Training out of the San Diego Combat Academy, Juliana Miller is a part of one of the toughest teams on the planet.
Miller is a talent in her own right as she was undefeated as an amateur and currently 1-0 as a pro.
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The Artemis Submission Series didn’t disappoint as some of the regions grapplers took to the mats. We saw many submissions as well as some great chain wrestling.
In what was an action packed night, two women’s submission tournaments took place in Tennessee.
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As combat sports have been slowly coming back, athletes are looking for a stage to shine and possibility make some money in the process.
The Artemis Submission Series was formed to give some women grappers a chance to do just that.
“I have wanted to put on a tournament since I started competing,” event founder Dani Harris I always saw guys competing for money and wanted to see more opportunities for women to do the same. I enjoy being a part of growth in the sport.”
Continue reading Artemis Submission Series Starts New Phase for Women in Grappling
It was four years ago we released “Female Fighting: The Time is Now”.
The past few days we have went back to clean up some editing problems we initally had with the project and now have it remastered.
The documentary talks with fighters and experts about the growth of fight, its future, and the mindset of a fighter. Interviews include Julie Kedzie, Amanda Lucas, Jillian Lybarger, Taylor Guardado, among others.
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The world of wrestling has changed over the past few years with women and girls flooding the mats. Be it in camps as pre-teens to high school to college, these wrestlers are already making waves and demand for platforms have been growing.
“Girls, Grappling, and Grit” tells the stories of wrestlers, coaches, and teams as they struggle for acceptance and start their own history on the mats. Former MMA fighters Jess Djukanovic (formally Phillpus), Danielle Hobieka, and Kyra Batara are featured, as well as the Northview girls’ high school team (Tatiana Suarez’s former team) and the first year of the University of Providence women’s team. Continue reading Watch “Girls, Grappling, and Girt” Here on Demand
As the pandemic continues, we bring you some great content.
A returning guest, Natalya Speece is currently 4-1 and is looking to turn pro in July. The southern California native has made the trip to New Mexico to train at the legendary Jackson-Winkeljohn gym to hone her stills from some of the best coaches and athletes.
Speece was also given a preview copy of “Girls, Grappling, and Grit”, which we are launching on demand through this website for $5. After the first 1000 rentals, part of the proceeds will got to WrestleLikeaGirl.org and BeatThe Streets.org. You can rent the documentary by going here.
Continue reading WMMath Podcast: Amateur Standout Natalaya Speece Plus “Girls, Grappling, and Grit” Launches
A little bit late, but the 2019 Women’s division statistics in MMA has been posted.
We breakdown the pro and amateur numbers with InvictaFC commentator and UFC backstage reporter Laura Sanko in what was a pivotal year in the sport.
You can follow along wit some of the statistics here:
The big story in the amateur women’s divisions this year was international growth.
In 2018, the U.S. outpaced the world in terms of amateur fights, but the world flipped the script this year with 161 more bouts. While the U.S. is still country with the most total bouts (393), Bahrain comes in second. Those fights were a part of the IMMAF World Championship tournaments. Coming in third was England with 63. The surprises were Poland and Italy tied for third, outpacing perennial top 3 country Brazil. A major reason was Italy held the IMMAF European Championships, and Poland’s ALMMA semi-monthly amateur tournaments. One Championships held their own world amateur championships in 2019, but were not included in the statistics this year since we could not find complete results. Continue reading 2019 Amateur Women’s Division Stats by the Numbers
(Photo courtesy Dave Mandel, Invicta FC)
We saw a boom in 2019 in terms of the growth of the women’s divisions as a whole.
After a somewhat stagnate 2018, which only say a growth of seven fights compared to 2017, 2019 saw an increase of 194. That is the biggest jump we have had in the history of the divisions. (We have statistics dating back to 2007).
Continue reading 2019 Pro Women’s Division Stats by the Numbers
(Photo Courtesy InvictaFC/Dave Mandel)
Undefeated at 135, Monica Franco current calls Hawaii home.
We talk to Franco about her life in Hawaii, her not so conventional training camps, and getting her first win in Invicta.
Ever wonder what mindset a fighter may have going into and during a match?
Shamir Peshewa went in depth with us about how she prepares and adapts in a fight, had her thoughts on open scoring.
Plus, she talks about the struggles as she just started a small business in the middle of the current Covid-19 crisis.
In a growing strawweight division, Allysen Breeden is undefeated as an amateur and is looking to make waves in 2020.
We talk to the Vegas trained fighter about fighting out of state and her passion for the sport.