InvictaFC 18 Primer

Invicta heads back to home base in Kansas City, Missouri for the first time since September with their 18th offering.

For the first time, a title won’t be defended on an InvictaFC card but a new #1 contenders will be determined in the main event. Alexa Grasso returns to Invicta as she takes on Jodie Esquibel to determine a number 1 contender for the strawweight title. Continue reading InvictaFC 18 Primer

Frausto vs. Graf Announced for Glory Kickboxing 33

The third quarterfinal match in the Glory Kickboxing Bantamweight (122 pound) tournament.

Bellator MMA tournament champion Zoila Frausto (4-0 kickboxing;) will face Germany’s Daniela Graf (23-5-1 kickboxing/Muay Thai) in Trenton New Jersey on the promotion’s 33rd card September 9th. Glory announced the match Friday night. Continue reading Frausto vs. Graf Announced for Glory Kickboxing 33

Waterson vs. Daly; Kish vs. Moroz Announced

Two strawweight bouts have been announced for two upcoming UFC Fight Night events.

Michelle Waterson will return to the octagon as she faces Aisling Daly as the UFC heads to Hamburg, Germany September 3rd. The former InvictaFC champion Waterson (13-4) is coming off a win in her UFC debut with a third round rear naked choke submission over Angela Magana. Before her loss to Herica Tiburcio, she was on a six fight win streak. Continue reading Waterson vs. Daly; Kish vs. Moroz Announced

IMMAF Crowns 2016 World Champions

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Aleksandra Toncheva

Four fighters took home gold medals at the IMMAF World Championships Sunday in Las Vegas.

Coming off her 2015 IMMAF European strawweight title, Bulgarian Aleksandra Toncheva adds the IMMAF World title to her resume defeating Poland’s Aleksandra Rola by armbar in round 1. She also remains undefeated at 6-0, having only started fighting in November of last year. Continue reading IMMAF Crowns 2016 World Champions

Watch the TUF 23 Finale Weigh-ins here at 3 p.m. pst/6 p.m. est

The finals are set as Amanda Bobby Cooper and Tatiana Suarez will vie for the Ultimate Fighter Strawweight Tournament title Friday night. One will come out with a guaranteed UFC contract and many other prizes.

This is not to take away from what will be the biggest strawweight rematch in history as Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her 115 title against Claudia Gadelha. Their 2014 affair was one of the best fights of the year and many taking sides on who won the match. The judges gave the split decision to Jedrzejczyk.

Weigh-ins start at 3 p.m. pacific/6 p.m. eastern. You can watch below.

Wombat Watercooler -Bellator, POP, and Invicta Adds Fights to a Busy Summer

No female MMA fighters made the ESPN the Body Issue this year, but women’s combat sports did get two representatives.

Olympians Adeline Gray (wrestling) and Claressa Shields (boxing; 2012 gold medalist) are both in the issue. Both will represent Team USA in Rio. Continue reading Wombat Watercooler -Bellator, POP, and Invicta Adds Fights to a Busy Summer

IMMAF 2016 World Championships Coverage

Amateur female fighters from 20 countries are in Las Vegas during International Fight week to become world champions.

For the third year, International MMA Federation is hosting their World Championships. The are four female weight categories this year with 32 participants.

Monday night they announced the brackets and we will update results throughout the week below. The action begins with Manfredi Morgane versus Katarzyna Biegajlo for a spot in the flyweight quarterfinals.

The event is free Tuesday through Thursday at the Las Vegas Expo Center. The semi-finals and finals will be a part of the UFC Expo.

Continue reading IMMAF 2016 World Championships Coverage

2016 Pro WMMA First Half Stats by The Numbers

With the first six months behind us, time to look at what has happened so far in the professional women’s divisions of MMA.

We have already seen some expansion and some surprises in terms of the statistics, as we are looking towards what will be another banner year.

Here are some key facts about 2016 from January to June by the numbers. Continue reading 2016 Pro WMMA First Half Stats by The Numbers

Grasso vs. Esquibel Among InvictaFC 18 Additions

After months of waiting, InvictaFC announced their 18th card for the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Missouri July 29th.

In a first, no titles will be defended on the card as the main event features Alexa Grasso taking on a returning Jodie Esquibel in a battle of top strawweights. Grasso has been 7-0 in her MMA career, but hasn’t fought since February of last year due to injuries and illnesses. Having been given a title shot before, she needs a good win to regain her spot. Continue reading Grasso vs. Esquibel Among InvictaFC 18 Additions

2016 IMMAF World Championships Participants Tenatively Set

Coming into its third year, the IMMAF World Amateur MMA Championships are ready to show the best the international community has to offer.

So far 34 female athletes have signed up to make the trip to Las Vegas during UFC’s International Fight week. We will see some familiar faces from tournaments past, nationally recognized talent, and some new faces from some new places including Nepal. Continue reading 2016 IMMAF World Championships Participants Tenatively Set

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