Posts in category "Women in sports"

Women in MMA Featured by Strikeforce & Bellator

Few Women’s MMA bouts are ever featured despite the growing acceptance of their presence inside the cage.  STRIKEFORCE and BELLATOR are the only large organizations that provide women in the sport of MMA a chance to show case their athletic skills and dedication to the mixed martial arts.  On October 9 in San Jose, CA... Read more »

Debi Purcell - MMA Professional, Paved Road For All Fighters

Taken from THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER IRVINE – You might want to run if you get caught in a cage with Debi Purcell. Being the recipient of her flying knee pretty much guarantees a ruined day. Purcell is known for being a pioneer in the world of mixed martial arts for women – training alongside... Read more »

Women's MMA Showcased on SHOWTIME SATURDAY!

Strikeforce and M-1 Global will be featuring not only a number one male bout on Showtime @ 10PM ET/PT, but the number one fighter Cris Cyborg (delayed on west coast).  Cris Cyborg (9-1)  has a new opponent, Jan Finney who has a four fight winning streak going into Saturday’s fight night.  According to Sherdog readers... Read more »
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FighterGirls Feature: Black Belt Sheila Bird

Written by Cassandra Blaso of Fightergirls.com; Forward by Erin Webb Women’s MMA is not the only one flourishing right before our eyes, Women’s BJJ and Grappling has been continuously pushing the level of competition.  Fightergirls writer, Cassandra Blaso, had the opportunity to sit down with 2008 FILA Grappling World Championship champ and Black Belt, Sheila Bird.  Sheila... Read more »

Gina Carano - Another MMA Fighter to Move into the Movies

We have recently touched on the presence of MMA fighters crossing over onto the screen.  MMA stars like: Rich Franklin, Andrei Arlovski, Randy Couture and Rampage Jackson have been lured in with exciting roles that allow them to play dress up for a justifiable fee. Although I can say, I am not eager to see... Read more »

Gina Carano Hosts Carano-Cyborg Week on Showtime 2

SHO 2 will be offering a special series on MMA’s two female superstars: Gina Carano and Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos the week leading to their August 15 fight.  The fight will take place in San Jose, CA on a Strikeforce card.  They have agreed on 145 lbs at the weight class.  Carano 10 months removed from... Read more »
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The Science of Balance: Taking Your Martial Arts Training to a Higher Level

Superficially, good balance is looked at by most as the avoidance of getting knocked over.  Therefore, martial artists are considered to have great balance because they spend so much time performing power movements on one leg (i.e. kicks).  Today there are so many tools and applications available to improve balance on a microscopic level.  Some... Read more »

Women in Mixed Martial Arts: Fighting for Equality Part II

Ultimate Grappling has recently addressed the state of women in mixed martial arts.  Mainstream news agencies like nbcsports.com and newamericanmedia.org have also recognized women in the sport of  MMA as a newsworthy topic.   In the year 2008, www.fightergirls.com  increased its registered fighters to include over 1000 women.  With this type of growth, it is only... Read more »

Women in Mixed Martial Arts: Fighting for Equality Part I

Revisiting my Favorite Posts A conversation about the state of women in the sport of mixed martial arts should begin with a glance back at two combative sports with a long history: boxing and wrestling.  Although women’s boxing first appeared in the Olympic games as a demonstration in 1904, it really took the entire 20th... Read more »
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