Month: June 2017

Tonya Evinger says she will be Cyborg’s “biggest challenge to date”

On Tuesday, Megan Anderson (8-2) pulled out out of her UFC 214 title fight with Cris Cyborg (17-1, 1 NC) due to personal reasons, leaving Cyborg without an opponent. However, that wasn’t the case for long– Invicta FC batnamweight challenger Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger (19-5, 1 NC) quickly replaced Anderson. Evinger will now make her UFC debut aganst Cyborg at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California, for the vacant featherweight championship. Continue reading “Tonya Evinger says she will be Cyborg’s “biggest challenge to date””

Cortney Casey falsely accused of failed drug test,cleared of any wrongdoing

Last month at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas, Cortney Casey defeated Jessica Aguilar via unanimous decision in a women’s strawweight bout. Less then a week after the fight, the Texas Departmant of  Licensing and Regulation overturned Casey’s win to a no-contest and fined the strawweight two-thousand dollars and a three-month suspension for failing a drug test that read her “testosterone-to-epitetosterone levels” were over the Texas limit. Continue reading “Cortney Casey falsely accused of failed drug test,cleared of any wrongdoing”

What’s next for the women of #UFCOKC?

On Sunday night at UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City, fight fans were treated to two action- packed women’s strawweight bouts.On the FS1 prelims, the first and former strawweight champion Carla Esparza took on contender Maryna Moroz. Despite a four-inch reach disadvantage, the “Cookie Monster” was consistently able ground her opponent by timing beautiful single and double leg takedowns en route to a unanimous decision win. Later that night, Felice Herrig handed Justine Kish her first professional loss via unanimous decision. The powerful brawler Kish pushed forward but “Lil’ Bulldog” used technical striking to shut down Kish’s offense and time effective takedowns where her superior jiu-jitsu nearly finished Kish in the third. Continue reading “What’s next for the women of #UFCOKC?”