405 Search Results for women's mma

Aug 3, 2015 7:43 am

Cyborg: ‘I’m The Mike Tyson of Women’s MMA’

When it comes to women’s mixed martial arts, there are two women who need to clash to decide who is the best of the best: Ronda Rousey and Cris “Cyborg”. There is no doubt that the talent pool in which Rousey’s competition lies is better than Cyborg’s, but both have been on a tear as...

Jun 15, 2015 11:50 am

Dana White Shows Off ‘The Future’ of Women’s MMA

Invicta FC is the sister promotion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship who created their women’s strawweight and bantamweight divisions in 2013 and 2012, respectively. Several Invicta FC fighters were featured in the twenty-first season of “The Ultimate Fighter” which featured a tournament that crowned the first women’s strawweight champion. Alexa Grasso and Irene Aldana, both...

Apr 11, 2015 3:00 pm

Rousey: ‘Why Is It Called Women’s MMA? Why Not Just MMA?’

“Everyone has an instinct to fight. It’s something human. It’s not something invented— it’s not amazing women can fight. Think about it— women have the most powerful, protective instinct out there. Women are hardwired to fight more than men are… It IS amazing that we are given a venue now. I’ll be even more amazed...

Apr 5, 2015 1:00 am

FAIL! Brutal Faceplant in Women’s MMA Bout

While regional MMA fighter Stephanie Gonzalez did a good job at lighting her opponent up, her opponent got the worst of it when she couldn’t take anymore and dropped face first on the canvas. Watch the faceplant below! A video posted by Stephanie Gonzalez (@sharkbabeoohlala) on Apr 13, 2015 at 7:31pm PDT WATCH! KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV...

Mar 11, 2015 10:58 am

Brown: ‘I’ve always had respect for women’s MMA

“I’ve always had respect for women’s MMA, and I definitely have a deeper respect at this point than I did then for what Rousey’s done, and I have a high respect for all them girls. They work their tails off and they get in there and perform well. They put on really good fights all...

Aug 14, 2014 10:29 am

Women’s MMA returns to Bellator as Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd sign deals

Women’s MMA has returned to Bellator, as the organization recently announced the signing of two notable featherweights! Bellator officials announced today that they have inked former Strikeforce Champion Marloes Coenen (21-6 MMA) and Invicta FC veteran Julia Budd (6-2 MMA) to deals and that the pair will fight at a Bellator event later this year. Bellator had...

Jun 3, 2014 2:44 pm

Fedor Emelianenko Doesn’t Support Women’s MMA

Arguably the greatest fighter of all time, Fedor Emelianenko. The Last Emperor spoke in a recent interview about women’s MMA, and it turns out, Fedor doesn’t support women’s MMA. For those who speak Russian check out the full interview

Jan 10, 2014 10:11 am

Revealing Stats for Women’s MMA in 2013

Following recent controversial comments from UFC Welterweight, Matt Brown, regarding the low number of knockouts in Women’s MMA, Wombat Sports gathered up the Women’s Pro fight statistics for 2013. Check out the list below! 415: The number of pro WMMA fights this year. This number is up from 285 from last year; a 46% increase....

Dec 13, 2013 9:03 am

UFC Strawweight Bec Hyatt On The “Huge Role” Of Sex Appeal In Women’s MMA

When you type “MMA women” into Google’s search engine, you get a fairly accurate representation of societies outlook on the fairer sex in the world of combat sports. “The 12 Hottest Women in MMA“… “Brutal Women’s MMA Knockout!”… “The Pound-For-Pound best Women in MMA Today” and “Sexiest arms in Women’s MMA” are just some of the headlines you’ll...

Sep 5, 2013 10:25 am

The Ultimate Fighter 18: The Debut of Women’s MMA

Upon the announcement of women being cast on the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter, fans and media alike held their collective breaths as they waited to see what kind of talent would join the roster in the inaugural season for women. When the cast (now narrowed down to eight upon the airing of the...

Mar 9, 2013 9:10 am

VIDEO: Ronda Rousey – Fraud’ Cyborg nearly destroyed women’s MMA | UFC NEWS

“I mean, she’s obviously not willing to go through the effort to go for the fight,” UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey told ‘Showdown’ Joe Ferraro. “If you’re pumped full of steroids and the lightest you can get it 145 it’s obvious the lightest you can get without steroids is lighter. She refuses to do...

Dec 31, 2012 3:07 pm

BJPenn.com Presents 2012 Women’s MMA Awards Results

  As I always say, a true warrior is not defined by gender or physical abilities. It has nothing to do with what you are but everything to do with who you are. A warrior is an individual that rises up when the majority expects them to fall. A warrior is a competitor that continues...

Dec 28, 2012 1:57 pm

BJPenn.com Presents 2012 Women’s MMA Awards| VOTE NOW

The nominations for the 2012 Women’s MMA Awards presented by BJPenn.com have been submitted and the voting polls are now officially open. To vote, simply email your picks for the categories below to mitch@bjpenn.com or mitchciccarelli@gmail.com. Voting will officially close on Dec 31 at 12 am Eastern Standard Time and the winners for each category...

Dec 17, 2012 12:41 pm

BJPenn.com Presents: 2012 Women’s MMA Awards Categories

2012 has been a significant year for the female side of mixed martial arts. We saw Olympic bronze medalist Ronda Rousey rapidly rise to super-stardom and become the very first UFC women’s champion. However, as talented and amazing as Rousey is, she shouldn’t be the only female fighter praised this year. Shannon Knapp and Janet...

Jul 23, 2012 10:10 am

InvictaFC.com To Stream Entire Baszler vs. McMann Women’s MMA Event Live, Free Of Charge This Saturday | MMA NEWS

Invicta Fighting Championships will stream its much-anticipated Baszler vs. McMann, 14-fight women’s professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event, live in its entirety and free of charge to a worldwide audience on the promotion’s website, InvictaFC.com, from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. on Saturday, July 28. Returning to the Invicta FC broadcast booth to call...

Aug 24, 2015 12:56 pm

BEEF! UFC lightweight gets shut down for judging women’s division!

The path to gold is usually never short. Whether you are chasing a championship in the Ultimate Fighting Championship or Bellator, the amount of work you put in behind the scenes shadows what fans actually get to see. After just two octagon appearances, Holly Holm is set to challenge Ronda Rousey for her UFC Women’s...

Jul 3, 2015 8:24 am

UFC Women’s Bantamweight: ‘Homophobia is everywhere in Brazil’

“I hope Brazil follow this decision. I watched interviews with Brazilians that live in the United States, and they say they were never mistreated for being homosexuals. Here in Brazil, homophobia is everywhere. If Brazil looked up to good things that other countries do, it would become a better place. I’m not talking about homosexuals...

Jun 18, 2015 12:00 pm

Shlemenko: ‘MMA Is Not A Woman’s Occupation’

Bellator MMA’s Alexander Shlemenko shared his thoughts about Women’s MMA, and, well they are a little controversial. The Russian fighter told allfight.ru that he doesn’t see MMA as an appropriate occupation for women. Check out his comments below: “[I have a] negative attitude [towards WMMA]. It is not a woman’s occupation. I am not against...

Feb 9, 2015 7:01 am

Carmouche Discusses Problems In The Women’s Bantamweight Division

Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Liz Carmouche hasn’t fought since April of 2014, when she lost to Miesha Tate. The next time she steps into the Octagon, it will be at “UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas” on April 4th, almost a year to date since the last time she was in the Octagon....

Nov 3, 2014 4:57 pm

Rory MacDonald Is A Fan Of Ronda Rousey, But Not WMMA

Top ranked UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald admits that he isn’t a huge fan of women’s MMA (WMMA), however even MacDonald cant help but be a fan of Ronda Rousey. He spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss his viewepoint: “I don’t know what it is. I find it that they fight with...

Jul 3, 2014 5:04 am

First Women’s Strawweight Fight Bumped To Fight Pass

The first ever women’s UFC strawweight fight between Claudia Gadelha vs. Tina Lahdemaki has been bumped from Fox Sports 1 to the online prelim’s on UFC Fight Pass. With the upcoming season of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion, the UFC will be looking to market the women’s strawweight division in...

Jun 4, 2014 5:07 am

Coach Talks Gina Carano’s Possible Return To MMA

Gina Carano is considered not only a pioneer in women’s MMA, but also a legend. Her coach caught up with MMAFighting.com to talk about the movie-star’s return to MMA. “She’s doing great. She trains well, but she has a lot of things to do, like interviews and movies. I always tell her ‘no pressure, do...

Apr 5, 2014 12:02 pm

Could Gina Carano Be “Playing” The UFC With Talk Of MMA Return?

Gina Carano might be taking a page from the book of Brock Lesnar. Carano recently appeared on “The Arsenio Hall Show” and let the proverbial cat out of the bag by saying she is thinking about a return to MMA. It’s not surprising that Carano would say such a thing, as her name has been...

Mar 27, 2014 9:39 am

Three Time Boxing Champ, Ana Julaton, Makes Jump To MMA

Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton, the first Filipino-American female boxing champion, is reportedly thinking of competing in mixed martial arts (MMA). ONE Fighting Championship’s (ON FC) CEO Victor Cui said he won’t be surprised if Julaton, the former Women’s WBO Super Bantamweight champion, decides to test the waters, being a natural fighter. Women’s MMA has been...

Mar 3, 2014 10:24 am

Joe Rogan: “huge announcement” About Ronda Rousey and WMMA Is Coming Soon

  Ronda Rousey recently beat fellow Olympic medalist Sara McMann at UFC 170 via first round TKO, so where does the champ go from here? A lot has been said following that fight about there being no real threat to Rousey and her belt. Currently the two names expected to be in line next for...

Feb 20, 2014 10:48 am

Ronda Rousey Credits Gina Carano’s Success As Inspiration To Pursue MMA

Before Ronda Rousey was the face of women’s MMA there was another. And apparently Gina Carano (pictured) was a huge driving force in influencing the current champ to strive for a career in the cage. No matter how unlikely it seemed at the time. Judo Olympian and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey took some...