The pioneer of women competing in MMA has been honored for her move to movies.
Gina Carano was live last week to accept the “Action Warrior” award from the Artemis Film Festival. The festival is known for promoting female action stars, stunt women, and movie makers who promote heroines, real life and fictional. This is the third year for the festival, which also honored Melissa McCarthy, Nichelle Nichols, and Tom Cruise. Continue reading Video: Watch Gina Carano Accept the Artemis “Action Warrior” Award
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
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. Continue reading IMMAF European Championships 2017 Underway with 17 Female Fighters
InvictaFC delivered once again, even with a seven fight card. New stars were made and staples of the promotion solidified their spots as they climb the ladder.
Two titles were finally vacated, with the interim titleholder becoming the undisputed champion.
The promotion itself has several projects in different stages of implementation.
Here is a rundown of all that happened and what we could to expect going forward to going forward. Continue reading InvictaFC 22 Aftermath – What’s Next for the Fighters & the Promotion
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
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
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
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
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