Author: Cristhian Plasencia

UFC’s Mara Romero Borella talks Honduran roots, overcoming prejudice in Italy, MMA beginnings, training at ATT and more

Mara “Maravilha” Borella was raised in Italy, but her mother’s home country of Honduras holds a special place in her heart, even though she only lived there for two years as a child .

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Invicta FC 39: Tina Pettigrew discusses her journey to signing with the world’s premier all-women’s MMA organization

Before signing her contract with Invicta FC, or knowing she would be featured on Invicta FC 39 against Monica Franco, years ago Tina Pettigrew found herself juggling bar-tending, consulting writing gigs and at the same time training Muay Thai. She knew she wanted to pursue MMA, but it became a slow process.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Delboni talks Friday’s return to the cage, hopes to join teammate Jessica Andrade in the UFC later this year

Jéssica Delboni had everything in line to welcome the New Year on Dana White’s shortlist back in October, until she suffered a second-round knockout to Brazil’s no. 1 ranked 115-pounder Julia Polastri at Shooto Brasil 97.

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Miranda Maverick talks upcoming Invicta FC 39 showdown, winning Phoenix Rising series, UFC aspirations and more

Flyweight Miranda Maverick (6-2) faces former UFC fighter Pearl Gonzalez (10-4) in the co-main event against Pearl Gonzalez at Invicta FC 39 on Feb. 7, the 22-year-old Missouri native once again becomes the underdog against another veteran.

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Bellator flyweight Alejandra Lara set to compete on major Realty TV show

Today will be Alejandra Lara’s last MMA session at Lobo Gym before she takes her flight to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic tomorrow and disconnects from her MMA regimens and makes her appearance on the reality show Exatlón Estados Unidos (Exatlon USA).

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Larissa Pacheco focused on winning PFL lightweight title, $1 million

Words would weigh too heavy for Larissa Pacheco to describe the hardships that she endured growing up in the city of Belem. Revisiting those memories, brings out the sentiment of someone showing her the conditions of poverty, and at the same time it victimizes her fellow Brazilians.

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Undefeated Jamila Sandora meets Rizlen Zouak at ARES FC 1 on Saturday

PRVT’s undefeated bantamweight Jamila Sandora (5-0) will fight Moroccan Rizlen Zouak (3-1) on Saturday at ARES Fighting Championship inaugural event in Dakar, Senegal, launched by Vivendi Sports and Francis Ngannou’s manager Fernand Lopez.

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