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Cat Zingano Named WMMA Press Awards 2014 “Might Mia Inspirational Fighter of the Year”

“The Mighty Mia Inspirational Fighter of the Year” is an award given yearly to a fighter who reflects the great aspects of a female fighter: the ability to face adversity, conquer goals, and being a role model to those fighters starting in the sport. The award is dedicated to “Mighty” Mia Hayes, a fighter who was able to live her dream as a fighter, but had sadly lost her life to cancer shortly after.”


After a lot of setbacks, Cat Zingano came back to the octagon and looked better than she has ever been.

It was a year and a half for Zingano to heel from what was a devastating knee injury. The undefeated title contender was able to work her way through it and returned this past September to get a TKO victory over Amanda Nunes. The win reaffirmed her shot at champion Ronda Rousey.

An emotional hurdle she had to conquer while rehabbing her injury was the passing of her husband Mauricio Zingano. She stayed strong for their son and has become an inspiration to many fighters who have mental and physical hurdles thrown at them.

Zingano has interacted with fans and is humble when it comes to what she has achieved. Her emotional cry to the octagon in her UFC debut was a highlight in the MMA community. Her positive spirit  is an example of what a fighter should reflex.

This on top of her hard work effort. Zingano also has been more than willing to work with other female fighters and has become a mentor to several.

We are proud to honor Cat Zingano the WMMA Press Awards 2014 “Mighty Mia Inspirational Fighter of the Year”.

Rousey vs. Zingano Booked for UFC 182


The title match between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano has finally got a date.

The two will square off for the UFC bantamweight title January 3rd and will serve at the co-main event at UFC 182 in Las Vegas. UFC Presidetn Dana White announced the bout Tuesday night.

Zingano has been considered the #1 contender for the belt for the past year, but has been sidelined with a knee injury. It seems to be healed as she looked strong against Amanda Nunes in her return match this past September.

Rousey is coming off a 16 second TKO over Alexis Davis this past July.

The match will air on PPV January 3.

Watch Cat Zingano and Amanda Nunes Weigh-in at 4 p.m. pst/7 p.m. est Today

cat nunes pre weigh inUFC 178 will see one of the most important bantamweight matches of the year as two of the most exciting fighters will duke it out for a title shot in Vegas Saturday.

Cat Zingano is back from over a year off do to injury and tragedy to solidify her title shot against UFC Champion Ronda Rousey.

Amanda Nunes wants to prove her worth as a title contender and finsh Zingano for the first time.

The two will tip the scales at the MGM Grand today and you can watch it below. The weigh-in stream starts at 4 p.m. pst/7 p.m. est.

Cat Zingano Makes Return to Face Amanda Nunes at UFC 178


Cat Zingano’s title shot will have to wait.

The undefeated #1 contender will return to the UFC September 27 in Las Vegas to take on Amanda Nunes in a fight that could determine who is the next person to face champion Ronda Rousey.

Zingano (8-0) defeated Miesha Tate over a year ago, but sustained a knee injury that kept her out of action. Zingano also has wins over UFC fighter Raquel Pennington and InvictaFC flyweight champion Barb Honchak.

Nunes (9-3) is 2-0 in the UFC, both coming by way of TKO. She has a 14 second KO over Invicta featherweight contender Julia Budd and only went the distance once in her career.

The fight will most likely air on the Fox Sports 1 prelim as the featured bout September 27.

Grapplers Quest Superfight Tourney Shines in Vegas

From left to right: Eubanks, Easton, Stikk, Miele, and Leve
From left to right: Eubanks, Easton, Stikk, Miele, and Leve

Grapplers’ Quest puts on an annual event at the UFC Expo that brings wrestling and BJJ talent from across the planet to test their skills at all levels in submission grappling. At this year’s event, GQ had a revolutionary idea.

The promotion held it’s first submission only all female Superfight tournament over the weekend. The competitors would have twenty minutes to sub their opponent, with a one minute respite after at half time and no points given. If no one subbed in the time allotted, a six minute overtime would commence with points rules.

Sixteen women enter the tournament with some familar names (Cat Zingano and Rachael Cummins) and some talent to look out for (16 year old Amanda Leve and pro MMA fighter Jessy Miele). Lloyd Irving black belt Nyjah Easton would win the tournament.

The highlight was Cat Zingano’s 14 second flying armbar over Liz Exell (video here).

Here are the complete results:

First round

  • Monique Cabrera def. Jennifer Perez by heelhook
  • Cat Zingano def. Liz Exell by flying armbar
  • Amanda Leve def. Rachael Cummins by rear naked choke
  • Pati Fontes def. Gillian Silver by armbar
  • Jesse Miele def. Chelsea Donner by americana
  • Ila Erickson def. Viviana Velez by armbar
  • Bre Stikk def. Jamie Guyer by armbar
  • Nyjah Easton received a bye


  • Nyjah Easton def. Monique Cabrera by straight armbar
  • Jesse Miele def. Pati Fontes by bicept slicer
  • Cat Zingano def. Amanda Leve by anklelock
  • Ila Erickson def. Bre Stikk by armbar


  • Jessy Miele def. Ila Erickson by gullotine
  • Nyjah Easton def. Sijara Eubanks by submission

(Cat Zingano left due to UFC commitments)


  • Sijara Eubanks def. Amanda Leve by kimura


  • Nyjah Easton def. Jessy Miele by armbar