What Does the Rest of 2016 Hold in the Women’s Divisions?

We are 10 weeks away from 2017 and we have had an action packed year so far.

About 320 pro female bouts opened the first six months year and we are looking to close with at least another 320 fights in the second half. The next 72 days sees 82 fights set, with more being announced in the coming weeks.

Here is some highlights of what’s to come as we close 2016. Continue reading What Does the Rest of 2016 Hold in the Women’s Divisions?

Video – Pearl Gonzalez Talks Recover; Future in the Strawweight Division

The demand for strawweights have been growing, and with several names not a part of the UFC and Invicta, several names stands out.

One of the top athletes on that list is former XFC champion Pearl Gonzalez.  The 6-1 fighter has been recovering from injury and is about ready to return to action in the next few months. Teammates with UFC fighter Liz Carmouche and Bellator’s Ilima Lei MacFarlane, she is looking to join her teammates in the more prominent promotions.  Continue reading Video – Pearl Gonzalez Talks Recover; Future in the Strawweight Division

InvictaFC 20 Card Announced; 135 and 115 Straps on the Line

Invicta will be hitting another milestone.

Their 20th offering has been announced for November 18th in Kansas City, Missouri, and will air on UFC Fight Pass.

The main event features Tonya Evinger defending her bantamweight title against Russia’s Yana Kunitskaya. The dominate Evinger (17-6) has defend her title twice so far with wins over Pannie Kianzad and Colleen Schneider. Continue reading InvictaFC 20 Card Announced; 135 and 115 Straps on the Line

Video – Natasha Creger Talks Recovering from Injury; Marketing of Female Fighters

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Natasha Creger is a name that newer MMA fans might not be aware of.

Starting her MMA career in 2008, she was one of the first true atomweight fighters. For the past few tyears, a neck injury sidelined her from fighting or even training. This didn’t stop her from building and growing Chute Boxe USA with Gerson Schilipacke, which she discussed in part 1 of our interview.

Creger also kept her eye on what was going on in the sport she loved and also passing advice to male and female fighters alike. Continue reading Video – Natasha Creger Talks Recovering from Injury; Marketing of Female Fighters

Video: Danielle Mack Talks Taking on Bigger Opponents; Training in California

Don’t let her amateur record fool you.

Danielle Mack is just someone who has never backed down from a challenge. Looking to drop to flyweight soon, Mack has fought has high as featherweight taking on women stronger and taller.

Mack is coming back from injury to take on Brittney Victoria Grizzelle at Spar Star’s October 21st event in Studio City, California.

We talked to Mack at her gym to discuss training locally, her hopes of fighting at 125, and what drove her to take up MMA.

Interview: Julia Budd Talks Bellator Title; Weight Cutting

Since her loss to Ronda Rousey, Julia Budd has been on a tear winning her past six fights. Since her signing to Bellator, the #3 ranked featherweight has lined herself up for a possible title fight.

Budd’s next test is against Australian Arlene Belncowe, a world champion boxer at Bellator 162 in Memphis, Tennessee Octber 21 which will stream on Bellator.com.

Serena “Southpaw” DeJesus joins us as a co-host as we discuss Budd’s weight cutting methods, the state of the featherweight division, and her quest to become a Bellator champion.

You can listen to the interview here

Watercoler: UFC 205 Adds Jędrzejczyk vs. Kowalkiewicz; Tate vs. Pennington

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Cris Cyborg Justino made weight at 141 pounds on Friday ahead of her match with Saturday against Lina Lansberg in Brasilia, Brazil for UFC Fight Night. Lansberg tipped the scales at 140 pounds. The match will air on Fox Sports 1 as the main event. Continue reading Watercoler: UFC 205 Adds Jędrzejczyk vs. Kowalkiewicz; Tate vs. Pennington

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