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IMMAF European Championships 2017 Underway with 17 Female Fighters

With the World Championships moving to the winter, the IMMAF European Championships has come a lot sooner this year.

In Sophia, Bulgaria, seventeen female fighters from 9 countries in four divisions will battle to be crowned the best amateurs in Europe. Among them is defending IMMAF European champion Cornelia Holm and 2016 Euro bronze medalists Chamia Chabbi, Ilaria Norciam, Anette Osterberg, and Arziko Bregu.

The women’s brackets start  Thursday with the quarterfinals. Please check each day for results.

Strawweight

Semi-finals (Friday, March 31)

  • Anna Astvik (SWE) vs. Sara Cova (MEX)
  • Fannie Redman (SWE) vs. Antoniya Kalacheva (BGR)

Final (Sunday, April 2)

  • tbd vs. tbd

Flyweight

Quarterfinal (Thursday, March 28)

  • Beckie Ainscough (GBR) vs. Anja Saxmark (SWE)

Semi-finals (Friday, March 31)

  • Anette Österberg (FIN) vs. Ainscough/Saxmark winner
  • Alexandra Kovacs (HUN) vs. Ilaria Norcia (ITA)

Final (Sunday, April 2)

  • tbd vs. tbd

Bantamweight

Quarterfinal (Thursday, March 28)

  • EvaMy Persson (SWE) vs. Chamia Chabbi (FIN)

Semi-finals (Friday, March 31)

  • Arziko Bregu (ITA) vs. Cornelia Holm (SWE)
  • Manon Fiorot (FRA) vs. Persson/Chabbi winner

Final (Sunday, April 2)

  • tbd vs. tbd

Lightweight

Semi-finals (Friday, March 31)

  • Nora Nagy (HUN) vs. Ofelia Nikolaeva (BGR)

Final (Sunday, April 2)

  • Sanna Hyytiäinen (FIN) vs. Nagy/Nikolaeva winner

Fusion Fight League Ready for Saturday All Female Event

Female talent from across the country will converge at Billings, Montana’s MetraPark this Saturday April 1st.

The main event will feature InvictaFC star and fan favorite Roxanne Modafferi (19-13) taking on Brazilian Priscila de Souza (12-6) in her U.S. debut for the initial FFL 125 pro title. Continue reading Fusion Fight League Ready for Saturday All Female Event

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

IMMAF European Open 2016 Coverage

Some of the best amateur female talent have descended in Prague in the Czech Republic for the second annual IMMAF European Open.

Competitors from over a dozen countries will look to shine on the amateur’s biggest world stage. Several World and European champions will look to face a fresh batch of hungry fighters to gain medals and put their names on the international stage. Continue reading IMMAF European Open 2016 Coverage

Competitors Announced for the 2016 IMMAF European Open

The next wave of European MMA talent will head to Prague, Czech Republic.

The IMMAF will hold its second annual European Open November 22-26. The competition brings out what will be the future of the sport. Twenty seven female competitors from 13 different countries will look to win medals and get worldwide exposure. Continue reading Competitors Announced for the 2016 IMMAF European Open

Video: Danielle Mack Talks Taking on Bigger Opponents; Training in California

Don’t let her amateur record fool you.

Danielle Mack is just someone who has never backed down from a challenge. Looking to drop to flyweight soon, Mack has fought has high as featherweight taking on women stronger and taller.

Mack is coming back from injury to take on Brittney Victoria Grizzelle at Spar Star’s October 21st event in Studio City, California.

We talked to Mack at her gym to discuss training locally, her hopes of fighting at 125, and what drove her to take up MMA.

IMMAF Crowns 2016 World Champions

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Aleksandra Toncheva

Four fighters took home gold medals at the IMMAF World Championships Sunday in Las Vegas.

Coming off her 2015 IMMAF European strawweight title, Bulgarian Aleksandra Toncheva adds the IMMAF World title to her resume defeating Poland’s Aleksandra Rola by armbar in round 1. She also remains undefeated at 6-0, having only started fighting in November of last year. Continue reading IMMAF Crowns 2016 World Champions

IMMAF 2016 World Championships Coverage

Amateur female fighters from 20 countries are in Las Vegas during International Fight week to become world champions.

For the third year, International MMA Federation is hosting their World Championships. The are four female weight categories this year with 32 participants.

Monday night they announced the brackets and we will update results throughout the week below. The action begins with Manfredi Morgane versus Katarzyna Biegajlo for a spot in the flyweight quarterfinals.

The event is free Tuesday through Thursday at the Las Vegas Expo Center. The semi-finals and finals will be a part of the UFC Expo.

Continue reading IMMAF 2016 World Championships Coverage

2016 IMMAF World Championships Participants Tenatively Set

Coming into its third year, the IMMAF World Amateur MMA Championships are ready to show the best the international community has to offer.

So far 34 female athletes have signed up to make the trip to Las Vegas during UFC’s International Fight week. We will see some familiar faces from tournaments past, nationally recognized talent, and some new faces from some new places including Nepal. Continue reading 2016 IMMAF World Championships Participants Tenatively Set

Watch “Female Fighting: The Time is Now” Documentary

Three years ago, we set out on a mission to find out what makes a woman want to take up fighting and why it has become so popular.

After the growing popularity of InvictaFC, the UFC adding more weight divisions, and growing interest internationally, there was a lot has changed since the we started, but many of the same themes are still there. Continue reading Watch “Female Fighting: The Time is Now” Documentary

WMMA Press Awards Amateur Fighter 2015 Nominees

ASFW-AwardThe 6th annual WMMA Press Awards have decided their nominees for Amateur Fighter of the Year.

With a year full of international talent entering the amateur divisions, this year’s list of contenders represents six different countries, the most in Awards history.

Six journalists that cover the female divisions of MMA will vote on the award:

Many of these nominees could be the future champions of the sport.

Here are the nominees:

  • Kelly D’Angelo (USA; 4-0 in 2015)
  • Macy Chiasson (USA; 3-0 in 2015; 4-1 overall)
  • Sunna Davidsdottir (Iceland; 4-0 in 2015; IMMAF European Champion)
  • Samantha Diaz (USA; 5-0 in 2015)
  • Samantha Gilliland (USA; 3-0 in 2015; 6-0 total)
  • Jamie Herrington (Canada; 7-0 in 2015; IMMAF World champion)
  • Brooke Mayo (USA; 4-0 in 2015)
  • Sanna Merta (Finland; 3-0 in 2015; IMMAF European Champion)
  • Leah McCourt (Ireland; 3-0 in 2015; IMMAF European Champion)
  • Varpu Rinne (Finland; 3-0 in 2015; IMMAF European Champion)
  • Gillian Robertson (USA; 5-0 in 2015)
  • Aleksandra Toncheva (Bulgaria; 3-0 in 2015; IMMAF European Champion)