Category: Flyweight Division

Paige VanZant explains move to flyweight, details ‘passing out’ making 115

Today, on the MMA Hour with Ariel Hewlani, “12 Gauge” Paige VanZant explained her decision to move to the flyweight division, detailing just how tough it has been for her to make 115.

When Paige VanZant vs Jessica Eye was announced for UFC 216 in October, many were surprised. Eye had explained her desire to return to the flyweight division but not many expected VanZant to move up in weight. Continue reading “Paige VanZant explains move to flyweight, details ‘passing out’ making 115”

Fighter Spotlight: Meet TUF 26 cast member Roxanne Modafferi

On August 30th, The Ultimate Fighter will return to television for it’s twenty-sixth season to deliver fight fans a combination of mixed martial arts action and reality television drama. This season’s coaches Eddie Alvarez (28-5) and Justin Gaethje (18-0) will look to guide female flyweight stars toward the inaugural (and long-awaited) UFC flyweight championship.

Prior to TUF 26’s premiere, WMMA Rankings will be analyzing each flyweight hopeful. Scroll down to learn more about more about “The Happy Warrior” Roxanne Modafferi! Continue reading “Fighter Spotlight: Meet TUF 26 cast member Roxanne Modafferi”

Brooke Mayo to meet Bellator newcomer Kaytlin Neil at Bellator 183

Reported by MMA Junkie and confirmed by Bellator, flyweight fighters Brooke Mayo (0-1) and Kaytlin Neil (0-2) are set to do battle at Bellator 183 in San Jose on September 23.

Mayo made her Bellator and MMA debut in February of this year against Veta Arteaga. With less than one minute left in the fight, the doctor stopped the action due to an eye injury on Brooke, thus making leaving her with a TKO defeat on her record.

Kayltin “Katniss” Neil will be making her promotional debut. As an amateur, Neil went 4-0. Since turning pro she hasn’t had the same luck but will look to turn things around against the gritty Mayo.

Are you excited for this Bellator bout?

Fighter Spotlight: Meet TUF 26 cast member Melinda Fabian

On August 30th, The Ultimate Fighter will return to television for it’s twenty-sixth season to deliver fight fans a combination of mixed martial arts action and reality television drama. This season’s coaches Eddie Alvarez (28-5) and Justin Gaethje (18-0) will look to guide female flyweight stars toward the inaugural (and long-awaited) UFC flyweight championship.

Prior to TUF 26’s premiere, WMMA Rankings will be analyzing each flyweight hopeful. Scroll down to learn more about more about Melinda Fabian! Continue reading “Fighter Spotlight: Meet TUF 26 cast member Melinda Fabian”