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With all the news this past weekend, one item may have been incidentally flew under the radar, but will be important for the future of the women’s divisions.
The International MMA Federation has formed a Women’s Committee, which held its first meeting on International Women’s Day. The committee of four women will help facilitate and oversee projects to expand women and girls in the sport internationally in the coming years not only in the amateur, but pro ranks as well.
The IMMAF itself has been a catalyst for the expansion of the women’s divisions internationally over the years, with stars like Minna Grusander and Sunna Davidsdottir making their way into the professional end of the sport.
We talked to the committee’s chair, Hayzia Bellem, about the goals of the committee and the steps they are taking moving forward. Continue reading Hayzia Bellem Talks About IMMAF Women’s Committee’s Goals and Activism
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We recap a busy weekend with InvictaFC 39 and the UFC in Houston. We preview with upcoming Phoenix series, and several international fights. Then Tuff-n-uff vet Alannah Arnett talks about her rising career and training in the midwest. Continue reading WMMath Podcast:Amateur Standout Alannah Arnett plus InvictaFC 39 Recap
In what will be a busy week between PFL, Tuff-n-uff, UFC, One Championship, Rizin, and Combates; we give you the fights to watch. We will be live at the PFL playoffs and Tuff-n-uff and our guest Chelsea Rae helps us break them down as she prepares for her own fight at Tuff-n-uff Saturday. She will also be coaching some of the Wimp 2 Warrior participants in their first MMA bouts.
Invicta was this past weekend and we go through the results and give you the line-up for the next card.
Plus a lot of news.
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A pioneer in Indian MMA, Manjit Kolekar has her toughest test to date at InvictaFC’s Phoenix Rising tournament May 3rd in Kansas City.
It was announced this week that Kolekar will face Amber Brown in an alternate bout in the strawweight tournament, which will crown a new champion. Continue reading Manjit Kolekar Ready to Alter her Career in Invicta
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In what was a crazy 2017, we would be hard press to predict a lot that happened.
We skipped last year in doing predictions, but are back to give our two cents on what could happen in 2018. Continue reading Bold Predictions for 2018’s MMA’s Women’s Division
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One of the biggest female tournaments in Japan’s history us set to kick off October 15th.
The tournament will feature competitors from 5 different countries, with the winner receiving an over $90,000 grand prize. The winners of the October event will go on two fight twice New Year’s Eve weekend to win the championship. Continue reading Rizin Women’s Grand Prix Opening Round 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
Korea’s RoadFC is expanding their women’s divisions and starting their new sister promotion Saturday morning.
Seven matches are on the docket with the main event featuring flyweight prospects Emiko Raika battling Jin Hee Kang. Continue reading Watch RoadFC XX All Female Card here at Midnight PST/3 a.m. EST
It was the fight that had the MMA world talking.
Angela Lee and Mei Yamaguchi’s war at ONE Championship: Ascent to Power in May takes home the WMMA Press 2016 Fight of the Year. Continue reading Lee vs. Yamaguchi Takes WMMA Press 2016 Fight of the Year
Asia’s One Championship made its mark in the women’s divisions this year and one highlight sub stood out.
Jenny Huang is taking home the WMMA Press Award for the 2016 Submission of the Year. Continue reading Jenny Huang Takes WMMA Press Submission of the Year 2016