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Future Stars – Andrea Frisque

If we are talking about the future of the women’s divisions of MMA, look no further than the IMMAF.

Their youth divisions for athletes under 18 have provided a secure environment to grow and learn. It also gives them an opportunity to prove their skills against others and win championships.

In the coming weeks we are highlighting some of these athletes.

Andrea Frisque got the silver at the 2021 IMMAF Youth Championship in Bulgaria, which solidified Kihon MMA even more as a hotbed for young talent. Having trained in taekwondo at a young age, Frisque soon met Coach Eddie Bates and transitioned into MMA and has been training in it for five years.


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Future Stars – Alexis Hazelton

If we are talking about the future of the women’s divisions of MMA, look no further than the IMMAF.

Their youth divisions for athletes under 18 have provided a secure environment to grow and learn. It also gives them an opportunity to prove their skills against others and win championships.

In the coming weeks we are highlighting some of these athletes.

Alexis Hazelton is coming off a bronze medal at the 2021 IMMAF Youth Championship and is proving to be the future of the MMA Gold gym in El Dorado Hills, California. Under her coach Jim West, she is also a teammate of current UFC star Aspen Ladd. Hazelton isn’t one not to learn from one coach, as she also trains boxing at Mike Guy Boxing, Muay Thai with  with Jake  Douangdara, and strength and conditioning with Coach Doug Casebier at Our House Fitness. Not to mention is a part of the Folsom High School and Mad Dawg Wrestling Club.


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Hayzia Bellem Talks About IMMAF Women’s Committee’s Goals and Activism

(Photo courtesy – IMMAF)

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

Bloody Hell: Top 10 Bloddiest Battles in InvictaFc History

Last Friday, InvictaFC’s Phoenix Series 3 main event saw the mat painted in red when the night was over.

The five round bantamweight title fight saw Julija Stoliarenko take home the crown in a war against Lisa Verzosa in one of the best fights in promotional history.

On the heels of what was a slugfest, let’s look back at the top 10 fights that made the “cut” of the bloodiest battles in InvictaFC history.

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WMMath Podcast: Bellator Star Denise Kielholtz Plus Phoenix Series Changes, Minimumweight Tournament, and More News

Bellator has a busy weekend and we have Denise Kielholtz on the show talking about her MMA transition from kickboxing and the women’s divisions in central Europe.

Also results from this past weekend, what is going on this weekend, DEEP-Jewels adds a division, InvictaFC gets two new fighters, and more. Continue reading WMMath Podcast: Bellator Star Denise Kielholtz Plus Phoenix Series Changes, Minimumweight Tournament, and More News

WMMath Podcast:Amateur Standout Alannah Arnett plus InvictaFC 39 Recap

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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