Archive: female fighters

Dec 20, 2013 7:49 am

Ronda Rousey: ‘They made me fit the villain role’

“I think it was very good for the women’s division, and I think it definitely needed to happen. But you couldn’t pay me $10 million to do it again. How could people possibly know who you are from a couple of clips of a video that people are seeing out of context? That’s no way...

Dec 16, 2013 10:26 am

POLL RESULTS: Who Wins In Potential Superfight, Rousey or Cyborg?

Just like with every Monday, BJPENN.COM is bringing you the results from last week’s MMA Poll. Every week the most popular polling system in our sport brings fans together to touch on some of the hottest topics in MMA. Casting votes and getting popular opinion set in stone is a great way to help shape...

Dec 7, 2013 1:49 pm

Claudia Gadelha Forced To Withdraw From Invicta FC 7 Title Bout Due To Illness

Invicta Fighting Championships Strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha was forced to withdraw from Saturday’s scheduled title bout against Carla Esparza after contracting a bacterial infection. “Claudia ran a high fever late Friday evening and went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a bacterial infection in her intestines,” said Shannon Knapp, President Invicta Fighting Championships....

Dec 4, 2013 9:51 am

VIDEO | INVICTA FC 7 – Road to Honchak vs Smith

Get to know the Invicta Flyweight Champion Barb Honchak and the #1 contender and challenger for the title, Leslie Smith, as they train for their upcoming clash on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at INVICTA FC 7, live from the Star Pavilion in Kansas City, on Pay Per View. For more info, visit

Aug 14, 2013 10:45 am

Bellator Shuts Down Female Division, Releases All Women From Roster

The Bellator Fighting Championship has seen it’s fair share of changes recently. The latest of which appears to be the dissolution of their female division. We announced yesterday that Felice Herrig, a former Bellator fighter, was signed exclusively to InvictaFC, it’s now clear that her transition was just part of a bigger play made by...

Apr 18, 2013 8:52 am

VIDEO | TUF 18 Female Tryouts Highlights

Tryouts for the first ever female season of “The Ultimate Fighter’ went down earlier this week and it was a phenomenal showing of the top female fighters from around the world. Some faces you may recognize, and some you may not, but the women showed up in full force to try to get that UFC...

Mar 15, 2013 10:13 pm

Does The Progress of Women’s MMA Come at the Expense of Men’s MMA? | Editorial

  Following the introduction of female mixed martial artists into the UFC, the UFC has taken heavy liberties in reducing the size its roster in their other respective divisions. Last month, headlines were made when top tier welterweight Jon Fitch was handed his walking papers alongside fifteen other fighters. While Fitch’s cut remains the most...

Feb 22, 2013 11:12 pm

Exclusive | Sarah Kaufman: “I’m on loan from the UFC to Invicta” | UFC News

Months have turned to weeks, weeks have turned into days and now we are just hours away from witnessing the first ever female UFC fight between champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC 157. It’s a pivotal moment for female fighters all over the world and while all of...

Dec 1, 2012 10:30 am

VIDEO | Liz Carmouche Wants First Crack At UFC Champ Rousey | UFC NEWS

Liz Carmouche: Message to UFC President Dana White & Ronda Rousey WMMA star Liz Carmouche has nothing but respect for the first ever Female UFC Champion Ronda Rousey. In the video below, shot by Aaron Tru and Adrian Gallegos from, Carmouche credits Rousey for the inception of women into the Ultimate Fighting Championship. However,...

Oct 29, 2012 9:35 am

MMA Poll: Should Women Be Invited To Fight In The UFC? | UFC NEWS

Womens MMA is becoming more and more popular. With standouts like Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg the state of WMMA is better than ever. UFC president Dana White has recently been vocal about the possibility of bringing the girls over, but hasn’t pulled the switch yet. Should he? [poll id=”4″]