Category: Bellator

#Bellator197 results: Juliana Velasquez TKOs Rebecca Ruth in the third round

Tonight, at Bellator 197 in St. Charles, Missouri, flyweight hopefuls did battle as “Ruthless” Rebecca Ruth returned to action for the first time since 2016 to take on Juliana Velasquez in her sophomore Bellator appearance. Check out how the action played out below! Continue reading “#Bellator197 results: Juliana Velasquez TKOs Rebecca Ruth in the third round”

The Subtleties of Women’s MMA and Weight Cutting

Ahhh, weight cutting. Some call it barbaric, and others call it essential to maintaining a competitive edge. Like it or not, it’s embedded into the dynamics of MMA competition. It contributes to the drama of MMA culture as well (Did Joanna’s weight cut really affect her performance against Rose, or as so many people suggest, is it just a silly excuse for an embarrassing loss?). Adding to the multiple layers of complexity is the fact that women’s weight-cutting experiences differ greatly from those of men. Continue reading “The Subtleties of Women’s MMA and Weight Cutting”