Tag: Valerie Letourneau

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”

Fights to make in Bellator’s flyweight division

Bellator’s Women’s Flyweight division has a ton of young talent. Champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is at the top of Bellator’s Flyweight mountain looking down. With so much talent in the division where does Bellator go next? These are four fights Bellator should make in the coming months. Continue reading “Fights to make in Bellator’s flyweight division”