Category Archives: womens mma

Video – Bellator’s Emily Ducote Talks Recovery from a Loss; Match with Williams

It was heartbreaking last year for Emily Duccote, who lost her Bellator title match with Ilima-Lei MacFarlane back in November.

She is, however, ready to get back in the cage March 2nd to take on fellow Oklahoman Kristina Williams in Thackerville.

We caught up with Ducote at her gym, American Top Team OKC, to talk about the match, her expectations for 2018, and what fighters she has been training with in this camp. Continue reading Video – Bellator’s Emily Ducote Talks Recovery from a Loss; Match with Williams

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Photo Gallery: WCWA 2018 National Final Matches

Saturday saw some exciting final bouts in the Women’s College Wrestling Association’s National Championships.

We were there matside for the final bouts of the tournament to capture the action. Continue reading Photo Gallery: WCWA 2018 National Final Matches

Campbellsville Takes 2018 Team WCWA Crown; Miracle Gets 4th Title

It was a night of firsts and finals Saturday at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships.

Campbellsville University takes home its first team title, with an exciting finish in the final match of the tournament. Kayla Miracle’s pin over Desiree Zavala of Gray Harbor College in the 136 final sealed the victory. They beat Simon Fraser University, who was leading after Friday’s session, by only 5 points. Continue reading Campbellsville Takes 2018 Team WCWA Crown; Miracle Gets 4th Title

Wombat Sports Earns Awakening Fighters Award

We are proud to announced our news editor MarQ Piocos has been honored as the “Awakening Fighter WMMA Awards” for Journalist of the Year. The editorial board gave the honor in January.

Wombat Sports has been a multi-time nominee for the awards, and has gained its first.

“I am honored to receive this recognition,” Piocos expressed. “I have been covering the sport for nearly a decade now, and hope I can continue helping spotlight the upcoming stars in MMA in the coming year. Thanks for the Awaken Fighters staff for the award.”

Awakening Fighters also handed out awards for fighters, fights, divisional awards, and fan voted awards. You can check them out by clicking here.

WCWA Collegiate Championship Tournament Day 1

We are live in Oklahoma City as collegiate teams from across the US and Canada look to crown female wrestling champions.

10 weight divisions were represented with 626 overall wrestlers participating.  The four time team champions King University looked for their fifth straight title, but had stumbled in day 1 to landing in sixth place, 75 points the surprising leader in Canada’s Simon Fraiser. The favorite coming into the tournament, Campbellsville, is in  second place just 12.5 points behind.

Continue reading WCWA Collegiate Championship Tournament Day 1

InvictaFC Expands to Utah for its 28th Offering

The MMA scene will be buzzing in the beehive state.

InvictaFC 28 with emanate from Salt Lake City, Utah for the first time on March 24th at the Union Event Center, and will be live on UFC Fight Pass.

The main event was already announced, as Janaisa Morandin (10-1) battles Virna Jandiroba (12-0) for the vacant 115 title. Continue reading InvictaFC Expands to Utah for its 28th Offering

Invicta’s Shannon Knapp Welcomes Back a Familiar Face; Plus the Other High Profile Project She is Producing

Photo Courtesy InvictaFC

Coming off a successful event a few weeks back, InvictaFC President Shannon Knapp is already prepping for her next InvictaFC event in March, with the already announced strawweight title fight between Virna Jandiroba and Janaisa Morandin. A press release is expected later this week to announce the rest of the card. Continue reading Invicta’s Shannon Knapp Welcomes Back a Familiar Face; Plus the Other High Profile Project She is Producing

InvictaFC 27 Primer

InvictaFC kicks off 2018 with its 27th event January 13th in Kansas City.

The main event sees the return of Sarah Kaufman to the Invicta cage as she takes on perennial bantamweight contender Pannie Kianzad.

The co-main event sees a flyweight title eliminator when Brazilians Vanessa Porto and Mariana Morais.

Both Kianzad (136.7) and Tiffany Masters (117.4 lb) missed weight for their respective bouts and are fined 25 percent of their purses.

Here are the breakdown of the fights and the weigh-in results.

Photos courtesy Dave Mandel, Invicta FC

Continue reading InvictaFC 27 Primer