Pearl Gonzalez fires back after Curtis Blaydes criticizes female fighters

Pearl Gonzalez has some choice words for her fellow Chicagoan, top UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes. On Thursday, Blaydes drummed up some controversy by suggesting that some female fighters are given preferential treatment based on their looks, rather than their athletic accomplishments. “I’m a girl dad so lemme make this clear I’m not against female […]

Video | Pearl Gonzalez beaks opponent's arm at CJJ Worlds 3

Former UFC women’s strawweight contender and current Invicta FC women’s flyweight contender Pearl Gonzalez broke her opponent’s arm at CJJ Worlds 3 on Saturday. Gonzalez took on Lilian Borja at the Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds 3 in Monterrey, Mexico on Saturday. The match aired on Fight Pass. As you can see from the video below, Gonzalez […]

EXCLUSIVE | Ignited by Chicago roots, Pearl Gonzalez set to shine as strong female athlete and role model

Chicago is known for some pretty famous athletes. Names like Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Frank Thomas, Paul Konerko, Sammy Sosa, Anthony Rizzo, and so many others have been engraved in the city’s sports history, but what about the female athletes? What about MMA fighters from Chicago? While there are a few climbing up the ranks […]

Pearl Gonzalez reflects on UFC 210 breast implant confusion

Earlier this month, following the UFC 210 early weigh-ins, UFC women’s bantamweight Pearl Gonzalez was informed that she would be unable to compete the following evening due to her breast implants. Reports from those in attendance at the weigh-ins immediately began to emerge, revealing that Gonzalez would be unable to fight due to the implants. […]

UFC 210 Results: Cythnia Calvillo submits Pearl Gonzalez

UFC 210 Results: Cythnia Calvillo vs. Pearl Gonzalez A bout between Cythnia Calvillo and Pearl Gonzalez took place on tonight’s UFC 210 main card in Buffalo, New York. Round one begins and Calvillo is throwing punches in bunches early. Pearl responds with a hard right. Calvillo with a high kick but it’s blocked. She kicks […]