Yesterday you might have seen our overall introduction to the fifteen new Invicta Fighting Championship signees. For the next three days we will be taking a look at each of these Women’s Mixed Martial Artists, and giving you our take on them. As we mentioned in the last article, we have decided to the split this into four articles because of the potential length of the subject.
On Valentine’s Day last week, Invicta Fighting Championships were sharing the love within the Women’s Mixed Martial Arts community by announcing fifteen exciting new signings from around the globe! Female fighters from eight countries to be exact: United States, Brazil, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Canada, Belgium and Mexico.
We decided to pay Maureen Riordon a visit whilst passing through Denver, Colorado last year. We caught up with her at FusBoxe MMA and Fitness, and pestered her to allow us to capture her training regime. She was being put through her paces by partner and coach Michael Sullivan. They were very welcoming and we’d recommend FusBoxe to anyone in the area wanting to keep fit.
During the last half of 2013, female fighters around the world united to help raise money to fight breast cancer. Awakening worked closely with MZ & Emmers to organize the global Female Fighters Unite campaign. We’re so pleased to now be able to announce the outcome.
We’d like to thank everyone who took part in the nomination and voting process for the first annual Awakening WMMA Awards. The response was incredible, many more people than we imagined got involved and we believe that all of the sharing that went on did wonders for spreading the word about WMMA. Congratulations to all of the winners, as nominated and voted by the community.
Who is this mystery girl that the UFC have signed? We’ve found out for you. We thought it was worth doing some digging, and contacting a few of our sources to find out exactly who the enigmatic female fighter Aleksandra Albu is. We know that the UFC claim to not sign unproven fighters, and rightly so.
We had been working so hard behind the scenes over the last eight months to bring you website 2.0, that we decided we needed to have a break from all the seriousness and have a little Christmas fun with you – hence this ‘Name the Fighters Competition.’ If you are reading this before the 1st of January then you’re not too late to enter, so keep reading!
Following Cristiane Justino’s impressive win at Lion Fight Promotions 11 Invicta FC President, Shannon Knapp talked about the lady known as “Cyborg”, combat sports crossover fights, and the growth of Muay Thai in America. “This (LFP 11) was more about Cris than any benefits for Invicta FC,”
Last night saw a pivotal moment in WMMA, as global eyes watched UFC 157 with bated breath to see how Dana White would showcase the organisations first ever women’s bout. Ronda Rousey vs Liz Carmouche was placed as the main event, and was for the Women’s Bantamweight World Champion title. In the co-main event spot was Lyota Machida vs Dan Henderson.
Our second Awakening Spotlight brings you Jasminka Cive, to date an unbeaten MMA fighter with a rich Muay Thai history and record of 17-6-1. She was born in Belgrade, Serbia and as a young girl she would play fight and wrestle with her elder sister, who was bigger, stronger and four years older. Not surprisingly her sister would always win.
On January 5th at Memorial Hall, Kansas City another incredible event is being hosted by Invicta Fighting Championship. I can guarantee you that the rest of the world is jealous that their only chance to see this event is via live internet stream. If you live in Kansas and enjoy Mixed Martial Arts, then this …
History was made on Saturday 6th October 2012 at the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS. The first ever Invicta FC world champion was crowned after a great Atomweight bout between Jessica Penne (California) and Naho Sugiyama (Japan). Penne beat previously undefeated Sugiyama via triangle choke in the second round (2:20).
Women Fight Back event was hosted by Colosseum Sports (CSMMA) in Aldershot, UK on 25th August 2012. The show itself was in aid of Victim Support for Women, raising funds to support victims of abusive crimes. The turn out for the event was not that high considering it was a charity event, we feel the community could have made a better effort to support it.