Heather Martin makes her long-awaited return to the cage this Saturday to battle top-five ranked welterweight Maura Tynanes for the inaugural women’s 175-pound world title at the Trinity Kings 4 event.
The fight is a very important one considering the fact that no other organization currently hosts 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 Hawaiian 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.
Trinity Kings 4 takes place this Saturday March 10 from the iTrampoline in Waipahu, Hawaii. The event will not be streamed live but the fight between Martin and Tynanes will be uploaded to the organization’s social media pages following the completion of the event.