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.
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.
The 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.
Over 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.
Flairdog 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.
Reminder 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.
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.
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.