Category: Features

#UFC214 Countdown: Cris Cyborg vs Tonya Evinger

This Saturday at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California, Cris Cyborg (17-1, 1 NC) will clash with Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger (19-5, 1 NC) in a five round title fight for the vacant UFC featherweight championship. This highly anticipated match-up will be Cyborg’s first UFC title fight and Evinger’s UFC debut. In anticipation of what can very well be Cyborg’s toughest test to date, the UFC released “UFC 214 Countdown: Cris Cyborg vs Tonya Evinger”. Check out the feature below. Continue reading “#UFC214 Countdown: Cris Cyborg vs Tonya Evinger”

Cynthia Calvillo: “Karate Hottie can get it too if she wants it next”

Cynthia Calvillo earned the biggest win of her UFC career thus far when she scored a unanimous decision victory over Joanne Calderwood at UFC Fight Night 113 in Glasgow, Scotland. Calvillo remained undefeated against the Scottish striker and further cemented her name as one of the strawweight division’s rising stars. Calvillo’s first decision victory in the UFC didn’t come without a little controversy though– several fighters and fans alike didn’t completely agree with the judges scorecards. On the UFC FOX post-fight panelist board, middleweight champion Michael Bisping and strawweight contender Michelle Waterson exaplained why they thought Calvillo didn’t do enough to earn the decision win.  Continue reading “Cynthia Calvillo: “Karate Hottie can get it too if she wants it next””

#UFCGlasgow: Amanda Lemos gets potential six month medical suspension

The official medical suspensions for UFC Glasgow have been released. Only one of the four female fighters that went to war on Sunday received a lengthy suspension.

  • Cynthia Calvillo is suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact; left forearm x-ray is negative 
  • Joanne Calderwood is suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact for hard bout 
  • Leslie Smith is suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact; x-ray is negative 
  • Amanda Lemos is suspended 180-days or until cleared by negative x-ray on right thumb; suspended a minimum of 45 days

What’s next for the women of #TUF25Finale?

To get International Fight Week started inside the octagon, TUF 25 Finale featured two exciting bouts in the women’s strawweight division. To open the FS1 preliminary card, Tecia Torres met Juliana Lima. The first round was back and forth in the second round Torres found her way to the back of Lima, scoring the first finish of her pro career by submitting Lima with a deep RNC. Later on in the night, TUF 23 Team Joanna alum Ashley Yoder faced former Invicta FC strawweight champion Angela Hill. Yoder put a valiant effort up, but it was Hill’s striking that led her to a unanimous decision victory. Continue reading “What’s next for the women of #TUF25Finale?”

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?”

Bellator 180 Free Fight: “The Soccer Mom” scores a TKO

Alice Yauger (4-5) will welcome to Heather Hardy (0-0) to Bellator and MMA tonight at Madison Square Garden. While Hardy plans on making an impressive debut, Yauger has other plans. “The Soccer Mom” dropped her first fight in Bellator st Bellator 171 to Jessica Middleton via unanimous decision. Before she looks for retribution tonight in her sophomore Bellator appearance, check out “The Soccer Mom” score a TKO win. Continue reading “Bellator 180 Free Fight: “The Soccer Mom” scores a TKO”

Bellator 180 Free Fight: Heather Hardy brings “the heat”

Tonight at Bellator 180 in New York City, Heather “The Heat” Hardy makes her highly anticipated MMA and Bellator debut. Brooklyn’s Hardy (0-0) is a decorated boxer who holds a record of 20-0, with four knockouts– she now sets her sights on conquering the MMA world. Before Hardy takes on Alice Yauger (4-5) on tonight’s SpikeTV main card, check out this incredible boxing bout.  Continue reading “Bellator 180 Free Fight: Heather Hardy brings “the heat””