Archive: WMMA

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 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....

Jan 9, 2014 12:29 pm

Sexist Much? Matt Brown Wants UFC Women To Fight Topless For Dollars On UFC PPV’s

“The whole fight we have women in one room, men in another room,” says Brown as transcribed by MMA fighting. “Rousey and Miesha come on and all the women just fucking gather around the TV like it’s the fucking Kardashians coming on.” “I always said, ‘I don’t know why they put women in the UFC.’...

Jan 1, 2014 11:11 am

WSOF Picks Up Four New Fighters For 2014

The Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting promotion continues to keep an eye on the future, and the organization is happy to announce the signing of four talented new names to its roster. The group includes women’s contenders Ashlee Evans-Smith and Emi Fujino, as well as two male counterparts in welterweight Tyler Stinson and light...

Dec 24, 2013 10:38 am

Tate says Rousey is “just a body in the way of my title”

By Evan Stoumbelis This Saturday Miesha ‘Cupcake’ Tate will finally get her chance to avenge her loss to Ronda Rousey. After coaching oppsite each other on season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter, Rousey and Tate will do battle this Saturday at the co-main event of UFC 168: Silva vs. Weidman. As fans saw over the...

Dec 20, 2013 9:05 am

Jessica Aguilar and Alida Gray meet for 115 lb title at World Series of Fighting 8

Next month’s World Series of Fighting 8 event features a second championship matchup, as the No. 1 ranked 115-pound woman in the world, Jessica Aguilar (16-4, pictured), meets Alida Gray (4-0) for World Series of Fighing’s inaugural women’s strawweight title. The bout airs live on NBC Sports Network on the main card of the Jan....

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 19, 2013 10:03 am

Rousey Would Love To Fight Boxing Import Holly Holm

“I’d love to fight Holly Holm. I would absolutely love to fight Holly Holm. I really hope the UFC picks her up and I get to fight her before I retire.” “To retire undefeated is what it is. That is what I am going to do. And my mind is resolved to that. None of...

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 14, 2013 8:15 am

VIDEO | Miesha Tate Wants To Team Up With Cyborg

“I think she’s the best woman on this planet,” said Tate of Cyborg. “So if he wants to come in an help me with my camp, she’s more than welcome. And the fact that she doesn’t like Ronda, that’s kind of a bonus.” Earlier this week we learned that Cris ‘Cyborg’ wanted to help Miesha...

Dec 12, 2013 8:38 am

QUICK TWITT | The UFC’s New Strawweight Ladies React To UFC Signing

Yesterday we learned that the UFC has put together an all-star cast of 115 pound female fighters. The world’s top 11 strawweights have been plucked from InvictaFC and will all compete in the 20th season of the Ultimate Fighter. The winner of TUF 20 will serve as the inaugural UFC strawweight champion of the world....

Dec 12, 2013 7:30 am

VIDEO | Cybrog Hits Pads… And It’s Scary

Female wrecking machine, Cris ‘Cyborg’ last saw action capturing Invicta gold when she stepped up against Marloes Coenen at Invicta FC 6 this past July. While she sits on the sidelines waiting for her first title defense, the featherweight champion chooses not to sit idle and instead continues to train at her home gym in...

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...

Dec 9, 2013 10:07 am

FULL EVENT REPLAY | Invicta FC 7 (Video)

Just last Saturday a star-studded cast of female fighters hit the Pay-Per-View airwaves with Invicta FC 7 in Kansas City and today, just two days removed you can watch the full event for free. Hit play above and enjoy!

Dec 9, 2013 9:54 am

Female Prospect Holly Holm Wants ‘Six Figures’ To Face Rousey

There’s no doubt that Holly Holm is UFC bound, the former world champion boxer comes from a fighting pedigree rarely matched in the sport. The one hold up for Holm appears to be the money on the table as the camp already admitted turning down the UFC’s initial offer. Now coming off of her latest...

Dec 9, 2013 8:57 am

Prospect Watch: Holly Holm vs. Angela Hayes Full Fight Video

Holly Holm is quickly carving out a name for herself in Women’s MMA. The former boxing champion has her sights set on the big prize over at the UFC, but that isn’t stopping her pursuit of regional dominance. Enjoy her fight and check out part 2 on Page 2, right HERE.

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 invictafc.com