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InvictaFC 22 Primer

It is a rematch that will end the controversy.

Tonya Evinger will once again defend her title against Yana Kunitskaya at InvictaFC 22 in Kansas City Saturday. Their first bout ended when Evinger tapped out to an armbar, but the referee’s insistence that Evinger’s defense of the armbar (placing a foot on Kunitsyaya’s head) was illegal lead to a successful appeal and turning the first bout into a no-contest. Kunitskaya looks to hold the gold once again at the end of the night. Continue reading InvictaFC 22 Primer

Watercooler – King of the Cage, Invicta Expands Women’s Divisions; Gonzalez vs. Calvillo Announced

Gina Carano will be honored April 20th at the Artemis Film Festival.

The former MMA fighter and current big screen star will receive the  “Action Warrior Award”.

The festival is in its 3rd year and honors women’s action stars, stunt women, and documentary film makers that focus on real women’s stories. Continue reading Watercooler – King of the Cage, Invicta Expands Women’s Divisions; Gonzalez vs. Calvillo Announced

Miesha Tate Honored as WMMA Press “Might Mia” Award

Every year the WMMA Press Awards committee honors a fighter, past or present, with the “Might Mia” Inspirational Fighter Award.  The award is dedicated to “Mighty” Mia Hayes, a MMA fighter who battled breast cancer while still training and raising a growing family of foster kids. We lost Mia in 2011.

The “Might Mia” award is bestowed to a female fighter who has inspired people both inside and outside the cage. Continue reading Miesha Tate Honored as WMMA Press “Might Mia” Award

Amanda Nunes – 2016 WMMA Press Fighter of the Year

For the 3rd straight year, a bantamweight has taken home the WMMA Press “Fighter of the Year”.

UFC champion Amanda Nunes take the top honor after a Hall of Fame year.

The awards are voted on by the WMMA Press committee, a set of journalists that have covered the female divisions of martial arts for years on may different levels. Continue reading Amanda Nunes – 2016 WMMA Press Fighter of the Year

WMMA Press 2016 Divisional Award Winners

Five divisions make the majority of female MMA weight classes. Each has their top fighters.

We honor these athletes every year in WMMA Press Divisional Awards.

The awards are voted on by the WMMA Press committee, a set of journalists that have covered the female divisions of martial arts for years on may different levels. Continue reading WMMA Press 2016 Divisional Award Winners

UFC & V-MODA Take WMMA Press 2016 Promotion & Sponsor Awards Respectively

The UFC has repeated as WMMA Press Promotion of the Year, as V-Moda picks up its first award for Sponsor.

The awards are voted on by the WMMA Press committee, a set of journalists that have covered the female divisions of martial arts for years on may different levels. Continue reading UFC & V-MODA Take WMMA Press 2016 Promotion & Sponsor Awards Respectively

Wombat Watercooler: Dern Gets Next Opponent; RoadFC Announces All Female Promotion

BJJ superstar Mackenzie Dern has her next challenge in MMA.

The black belt will face Katherine Roy at Legacy Fighting Alliance in San Antonio, Texas March 10th. It will air on AXS TV.

Dern is coming off a highlight reel submission over Montana Stewart in October and is currently 2-0 as a pro. Continue reading Wombat Watercooler: Dern Gets Next Opponent; RoadFC Announces All Female Promotion