Tag: UFC

Antonina Shevchenko explains why she’ll enter Dana White’s Contender Series at same weight as sister Valentina

In a move that is causing added interest where’s there’s already tons of it, Antonina Shevchenko is trying to enter the UFC fighting in the same weight class as her sister Valentina. Continue reading “Antonina Shevchenko explains why she’ll enter Dana White’s Contender Series at same weight as sister Valentina”

Lauren Mueller feels her victory over Shana Dobson confirms her UFC roster spot

Lauren “The Princess Tiger” Mueller victory over Shana Dobson on the UFC Fight Night Poirier vs. Gaethje Fight Pass Prelims meant more to her than just a notch in the win column. Continue reading “Lauren Mueller feels her victory over Shana Dobson confirms her UFC roster spot”

PHOTOS: Andrea Lee and Aspen Ladd help each other prepare for upcoming UFC bouts

Soon to be UFC newcomer Andrea “KGB” Lee is connecting with some UFC veterans before her own debut at UFC Fight Night 129 in May 19 in Chile. Continue reading “PHOTOS: Andrea Lee and Aspen Ladd help each other prepare for upcoming UFC bouts”

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”