Bellator MMA signs three new flyweights

Bellator MMA signs three new flyweights today, growing their flyweight division and proving yet again that they are big supporters of WMMA. The three top mma prospects are Brazilian fighters; Bruna Ellen, Bruna Vargas and Kenya Miranda have been signed earlier today to exclusive, multi-fight contracts.

by Rew Mitchell

Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu interview

Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu

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.

by Rew Mitchell

10K female fighters

Lou Richards

Today is a great day for the Awakening team, spirits are even higher than usual. We’re so happy to have reached 10,000 female fighter profiles! It’s taken us three years and we still have a long way to go. Our small team are dedicated to the cause, we enjoy the researching of info, messaging athletes back and forth, and we appreciate being corrected – right down to the minor details.

by Rew Mitchell

Awakening Awards 2015

Awakening Female Fighter Awards 2015

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

by Rew Mitchell

An interview with pioneer Michele Aboro – Part Two

Michele Aboro in 1999

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.

by Rew Mitchell

An interview with pioneer Michele Aboro – Part One

Michele Aboro

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.

by Rew Mitchell
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