The nomination stage of the Awakening Awards has begun and you are invited to submit your nominations!
It’s that time of year again folks. The fourth annual Awakening Female Fighter Awards are coming!
Here is a look at the Monthly Most Viewed June 2016. June’s top 20 Awakening profiles list sees female fighters from from fourteen different countries.
Here is a look at the Monthly Most Viewed May 2016. May’s top 20 awakening profiles list sees female fighters from from ten different countries.
Here is a look at the Monthly Most Viewed April 2016. There are a couple of surprising entries however the majority of athletes that appear her can be traced back to the monthly goings on in the fight world. April’s top 20 sees female fighters from from eight different countries.
The Monthly Most Viewed listing is back after over 14 months since the last post. Here we have a look at the top twenty most viewed female fighter profiles in the Awakening fighter database during March. March’s top 20 sees female fighters from from seven different countries.
Kerry Hughes, aka “Rocksteady” is British fighter who fights out of BKK Fighters in Colchester. She’s had a total of 9 fights to date in MMA, K1 and Muay Thai. We’ve met her a few times and one thing that can be said about Kerry, something that we found apparent, is that she’s hungry to fight and push forward to new tougher challenges. We grabbed some time with her to ask about her upcoming title fight on March 12th, and her previous busy months.
With UFC 196 just around the corner there’s a real buzz in the air, as we’re all getting set to watch Holly Holm make her first defence of the UFC World Bantamweight title against Miesha Tate. There’s speculation on social media amongst fans as to how it will go down, “What are Tate’s chances?”.
We decided to have a catch up with Jorina Baars, just because it was about time! This lady really doesn’t need an intro, we all know who she is right!?
Amber Brown is an MMA fighter from New Mexico, USA. Her current record is 6-1-0 and she’s been on a winning streak since 2013. She’s a lady that really needs no introduction because you the community voted her the ‘Fan Favourite Atomweight of the Year’ in the Awakening WMMA Awards! We caught up with Amber to find out her thoughts on your vote and took the opportunity to ask her a few more questions.
Yolanda Schmidt is a professional Muay Thai fighter from South Africa, she now lives in Australia where she fights out of PTJ Muay Thai Gym. Out of her 18 fights she has only been defeated twice, once as an amateur and once as a pro. Her fights are always exciting to watch, and she’s very active on social media where you will catch her, so we urge you to go like her various pages
Macy Chiasson interview, female MMA fighter from Louisiana, USA and winner of the Awakening 2015 Amateur Fighter of the Year
Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu was your winner of the Fighter of the Year Award in the 2015 Awakening Female Muay Thai Awards. We arranged a skype interview with her but unfortunately failed on a few technical issues. Thankfully Sylvie captured her video and caught the audio also. The video is above. You can also see this same interview on Sylvie’s website where she provides a few extra notes.
Why a community based awards? Why not? How often have you looked at the nominees in an awards ceremony and thought someone vital/deserving was missing? Yes, we’ve all done it. These community awards give you the opportunity to have your say
In Part Three of this Michele Aboro interview we found out about the Aboro Academy and commendable Aboro Foundation. In this fourth and final part we ask Michele about her health, and we also get her thoughts on what needs to happen in the industry to further growth the female side of combat sports.
In Part Two of this Michele Aboro interview we found out about the difficult circumstances surrounding retirement. In this third part we ask Michele about her transition into coaching, the Aboro Academy and the commendable Aboro Foundation.
In Part One of this Michele Aboro interview we introduced the living legend and were told about some of the challenges of training and competing as a female fighter in the 80’s and 90’s. In this second part we hear about the controversial retirement and what it takes to stand your ground in the face of prejudice.
In Awakening’s eyes Michele Aboro (London, England) is female martial arts royalty, a true pioneer of female combat sports. Finding an opponent in today’s world has definitely become easier, but still has its challenges. During Michele’s career, which spanned from 1990 – 2002, she would have faced incredible challenges as a female fighter.
Ronda Rousey is widely known as one of, if not the most dangerous females on the planet in the octagon, as she continues to dominate in the bantamweight division of UFC. Rousey has found herself compared to one of the greatest fighters in history in legendary Mike Tyson recently.
Colleen Schneider MMA Fighter. Thanks to Colleen for helping us out with info for her Awakening Profile.
Akvile Vitkauskaite MMA Fighter. Thanks to Akvile for helping us out with info for her Awakening Profile.
Jaana Hein Muay Thai Fighter. Thanks to Jaana for helping us out with info for her Awakening Profile.