Was it really that long ago when it seemed like women’s MMA was more of an afterthought to the sport of mixed martial arts? Even UFC president Dana White was famously quoted as swearing that women would never fight in the UFC as long as he was in charge. Thankfully the times have changed and WMMA is getting the recognition it so rightfully deserves.
Invicta Fighting Championships is holding it’s 8th event Saturday September 6th at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, MO and makes history as the first all female promotion to partner up with the UFC and be shown on Zuffa’s own Fight Pass network.
Headlined by “Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson defending her Invicta atom weight strap vs tough Japanese fighter Yasuko Tamada. The rest of the card has some very interesting match ups including TUF alum Roxanne Modafferi taking on long time WMMA vet Tara LaRosa and Florida’s own Delaney Owen making her Invicta debut against JJ Aldrich.
To catch the action be sure to sign to Fight Pass here.
Main card starts at 8PM EST.
Check out the video of Invicta FC 8 weigh in and full weigh in results after the jump.
(photos via MADCreativity.com)
World Class Fight League returns to Tampa, FL for it’s tenth installment. WCFL X is going down Saturday, Sept 6th with some of the best amateur MMA bouts in Florida.
Fighters checked in for the weigh ins as they prepare for the showdown in the Sunshine State.
Great night of fights in store. If you are in Central Florida be sure to check them out. The fights will be held at the Doubletree Hotel 4500 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607. Tickets available at the door or online at World Class Fight League.
The official fight card is as follows:
Lightweight Interim Title 155lbs
Nick Recchia (5-3) D’Angelo MMA vs. Vik Dikit (2-1) Omega MMA
Flyweight Interim Title 125lbs
Joshua Wright (3-2) vs Casey Rivera (4-3) Gracie Tampa West
Ryan Donnelly (3-0) Grady MMA vs Jeremy Christensen (4-3) New Port Richey MMA
Roderick Stevenson (0-1) Tiger Schulman vs Aaron Foster (0-0) Omega MMA
Mikele Ferguson (1-1) Tigers World Tampa vs Kacey Wagner (1-2) Omega MMA
Womens Lightweight 155lbs
Angel Keihl (0-1) Team Trauma vs Sarah Kleczka (0-0) Team WCMA
Eddie Kortright (0-0) Gracie Tampa South vs Christian Brinsko (0-0) Omega MMA
Mike Miller (1-0) Gracie Tampa South vs Chris Simpkins (0-0) Frontline Fitness
Enjoy the fights!
(Annnnnnndddddd NEW WCFL Ring Girl - Emily!/ photos via MADCreativity.com)
World Class Fight League teamed up with Penthouse Club Tampa, ModelsandMMA.com and 102.5 The Bone FM to find their next ring girl and the next Models and MMA feature model. A bevy of beauties from all over Central Florida showed up to compete for cash and prizes from Brazil Beach Biknis, Continental Diamonds, and Vapormones. Hosted by the Drew Garabo, a panel of judges had the tough task of selecting only one winner and the VERY sexy Emily from St Petersburg took home the honors.
Look for her around the cage at the next WCFL fight on September 6th and her upcoming photo spread exclusive for Models and MMA!
Get your tickets now for the best amateur MMA fights in Florida at World Class Fight League's next show and be sure to stop by Penthouse Club Tampa to watch all the upcoming UFC fights. You're not going to find a better view;)
Big shout out to the awesome staff at the Penthouse Club and 102.5 FM for making it a party we won't soon forget! Check out some of the pics from the contest after the jump.
Photos by Lucas Noonan / WSOF
LAS VEGAS - (Aug. 9) - Peru's top mixed-martial-artist may soon find himself fighting for a World Series of Fighting title, as Luis Palomino (23-9) scored a devastating first-round knockout win of a previously undefeated Lewis Gonzalez (9-1). Palomino was looking to trade bombs from the start, and he defended his opponent's takedowns while using foot sweeps to keep him off-balance and delivering crisp punches in combinations. Gonzalez did briefly work the fight to the floor, but Palomino worked immediately back to his feet and resumed the assault.
The attacks opened a cut on Gonzalez's head, and as blood streamed down his face, Palomino again swept his legs before throwing a high kick that saw the knee land flush. Gonzalez crumpled to the canvas, and Palomino landed two more punches before referee Herb Dean could call of the fight with 18 seconds left in the first round.
"I'm a natural-born striker," Palomino said. "I love knocking people out. I feel like that's something I had over him. And the experience factor."
Palomino added: "The kid has a bright future. His strength is his wrestling and he really believes in the wrestling; that's how he's won most of his fights. So whether he's feeling good or if he's feeling under pressure, he's always looking for the takedown. So I just had to wait, time it right and clip him."
Complete article recap after the jump