652 Search Results for Invicta

Dec 22, 2016 1:10 pm

Cris Cyborg releases first statement on failed USADA drug test

Big news hit the MMA community on Thursday when the UFC released a statement that they were notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on December 5, 2016. Cyborg gave a short statement to MMA Fighting following the news...

Dec 20, 2016 10:27 am

Cody Garbrandt weighs in on training partner Paige VanZant’s fighting future

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. In the card’s main event, 22-year-old strawweight prospect Paige VanZant had the opportunity to score a huge win in front of her adopted hometown as she took on former Invicta atomweight champion Michelle Waterson. Regrettably for VanZant and her fans in...

Dec 19, 2016 4:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tiffany van Soest on Joanna Jedrzejczyk: She’s good but I know I’m better

Renown kickboxing and Muay Thai fighter Tiffany van Soest made history recently by becoming the first-ever female champion in the Glory kickboxing promotion. Van Soest fought twice on December 10 in the Women’s Super-Bantamweight Grand Prix to claim the title. Van Soest first met Jessica Gladstone in the semifinal, taking a unanimous decision win and...

Dec 19, 2016 9:30 am

Rose Namajunas calls for fight with “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson

On Saturday night, in the main event of UFC on Fox 22, former Invicta Fighting Championship atomweight queen Michelle Waterson scored a huge win over highly regarded prospect Paige VanZant. Waterson earned this win by putting VanZant to sleep with a first-round rear-naked choke. In victory, the former Invicta champ continues her march up the...

Dec 18, 2016 9:02 am

Despite loss, Paige VanZant assures she’s “gonna have the belt one day.”

Last night, in the main event of UFC on Fox 22, strawweight prospect Paige VanZant had her rise halted by a first-round submission loss to former Invicta atomweight champ Michelle Waterson. Shortly after this lopsided loss, the fan favorite spoke with the media about the fight. “I got caught,” VanZant said of her submission loss...

Dec 18, 2016 8:44 am

Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC on Fox 22: 16 fighters take home $2,500

Last night, the UFC touched down in Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. At the moment, purses for this 13-fight card are not known. We do, however, know how much the card’s 26 fighters took home through the UFC’s frequently criticized outfitting deal with sports apparel giant Reebok. Under the UFC’s deal with Reebok,...

Dec 14, 2016 9:39 am

Dana White fires back at Cris Cyborg following news of Holm vs. de Randamie

This week, the UFC announced that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm, and #11 ranked women’s bantamweight Germaine de Randamie would be fighting for the inaugural women’s featherweight championship at UFC 208 on February 11th. That didn’t sit too well with Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, who is now 2-0 in the...

Dec 14, 2016 8:41 am

MMA community reacts to news of Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie title fight

This week, the UFC announced that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm would be stepping into the Octagon against #11 ranked women’s bantamweight, Germaine de Randamie, at UFC 208 for the inaugural women’s featherweight title. The news followed a statement from UFC President Dana White earlier this week, in which the UFC President stated...

Dec 14, 2016 8:27 am

VIDEO | Tearful Angela Hill explains why she won’t be returning to the UFC in December

Sorry guys, I know it was rumored I was fighting in Dec but it's not happening, here's why. pic.twitter.com/VOEyldLPLs — Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) December 13, 2016 After a late October 2015 loss to the ever dangerous Rose Namajunas, strawweight striker Angela Hill was released from the UFC. This, of course, was not the end of...

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 12, 2016 6:46 am

VIDEO | Road to the Octagon – Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall

This Saturday (December 17), the UFC will return to sunny Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. The card will be headlined by a compelling strawweight scrap between 22-year-old prospect Paige VanZant, and former Invicta atomweight champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson. Before these two talented strawweights get at it, however, we’ll witness a welterweight...

Dec 6, 2016 9:55 am

Cris Cyborg explains why she turned down two UFC featherweight title fights

Since Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg made her successful UFC debut back in May at UFC 198, the arguable pound for pound women’s champ has been campaigning for the UFC to create a women’s featherweight division. With that being said, many fight fans were shocked to learn this week that when the UFC...

Dec 6, 2016 8:43 am

Dana White reveals UFC offered Cris Cyborg two title fights at 145 pounds

In 2016, Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg successfully made her UFC debut earlier this year when she successfully defeated Leslie Smith at UFC 198 back in May. Given that Cyborg competes in the women’s featherweight division under the Invicta banner, her fight with Smith was a catchweight fight of 140 pounds. In her...

Dec 4, 2016 11:47 am

Alexa Grasso to Return to the Octagon on February 4

Earlier this year, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Mexico, Mexican strawweight Alexa Grasso made her long awaited UFC debut against a game Heather Jo Clark. Grasso would win this debut with a dominant unanimous decision, improving her record to a flawless 9-0 in the process. In victory, Grasso proved that...

Dec 2, 2016 11:59 am

Cris Cyborg prepared to walk away from the UFC

Reigning & defending Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has been campaigning for the UFC to create a women’s featherweight division for quite some time now. Cyborg made her UFC debut earlier this year at UFC 198 when she stepped into the Octagon against gritty MMA veteran Leslie Smith. Despite enduring a brutal weight...

Nov 25, 2016 11:28 am

Cris Cyborg confident Miesha Tate will not retire

Back at UFC 205, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate suffered a unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington on the main card of the historic event. For Tate, the loss made it two in a row following her UFC 200 loss to Amanda Nunes, where she lost the women’s bantamweight championship in the very...

Nov 22, 2016 8:37 am

Cris Cyborg only returning to 140 for superfight

It’s no secret that Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is a natural featherweight fighter. With that being said, both of Cyborg’s UFC fights have been at a catchweight of 140 pounds due to the fact that she is unable to make the bantamweight limit of 135 pounds. Despite the fights taking place at 140...

Nov 18, 2016 5:16 pm

Cris Cyborg reflects after nearly four years since testing positive for stanozolol steroid

In December of 2012, Cris Cyborg was hit with the most devastating blow of her professional MMA career. After needing just 16 seconds to TKO Hiroko Yamanaka at the Strikeforce – Melendez vs. Masvidal event, Cyborg found out soon after her fight that she tested positive for the steroid stanozolol. The California State Athletic Commission...

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 9, 2016 12:13 pm

UFC Fight Night 98 Viewership Ratings Peaked During Alexa Grasso Fight

Last Saturday, the UFC returned to Mexico City, Mexico, with UFC Fight Night 98. The highlight of the Octagon’s Mexican return was undoubtedly the main event, which saw streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson take a decision from former champion Rafael Dos Anjos in an action-packed, five-round battle. Other highlights of the card included a nice...

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...

Nov 4, 2016 8:54 am

Diego Sanchez Turns Up the Crazy at UFC Mexico Press Conference

Diego Sanchez is known primarily for two things: his wild, all-action fighting style inside the cage, and his often bizarre behaviour outside of it. The latest display of his out-of-cage antics occured at the official press conference for UFC Fight Night 98, which will go down in Mexico City, Mexico this Saturday night. On the evening’s...

Nov 1, 2016 12:58 pm

Cris Cyborg reacts to Ronda Rousey retirement talk

Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has continued to prove herself in the UFC, as she has gone 2-0, putting on spectacular performances as she has finished both Leslie Smith, and most recently Swedish striking ace Lina Lansberg. Although she is now 2-0 inside the Octagon, both fights have been at a catchweight of 140...

Oct 30, 2016 9:09 am

VIDEO | Watch Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino Eat Creepy-Crawlies in Cambodia!

  I finally got my rematch with the spider! #JustDoIt Finalmente fiz minha revanche com a aranha! ‘#criscyborg #NAKEDandAFRAID 😂😂#AmazingRace #siemreap #pubstreet #angkorwat #Cambodia @rayelbe ❤️ A video posted by CRISTIANE V JUSTINO 🇧🇷★ (@criscyborg) on Oct 30, 2016 at 8:06am PDT Given that Cris “Cyborg” Justino is a professional cage fighter, it should come...