Month: October 2017

Karolina Kowalkiewicz targets fight with Jessica Andrade

Karolina Kowalkiewicz is not one to shy away from a fight.

Kowalkiewicz (11-2) returned to the win column with an emotional and emphatic win over Jodie Esquibel in the co-main event of UFC Gdansk a few weeks ago. Post-match, Kowalkiewicz called for a fight with fellow former title challenger, Brazilian powerhouse Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade. Continue reading “Karolina Kowalkiewicz targets fight with Jessica Andrade”

Kyra Batara and Paulina Granados set to fight for inaugural Combate Americas women’s atomweight title

Combate Americas are set to introduce a championship belt for the women’s atomweight division on December 1 when Kyra Batara and Paulina Granados battle for the inaugural title at the “Combate Americas 19” event. Continue reading “Kyra Batara and Paulina Granados set to fight for inaugural Combate Americas women’s atomweight title”

Nothing can take the fight out of Heather Hardy, “The Heat” vows to be back

Last Friday at Bellator 185, Kristina Williams handed Heather Hardy the first loss of her professional combat career via second-round doctor stoppage. Williams’ stellar performance left Hardy bruised and bloody, but not broken. In her first interview since the fight, “The Heat” talked to Micheal Woods on Everlast’s TalkBox boxing podcast to discuss the fight, what’s next, and how she’s feeling.  Continue reading “Nothing can take the fight out of Heather Hardy, “The Heat” vows to be back”

Injury forces Pennington out of ‘agreed’ UFC 219 title fight against Nunes

Multiple reports are confirming that reigning UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and top contender Raquel Penington agreed to fight at UFC 219 in an unannounced title fight. However, it appears that a broken leg as a result of a car accident on Wednesday has forced Pennington out of the unconfirmed bout.  Continue reading “Injury forces Pennington out of ‘agreed’ UFC 219 title fight against Nunes”

What’s next for the women of #UFCGdansk?

Last weekend, at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk, Poland, fight fans were treated to action in both the women’s bantamweight and strawweight divisions. In the early prelims, unbeaten Invicta FC star Aspen Ladd (6-0) made her UFC debut against Muay Thai specialist, Lina Lansberg (7-3). The first round was controlled by Lansberg in the clinch, however, the tides turned in the second round when Ladd secured a takedown. On the ground, Ladd advanced to full mount position where she rained down ground and pound (and primal screams) until the referee stepped in. Later that night, in the co-main event slot, Poland’s own Karolina Kowalkiewicz (11-2) snapped a two-fight losing skid with a dominant victory over Invicta FC vet Jodie Esquibel (6-3). Esquibel put up a valiant effort against the former title challenger but Kowalkiewicz’s striking output and constant pressure overwhelmed the debutante en route to a unanimous hometown decision victory.

So, what’s next for the women of UFC Gdansk? Continue reading “What’s next for the women of #UFCGdansk?”