Joanna Jedrzejczyk will be defending her strawweight title against Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 in Dallas May 13th. The fight will serve as the co-main event of the pay per view. Continue reading Wombat Watercooler: Jedrzejczyk vs. Andrade Announced, RoadFC Announces Card Plus Dandois Signs with UFC
The Artemis Film Festival sent out their official selection notices for their third annual festival, and “Female Fighting: The Time is Now” is honored to be a part of that list.
This has been the second time Wombat Sports’s news editor MarQ Piocos had a documentary in the festival. Last year, his documentary “Neung Roy” opened the festival. The documentary will be available on Amazon in the coming month.
“Female Fighting: The Time is Now” takes a look at the growing popularity for women in Mixed Martial Arts from the prospective of fighters and historians alike.
The 37 minute documentary features MMA legend Julie Kedzie, UFC star Liz Carmouche, InvictaFC fighter Sarah Maloy, Syndicate MMA’s Amanda Lucas, and a lot of younger fighters that have since retired or awaiting their return.
The festival will happen April 20-23, 2017 in Los Angeles. We await on where and when the documentary will be shown during that time and where t get tickets. We will have updates in the coming weeks.
The strawweights will be featured prominently on the InvictaFC 22 card in Kansas City March 25, which will stream on UFC Fight Pass. Joining the main event of the second meeting between bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger and Yana Kunitskaya will be four fights at 115 and an atomweight tilt. Continue reading InvictaFC 22 card Shapes Up with Hamasaki vs. Souza; Bennett vs. Esquibel
Photo Courtesy: Scott Hirano, Invicta FC
InvictaFC president Shannon Knapp has always been an advocate for female athletes and she has two new missions in 2016. Continue reading Shannon Knapp Talks Boxing, Flyweights, Titles, & More
The ladies always bring a war into the cage and this year was no exception.
One of the hardest categories to decide but we rounded it down to ten epic battles.
Continue reading 2016 WMMA Press Nominees for Fight of the Year
Fighters can’t do what they do without them.
Sponsors contribute time, products, services, and funds to help athletes perform at their best and make their bouts. Some even sponsor events to give them opportunities to fight.
The WMMA Press committee is a set of journalists that have covered the female divisions of martial arts for years on may different levels. Continue reading 2016 WMMA Press Nominees for Sponsor of the Year
BJJ superstar Mackenzie Dern has her next challenge in MMA.
The black belt will face Katherine Roy at Legacy Fighting Alliance in San Antonio, Texas March 10th. It will air on AXS TV.
Dern is coming off a highlight reel submission over Montana Stewart in October and is currently 2-0 as a pro. Continue reading Wombat Watercooler: Dern Gets Next Opponent; RoadFC Announces All Female Promotion
The women’s divisions losses another great talent to retirement.
Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger announced she was hanging up her gloves last week on her Instagram following her submission loss to Nina Ansaroff at UFC Fight Night Phoenix January 15. Continue reading UFC Strawweight Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger Retires
The best female fighters of 2016 showed their worth.
Twenty two athletes found themselves eligible for the Fighter of the Year in their respective divisions, with the winner getting them in considerations for the overall Female of the Year title. Continue reading 2016 WMMA Press Divisional/Fighter of the Year Nominees
In October 2015, Aisling Daly walked into an arena full of her country people with the Cranberries'”Zombie” blasting through the speakers. The crowd sang in unison as their hometown fighter walked to the cage. After fifteen hard fought minutes, Daly got her hand raised to an unanimous roar of the Irish fans. It was a crowning a achievement for a women who helped MMA become established in Ireland. No one knew, including herself, that this would be the last time we saw her fight. Continue reading Irish MMA Pioneer Aisling Daly Calls it Career
The demand for female fights have grown.
More than 700 fights happened in the pro women’s divisions alone in 2016. Five Promotions were ahead of the curve and are nominated for this year’s award.
The WMMA Press committee is a set of journalists that have covered the female divisions of martial arts for years on may different levels.
Six journalists will vote on the award:
This is the 7th year for the awards which sees the best in female fighting recognized.
Here at the nominees for the WMMA Press Award for Promotion of the Year.
- UFC (52 fights in 2016)
- Invicta (48 Fights in 2016)
- IMMAF (42 ammy fights in 2016)
- King of the Cage (38 fights in 2016 pro & ammy)
- DEEP JEWELS (24 Fights in 2016)
Who says female fighters don’t have power?
Thirteen fighters from several different weight classes are up for the WMMA Press Knockout of the Year. Not only in the US, but the world is well represented as we saw some brutal KOs in 2016.
The WMMA Press committee is a set of journalists that have covered the female divisions of martial arts for years on may different levels. Continue reading 2016 WMMA Press Nominees for Knockut of the Year