Author: Jay

Virna Jandiroba vs Janaisa Morandin Invicta FC 31 Strawweight Championship Bout Preview

This is the fight that WMMA fans have been waiting on for almost a year now. Originally billed for March for the then-vacant strawweight belt, Twitter was buzzing for a Brazilian brawl. Unfortunately, Morandin was unable to compete and was replaced by Inoue Mizuki.

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Invicta FC 31’s Kay Hansen: Elite American Fighter

The first thing one will notice about Kay Hansen as she walks into the ring is the steel look in her eyes.  The second thing one might notice is her tattoo sleeve. A lot of fighters have a lot of tattoos but this one stands out. An homage to America, the tattoo starts with the American flag covering her entire shoulder; below, the statue of liberty wraps around her bicep, and below that, a helicopter hovering above the twin towers which runs down the length of her forearm to her wrist.  When Hansen walks to the cage, America walks with her.

Claudhina and the Cookie Monster: Carla Esparza vs Claudia Gadelha #UFC225 Preview

“Introducing first: FIGHTING out of the blue corner, a wrestler holding a professional record of 14 wins and 4 losses, she stands 5 feet and 1 inch tall weighing in and one hundred and fifteen and a half pounds, fighting out of Irvine, California presenting the former UFC Strawweight Champion and number 6 strawweight contender of the world, Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza! And introducing her opponent: FIGHTING out of the red corner, a mixed martial artist holding a professional record of 15 wins and 3 losses standing 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing in at one hundred and fifteen pounds FIGHTING out of Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil, presenting the number 3 strawweight contender in the world, Claudia “Claudinha” Gadhela!” Continue reading “Claudhina and the Cookie Monster: Carla Esparza vs Claudia Gadelha #UFC225 Preview”

Fight for Survival: Jessica Aguilar vs Jodie Esquibel #UFCUtica preview

UFC Fight Night 131 kicks off this Friday, June 1st at the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York. Utica will be witness to two WMMA fights that night: Sijara Eubanks vs Lauren Murphy in the Flyweight division bout on the preliminary card airing on FS1 and Jodie Esquibel vs Jessica Aguilar in the strawweight division on the preliminary card airing on UFC Fight Pass. Esquibel, a pioneer of women’s mixed martial arts will be taking on Aguilar in what may be a fight to remain in the UFC.   Continue reading “Fight for Survival: Jessica Aguilar vs Jodie Esquibel #UFCUtica preview”