Heather Martin and Maura Tynanes battle for the first women’s welterweight title in professional MMA history on March 10

Heather Martin makes her long-awaited return to the cage on March 10 to battle top-five ranked welterweight Maura Tynanes for the inaugural women’s 175-pound world title at the Trinity Kings 4 event.

Who will become the inaugural women’s welterweight champion?

The fight is a very important and historical one considering the fact that no other organization has ever hosted a world title belt for female welterweight competitors in professional MMA.

Martin (1-1) will be making her return to professional mixed martial arts competition following the unfortunate death of her son which has put her out of action since 2015. She is coming off a dominant unanimous decision win over Jenna Bernick and notably fought the number-one welterweight fighter in the world, Killastina Makihele, in her pro debut. The 35-year-old is a training partner of UFC flyweight and former bantamweight title challenger, Alexis Davis.

Tynanes (1-1) looks to rebound from a second-round TKO loss to Holli Salazar. The Hawaian feels as though she has learnt from the loss and is keen to get back in the cage and prove to the world why she is the best welterweight fighter in the world, starting with her attempt to win the world title in March. She made her professional debut last year, submitting Avril Straub in the first round. Prior to making the move to MMA, Tynanes, who was undefeated as an amateur, already had a background in combat sports, being a former collegiate/freestyle wrestler who placed second at nationals during her first year in college, she is also a black belt division naga championship winner. She trains at the Jesus is Lord gym in Hawaii, along with UFC star, Rachael Ostovich.

WMMA Welterweight World Rankings

Trinity Kings 4 takes place from the iTrampoline in Waipahu, Hawaii. Streaming details will be announced on the organization’s official Facebook page.


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