as a 125 title match, Souza missed weight. If Modafferi wins, she will become the 125 champion. If she loses, the title remains vacant. Continue reading Fusion Fight League 2017 All Female Card Weigh-In Results