Archive: strawweight

Dec 15, 2014 12:48 pm

TUF 20 Finale salaries: New champ Carla Esparza nets $50,000

Newly crowned UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza picked up a disclosed payday of $50,000 for her tournament-final title win this past weekend at “The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale” event in Las Vegas. MMAjunkie obtained the list of disclosed paydays from the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier today: The total disclosed payroll for the event was...

Dec 7, 2014 8:06 pm

Claudia Gadelha says UFC title shot is on the line against Joanna Jędrzejczyk

The UFC will crown its first strawweight champion on December 12 at the TUF 20 Finale event in Las Vegas. 24 hours later, undefeated prospects Claudia Gadelha and Joanna Jędrzejczyk will meet in the octagon at UFC on FOX 13, in a bout that Claudia says will determine the divisions next title contender: “Whoever wins...

Oct 20, 2014 2:29 pm

Despite Feeling Like She “Missed Out”, Jessica Aguilar Still Living Her Dream

Jessica Aguilar, WSOF women’s strawweight champion, does feel like she missed out on her chance to make it into the UFC when they announced the addition of their women’s strawweight division earlier this year. After announcing the addition of the new weight class, the UFC picked 12 of the toughest females on the planet, and...

Sep 8, 2014 5:04 am

Felice Herrig Being Bullied By Other TUF Cast Members On Media Tour

Felice Herrig claims to have been bullied by the other TUF 20 cast members during the media tour in NYC. Herrig responded to the following Tweet made by fellow castmate Carla Esparza, who defended Herrig. I hear the other @UltimateFighter 20 women in NY are bullying @feliceherrig . Grow THE F UP!! #GrowUp #Jealous —...

Sep 7, 2014 2:31 pm

Get To Know TUF 20 Contestant Felice Herrig

To prep fight fans for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion, the UFC is continuing to relase ‘get to know’ videos, to familiarize fans with contestants.

Sep 1, 2014 3:19 pm

Behind The Scenes Of The TUF 20 Tryouts

The filming for TUF 20: Pettis vs. Melendez recently concluded. The season will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion. Now go behind the scenes with Jon Anik and watch UFC President Dana

Sep 1, 2014 7:44 am

Get To Know TUF 20 Strawweight Rose Namajunas

The taping for TUF 20 recently concluded, and the season will be starting up next week. To get you ready for the season that will crown the inaugural strawweight champion, Fox Sports 1 is bringing you a video series to get to know the contestants. Meet, Rose Namajunas.

Aug 29, 2014 7:35 pm

PHOTO | Felice Herrig’s Makeover For TUF 20 Promo

UFC strawweight Felice Herrig recently finished the filming of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion in the UFC. Yesterday ‘Lil Bulldog’ posted the following picture on her Instagram prior to filming for a commercial to hype the show. Check it out:

Aug 24, 2014 9:28 am

Felice Herrig: ‘I’d Love to Win That Belt’

Felice Herrig just completed the filming of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion. Upon her return back to society she spoke with Fitness Gurls ahead of the release of her issue of the magazine which features several pictures as well as a cover feature. You’re going to be on The Ultimate...

Jul 30, 2014 4:06 am

TUF 20 Promo Teaser

The first ever all women season of The Ultimate Fighter will be starting in September and will crown the first ever women’s strawweight champion. To get you ready for the season check out the promo video from Fox:

Jul 21, 2014 9:24 pm

Anthony Pettis Reveals Date For Melendez Bout

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Showtime Pettis announced the date for his bout against Gilbert Melendez on The MMA Hour today. The bout will take place on December 6th, however Pettis doesn’t know what event it will be at, or even if he will be headlining the card. The possible event for that day would be...

Jul 15, 2014 4:58 pm

Dana White On TUF 20: These Are The Baddest Girls In The World

UFC President Dana White caught up with the media during international fight week to talk about the upcoming season of TUF 20 which will feature the first ever all women’s cast, and will eventually crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion. “I think it’s really going to do well. I think we have some really good...

Jul 7, 2014 9:02 am

Fight Breaks Out On Set Of TUF 20

The first ever all-female cast of The Ultimate Fighter has started filming, and apparently things already got heated between two female strawweights. During the TUF 19 post fight press conference, a media member asked Dana White if Felice Herrig had almost been kicked off the show for starting a fight. UFC President Dana White responded...

Jul 3, 2014 2:28 pm

TUF 20: Pettis vs. Melendez Cast Revealed

The full lineup of women competing on TUF season 20 to become the UFC’s inaugural strawweight champion has been revealed. The cast is as follows: Joanne Calderwood (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Alex Chambers (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Carla Esparza (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Felice Herrig (9-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Bec Rawlings (5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

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...

Jul 2, 2014 3:38 pm

Pettis Unveils Plan To Win TUF 20 Against Melendez

Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis spoke to about his upcoming coaching stint on TUF 20 against Gilbert Melendez which will ultimately see the winner crowned as the UFC’s inaugural women’s strawweight champion. “These girls, whoever wins the show is going to be the champion of their division, so to get to see that process happen in...

Jun 12, 2014 6:32 am

UFC Announces First Strawweight Fight In Promotion History

This is some history making news for you guys (and gals). The UFC has announced its first ever strawweight fight. For those who might not be sure what that is, it’s the 115 lb. weight division. The first fight in the new women’s division will be…… Claudia Gadelha (pictured) vs. Tina Lahdemaki. UFC officials confirmed the fight....

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...

Dec 11, 2013 4:57 pm

UFC Announces Signing Of 11 Female Strawweight’s For All-Female TUF 20

It was just announced by the UFC that they have added a 115 pound straw-weight women’s division. UFC’s twitter account announced big news. First revealing that they had acquired 11 fighter contracts from Invicta, then they tweeted the names of each of those 11 straw-weight fighters. Then came the news that all 11 fighters will...