Archive: WMMA

Jul 14, 2014 3:33 pm

Amanda Nunes ‘100% Sure’ She Can Beat Rousey

Amanda Nunes will be fighting Cat Zingano at UFC 178 in September. The fight will serve as Zingano’s return to the UFC after a layoff that lasted over a year due to a knee injury. Nunes is 2-0 in the UFC, and should she defeat Zingano, will likely get a title shot, given that Zingano...

Jul 14, 2014 9:39 am

Dana White Facing Obstacles Before Signing Gina Carano

UFC President Dana White said this past weekend that he would reach a deal with Gina Carano this week to sign to legendary WMMA pioneer to a UFC contract to fight Ronda Rousey. However according to Jeremy Botter, a source close to Carano, there are some obstacles that Dana White will have to overcome. Gina...

Jul 7, 2014 2:18 pm

Cat Zingano Hits 14 Second Flying Armbar In JiuJitsu Tournament

‘Alpha’ Cat Zingano hit a flying armbar at Grapplers Quest JiuJitsu tournament this past weekend on a surgically repaired knee. Check out the awesome footage below: Zingano is 8-0 in her professional MMA career, and 1-0 in her UFC career with her win coming via TKO against Miesha Tate back in April of 2013 before...

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 9:34 am

Davis Talks Strategy, Why Rousey Has Been So Successful

Alexis Davis, who is challenging Ronda Rousey’s bantamweight title on Saturday night spoke to the media today about why Ronda Rousey has been so successful so far, saying it’s because “she doesn’t give people time to think.”. Check out the full interview below:

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 MMAFighting.com 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 24, 2014 5:04 am

Ediane Gomes Blasts Tate, Suggests Stripper Replacement

Invicta FC Lightweight Ediane Gomes blasted the UFC’s WMMA fighters recently in an interview with Tatame, saying all they care about is showing off their asses. Gomes spoke with MMAFighting.com through an interpreter to discuss her distaste for the WMMA fighters in the UFC. The (female) fighters in the UFC are more worried about showing...

Jun 10, 2014 5:06 am

Invicta FC Boss Shannon Knapp Discusses Cyborg Drop to 135 (Video)

Invicta FC CEO Shannon Knapp joined MMA Fight Corner for an interview which aired on Fox Spots to talk about the likelihood of Cris Cyborg dropping to 135. “Both [Justino] and Gomes have both expressed interest in going down to 135. So I definitely am going to tell you, I think you’re going to see...

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...

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 8, 2014 9:15 am

Zingano Eyeing Summer Return Against Rousey

By Evan Stoumbelis Cat Zingano hasn’t seen action inside the octagon since April when she defeated Miesha Tate at the TUF 17 finale. After that Zingano was forced to forfeit her shot against Rousey and undergo knee surgery. Now, a year, a knee surgery, and months of rehab later, “Alpha” Cat Zingano is giving fans...

Jan 31, 2014 9:41 am

Pena Teammate Sam Sicilia Sticks Up For Team: “She wasn’t assaulted”

News surfaced this week that former Ultimate Fighter contestant Julianna Pena suffered a horrific injury during training that resulted in the WMMA star tearing her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus, and hamstring. Pena spoke on the phone with Dana White shortly after the injury and explained to the UFC President a terrible incident bordering on an...

Jan 14, 2014 6:22 am

Rousey / Cormier Talk Pro Wrestling, Origin of ‘Rowdy’

Fight Hub TV caught up with Ronda Rousey and Daniel Cormier, who both compete at next month’s UFC 170 event, and Rousey explained the origin of her nickname “Rowdy”, and Cormier decides he wants to change his nickname. “You like [Rowdy] Roddy Piper?,” Cormier asked Rousey. “Of course. Obviously. That’s where I got the name...

Jan 11, 2014 10:18 am

‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Fight Card Set With 11 Bouts

The UFC 170 card, headlined by a truly Olympic match up between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann has now been finalized. UFC 170 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which takes place live on pay-per-view, goes down on February 22nd with a female bantamweight...