Wrestlers Adeline Gray & Elena Pirozhkova Heading to Olympics

Two female wrestlers have punched their ticket to Rio.

Adeline Gray (75kg) and Elena Pirozhkova (63kg) rolled their way through the US Olympic Trials this past weekend in Iowa City, Iowa.

Pirozhkova won her 16 woman tournament, sweeping their two out of three match finals. She won gold at the 2012 World Championships before heading to the Olympics that year. The Russian born wrestler defected with her parents at age 3, and is one of the top ranked wrestlers on the planet. Her pinning of Erin Clodgo was ironic in the fact Clodgo earned the quota spot winning the Pan-Am Games 63kg championship.

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Ultimate Fighter 23 – All You Need to Know

The-Ultimate-Fighter-23-Finale-posterWe are less than two weeks away until the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 23 and the cast has been finally revealed.

Team coaches UFC champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gahdelha have already seen some drama leading up to the show, with rumors of a fight on set after taping and a war of words in the media.

On a positive side note, Claudinha Gadelha will be carrying the Olympic torch in her home town of Mossoró, Brazil  June 6

Sixteen female ahletes will try to fight into the TUF house April 20th on Fox Sports 1. Five InvictaFC vets made the list. Here is a breakdwn of the fighters and what you need to know.

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Complete InvictaFC 17 Card Announced – Souza vs. Hill Added

6152_1029285593830814_5343834700082361817_nWith May 7th vastly approaching, InvictaFC has finally announced full details of their 17th card at the Hanger in Costa Mesa, California.

As announced at InvictaFC 16, Tonya Evinger will defend her bantamweight title against #1 contender Colleen Schneider.

Another title fight will also happen at InvictaFc 17 as Livia Renata Souza (9-0) will look to defend her belt for a second time against UFC vet and rising star Angela Hill (4-2). Both have back to back finishes is the promotion.

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Tiffany VanSoest Signs with Invicta; Glory Kickboxing

4b36780c-5ffa-4c76-bec1-3e946cf82ac4One of the top stars of Muay Thai will look to dominate two sports at once.

It was announced this week Lion Fights champion Tiffany Van Soest has signed contracts with two UFC Fight Pass staples, InvictaFC and Glory Kickboxing.

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Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes Joins UFC Bantamweight Action Frenzy

CfaApibWsAAb8_AThe UFC has booked most of the top bantamweight talent in the next few months.

Ariel Helewani announced via twitter Miesha Tate would defend her UFC title for the first time against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 in Las Vegas July 9th. Tate (18-5) is on a five fight win streak, the longest in the division. Nunes has won three straight bouts and has finished in all but one of her wins. The winner will most likely face a returning Ronda Rousey in the fall.

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Lynn Le Updates us on Society Nine as it Makes its World TV debut

12439172_1102298136477971_887299483146186748_nOver two years ago, Lynn Le had a vision: to make female fight gear that actual fit and was more reliable.

Le soon began her journey giving creation to Society Nine, a company that will change the combat sports world as a whole. Her kickstarter found huge support, garnered her some awards, and got needed funding to get started.

It wasn’t easy though. Pressure to deliver a completed and well working product is a monumental task. Le and the company had to deal with delays due to find more appropriate vendors for materials, dealing with factories that need to manufacture the products just right, and finally getting the gear in the hands of the individuals who paid good money for a high quality product. Society Nine was able to pull through the hurdles and deliver their product as promised.

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“Neung Roy” to Open Artemis Film Festival April 22

neung roy poster 01Flairdog Productions’s and 8Limbs.us documentary “Neung Roy” has been accepted into the Artemis Film Festival.

The festival; which is dedicated to women in action, horror, and fighting movies; told Wombat Sports the documentary will be opening the festival April 22 at noon. at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills, California.

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Wombat Watercooler: McMann vs. Eye Plus Garcia’s Next Opponent

new perk serenaReminder the Artemis Film Festival indie go-go campaign will be ending tonight March 23. Perks include a training session with amateur standout Serena DeJesus, tickets to “Fight Valley” starring Miesha Tate, Cyborg, and Holly Holm, and authentic Xena props.

Wombat Sport’s supported documentary “Neunrg Roy” has been officially selected to the festival. We will have more details in the coming next week.

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Heather Clark vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz Announced for UFC Rotterdam

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After a long absence, Heather Clark will be back in action taking on the undefeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC’s debut in Rotterdam, Netherlands May 8th.

Clark (7-4) is coming off back to back wins in her professional career, with her latest an unanimous decision over Bec Rawlings in 2014. A knee injury had sidelined her for nearly a year and is ready to pick up her second UFC victory. She trains with bantamweight champion Miesha Tate at Xtreme Couture.

Poland’s Kowalkiewicz (8-0) is coming off a win in her UFC debut against Randa Markos. She also has wins over Mizuki Inoue and Kalindra Faria.

The match will possibly air on Fox Sports 1 May 8th as a part of the preliminary card.

Shannon Knapp Confirms InvictaFC 17 Main Event; Talks Univision & Flyweight Division

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The dust has settled from InvictaFC 16 but President Shannon Knapp is right back getting ready for the next event.

Knapp has announced on UFC Fight Pass this past Friday the main event for the 17th installment May 7th in California will feature Tonya Evinger defending her bantamweight title against number 1 contender Colleen Schneider.

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