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Jun 10, 2017 8:55 am

VIDEO | Rizin women’s strawweight shows gameshow host the power of a knee

To the general population, a strike to the body isn’t considered nearly as painful as a blow to the head. With that being said, fighters and those who train understand the devastating power and agony that comes along with a well placed body shot. On this gameshow, Rizin FF women’s strawweight Rena Kubota decided to...

May 30, 2017 10:18 am

The future of the UFC’s women’s featherweight division is looking grim

Back in February, Germaine de Randamie and Holly Holm collided to crown the UFC’s first-ever women’s featherweight champion. Though there was a definite asterisk attached to this title fight due to the fact that it did not involve Cris “Cyborg” Justino – the division’s consensus best fighter – it was an exciting time for women’s...

May 3, 2017 5:44 pm

UFC to introduce women’s flyweight division, champion will be crowned on The Ultimate Fighter

Just months after crowing its first ever female featherweight champion in Germaine de Randamie, the UFC now has plans to introduce a 125-pound women’s division. For smaller female bantamweights, such as Jessica Eye, and strawweights who had a difficult time making the cut to 115-pounds, like the recently released Valerie Letourneau, this is undeniably good...

Feb 10, 2017 12:16 pm

The 5 Best Women’s Title Fights in the UFC So Far

In 2011, UFC President Dana White infamously assured that women would never fight in the UFC. This statement has proven to be incredibly inaccurate. First, the UFC introduced a women’s bantamweight division, centered around MMA megastar Ronda Rousey. When this new division proved itself to be incredibly lucrative, the UFC introduced yet another women’s division...

Feb 10, 2017 9:24 am

UFC 208 weigh in results: inaugural women’s featherweight title fight gets green light

Tomorrow night, the UFC will return to our screens with UFC 208. This card, which will emanate from beautiful Brooklyn, New York, will be headlined by a bit of history, as former bantamweight champion Holly Holm and kickboxing veteran Germaine de Randamie battle to become the UFC’s first ever women’s featherweight champion. The co-main event,...

Feb 7, 2017 5:52 am

New women’s featherweight division will not coax Miesha Tate out of retirement

In November of 2016, on the main card of the landmark UFC 205, former women’s bantamweight champion and veritable WMMA pioneer Miesha Tate gave up a decision to Raquel Pennington. Without any intention of taking away from Pennington’s win, it’s safe to say that the version of Tate we watched that night was far from...

Dec 17, 2016 9:51 am

Holly Holm opens up on fighting for inaugural women’s featherweight belt

2016 has been a bit of a rough year for Holly Holm. In November of 2015, Holm picked up the biggest win of her career as she picked up a spectacular KO win over Ronda Rousey in the main event of UFC 193, extending her professional record to 10-0. Unfortunately for Holm, the momentum didn’t...

Dec 13, 2016 8:03 pm

Cris Cyborg sounds off on the announcement of the UFC women’s featherweight title fight between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie

The UFC women’s division took a big turn on Tuesday when it was announced that an inaugural women’s featherweight title fight between former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie would be taking place at UFC 208. This comes shortly after UFC President Dana White had stated that he offered Invicta featherweight...

Dec 13, 2016 7:01 pm

BREAKING! Holly Holm will compete for the inaugural women’s featherweight belt at UFC 208

The UFC will crown a new champion at February’s UFC 208 event in Brooklyn. The promotion just announced that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will challenge Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight title at the Barclays Center on February 11. BREAKING! @HollyHolm & @IronLadyMMA to compete for the inaugural women's 145lb...

Dec 13, 2016 7:48 am

VIDEO | Watch Amanda Nunes maul Miesha Tate to win the women’s bantamweight title

On Saturday, December 30, the UFC will return to Las Vegas with the stacked UFC 207. The undeniable highlight of the card will be the long-awaited return of former women’s bantamweight queen and transcendent MMA superstar Ronda Rousey, who has not been seen since she was knocked out by a Holly Holm head kick in...

Nov 15, 2016 10:32 am

Could Cris Cyborg be the face of Women’s Bare Knuckle Fighting?

By Dennis Taylor Psst … somebody’s been flirting with Cris Cyborg, and the world’s most-feared female fighter apparently just winked back. The Brazilian mixed martial arts superstar is coyly hinting about her attraction to a sexy new player in the world of international combat sports, Bare Knuckle Fighting (BKF), which, for the uninitiated, is precisely...

Nov 5, 2016 11:01 am

Miesha Tate doesn’t think UFC needs women’s featherweight division yet

While Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is 2-0 inside the Octagon, she is still primarily an Invicta FC fighter due to the fact that the UFC doesn’t have a women’s featherweight division. In her two Octagon appearances, Cyborg fought at a catchweight of 140 pounds, both times enduring horrific weight-cuts, and both times delivering...

Sep 19, 2016 8:39 am

Sorry, Cyborg: Dana White Has No Plans for New Women’s Divisions in the UFC

This weekend, the UFC returns to Brasilia, Brazil with an exciting night of fights. The card will be headlined by a 140 lb. catchweight bout between reigning Invicta featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino and debuting Muay Thai specialist, Lina Lansberg. The reason this bout is being contested at a catchweight is simple: Cyborg can’t make...

Sep 16, 2016 8:37 am

Julianna Pena blasts women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes

Julianna Pena is looking for a fight! ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ is currently riding a 4-fight win streak that most recently saw her pick up a unanimous decision win over Cat Zingano at UFC 200 in July. Pena, who is ranked at #5 on the UFC’s official women’s bantamweight rankings behind Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Valentina...

Jun 25, 2016 11:39 am

Cris Cyborg calls for the UFC to create women’s featherweight division

Last month, Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg made her highly anticipated UFC debut. Cyborg dominated the fight, knocking out Leslie Smith in the 1st round of their catchweight scrap. Despite the dominant win, Cyborg expressed her desire to return to Invicta to defend her featherweight championship before returning to the UFC. While Miesha...

May 31, 2016 9:24 am

UFC women’s bantamweight involved in shootout with robbers

News broke this week from RPP that UFC women’s bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko was at a restaurant in Peru with her coach, who is also married to her sister, when an armed robbery took place. The robbers reportedly had the registers entered, and then began having customers empty their wallets. Shevchenko’s coach Pavel Fedotov produced a...

Mar 7, 2016 11:54 am

Miesha Tate releases a statement as the new UFC women’s bantamweight champion

Miesha Tate realized her dream of becoming a UFC champion on Saturday night. Tate secured a rear-naked choke on Holly Holm in the fifth and final round of their title fight at UFC 196 and choked Holm unconscious. Tate took to Instagram to address her fans and acknowledged Holm with a great amount of respect....

Nov 25, 2015 9:17 am

Will a star emerge in a UFC women’s flyweight division?

With the UFC finding great success with the female divisions particularly with Ronda Rousey, Dana White has recently told media that the next division to be added for the women will be the 125-pound flyweight class. No date has been set as to when the division will make the debut to MMA’s premiere promotion yet....

Oct 28, 2015 8:17 am

MUST SEE! Top 5 women’s championship finishes in UFC history

Ahead of UFC 193, where both of the women’s UFC championships will be on the line, re-live the 5 greatest women’s championship finishes in UFC history. UFC 193 goes down November 14th from the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia. The event will be headlined by Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm and co-headlined by Joanna Jedrzejczyk...

Oct 12, 2015 11:38 am

Bas Rutten Explains Ludwig’s Dislike For Women’s MMA

Team Alpha Male’s split with former head coach Duane “Bang” Ludwig seemed like an amicable one when it first happened. All was not as it seemed, though, and trouble was brewing beneath the surface. Urijah Faber recently revealed some dirty details behind Ludwig’s stint as head coach at Team Alpha Male including the Denver native’s...